IBS-C triggered by soybean products?

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xyz
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   Posted 7/17/2007 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been keeping a food diary and tracking the onset of my IBS-C symptoms, trying to discern a pattern.  The only clear possibility I've found so far is soy.  I typically eat a lot of soy since I eat vegetarian foods frequently.  I have eliminated soy products from my diet for the past four days and my symptoms seem to have gradually disappeared.  Only time will tell if I've really found the culprit, but in the meantime I was just curious:  has anyone ever encountered a link between soy products and constipation?

roads63
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   Posted 7/18/2007 1:50 AM (GMT -7)   
soy is like joint compound? soy can also trigger an Ibs attack if, if your tolerance goes sour and keeps going that way.

I have started with frozen yogurt, that lead to milk,and trying to add back the milk I went to soy?

I mis my cerial, and sy was the only way to go, but now the milk loctate free has hit the market about 10 years or less, they came out with a actaite pill ultra lactose for diary?

have you tried to take not one, ortwo but three tablits they are to bechewed at first, and then the food in mouth , as you are eatimg right at the start?

so far not one soul hasmentioned this on the site so yep a thread is going up

xyz
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   Posted 7/23/2007 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Well, I think I have indeed confirmed that some kind of soybean intolerance is possibly the source of my IBS-C.  I just went soy-free for over a week and the symptoms cleared up completely.  I was even able to go off Miralax and fiber supplements.  But today, I slipped up and had a side dish that had some soy sauce in it, and tonight the gas/constipation has returned, albeit in a milder form than before.

Is it common for IBS-C to basically go away when certain food triggers are avoided?  My doctor seemed not to take the food intolerance issue all that seriously, and he implied that I was probably stuck with IBS-C for life.  I'm glad I looked beyond his advice and pursued the food intolerance experimentation on my own.

 


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   Posted 7/23/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
It is not necessairly the lactose that causes the problem with milk, it can be from the casein or something like that. Milk products were the first thing I was taken off of when I started with IBS even though I had no allergy to it. Dr. said that just getting Lactaid Milk or taken tablets might help a little but when you stomach is out of balance it may not be enough. I use Almond Breeze which can be found with the Soy milk products. It is much tastier than Soy and does not leave that flat taste in your mouth. I use the vanilla one but it is available in regular and chocolate. My stomach is back in balance now after the probiotics except for a bad acid problems but I still use the Almond Breeze and try to avoid things that are milk based as they still bother me. Try the Almond Breeze and I would be surprised if you didn't like it. You can keep it on shelf till opened then it says to use in 10 days . If you have cereal everyday that is not a problem.

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   Posted 7/24/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, C can go away if you stop eating the food that is causing it. Sometimes, of course, there is no one food in particular that causes it, but sometimes there is, which is why most everyone on here recommends a food diary just in case. My mother and I found that dehydrated bananas made us constipated like nobody's business.

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   Posted 7/24/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Changing my diet did help with my C but did not stop it altogether. I do have to use other means to keep regular which includes a daily dose of Miralax and fiber supplements. But today I am doing so much better and I don't mind taking the stuff to help... the daily pain was unbearable and its so worth it now that its gone!!
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M.Catherine
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   Posted 7/24/2007 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
This is what I've learned by reading and experience. Soy products are made from soy beans and have the same complex carbohydrate that is contained in beans. The product Beano supplies the ezyme that we lack to break down this complex carbohydrate (it only helps, I find!). The gas produced by insufficient breakdown is what causes the pain/diarrhea. Even cutting down on soy products may help. For example, sometimes I can tolerate 1/2 glass of soy milk, but not a whole glassful.
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   Posted 6/14/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi sababa,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
I'm sorry to read about your horrible attack. Was it the 1st time you had eaten soy beans (or any soy product)? Could you be allergic to it? It's definitely smart for anyone with IBS to feel out any type of bean or bean product before they jump in with a healthy serving. I can handle beans in moderation only.
Are you feeling any better? Sorry for being so ignorant, but how has the Rubinul helped you... Does the decreased stomach acid keep you from vomitting?
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   Posted 6/15/2008 12:36 AM (GMT -7)   
It could be that you just ate too much soy. I get like that with beans and nuts. I have to limit myself to a tiny handful or I spend all day (or night) sitting on the throne. Also, it could've been a bug, or bad Mongolian. OR, did you know watermelon is considered a hazardous food? I gues the skin is notorious for carrying bacteria, in particular, salmonella. Not that you have/had that, it's just something to think about... there could be several reasons you had an attack.

Have you considered taking an anti-spasmodic as opposed to the Rubinul?
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