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nyc79
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   Posted 10/15/2005 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I was recently diagnosed with IBS, even though I know I have had it for awhile. Then I went to a nutritionist and she told me that I had intestinal candidasis, (yeast overgrowth) causing excessive bloating. I have about 5 foods that I know if I eat I will not blow up to 3x my normal size. But if I take even a bite of 1 food that I'm not sure of or a sip of soda...I can't even fit into my pants and feel like I am gonna burst. Does anyone else here have such SEVERE bloating? And if so, how do you handle this?

7Lil
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   Posted 10/15/2005 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi NYC, welcome to HealingWell!
Probiotics are VERY good for yeast overgrowth. Have you taken any (like acidophilus)? If not, I would suggest running to the nearest health food store and buying one that has at least 1 billion live cultures/organisms. Also, eat lots of yogurt. I think I have heard that if you continue with the probiotics the yeast overgrowth should resolve itself within a few months. The trick is to intake at least 1-5 billion organisms a day.
When I get extremely bloated I like to take Gas-X. Usually when I know something I am about to eat is going to bloat me up I like to take Beano. They both can significantly help.
Best of luck and keep posting! You have come to a great place and I hope we can help.
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   Posted 10/15/2005 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome.  Yeah, I can get very bloated also.  I've actually measured my waist and grow 4 inches after eating bread.  I just loosen my pants.  I take probiotics but maybe not enough or the right kind as I haven't found that they make a difference for me. 
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   Posted 10/15/2005 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi nyc,
Welcome... Are you having a problem or did your nutritionist suggest staying away from carbs? Breads mostly have a lot of yeast content in them and it causes problems with me so I also have to go low carbs, it also causes more heartburn and indigestion for me as well as gas and bloating. I noticed a big difference when I cut down those particular foods that seem to be bothering me the same way.
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nyc79
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   Posted 10/16/2005 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey thanks everyone for your replies. I have noticed in the past few weeks I tend to blow up when I drink soda, or eat any kind of hearty bread, with grains. I get scared to eat because I hate not being able to fit in my pants afterwards. As far as the candida, I think the nutritionist may have been on to something, but I notice if I eat italian bread or breadsticks,  it doesn't bother me. I think I have an allergy to certain types of bread/grains...and a few other things I haven't figure out yet, on top of the IBS.  Soda is definitely a killer, that causes alot of gas. So it seems like gas/candida/IBS...everything combined. I am gonna go for another opinion but in the mean time it's hard knowing what I can and can't have. I do notice if I omit hearty bread and soda, I feel better. It is like process of elimination until I find exactly what's wrong. As far as the severe bloating, I heard peppermint tea is good for that...any other recommendations?

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   Posted 10/17/2005 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi nyc,
You hit the nail on the head. It is exactly process of elimination and I am one of those people who really believes that if you keep a food diary and list the ingredients and your symptoms that this is the only way for most people with IBS to know what they can or can't have. IBS is not always caused by a food intolerance but some foods (and at certain times of the day) can cause problems. I have found that even eating certain foods that bother me at night won't bother me during the day and things like that. Ok, off my soapbox with the food diary LOL but I truly can't recommend it enough.
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   Posted 10/17/2005 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi NYC,
All mint family teas are great for bloating.... spearmint, peppermint & mint. I planted mint in my yard and it grow like weeds; I always have fresh mint to boil in some water and make tea. I have found this is the best for me when I am bloated. You might also want to try Gas-X or peppermint pills.
Like you and dbab both mentioned, this is a process of elimination. Keeping a food diary will help you figure out what you can tolerate much faster than trying to remember back to what you ate that made you sick. Also, like dbab mention, sometimes you can eat one thing at certain times of the day and not other times. Me, for example, I can't eat only a salad as a meal. It gives me D. I can, however, have a salad before a meal with Beano and not have any problems. It's strange but these are the things you will begin to figure out.


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Post Edited (7Lil) : 10/17/2005 9:15:04 AM (GMT-6)

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