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Penngurl75
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   Posted 11/9/2012 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
anyone try to drink some decaf green tea, does it really help IBD and IBS? I feel weird after drinking it, like sick. but my current diet is so strict so I need to drink something. my diet is the anti candida diet, no sugars. so wld green tea help for that.
Dx:2000
Current dx:Colitis in sigmo,thyroiditi
Current meds: mesalamine tabs 400mg, supp,enema
Past meds:mesal enema, pred 6 mons,budesonide enema
Homeopathy: chronic sinusitis(started meds sept 2011 feel much better), UC (started feb2011, better than b4)
Diet: fenugreek,salmon, white rice,trying gluten- free(reduced my urgency)no chocolate,no caffeine
supplements: L-glutamine,digest enzy,

iPoop
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   Posted 11/9/2012 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Green tea tastes yummy, but I don't believe it either helps or hurts us with IBD or IBS. I drink all sorts of teas and I have seen no discernible difference in my condition. I know there are antioxidants in green tea, which are supposed to be beneficial but I am not well versed in anything else that's beneficial in there...
34; partial-remission?
4 Lialda tablets with breakfast and Rowasa before bed
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctosigmoiditis in Feb 2012

quincy
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   Posted 11/9/2012 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Green tea doesn't agree with everyone. Its taste isn't the best...I don't really like it either. The feeling of it is kind of "soft" going down and it turns bitter even after it cools a bit.

Try white tea...it has a brighter taste and is equally good when it cools down. You can get it in decaf as well....I like the tetley one.

q
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Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

freddyj
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   Posted 11/9/2012 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Its possible the decaf could be contributing to your feeling sick, but regular gt can do that as well. Try steeping regular less time and having it with food or yes, try white.

therearemiracles
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   Posted 11/9/2012 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
try to get Vitalyte it's fricken awesome body hydrator. I get it in grape. It's not sugary like gatorade but it does the body good!

garylouisville
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   Posted 11/9/2012 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
There is such a thing as green tea capsules
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Red_34
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   Posted 11/9/2012 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I love green tea. I just don't steep it for very long. It always make me feel better for some reason.
SHERRY
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Diagnosed Left sided UC '92 - meds: Colazal, Remicade (6mp discontinued due to neuropathy)*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, IBS, Diverticuliar Disease, Fibro, Sacroiilitis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

lookforcure
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   Posted 11/9/2012 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I love jasmine green tea and drink it every day (2 cups). It is loose green tea scented with jasmine petals. This tea smells and tastes wonderful, nothing like the powdered tea in the bags that you can buy in any store. I buy my favorite jasmine tea form Monterey Bay Spice company. I highly recommend it.
If you need a little sweetness, add some honey to it.
This tea makes me feel better even when I was very sick.

lookforcure
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   Posted 11/9/2012 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Penngurl75, since you are on the anti-candida diet green tea is a good choice and if you feel that jasmin green tea needs a little sweetness, you can use stevia. Stevia is allowed on this kind of diet.

MaxMilian
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   Posted 11/9/2012 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told green tea is a mild laxative? A previous G.I told me not to drink it...
Oct 10: DX proctitis
Nov 10: DX IBS and cecum inflammation
Aug 12: DX Crohns? (mild ulcers on ileum)
STATUS: Ulcers on terminal ileum. Everything else clear
1g Pentasa supp (1 per 2 nights) + 3x1g Pentasa tablet daily. Avoid: deep fried foods, caffeine, high sugar. Limit: sugar, lactose, gluten, meats, chilli, processed foods

deltaforce
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   Posted 11/10/2012 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I bought green tea (Japanese) from Costco. While I really don't like the taste., I drink it for supposedly anti-oxidant effect. I also bought Rooibos tea and I honestly love it but I don't know if it has any effect on UC as such.
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC at the age of 30.
Currently on,
Colazal 9 daily, Imuran, 200mg daily, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet daily, Fish oil 2400mg daily, Vit D 2000 IU daily.

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least 4X a month,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.

lookforcure
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   Posted 11/10/2012 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I do not think green tea has a laxative effect. The only thing I could think of it has a little caffeine in it, very small amount, so it could have a bit of a stimulant effect. I would not call it a laxative. I personally would not listen to the doctors, cosidering they do not know much about nutrition at all.

