A few months back I started to keep a food diary because I was convinced most of my intestinal explosions were triggered by food; I suspected food allergies. That theory was out the window once my Celiac Panel and food allergy test results came back negative.
Now I'm thinking I must just be super sensitive to some things because of my IBD. Has anyone else noticed an intolerance to preservatives or certain spices? The fewer ingredients there are, the better off I am.
I can eat Fritos like they're going out of style (3 or 4 ingredients max). Doritos (ingredient list as long as my arm, including MSG) send me directly to the bathroom.
Barbeque sauce and ketchup, no problem. Sloppy Joe mix from a can....right to the bathroom.
Homemade soups, no problem. Anything prepared with chicken bouillon cubes....disasterous.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies, no problem. Store bought cookies and crackers.....disasterous.
I can only tolerate real suger. Any kind of artificial sweeteners cause uncontrollable D.
Cheese pizza settles fine. Add pepperoni, OMG!!!
Chinese food, I've learned, is a HUGE no-no for me. Soy sauce included.
Anything containing high levels of sodium, forget it.
Anything containing high fructose corn syrup (which is just about everything these days), including soda, sets me off.
I also cannot tolerate Arugula. Not sure what the deal is there.
Anyone else have similar issues?
Diagnosed with Ileitus October, 2008. Probably Crohn's. Will know for sure in October, 2009 when I have my second Colonoscopy. Weaned off Entocort. Celiac Panel negative. Food Allergy testing negative. Trying to maintain good health and less bathroom visits with diet and probiotic.