What foods cause your D

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   Posted 6/26/2006 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Also, just curious as to what foods cause your D to flare up?
 
Mine: Chocolate, spicy foods, fast food, spaghetti sauce, salads...

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   Posted 6/26/2006 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
pizza
sausage
deep fried anything
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Sheryl72
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   Posted 6/26/2006 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, In the 14 years that I have been having severe D, I thought I could pin point the foods causing it but the only on that I can definetly say is Onions!!!  I can have a salad one night and be fine and then the next night have the same exact thing and I have problem with D.  I seems I can eat one thing on day and have no problems and eat the same thing the next day and it causes problems.  I had a colonoscopy Jan 05 and they didn't come up with anything.  I have since switched Dr's for a second opinion and I have another colonoscopy and endoscopy scheduled for this Friday the 30th.  So we will see what he says this time!!!  I will let you know what happens.  All I know is that the IBS-D has taken over my life for the past 14 years and it is getting old really really fast!!!  I hate not being able to go anywhere.  i have a real problem using public restrooms, so I never go anywhere!!  or if I do go somewhere I just don';t eat all day.  One day at a time I guess!! 

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   Posted 6/26/2006 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
caffeine
sometimes fried/really greasy fast foods
omelets (any filling, doesn't matter)
biscuits and gravy--namely the gravy

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   Posted 6/26/2006 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
fatty foods
raw veggies
rich foods
pizza and chinese food
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   Posted 6/27/2006 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah, any coffee drinks affect my stomach almost immediately. So another place I can never visit anymore is Starbucks. I used to love frozen frappucinos.

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   Posted 6/27/2006 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been off caffeine for several years, IBS Sufferer, and, really, I don't miss it. I can get some decaf fountain soda drinks for when I really crave a coke, but now that I have been off it so long, caffeine doesn't taste good anymore. I took a sip of a cola I used to really like and it tasted horrible! I just keep telling myself that it's all for the better that I'm no longer addicted to what is really a very mild drug and I'm not getting all of that sugar from specialty coffees and colas. Unlike my fiance, I never get a caffeine-withdraw headache if I don't have coffee or a cola first thing in the morning.

But I have disproven one theory which blames colas for weight gain; I've been off them some time (the fountain sodas are too expensive for me to buy regularly) and haven't had any weight loss. I'm just now walking some of it off. But sugar rots your teeth and the more of it you consume, the more of it you want, so it really is for the best that coffees and colas get dropped. And short of black coffee, you wouldn't believe the calories that are in most Starbucks coffees. With some of them you're better off calorie-wise having a cookie or some ice cream. So even if my guts are peevish, I have certainly learned to eat better than I did when I was in college and before.

crazygut
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   Posted 6/27/2006 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Most of the time, just food in general causes my flare ups.  But, when it was "tolerable" it was spicy, greasy foods and alcohol.  It seems lately the only thing that doesn't cause it is rice, and applesauce and fat free sandwich meat. 

debgirl
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   Posted 6/28/2006 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I've only recently been diagnosed (no tests were done) with IBS.  nono Raw veggies, fried foods, red meat, caffiene, dairy, chocolate (which makes me so sad!!)  and spicy foods do me in.  Stress does too.  And I'm a type A personality so stress is HUGE for me.  I'm still experimenting with foods to see what else works and doesn't.  I've found that rice cereals, rice krispie treats, sour dough breads and preztels, chicken, pasta (no heavy tomato or cheesy sauces), turkey, (no processed -- cold cut type meats though), sweet potatoes (baked), white potatoes (baked), and fat free italian dressing are foods I can eat.  Makes it hard to cook because I have a growing 15 1/2 year old son who doesn't want blah all the time too.  Now I cook two meals (hard on a single parent budget) or I take my chances with what I cook for him.  I take a calcium supplement and a fiber supplement as recommended by my doctor who also prescribed an antispasmodic and an anti-anxiety med (that anti-anxiety med makes me stupid though so I don't like to take it unless I have to.)  Thanks for letting me ramble...I like that I have found someplace and "someone" who can understand what this is all about.  Oh, and I had my gall bladder out almost 14 years ago.   and my son has ADHD and is learning to drive eyes  

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   Posted 6/28/2006 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi debgirl,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
Thanks for sharing a little about yourself.
Are you planning to have any tests done to confirm IBS? Did you get the diagnosis from your PCP or a Gastroenterologist?
Are you keeping a food diary? It might help you narrow down your "dos" and "don'ts" quickly.
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debgirl
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   Posted 6/28/2006 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Lil,

Thanks!  My PCP did the diagnosis.  She seemed pretty confident with it and didn't want to rush me off to have tests.  the treatment she put me on is working (except for that blasted anti anxiety which I am going to see her again in a couple of weeks so I plan to ask her if there isn't something else I can take for that!)  since I'm still working on the foods, yes I keep a diary of sorts.  I pretty much eat the same things all the time, so I know when I have something different and I revert back to the Big D, that would be the problem...or when I have a stressful day it's a problem.  I've only been on the food diary and meds and stuff for a couple of weeks.  I see a lot of improvement over where I was, but I know I need to get my stress and anxiety down to something manageable and may have to go on something permanent daily to take care of that.

 


blondie15
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   Posted 6/29/2006 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh man debgirl. I know how you feel with the anxiety. I am one anxious girl haha. Anyway, the foods that kill me are any sugar alcohols, lemonade (ugh and i LOVE lemonade!), any packaged cookie/cake/whatever because of preservatives, large amounts of vinegar, pizza, milk and ice cream (im lactose intolerant but can eat yogurt...lol), anything with high amounts of sugar (fruits are okay), and anything deep fried ughhh!!! All my friends chow down on like, packaged popcorn and cookies and ice cream and im like ahhhh!!! The high fructose corn syrup in fruit drinks like Minute Maid absolutely kill me. I drank some last night and im still having repercussions this morning!!

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/29/2006 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
debgirl, ask about getting some Welchol the next time you see your G.I. That's what I and my m-i-l both take since we have had our gall bladders out. It absorbs the excess bile and makes us regular. Sometimes calcium supplements alone will do that, but for some people they need a bit more help than the calcium alone can do.
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