I too can't tolerate sugar alcohols in any amount. The only artificial sweetner that I can handle in my coffee is sweet n low. Too much diet pop isn't good either (I drink those with aspartame) Splenda is BAD news for me!
I have noticed recently when I'm at work after lunch - very LOUD rumblings. I can almost feel peristalsis (and of course I'm already bloated and constipated). I eat a big apple with lunch almost every day HMMM.....But if I eat them at home in evening, no problems. I seem to have so much trouble after lunch at work.
I've been gone for a while since I had my gallbladder out end of Sept. After about 10 days of continued bloating and C I was searching the boards and got the idea to go gluten free. I felt AWESOME for two weeks but then the C came back. However the pain from GB is gone, and don't get as bloated and gassy as I did before. I have really been trying to follow the diet so I have been on celiac.com Don't think it's celiac but could be gluten intolerance. Overall so far it's helped. Has anyone else tried this diet? The bummer is going out to eat more than anything. Gluten is in many things you wouldn't think of. There are many other symptoms of gluten intolerance that seem to fit with me.
I had one other question for anyone with the big C. I don't have days on end without going or really hard stools. Mine are mushy, sometimes a little loose, but I go in small amounts. Never really go more than one day w/o bm but that too is because I am a runner and running serves as a laxative for me . But other times its just a little bit here and there and I fell as if I have "incomplete evacuation" and this of course makes me bloated and uncomfortable. Anyone else with this kind of C?
Oh, I almost forgot.... Apples are bad. Avoid them at work if you can, and only eat them at home. I know some people are prone to problems at certain times of the day. Some can't drink any juice in the mornings but are fine at night. Me, I can't eat salad as an only meal. I have to eat it with other food or I get D.
Post Edited (7Lil) : 12/8/2005 7:18:18 PM (GMT-7)
Of course I'm reading this right after I decided to take 2 citrucel tablets for the first time.
The dosage said 2 tablets up to six times a day so I thought if I started out with once or twice a day I was being conservative. Well too late now
Today was horrible. I didn't run yesterday so of course no bm. Today I must have went a dozen times in small amounts, sometimes very small, before I went to the gym to run. I was so bloated I wonder if people think "for all that running that girl does you would think she'd be skinnier" By the end of my run I lose 5 pounds. I had close to what I would call diarrhea 3 times during my hour run. Then after I got home and ate lunch I went 3 more times, again very small but with these bm's I have very painful cramping. I cannot live my life on the toliet! And it's not really diarhhea I guess, it's just like mush. Sorry for the visual but I'm thinking maybe I just need to bulk it up - so I took the citrucel. Do you think this may help? I know in theory it should but has it been successful therapy for some and not others?