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Old 04-23-2008, 05:26 AM   #1
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Question Does certain foods make you worse?

Reading some of your posts i dont seem to get IBS as bad as a lot of you im not running to the loo after every meal,i only go 3-4 times a day.I have constant colon pain and feel sick alot.
I find white bread,pasta,fatty foods and carbs are worse for me..is there a list of foods that are best avoided available any where or is it more an individual thing?

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Old 04-23-2008, 06:12 AM   #2
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Re: Does certain foods make you worse?

Here is my list

Large meals
Fried Foods
fatty foods
spicy foods
junk/fast foods
Milk Chocolate (I am fine with Dark)
Some gas producing raw vegetables like cabbage and broccoli -cooked are fine
Sugar-free sweeteners
Carbonated beverages
Alcoholic beverages
dehydration
Some people have problems with coffee and caffeinated dinks - I don't
Menstruation
Intolerance to some foods or food ingredients (like for me chinese food, MSG)
Eating too quickly
Change in routine, especially during travel
Emotional factors
Stress, conflict or emotional upset

Another way you can match your triggers to your symptoms is through a daily tracker or "food diary." I have been using a food diary for years. I think the list of foods will be as many and varied as the people who have IBS. You just have to figure out what your triggers are. Hope this helps! jrose

 
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:57 AM   #3
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Re: Does certain foods make you worse?

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Originally Posted by jrose1358 View Post
Here is my list

Large meals
Fried Foods
fatty foods
spicy foods
junk/fast foods
Milk Chocolate (I am fine with Dark)
Some gas producing raw vegetables like cabbage and broccoli -cooked are fine
Sugar-free sweeteners
Carbonated beverages
Alcoholic beverages
dehydration
Some people have problems with coffee and caffeinated dinks - I don't
Menstruation
Intolerance to some foods or food ingredients (like for me chinese food, MSG)
Eating too quickly
Change in routine, especially during travel
Emotional factors
Stress, conflict or emotional upset

Another way you can match your triggers to your symptoms is through a daily tracker or "food diary." I have been using a food diary for years. I think the list of foods will be as many and varied as the people who have IBS. You just have to figure out what your triggers are. Hope this helps! jrose
Thanks for the input,i get worse around "the time of the month"
and when im stressed i suffer too..I will have to keep a food diary thats a good idea! I have noticed wine sets me off which is a shame as i have Inlaws in France and we are there alot and white bread and wine are a staple diet!..I will have to find something i can enjoy on my hols!

 
Old 04-23-2008, 10:19 AM   #4
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Re: Does certain foods make you worse?

Just take me right to the emergency room if I have:
Corn, in any form (especially popped!)
Pizza
bananas
mexican food
heavy garlic
tomatoes
salad
raw broccoli and cauliflower

 
Old 04-23-2008, 10:42 AM   #5
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Re: Does certain foods make you worse?

Ice cream is the worst thing for 3 family members. Cheese would be second...and of course that would be Pizza that they love.

 
Old 04-23-2008, 11:32 AM   #6
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Re: Does certain foods make you worse?

OH YEAH! Ditto the white breads and anything processed and most packaged foods that have ingredients in the list that I can't pronounce.

 
Old 04-23-2008, 12:24 PM   #7
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Re: Does certain foods make you worse?

pastry is a big no no with me also...alot of foods i love i will now have to cut from my diet....which is good in a way i need to loose weight

 
Old 04-23-2008, 03:18 PM   #8
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Re: Does certain foods make you worse?

Well yes - IBS does force you into a reasonably healty diet which is about the only positive thing I can say about this condition. I have learned how to eat really, really well and that does serve to keep me slim and trim at the age of 50.

 
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