How much does food matter?

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tjf
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   Posted 12/15/2006 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys!  I am over from the UC board.  I have written here a couple of times b/c lucky me I have IBS in addition to the UC.  I am still working out which is which.  Meds seem to have stabilized the UC.  The IBS is my new problem.  It seems to hit me everytime I eat lunch.  Well when I eat lunch and it is something other than a turkey sandwich.  French fries...straight to the bathroom.  Today I had mexican.....that should have screamed no for me!  Also if I eat something like a hamburger or something rich for dinner I have loose stools the next day.  Is this typical of IBS? 
 
Thanks for your help.  I am slowly but surely learning how to differentiate b/w the two but it is taking some time. 
Tabitha
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7Lil
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   Posted 12/15/2006 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tabitha,
Yes, this is probably your IBS. I don't know much about UC, but if it is anything like IBS, you have to try to avoid lots of things. Being very picky is crutial. Red meat is difficult to digest for any person - throw in IBS and/or UC and you might have a problem. Same goes for french fries, or anything deep fried or greasy. Most of us can't handle fried anything. Salad and raw veggies too. Spicy (i.e. Mexican, Indian, Thai, etc.) is also a no-no. For me, spices have to be consumed in moderation.
It's all about trial and error. Keeping a food diary will help guide you in the right direction.
Are you taking probiotics to help your gut flora?


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tjf
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   Posted 12/15/2006 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Definitely taking probiotics. I take acidophilus pearls. Looking back I think I have always had IBS and just never realized it. I can remember running to the bathroom after I ate when I was in high school and college.

Those sound like all the foods that give me problems....salads, fried (which is hard I am from the South!), and tomatoes are the worse for me.

Thanks for your reply!
Tabitha
5mg pred whoo hoo!, 100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Multivitamin, Colazal-9 a day, acidopholis pearls

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