Many forms of Vitamin C can cause "D", in the store where I work we suggest our customers use ascorbic acid "to bowel tolerance only", but a mineral ascorbate form (like Emergen-C) might work nicely. It mixes in water, provides B vitamins, and you can use as little as you tolerate well. It is also an electrolyte source that will help control "D", I put this in 16 oz. water bottles, and use no more than 1 packet a day.
I had so few GI symptom's , my Crohn's was diagnosed after I used sorbital daily for about a month and could not stop the explosive "D" that resulted. It is known to cause "D" and dehydration by food scientist and dietitians, and is (IMHO) a IBD sufferers nightmare. I still cannot use sorbitol, or any sugar alcohol, without bad "D".
I hope you are having a mini flare, as often happened to me following sinus infections, or from the Vit C, and you are well for your trip. Please be well and have a great time with your family.
Post Edited (Margie11) : 2/9/2009 7:32:22 PM (GMT-7)
35/f proud single mom of 2
Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002
Diagnosed with IBS 2007
Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008
Please remember to watch the sugar alcohols (like sorbitol) they are bad, bad, bad, and I think could blow my remission with a quickness, even as good as my scope was last Thursday. These may be worse than the Vit "C" flush. Please watch for them so they don't spoil your good time on your trip. These are not for Crohnies like us!
Check out the sit below, under SUGAR ALCOHOLS AND HEALTH, and check out the different names of all of them at the very bottom of the page.
also the page below under this title:Splenda and IBS
Post Edited (Margie11) : 2/9/2009 7:39:21 PM (GMT-7)
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica