I went back and read all your messages about bloating and constipation. You have been writing about this since 2/1/01 with some relief from time to time but basically the same problems for the last 2months. I know you have got to be frustrated to say the least.
So,lets use a different approach you keep an exact log for several days of every-thing you eat and drink, how you feel, and anything you think is important. Then write on the board this information. The people that write and myself would stand a better chance of helping with your problems.
As you know --the advice you get will only be as good as the infomation you provide.
Caffeine will pull extra water out of your system and act as a diuretic. You need that water to keep your bowels moving. My doctor told me that for every cup of caffeine (coffee, tea, soda...whatever) you empty a cup and a half in urine.