New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

blondie15
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 185
   Posted 1/15/2006 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a question. Soy sauce and other asian spices are mostly just salt, right? Well I ate some lo mein and it had soy sauce and other things on it..the sign on the restaurant said they dont use MSG, (which bothers me alot!!) so im wondering if soy sauce and the like are hard to tolerate by IBS-ers because ive got some bad gas and cramping and foul smellling farts!!! ahhh!! and this happens almost every time i eat asian food..so i guess no more for me..:( does anyone else have this problem?

Peppertree
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 116
   Posted 1/15/2006 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
blondie
i wont eat at a chinese food place unless they DONT use msg. Msg is bad for everyone. I dont use soy sauce either. MSG gives me migranes, and i sure dont need anymore of those with IBS-D.

roadtrip
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 106
   Posted 1/15/2006 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   

 

my attacks seem to happen randomly whatever i eat, tried a food exclusion diet but didn't seem to make much difference. sad One thing that does seem to make a difference tho is alcohol, when i have a few bevvies on a night out i pay for it the day after in terms of my gut!

The problem is, i do like having a drink sometimes - i spose everyone has things to keep them sane - particularly if they have to cope with IBS, so that i don't have to worry too much about my stomach on a night out i take a couple of immodiums. It's probably not the best thing to do and i should probably avoid alcohol altogether, but sometimes i think you need to 'stray' every now and then to feel normal.

I'm sure alot of people on this board eat and drink stuff they know they shouldn't every now and then...

But ermm, back on topic! As for chinese or asian food - urban myth has it that in a takeaway fastfood form (the authentic stuff is supposed to taste much different, but i've never been to that part of the world so i wouldn't know) it kind of pioneered the whole putting MSG in food thing to make it taste better. I've heard that MSG isn't good for many with IBS so i guess for alot of people, the type of asian food they may have experienced might not agree with them.

But by the sounds of it, the place you went to sounded quite 'natural' - so it's a bit of mystery as to why you reacted badly to it. Sometimes i think that even eating supposed 'safe' foods doesn't always work. In the past,i've been quite happily going along for a couple of days, coping okay and eating bland food and avoiding stuff which might pose a problem, only for an attack to come out of the blue. Oh, well ... sad


blondie15
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 185
   Posted 1/15/2006 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys..hey Peppertree my dad also gets horrible migraines from MSG and from sulfites in wines. So he cant have either. For me today, its been kinda weird. Im also about to start my wonderful week of joy, so that could also be causing the discomfort. Do alot of you guys get really gassy and somewhat nauseated right before you start your period? Im also on birth control so when I dont take my pill I get a lil messed up. Today my appetite has been soo messed up. And after I eat my intestines are like sooo angry at me hahah they are cramping and gassing and BLAH! im just having a bad day haha

bunnybabe
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 1/16/2006 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
soy sauce also has wheat in it...

and yeah, my periods totally mess with my intestines...
--bunny
what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?


Keriamon
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 1/16/2006 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
When my stomach is upset, garlic seems to heighten my problems. Or at least it makes my poop stink a lot. I don't seem to have a problem with it when my stomach is not already upset, though. Maybe your problem is garlic? It's used a LOT in Asian foods. Of course, you should notice a similar smell problem when you consume Italian food--especially garlic bread. But I always put more garlic in my stir-fry than in my spaghetti when I make it, so that may be the case with your take-out place and why you are noticing it after eating there.

blondie15
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 185
   Posted 1/16/2006 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Really? Whoa garlic is actually settling to my stomach..and isnt it supposed to be good for your intestines? (like people take garlic supplements and stuff..oh well!!! haha) Yeah idk what the heck is wrong with me haha i just need to like, invent some IBS food that IBS people can eat. I'll get to work on that..haha
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, December 04, 2016 11:29 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,614 posts in 301,037 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151196 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, RAmiddleage55.
284 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
PDL17, Gemlin, 142, Mad Martha, bdbbauden, Faustmann, ~ chicken wings ~, Tim Tam, RAmiddleage55, Tall Allen, Kristvet86


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer