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3/12/10 10:06 A

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Pop, caffeine, sugarless gum, are definintely triggers for me. The teeniest bit of sorbitol will have me writhing in pain for 4 days.

RICE - I was interested to see someone post that rice was a trigger for them. I always assumed rice to be very benign but my 7yr old daughter eats rice, sometimes twice a day and has problems with her stomach. Has anyone else had rice be a trigger for them?

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I can tolerate the enchilada sauce but NOT the peppers its made from? Go figure? My number one obstacle is anything Carb or Sugar, & Chocolate! And of course Fried Foods.

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You might also want to try going gluten free for a week or two. See if that might be the problem. My trigger is gluten or wheat products. The tortilla you used for your enchilada might be the cause, rather than the sauce. Although the sauce could be part of it if it isn't gluten free! There are great gluten free products at Whole Foods, Harmons and other grocery stores. The bread isn't very good, so I make that in a bread machine. Good luck and I hope you can stabilize your IBS.

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I have found some of my triggers (though there seem to be too many to find all). Yesterday I found that enchilada sauce is one, but I don't think it is if I only eat one enchilada with just sauce in the middle with the filling. Being only one person, though, I had leftovers, so had a second enchilada for supper. This morning that hit bad.

I have also had trouble with caffeine and things like ice cream (which I can't seem to get away from right now).

I got a few books from the library and one of them starts out with those lists that people are talking about. If I tried following her lists I'm afraid I would be sick every minute of every day or else I just would not have anything to eat. I think they just can't generalize like that.



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2/6/10 3:14 A

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Hey Guys and Gals, I hope the Decaf works for U, I'd be sorely lost without the extra warm boost- though I have to admit that it was recommended that I use a touch of Cream to that coffee to reduce the effect of the Acid? I have stuck to a non-dairy dry creamer instead. I don't do any other drinks but water or the no-calorie water, though I know some can't tolerate the artificial sweeteners. I'd read somewhere that drinking while eating promoted the swallowing of air- so I try to just sip water when I need it.

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I had mentioned that I was a returning Sparks member in my introduction as Newbie GUITARMIELZ. I found my old page with all it's photos, so I thought I'd stick with that. So, Hello from DONNAJMM!

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2/5/10 6:53 P

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Hello! Pop, coffee,high fatty foods, and grains are a trigger for me. The last time I went to the gastroenterologists(sp?) he told me to go gluten and high fructose corn syrup free. Of course I haven't followed his advice, because I'm still in pain. He actually specialized in IBS and wrote a book about it. I believe it's called, IBS The Mind and Body Connection. Good luck! I'm interested how you felt the rest of the week.

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2/5/10 6:23 P

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Shellpro, decaf is a great tip. I've tried switching over to tea. I'll be looking for a good-tasting decaf and get a small amount for a trial. I really like Papa Nicholas. Hopefully they have something. Thanks!

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Not to that extent! It used to give me diarrhea, but not since I switched to Decaf.

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2/4/10 1:24 A

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My biggest trigger is coffee, which so hard to say no to. No matter what, I' spend the day in and out of the bathroom, barely making it there to sit and puke my guts out at the same time. It' not only coffee that does this to me. All of us must watch for triggers and write them down. Does anyone else have this problem?
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2/2/10 1:00 A

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I found that avoiding Ice Berg (which really has very little Nutritional Value anyway) and using Romaine Lettuce was the answer for my Salad Cravings- even Bib Lettuce, escarole, cabbage, all of the cooked green ( mustard, turnip, spinach, collard )works OK. Sometimes you just have to try a different variety of the leafy greens to find what works for U.

Potato's- not so good, opt for Sweet Potato's, better Nutrition in them any way.

Rice- can do Brown & Wild/Long Grain.

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With the Mountain Dew? It could also be the Caffeine content. It has the highest caffeine of all the soda's (before the Energy Drinks came to be anyway).

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2/1/10 7:16 P

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I, too, have trouble with vegetables/salads, but have found that I can eat small servings if I have a soluble fiber first. For example, begin my meal with baked or steamed potatoes BEFORE my salad (which is usually skimpy with the lettuce, an insoluble fiber, and has added carrots, a soluble fiber). I do pretty good as long as I'm careful about the timing and portions.
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2/1/10 6:57 P

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I agree about the lists. Not every food on any list will affect everyone exactly the same way. Avoiding every food that someone else says is bad will only result in starvation because it means eating nothing.
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IBS is one of those things that tends to affect each one of us differently and that is part of why it is so hard to treat. What works for Person A may actually make it worse for Person B. Same with determining food triggers... Trial and error for what affects each of us individually is still likely the best way to go.

