Re: is caffeine bad for IBS-D?
yes caffeine can cuase a reaction that fast or faster. D-types have an upregulated gastrocolonic reflex anyway, and caffeine and other xanthines are like throwing gasoline on a fire. Plus the carbonation can help dilate the blood vessles in the mucosa speeding absorption and thus accelerating everything even more. Its about one of the most aggrvating classes of chemical for d-types.
I just saw you were from Westlake. I am a native Clevelander, raised on the east side (Bedford). Now is the time of year whe nortner Ohio is perfect to me. Wish I was there. Run up to Cedar Point for the weekend.<p>[This message has been edited by Mike NoLomotil (edited 08-24-2001).]