I agree Metamucil is crap. I would just go with Psyllium seed. Metamucil has a bunch of crap in it. The only reason Dr.'s push Metamucil is because thats whats taught to them. At least some Dr's are now prescribing probotics. The last Dr i went to actually brought it up. Hopefully this means there is progress and it would be great if Probotics got covered by insurance.