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purplerose652
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   Posted 4/16/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I was wondering if fruit bothers anyone else with IBS? I want to mush to eat fruit but everytime I do I get terrible stomach cramps and gas. Is that normal? Is there anything I can do or take so I can eat fruit?
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pb4
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   Posted 4/16/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Fruit and even veggies can cause gas issues, it is fibre afterall, about the best thing you can do is make sure you're eating it daily so your system can adjust to the fibre of fruits and veggies...some fruits/veggies can be worse for causing gas/bloating and may differ for each person, best thing to do is keep a record of what you've eaten and how it's affected you.

Good luck, fruits and veggies are very healthy, it's always hard for me to hear about people completely avoiding them all together.

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PSA
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   Posted 4/16/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have read that fruits cause gas issues and bloating, if they are consumed immediately after the meal. They tend to bloat your tummy. Some people suggest that the fruits should be taken at least half an hour after the meal. Some veggies or salads may cause gas in few cases.


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Marsky
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   Posted 4/17/2009 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I avoid strawberries, red and black raspberries, blueberries - any berry in fact - along, with fresh pineapple and kiwi. All have too much roughage and all the berries have tiny seeds.

Sometimes I can tolerate a very ripe yellow apple, peeled. Or a ripe pear. Again, peeled.

And I can always eat bananas.

Canned peaches and pears do not mess me up.

Except for bananas, I have fruit in general, in moderation.
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(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
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- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
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Kiss520
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   Posted 4/17/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually, not all fruits and veggies cause gas.  There are some kinds that are easy on the tummy, and it depends on the KIND of fiber - soluble or insoluble.  The link in my signature leads to a website that provides lists of soluble and insoluble foods, and it includes fruits and veggies for each.  Take a look - it may help you make better food choices.  It has definitely helped me.

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PSA
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   Posted 4/17/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kiss

Thanks for the information. It is really helpful.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
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pb4
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   Posted 4/17/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
As far as pineapple, kiwi, mango and papaya's go those are actually natural digestive enzymes and shold be eaten after each meal cuz they naturally help break down your meal for you so it's less work for your digestive tract to deal with...some people will use supplement form of digestive enzymes if they cannot tolerate eating those actual fruits.

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purplerose652
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   Posted 4/17/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the advice and info. I will juat keep trying to add a little everyday to my diet and stay away from berries.....they seem to bother me the most!
Take Care,
 
Renee
 
"Grace by which I stand."
 
Fibromyalgia, IBS,Gerd, Scoliosis, & Costochondritis, Lupus
 
 


Keriamon
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   Posted 4/17/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I pretty much can't have any fruit that contains acid. So no apples, oranges, lemons, grapes, etc., etc. Raisins are okay because they've had the acid dehydrated mostly out of them. I can also have figs and dates and (if I liked them) bananas. No fruit juices whatsoever, no ma'am, nuh-uh. I seem to be okay with cooked apples in small amounts. But apples are the worst because the juice in them is specifically a laxative.

Denjski
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   Posted 4/18/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I seem to have problems with apples and apple juice. There are times drinking a glass of apple juice will bring me to my knees, and appl;es burn, but, these issues come and go depending how active the IBS is. I read somewhere that it had to do with the high sugar count in apples
It seemed like a good idea at the time

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