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JHP
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   Posted 2/27/2006 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so afraid to eat anything and I have no idea what to eat?  What is wrong with oatmeal?  Gosh....is there anything I can eat?
 

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   Posted 2/27/2006 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried plain turkey or chicken? I like to bake turkey or chicken and eat it with a little mashed potatoes (no gravy). Mashed potatoes are supposed to soothe the stomach (works for me!). Chicken soup is great too. I make it from scratch once a week... just cook the chicken a bit and then add rice (or noodles) and whatever veggie and some water, and VOILA!!! Chicken soup in 35 min. Good stuff.


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JHP
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   Posted 2/28/2006 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks 7Lil! I have a very nervous stomach today and smelly gas....what is wrong.........geez. What is VOILA?

I had two pieces of potato bread and slight butter for breakfast.....I don't know what else to eat.

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   Posted 2/28/2006 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Voila is like saying "tada!"... Pretty much what a magician says when they reveal their magic. Sorry, dumb comment.
Have you tried taking Gas-X for your smelly farts? I had that the other day - I popped 2 Gas-X and the toots stopped within 20 min.
What about eating a high fiber cereal for breakfast (is milk a no-no)? I like to eat toast with jelly, easy on the butter. Or Eggo waffles... those are great even plain when you're on the go.
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   Posted 2/28/2006 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
my safe foods have been oatmeal, potatoes, chicken, rice, granola bars, and granola cereals (with lactaid, i cant do dairy), bananas. i recently cut out a lot of sugars and starting taking calcium, i had also been on probiotics for quite some time and i feel soooooo much better. hope this helps.

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   Posted 2/28/2006 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
(i am the no gluten girl) so here is what works for me:

RICE!!!
Bananas, steamed veggies, baked chicken (no skin) and believe it or not lamb. Lamb is easy to digest, sounds bizzarre but if you have ever had a dog you know that lamb and rice is what you give them when they get the poops...
The big thing though is to watch fat. (butter, greasy yuck...) Olive oil is fine with me though...

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   Posted 2/28/2006 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Bunny, your diet sounds easy enough.... But what about the lamb??? Isn't lamb one of the fattiest meats there is?
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   Posted 2/28/2006 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I will try rice, what about brown rice and brown pasta? steamed veggies, but not the ones that cause me to be gassy. I love oatmeal and granola, but I can't do milk. I am going to stick to yogurt a couple times a week. Potatoes seem to be ok for me, chicken seemed ok last week.

I just sent my b/f to get me some gas-x, so I will try this. Does this help w/the full feeling? What helps with nausea?

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   Posted 2/28/2006 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
gas x will help. ginger can help with nausea, ginger tea for example. chamomile tea helps too. have you tried lactaid milk yet. it is real milk so you get the calcium, but you can digest it. trust me, i am lactose intollerant and a drop of milk used to kill me. i was afraid to try this stuff but i swear since i have been drinking it and using it in my cereal i feel so much better. the calcium again is what helps i think. brown rice has more fiber than white so it should be good, me personally, i go with white.

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   Posted 2/28/2006 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I tried the Lactaid milk back when I was trying to find out if I was lactose intolerant and I really couldn't tell the difference (and I'm picky!). Not to mention that it lasts for WEEKS longer than regular milk (the lactose must be what makes milk spoil). Definitely ought to try some!

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   Posted 2/28/2006 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Gas-X should help with the full feeling... But not totally. Your best bet for nausea and feeling full is tea. Ginger tea, green tea, camomile and mint/peppermint tea. When I'm feeling nauseous, but NOT full, I drink soda water and that helps A LOT. Carbonation is usually awful for the bloat, but it helps when you're nauseous (except when you eat too much - don't drink carbonation when you're full).
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   Posted 3/1/2006 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Is it normal not to have a big appetitie after an IBS attack?

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   Posted 3/2/2006 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, actually many people either have no or hardly any appetite and some get really hungry after one. Everyone is different with this as well.
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JHP
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   Posted 3/2/2006 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
No, I have not had much of an appetite and have been very cautious of what I eat.

Today I have rumbling on my left side and I haven't ate anything wrong.........

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   Posted 3/2/2006 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel the frustration in your voice (umm post) about this. I know how tough this is to deal with, we all want to bang our heads most times. I wish I could give you the answers you are looking for, its just that IBS is not consistent with most people. We all have trigger foods, stress triggers, etc. but sometimes our bowels just don't want to cooperate no matter how good we are being. It's one of the many head scratching things about IBS. Because its a functional disorder, anything can really set it off. You sound very upset and I completely understand. This may be causing you more problems as well as food factors. Emotions are one of the biggest triggers next to food. Just try to do something that normally helps you relax (soft music, heating pad, calming tea). (((HUGS))) to you
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   Posted 3/2/2006 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Frustation and emotions.........yes. I cried so much yesterday, as I am worried, but I am trying so hard to do what I can for myself, but my gastro doc sucks.
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mads
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   Posted 3/2/2006 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
hi im new and also cant find anything to eat. im a veggie so meat is out, and have trouble with diary so am left with v little, as soon as eat anything i bloat and look months pregnant and get full of wind and then it all goes wrong from there!!any ideas

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   Posted 3/2/2006 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Since you can't do dairy, how are you on soy? I can imagine that the options for you are limited. I am not a vegan but I do love veggies. Unfortunately, I don't have a big selection of those that I can eat. Most green veggies give me horrible problems and as you know most veggies are green. Cooked veggies are a lot easier on me than raw.
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   Posted 3/2/2006 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi mads,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
Do you like stir-fry? I am a big fan of rice mixed with veggies. You can also try taking Beano before your meal and/or Gas-X after. They both really help with the gas.
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   Posted 3/3/2006 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
after an attack i wasn't hungry for quite sometime.
JHP, my first GI sucked big time-- i had a lot of problems with him, if you don't like yours--get a new one who is nice and understands that you are important!
brown rice is more nutritious, but when my husband or dog gets diarrhea i make them plain white rice. i eat brown rice on pretty much a daily basis.
and i totally agree on the ginger, chamomile tea and heating pad remedy!

Lil, yes lamb is fatty, but for some reason i could handle it. it was recommended by my mom (a RN) who remembered a patient with TERRIBLE intestines. she had to have a lamb only diet--yup breakfast, lunch and dinner, lamb only. after several months of that diet she was then able to eat other foods because her intestines healed. it sounds so bizzarre--but i had lamb and rice for dinner a lot, and it was okay--expensive though.
but i do suggest sticking to baked chicken, but just wanted to extend the weirdo information on lamb!

i perfer Silk soymilk, i like it! my stupid GI pushed the idea of lactaid pills and eating whatever i wanted, but that did not always work for me. it was easier to cut it out.
best of luck everyone
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