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FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently re-read the forbidden foods and noticed tea was on there.  I have very little caffeine because of my crohns but I do drink herbal teas like chamomile and peppermint and occasionaly a white tea w/ a little caffeine.  Are the herbal teas reflux friendly and does no tea mean no black caffeinated tea?  Or does no tea mean no tea?
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

Do you have any trouble with the herbal tea? It does not sound like you overdose on caffeine and if a cup of tea makes you feel  good, I would go with my cup of tea.  That is just my 2 cents worth.

Kitt


 
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/2/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I would stick with the tea as well. For a few years I limited my tea intake - fearing a GERD attack. More recently I've been drinking a lot of decaf iced tea and haven't had any issues.

One of the "no-no's" that I didn't know about and none of my docs mentioned was that taking antihistamines can loosen the LES. Since I've quit taking the antihistamine daily, my attacks have lessened. My main triggers now are stress/anxiety and lack of sleep.

Have you tried a food journal? Write down what you eat/drink for a month and when you have symptoms and see if there is a correlation.
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HappilyWrapped
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   Posted 4/2/2008 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Herbal teas are OK except mint ones. Mint is not good for GERD. It's one of the items that loosens the LES (peppermint and spearmint are muscle relaxants) and you don't need it more relaxed than it already is. Chamomile is soothing to the esophagus, so that one's OK. Caffeine irritates the lower esophagus so whether or not you want to have a small bit of caffeine is up to you.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/2/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm I recently started chewing this menthol eucalypys gum that I bought when I was on a layover in Germany. It is like cough drop gum and clears up any cold you have. But I chew it like regular gum. I bet that is not helping because it is very strong. I always thought mint was good for upset bellys. Didn't realize it was bad for GERD. I will try to cut back... gum helps my naseau a lot but I can easily switch back to "normal" gum.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/2/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
PS: Kitt! Is there any forum you don't respond on? Impressive.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


Atown
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   Posted 5/1/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
where do you find the list of forbidden foods?

Thanks,

ATOWN

yuckygut
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   Posted 5/5/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   

I drink a green tea drink called Haldi, which has done wonders for my GERD and UC.  But I didnt realize that tea was bad for my Gerd.  I think the other ingredients in the drink maybe offset the green tea/caffeine?  I do like Dakota's idea about a food journal to see what foods set off a particular event.

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yuckygut

diagnosed with UC in 1998, GERD later

off protonix, prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily tongue

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