Penngurl75
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   Posted 11/10/2012 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks all for your helpful replies, I find it does give me a laxative effect. but since this candida diet is friggin hard to do with no sugars no carbs and I have developed a lot of food allergies
corn , caffeine, chocolate, gluten , dairy. I've tried to drink green tea decaf with stevia to get my sugar craving.
Dx:2000
Current dx:Colitis in sigmo,thyroiditi
Current meds: mesalamine tabs 400mg, supp,enema
Past meds:mesal enema, pred 6 mons,budesonide enema
Homeopathy: chronic sinusitis(started meds sept 2011 feel much better), UC (started feb2011, better than b4)
Diet: fenugreek,salmon, white rice,trying gluten- free(reduced my urgency)no chocolate,no caffeine
supplements: L-glutamine,digest enzy,

Madcat25
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   Posted 11/10/2012 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I havent tried green tea ever since my flare started. Tganks for the idea I will try soon as usually it helped me when I was sick with a cold or the flu. I drink black tea everyday so the caffeine is no problem for me. As a crazy theory the decaff part may be the problem maybe try a different brand.

Also ive seen plenty of herbal teas that are naturally decaff. They come in pretty exciting flavors such as honey brush and orange, apple and some flower, etc. Give them a shot.

Post Edited (Madcat25) : 11/10/2012 8:54:10 AM (GMT-7)


xy123
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   Posted 7/18/2015 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Green tea, black tea, coffee... all make me run to the toilet after drinking them.

Anyone else have the same problem?

Marauder93
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   Posted 7/18/2015 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I find green tea calms my system down a little actually. But the caffeine is a laxative so its no surprise it can make you have to run to the washroom
Pancolitis (UC) since Sept 2009 - Averaged 8-14 BMs/day over this time with no response or remission
Therapy
Entyvio (waiting on)
Tacrolimus (waiting on)
Failed Therapies
Anti-MAdCAM Antibody - 225mg injection/4 weeks (study drug)
Remicade - 400 ml
Nicotine patches - 21 mg
Imuran - 100 mg
Salofalk/5-ASA (table) - 4g
Salofalk/5-ASA (enema) - 4g

iPoop
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   Posted 7/18/2015 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
xy123 said...
Green tea, black tea, coffee... all make me run to the toilet after drinking them.

Anyone else have the same problem?
caffeine is a stimulant, and it can cause the bowel muscles to move, resulting in urgency to poop. Not everyone has that urgency after caffeine, some do. It can be helpful to clean you out in the early am, or dangerous, depending on opinion and timing.
Moderator ulcerative colitis
M, 37, uc (proctosigmoiditis) in remission
Rx: Remicade 5mg per kg/8 weeks, 75mg 6MP, weekly Rowasa
Diet: Diet mods and supplements haven't done a thing for me
UC causes complicated relationships with colons :::: we have trust issues ::::

pb4
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   Posted 7/18/2015 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Green tea gave me the worst heartburn I ever had instantly, same with peppermint tea, I didn't like the taste of green tea but liked the peppermint tea though...coffee for me makes no difference, it doesn't but my gut, I went a long time not drinking it and there was no improvements or changes either way...I only have one/day and there are days that I don't have it at all and it doesn't change any of my BM's.
DX with Crohn's Disease in 1991 shortly after becoming ill. CD was affecting small and large bowel & anus (perianal crohn's skin tags) & rectum for first 2 yrs of becoming sick, CD remained constant in colon (Crohn's colitis) & anus with anal tags, intolerant to oral meds. Currently on Humira (Feb 2014) once a week and B12, Vitamin A and Omega's daily. In remission but trying to combat IBS D/C.

xy123
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   Posted 7/18/2015 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all.

momto2boys
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   Posted 7/18/2015 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
My go to caffiene source is green tea. I usually drink matcha or mint green tea. I also drink coffee a court or of times a week, but not daily. Strangely, black tea gives me grief but not white or green or the occasional coffee.
40 yrs old diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis 6/13/13
meds- 2 Lialda supplements: probiotics (1 VSL3 cap, 1 culturelle and 1 reuteri) 1 gram krill Oil, 2 tsp of Konsyl and 3/4 tsp l-glutamine. Zyrtec for seasonal allergies as needed. Allergic to sulfites. Currently gluten/dairy free (except yogurt) and eating lots of RS.
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