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There are a lot of lists -- I'm not sure any of them help. They never did me.

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2/1/10 4:46 P

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I've been reading the posts and realized that many of you are doing trial and error with foods to see if they affect your stomach or not. However, there is no need to go through the pain since there are already lists that exists with the foods to avoid. Soda is one of the many things to avoid, because it is carbonated. Anything that cause gas you should stay away from.

Here's a link to lists of foods to stay away from: http://ibs.about.com/od/livingwithibs/f/Fo
odQ.htm

I was diagnosed with IBS only two years ago even though I believe I have had it much longer. My specialists concentrated more on my GERDS than the symptoms caused by IBS. So now what I can eat is extremely limited because both digestive problems have different lists of foods to avoid. emoticon

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1/31/10 9:23 P

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My main triggers are rice and "gassy" veggies--peppers, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, etc.. I love my rice and vegetables but they hate me so I just make sure I am in a "safe" place when I eat them.

I don't drink sugary soda, but I avoid diet soda that relies on Nutrasweet (asparatame) for sweetening. Nutrasweet not only sets me off, it also triggers a monumental migraine and makes me dizzy. It does the same thing to my mother, so I suspect we are mildly allergic to it.

Stevia-based sweeteners also seem to make it a little worse, too. I think that is because it is related to ragweed and I have hay fever allergies.

I stick to Tab (which I've been drinking for decades anyway) because it still uses saccharine as the primary sweetener. I think it uses a small amount of asparatame, but not as much as other diet sodas, so it doesn't affect me like just asparatame does. Some diet Shasta flavors (like grapefruit) also use saccharine.




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Sorbitol is my trigger. Took me years to figure it out.

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Sometimes what bothers us isn't necessarily a trigger food, imo - I think its just that digestive system gets irritated and starts reacting to just about everything.

The two foods that are worse for me, beef, sorbitol additive and citric acid I don't react to when I eat them -- but after consuming them, everything else that I eat just refuses to digest. Took me forever to figure out what not to eat.

I'm back to eating salad again, slowly.

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1/28/10 9:14 A

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I have problems with vegetbles also. I do not eat salads. Too much rughage, and it makes me so sick.
sometmes I crave salads so much but do not eat them, as the resuts from eating the salads is notworth the craving, if you kbow watI mean.

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1/28/10 7:58 A

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Hi everyone!
I don't have a problem with soda, but vegetables are a BIG trigger for me. I have a really hard time with peppers, squash, and basically anything you put in a salad. I actually can't even eat salad emoticon . Does anyone else have a similar problem?

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I don't have an issue with caffeine or carbonation--I drink a TON of diet soda--so it just goes to show that everyone is different. I have heard they can be very bad triggers for IBS sufferers, so maybe I am just lucky. Unfortunately however, I believe I have discovered that...CHOCOLATE...is a trigger for me. emoticon

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1/26/10 7:55 P

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pop and caffeine- very bad

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I can't even have the sparkling apple cider anymore~


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I can see that. I can not have any dark pops at all Pepsi coke root beer none of them. I can drink spirit or any flavored pop though orange grape you name it. but it is good to know what bothers you so you can choose to stay away from them

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1/25/10 12:49 P

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Thats really good you found a trigger food! Pop isn't good for me either!! IBS wise or in general hehe. Anyway, good luck with everything else! emoticon

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Cokes or any soft drink will bother my IBS like crazy! I cannot tolerate the carbonation in the drinks. I still have an occassional one though but first I open it, put it in the fridge overnight and the next day drink a flat one!!

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I like my Coke but it bothers me if I have more than one per day. I try not to have it at all but occasionally I breakdown.

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1/24/10 11:33 P

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Pop does that to me, but I hae lots of trigger foods alsok, coffee, pop, choclate,k fried foods, eggs, etc I could go on and on
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I was recently diagnosed and my doctor told me to play around with my diet to see what could start my spasms. I was good the past 2 days with no pop (soda) and today I had a diet dew and bam..tonight I had a spasm. I just ate some activia ( i have one a day) and it seemed to settle. I will try to go a whole week with no soda and see if my symptoms improve.

Anyone else know that pop is a trigger for them?

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