I've got a question for those of you who have either A: Sworn off coffee and or caffeien because it upsets your GI Tract and makes your ibs worse, or B: are able to drink it b/c it actually helps you or don't worry about it?
Has anyone who does drink coffee notice a diff in your symptoms? Lately i've been having coffee almost daily and my IBS has worsened considereably!
But I realized that the meds I take, too, like most meds (I am now on celebrex for some bad tendonitis) and Ibprofen, have caffeiene in it! So how the heck do you avoid caffeine altogether if that IS what's making my IBS so much worse? Or is it possible that it was alchohol that did it? I just started taking the celebrex, and I don't drink hardly at all but had a bit of alchohol for about the last 3 days now, and on top of being on the new meds, drinking coffee and the drinks, I've had bad D-attackes, today and then 2 days ago. Almost at the exact same times of day as well, even though I didn't neccessarily wake up at the same time those days! Odd! Anyway, do most of you totally avoid alchohol and caffeine or what do you do?
Oh and I also find that when I drink water regularly and even for meals instead of soda I am more regular...but I STILL get attacks of D!