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2/2/13 3:03 P

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Fortunately I've never been one for sodas and I'm not a big sugar person as far as adding it to things. I buy regular sugar but it's for my baking and I don't even do much of that anymore.
Since I found out the hard way about the lite candies I won't be buying that kind of stuff anymore either!

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2/2/13 2:16 P

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I could not do the buttermilk in the morning, either. Maybe that is why my mother never had the IBS problem, though, because others in the family had it also. Mom loved buttermilk, though, and was always drinking it. I can't stand it unless it is just for cooking.

The sugar-free things that have something like sorbitol (any of the "tols") are really hard on people with IBS because those sugar-alcohols have a laxative effect. I found out about that AFTER I was diagnosed with diabetes and ate sugar-free candies. Oh, yikes!

For sugar substitute I usually use Stevia. I know that many can't use it and many find it has an aftertaste. I have found, for me, that it doesn't have any aftertaste if I don't use too much. Using too much accidentally, it will always have an aftertaste. Splenda is the same way, but I don't like to use it as often because it isn't as natural. Usually I find a problem with sugar-free drinks because they always have too much sweetener that not only makes the drinks too sweet, but gives them a horrible aftertaste. I guess people get used to them, though. I have a friend who has at least one diet soda a day.

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2/2/13 11:30 A

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Donna I'm the same way with the sugar. I once ate Crystal Lite Candies (made with sorbitol) I thought I was literally going to die I was so sick for a long time!!! Ugh, the thought.

It's funny, I remember being 16 and going for the barium drink x-rays! I had a lot of stress back then with my mother. It had to be the worse time in my life and funny, thinking about it, the sickest.
I also remember as far back having trouble with my stomach at age 12 and being home from school. I look back and I know it probably again was stress. A best friend I had, wanted to be with the "popular" girls so in trying to fit in she started mocking me and they all chimed in.
I wasn't picked on after that but getting stressed at test time I was always sick to my stomach and D.

Who knew. "Too soon old, too late smart."

The good thing today? I've taken a much better approach to stress. My dad always said if you can do something about it then do it, if not then let it work itself out, it always does.
Thinking that way is much easier on me and my stomach!

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2/2/13 11:07 A

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Good morning on this cold windy day.
I just read what everyone has posted and I can relate to everything.
I am so happy that we have a place where we can go to and talk about IBS.
My family doesn't want to hear what is wrong but they get so upset when I won't do things with them.
As for drinking Butter Milk first thing in the A. M. I couldn't do it.
I also don't eat breakfast until 10 or 11. It seems to help for me. I never could eat breakfast first thing.
The more I think about things, I really think this all started when I was very young.
Oh, I can't use any substitute sugar, they leave a terrible after taste and they make me sick.
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2/2/13 7:43 A

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Glad to send the site along. Seems to have a lot of information.

Sue - I have a theory. You mentioned about getting a bad virus - I've noticed, with myself anyhow that when I've had something to cause an "attack" - which is the stomach cramping, diarrhea, etc. it will go for a certain period of time. I look at it like a sore that the scab has come off and it's irritated again and needs to "heal" over. But it's only temporary because something can cause the "scab" to fall off again and it starts all over again.

I definitely couldn't do the buttermilk in the morning. Even the thought. emoticon

Speaking of - does anyone ever notice just a taste of something you now it will bother you? I can tell many times.

I am like everyone else - going someplace I do not eat in the morning! Most mornings I don't anyhow. I know! I know! Everyone says breakfast is important!!
Not when you have our stomachs!! I'm better if I hold off until about 10:30 sometimes later!
If I'm hungry I have something very dry and very plain.

The other thing I've noticed, with IBS its as if I have an allergy. In the springtime I ALWAYS get the start of my "attacks" and it last for about 3 months. In my family we really don't talk about not feeling well but they even ask - "do you ever notice in spring you get sick and are that way for months?" Followed up with "you never get to do anything!!"
One thing for sure - I know where every rest room is and my purse is always stocked with whatever I may need when I do go out!!

Hope today is a good day for everyone. And Sue, I hope you are feeling good again soon!!

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2/1/13 11:23 P

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Thanks for the link Beni. I'm the same as you Donna...I don't eat before going anywhere especially first thing in the morning. I've been pretty good though drinking Buttermilk first think in the morning on the empty stomach and I then wait a bit before eating.

Unfortunately I got a very bad virus in my bowels due to bad food in Singapore and my IBS was at it's worse...I needed to see a Dr. and go on Anti-biotics. I'm now trying to get it back as healthy as it can be with Pro-biotics that he prescribed as well.

It's very stressful to travel with IBS-D...I will be trying the Slippery Elm for sure..Thanks for sharing.

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2/1/13 10:29 P

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The only problem I had with that tea was the taste. I had added Stevia and I don't think I should have because it was sweet without it as far as I could tell. The article indicated no known side effects except it might slow absorption of meds so to take it 2 hours before or after taking meds. That sounds good to me for a trial.

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2/1/13 7:53 P

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I'll have to go on the web site to check it out.

When I know that I am going for a walk or have to go somewhere, I don't eat anything until I get back.
It doesn't always work but I guess we have to do what we have to. Grrrr

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2/1/13 7:01 P

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No, never have. But I did look it up.

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/slipp
ery-elm-000274.htm


....for anyone else that wants to read about it.

It is interesting.

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2/1/13 5:42 P

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Has anyone tried Slippery Elm for IBS-D? I have heard it helps when a person gets D, but never remembered to try it (at least for me, I did for a dog). Yesterday I got some tea for a coughing problem (throat coat) that has Slippery Elm as its main ingredient. Last night and today, even though I had one of the bigger triggers, I have not had any problems with D. Unfortunately, when I tried to go for a walk I had problems with the bowel incontinence and had to rush home. Either one, I am tired of getting less than a block and having to run back home. How does one get building up their distance and such and getting the walking time in when you can't even make it one block? Cassie was not happy that we turned around and came home right away.

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