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Re: Sounds very familiar...

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Posted by micko on November 14, 2000 at 12:58:32:

In Reply to: Sounds very familiar... posted by Angie E on November 11, 2000 at 18:20:01:

thanks TK + angie E for replying. i hope i don't have caeliac disease. i have been thinking about trying a protein only diet for a few days. it's just difficult to start, but i will soon. how long have you been suffering? do ypu have coping strategies? what do you think of "fybogel" which the specialist has recommended me? (i've tried it before, over a year ago, seemed to work well for a week or so but then just seemed to be causing diahorrea.) also, what about psyllium powder- any good? thanks again for responding.
: sorry i know it's wrong but diarhea is very hard to spell correctly.
: : : has anyone out there experienced this? (no, not spelling diaorrhea, please continue):

: : : foods such as soup, porridge oats, millet porridge, gari (ground cassava), ground rice, lentils with a high liquid/water content seem to create havoc with my output. it's not total diahorrea, more semi-liquid but all sorts of strange shapes, formations + general sludge seems to come out and lots of it.

: : : does anyone else recognise this as a symptom of ibs? or could i have something else? i've been assured by 2 gastro specialists that water in food will NOT cause diaorrea, but it seems to happen to me everytime. when i don't eat these foods i seem reasonably ok in this respect, although i still suffer (sometimes badly) from other ibs symptoms.

: : : if anyone can help or knows anything please reply. Thanks. MICKo.

: : Hey Micko,
: : I don't believe drinking excessive water can cause diarrhea. Water is essential in flushing out the bad toxins in your body and you should drink plenty of it every day. If I am not mistaken, quite a few of the items you mention have gluten in it -- you may have a gluten intolerance. I am not an expert on this subject. There is another person on this board, Angie E, who could tell you all you need to know about gluten intolerance -- you may want to read some of her postings. Also, everybody w/ IBS has different "trigger" foods -- these items may just be yours. Read also some of the postings by Harry -- we call him "the Fiber King" here b/c he knows everything you could know about fiber and is a great advocate of having a daily fiber source. Fiber helps to regulate your bowels and also aids in stool formation. Hope some of this helps you -- TK

: Definitly sounds familiar! Sounds like possible Celiac Disease to me. Try eliminating all wheat products from your diet for a few days and see if that doesn't help. Breads, pasta and especially breakfast cereals. For a few days, just eat proteins, fruit and vegatables. Also, a liquid diet of Slim Fast or the others will make diarrhea worse because they contain guar gum. Along with wheat by products. Let me know if this helps!
: Angie E

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