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paindrain
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   Posted 10/29/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
anyone have any thoughts about how sweet n' low affects their system? thanks for all of the tips on constipation...

Christine1946
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   Posted 10/29/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
     I take one sweet and low in my coffee daily for years now and it has no effect on me.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring.   Afraid that I am pred dependant.  Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper.  Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.


Gigi1227
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   Posted 10/29/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I have heard mixed feelings on artificil sweeteners. I use splenda in my ice tea and it doesn't bother me.

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
 
 


Peety
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   Posted 10/29/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I use splenda too, but used S&L for years. I don't think it bothered me.
My doc prefers I would use stevia, so I might try it.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


Gigi1227
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   Posted 10/29/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Peety, my husband was talking about going to stevia because he thinks it may be healthier. I told him I would buy some when we run out of splenda.

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
B12
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/29/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
The only sweeteners I use now are honey or Stevia.

Sweet'N Low is a synthetic chemical that starts with toluene and must be used with caution...one major U S study found a link between heavy consumption (6 or more packets a day) and an increased risk of bladder cancer, in Canada it can only be purchased at pharmacies (so that should speak volumes).

Splenda is regular sugar (sucrose) bonded to chlorine, it's considered safe but I wouldn't touch it...sugar is terribly hard on the system, our bodies don't absorb refined sugar properly.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


winni
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   Posted 10/29/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I ate something that was artificially sweetened and it totally messed me up! I had really bad D and felt like I had gotten kicked in the colon! It could be because that was the first time in my life i had tried something artificially sweetened, and so i dont have a tolerance to it. i use stevia and it seems to be ok...
Winni, 25

Diagnosed UC july 2006.
medications: colazal 9 daily, 6mp 75 mg, canasa 1,000mg 2x daily
supplements:calcium, aloe gel, pro-biotics, bee propolis, omega 3 oil, kombucha, metamucil fiber wafers.
osteopenia from all this prednisone.
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:)
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   Posted 10/29/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I try to avoid Sweet n low and equal bec. of the above-mentioned health concerns. I also can't stand the aftertaste of Splenda. I'll use sugar in small quantities when needed.
We try to subsitute with naturally sweet fruits or sweeteners while cooking. It may take some getting used to, as the dishes may not be as sweet as you're used to, but it's managable and yummy.
Some Ideas:

Try applesauce in baking instead of sugar or in combination with a sweetener, just use less of the sweetener.
Try chopping apples really small in a pie or other baking recipe. This distributes sweetness around the dish in an almost invisible way.
Try using sweeter fruits like bananas, sweet berries, cherries.
Cooking with spices adds alot of fragrance and taste and helps alleviate the need for excessive sweetness.

In short, it may take some getting used to, at this point, our whole family is so used to less sugar in foods, we LIKE it that way and enjoy our food and its natural flavors so much more and have a hard time eating sweet things.
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Reduced to 2tabs 2x a day. Soon had a very mild flare. Upped to 6 tabs 2x a day. Rowasa enemas nightly. Soon replacing that with Cortifoam (generic). Dr. says it's like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun....
 
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potty girl
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   Posted 10/29/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
it makes me sick to my stomach.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


kops2da
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   Posted 10/29/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   

I use Splenda in moderaton.  Tried Stevia and found it bitter (MY opinion).  It is better, I guess, for you.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/29/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
If you found Stevia bitter that means you used too much of it, a teeny weeny bit goes a looooooong way, also sometimes the brand of stevia makes a difference too, I've only ever used the puritans pride brand, and just a tiny tip of the tsp in a mug is plenty sweet without the bitterness.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


kops2da
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   Posted 10/29/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Someone else mentioned that.  I bought it online - don't remember where.  If I used enough to not be bitter it was not sweet enough.  I like SWEET!

I will try it again someday I am sure since I have it here.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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