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6/29/12 1:21 A

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6/28/12 1:16 P

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Thanks for the introduction and information. So far both A&W and Mug rootbeer say on the can they are caffeine free. I just get tired of primarily water, I've added drinking peppermint tea most days, but I still need that something sweet and at least while I've been having issues, caffeine seems to aggravate it. So I am steering clear. I'm not positive yet what sets me off. I'm only getting over the last round and stuck to stuff like pasta, white bread, bananas and grilled chicken to keep me going. After a few days of this I'm doing better than I was. I'm going to assume a no on gluten causing a problem since I'm not having issues and that's been my primary thing lately. But I'm doing a food diary and trying to see what symptoms I notice as I add other things back in.

Now that I'm feeling better I can get to being more active. It's been rougher not doing my usually activities.

I'll have to browse the boards and see if I can't start to get to know people.

Thanks again for the welcome and info.

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6/27/12 10:14 A

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Thanks again for taking the time to give me that information. I'm traveling right now, hard to put those in practice but I will give it a try when I get home.

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6/26/12 9:21 A

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Nope, no wheat at all. No crackers, pasta, cereal, bread, pizza, cookies--- anything that has any kind of wheat in it at all. Including beer!

Of course, you could use gluten free versions of those products, though I tend to find most GF replacements to either be expensive or kinda gross... or both. Ha! But there are some decent GF products out there when you're really dying for something.

Sounds like it eliminates a lot, and it does... but so many foods that are good for you are naturally wheat and gluten free anyways. Meat, veggies, beans, fruit, nuts, cheese (if you can tolerate it). It's an adjustment to be sure, but for me the benefits are well worth it.

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Just because you don't see results after a day or even a week, don't give up. You may not see changes, but every smart choice you make is affecting you in ways you'd never imagine. (The same is true for every bad choice! Be careful.)


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6/25/12 6:08 P

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Thank you for that info Yeahroi..that's good advice and I should try it for sure.

Do you eat white bread instead of 100% whole wheat? I'm Lactose Intolerant as well but I do fine on cheese...I love cheese.

Thanks for sharing!

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6/25/12 10:44 A

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I'd definitely try giving up wheat for a week or two to see if you can see a difference. For me it's like day and night. I've been wheat free since February and have had serious improvement. Corn also seems to be a tough one for me. I'm also lactose intolerant and have a casein allergy. Caffeine in the form of coffee is awful for me, though I can't speak to sodas. I try to steer clear of them. I stick to a cup of tea in the morning now. Certain fruits (watermelon, pineapple, cherries, apples) will mess me up if I eat way too much of them with nothing else.

Good luck!

Exercise = Endorphins. Endorphins make you happy!

Just because you don't see results after a day or even a week, don't give up. You may not see changes, but every smart choice you make is affecting you in ways you'd never imagine. (The same is true for every bad choice! Be careful.)


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6/23/12 2:10 P

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Welcome to the team Erin.

I talked to a Holistic Nutritionist, who also has IBS and she said that the worse 3 culprits are:
Milk products, Eggs and Gluten.

When I eat eggs in the morning, I will sit on the toilet for hours but when I eat eggs in the afternoon, I'm ok..it's a real mystery.

I believe that caffeine is a trigger as well. But I'm pretty sure that Diet Root Beer also has caffeine...I was told, all dark pop has caffeine.

Good luck, looking forward to getting to know you too :)

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6/23/12 12:28 P

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Welcome!! Erin, you will find that many of us have different triggers. It is good to keep a food diary to see what sets off an attack. I also seem to have an intolerance to milk products. Many IBS sufferers do. Wishing you all the best and happy you stopped by to introduce yourself.

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6/22/12 5:31 P

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Just wanted to do a quick introduction. I'll probably lurk a bit before doing much posting since this is still new.

I was just actually diagnosed today, though I've thought it a possibility for a little while. My brother also has it, so I've got a bit of exposure. The good news is it's diagnosed, the bad news is that it's a bit harder to control due to not being positive what sets things off. I have noticed caffeine causing more issues, which truly saddens me because I love diet pepsi. But I'm trying to limit it and moving more to diet root beer.

I'm looking into reading up on the subject and finding some new recipes. So if there are any good books/websites/articles for adjusting or finding new recipes I'm looking forward to it.

Also looking forward to getting to know others in the group as well.
Erin

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