warning about Diet stuff for IBS people!! ( a funny story) : )
Hey everyone...here's a little warning, and also a little question.
Well, let me explain what happened: I was hungry, so I decided to get some gummy worms. Well, I decided to just grab some off the shelf at the grocery store and put it in the cart. As I was munching on them, I looked at the package, to see that these were suger free. I ate the whole package on the ride homw (about 15 minutes. I was very hungry!) and then, I read an ingrediant.
"Containes phenolyptalate (something like that) May act as a laxitive in small children. Best if eaten in small portions" <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/eek.gif">
Well, I continued my day, and then a 1/2 hour later...KABOOM! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/blob_fire.gif"> Well...you get the picture. It was a horrible experiance. Every 5 minutes, it was like, well, how to put it this way...I was 'peeing out the wrong end'. It was like overdosing on a laxitive. I had bad butt pains for days. *ahem! I hope this isn't so explicite!* <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/clown.gif">
Anyway, a warning to all with IBS who have problems with diarreha! No-suger products MAY irritate you! I know that in diet cola drinks there is a small amount of this stuff, and alot of other diet foods, like non-fat yougert.
My question is this: I know people with IBS have problems with constipation, too. I wonder if this product can be used as a gentle laxitive in small doses? Has anyone noticed this when eating diet foods?