Why Can't I Drink My Daily 10 Cups Of Coffee Anymore????
I'm 34 yrs old and have been to a GI.I haven't been diagnosed with IBS by the DR.but I know IBS is what I have.My symptoms are diahrea,mucos in stool,gastritis,long bathroom visits.All these symptoms are very mild and only occur occasionally.So when I feel good and think I've beaten this,I go for a cup of coffee.It usually takes a few hours or even til the next day but most of my symptoms come back.Now I know its the caffeine but why can I drink Ice tea,Coke and any other caffeine products with no problems.This also happens with decaf.DR. said that decaf still has a little caffeine that they can't get all of it out.But doesn't Ice tea have more?
[This message has been edited by Ricky U (edited 09-18-2003).]
When I try to drink coffee now,I have a small cup W/o sugar or cream.I drink DR pepper & Lipton unsweetened ice tea all day.On empty or full stomach with no problems.I use to drink Diet Coke about 8 a day.But I quit because I believe the asparatame was one of the main culprits to my stomach problems.I'm going to look into yogurt.
Zip2play I think your right about all the other compounds in coffee.But I cant give my coffee up.So i'm going to try different brands or maybe drink alot so that I can condition my stomach to it again.Just some crazy ideas.Well enjoy your java.
Not that it may not work for you, But, I thought that I could condition my stomach to take the the foods that were triggering my BM. I would have done this in a similar fashion by eating more of the offending food to try to develop an immunity. All I can say is those were some dark, and quite smelly, days. I also have a problem with coffee but I tend to drink decaf coffee or a "gourmet coffee" but only very sparingly, maybe once a week. More times than this I would have serious problems. Good Luck.