I was immediately drawn to your thread by the subject line. I was told I had IBS, spastic colon, or was a head case for over 25 years. In reality, I had Crohn's disease. But once the Crohn's was in remission I made a HUGE discovery that likely made the Crohn's even worse during that time.
I cannot tolerate Romaine lettuce at all! It is the only food that always, and I mean always, causes diarrhea. I can eat "baby" lettuce - very young, newly picked lettuce. Sometimes I can do some iceberg if I watch how much I eat. My GI told me that even people with "normal" GI tracts usually have one or two foods that cause GI distress. He said lettuce, especially lettuce with very fibrous veins, causes many people problems.
The other thing about
iceberg lettuce is that depending where you are purchasing it and how it was supplied to the store/restaurant - it might have sulfites on it. Sulfites can really cause problems is some people.
Whatever the cause, I am really happy that you have found some respite from your GI distress!
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