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booboobum
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   Posted 1/24/2007 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
eyes  had been doing pretty good - I mean 2 months of "d" will drain you of any life left, but I started eating more soluble fiber foods, drank gatorade and took pro-biotics, and peppermint oil caps. I also popped in a levbid here and there. While my stools weren't exactly normal, I was only going maybe 3 times a day rather than 9. I was feeling so good that I ate that free pizza the office manager provided to us and the cute little cupcake for someone's birthday and oh yes, I haven't taken the probiotic for the past 2 days  - so why was I surprised when I had to literally RUN to the bathroom as soon as I got into work today?  I need to make this a complete lifestyle change as I can go this anymore.
migraines since 1974; septic hip - 1999 with birth of daughter ; hip replacement 9/2003; MS limbo since 3/2004; dx IBS - 5/2005;dx acid reflux - 11/2006; dx compressed L4-5 and T 7-8 - 5/2006; dx RLS - 9/2006
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pb4
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   Posted 1/24/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I have crohns, IBS and lactose intolerance myself....if I were you I would totally give up the gatoraid and anything eles loaded with sugar, I'd also be sure to avoid artificial sweetners, especially the sugar alcohols, which is anything ending in "tol", mannitol, xylitol, ect...Probiotics NEED to be taken everyday in order to maintain balance in the gut flora...you can still have the odd pizza and cupcake, just avoid a ton of processed foods and high sugar foods and artificial sweetners, and stick with taking in fibre everyday along with a good probiotic everyday.

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7Lil
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   Posted 1/24/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Booboo,
Sorry you had to learn the hard way... Always take your probiotics. Especially if you are going to deviate from a "healthy IBS diet." I would also say not to eat a cupcake AND pizza. Go for 1 or the other. Staying away from other trigger when you indulge might be good too -- no caffeine, carbonation, deep fried, alcohol, or dairy. (I can actually handle dairy, so that just goes to show we're all different.)
Hope you're feeling better...
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booboobum
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   Posted 1/24/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks - my dr actually suggested the gatorade since i had d for so long - and to be honest i felt better after drinking a little bit for several days - my headache went away and generaly feeling better. but man oh man - i will eat the bad foods very moderately and stick with the good diet. i did learn that i could eat a little salad as long as i ate some soluble fiber with it so that's good as i've been staying away from lettuce. i will take my medicine like a good girl lol
thanks for all the suggestions
migraines since 1974; septic hip - 1999 with birth of daughter ; hip replacement 9/2003; MS limbo since 3/2004; dx IBS - 5/2005;dx acid reflux - 11/2006; dx compressed L4-5 and T 7-8 - 5/2006; dx RLS - 9/2006
Clonopin, hydrocodone, Butalbital, prevacid and anything else that helps!


pb4
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   Posted 1/24/2007 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Funny, I mentioned gatoraid to my doc and he said to avoid that and everything eles loaded with sugar, stick to water and if necessary pedialyte for dehydration whenever getting the D, that and only natural fruit juices, that was my docs advice to me.

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Sarita
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   Posted 1/24/2007 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My personal secret weapon - 1 part Gatorade to 1 part water.  Cuts way back on the sugar, but you still get some good electrolytes.  The make-up of that concoction is similar to Pedialyte.

Keriamon
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   Posted 1/25/2007 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Sarita would know; she's the Diarrhea Queen. LOL.

Keriamon
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   Posted 1/25/2007 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually, come to think of it, when we do medieval fighting, they always cut the Gatorade by half. Sometimes whoever is making up will cut it 1 part to three of water, but that's so watered down everyone complains about it tasting bad. Half and half is the standard recipe because 1) it's cheaper, and 2) most people don't want it pure because it's too strong and too sweet. This is how we keep guys--running around all day in 20-30 pounds of metal and leather armor in the sun in Tennessee in July--properly hydrated, so I would think it would work for someone with D too.

booboobum
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   Posted 1/25/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats a good idea. I will try it as it did make me feel better but I could lose the sugar. I was drinking apple juice and other fruit juice which my dr advised me not to = his words were "pam, we give apple juice to babies who CAN't go to the bathroom - LOL
migraines since 1974; septic hip - 1999 with birth of daughter ; hip replacement 9/2003; MS limbo since 3/2004; dx IBS - 5/2005;dx acid reflux - 11/2006; dx compressed L4-5 and T 7-8 - 5/2006; dx RLS - 9/2006
Clonopin, hydrocodone, Butalbital, prevacid and anything else that helps!


7Lil
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   Posted 1/25/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Apple juice is usually a GIANT no-no for IBSers -- It causes gas and bloating in a major way. Steer clear.


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