Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:21 AM
On the subject of GI issues, I know everyone is different but has anyone found certain foods to aggravate or help with bowel issues?
I know that every time I drink coffee, even decaf, I am bothered like 20 minutes later with cramps and other...
I also seem to have issues with raw foods. I'm so bummed because I love salads, not to mention my coffee!
Yogurt does seem to help.
Thanks for your replies,
Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:52 PM
Coffee produces the same effect for me. I love the taste and smell of the stuff, but unless it is well diluted with milk it isn't worth the discomfort I have after drinking it. Soft breads seem to be one of my problem foods. I have trouble swallowing anything stodgy and too much bread seems to take forever to clear my system. Anything very rough like some of the granola bars cause me some pain and very hot/spicy foods are off my list of OK things.
Since I underwent a full fundoplication, I am no longer aware of any reflux, but I'm getting stomach and upper intestinal pain more often. I also have the constipation/diarrhea cycle.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 04:52 PM
Sorry to read that you as well are having problems with food.
I was just wondering whether you or anyone else has tried eating soups, or milk or any type of liquid, without eating solids.
I'm at the stage now that I am seriously looking at giving this a trial.
I'll be interested to know what type of response you will get from this post.
Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:59 AM
Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:37 AM
I do not have disturbed motility (yet?) in which case the treatment is different but there is for sure food which is easily digested and which goes quickly through digestion system (fruit, vegetables).
Digestive enzymes help me. Consult a nutritionist! There are also a lot of nutritional advices on internet.
Posted 03 February 2010 - 05:55 AM
I like salads too. If I cut the carrots small (or even shred them), I have no problem. But I tend to use a simple homemade dressing that is not spicy. Luckily it's my favorite.
Since yogurt works for you, have you tried a yogurt dressing?
But I keep eating popcorn even though that is slow going too. Got to get some discipline here.
Posted 03 February 2010 - 05:57 AM
Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:40 PM
Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:44 AM
Chocolate and caffeine aren't a problem for me, but perhaps it's because I don't eat them much? I do have problems with processed foods, like canned soup. There must be some spice or perhaps a preservative that bothers me in particular. Any milk or ice cream is bothersome. So I've gotten used to soy milk and frozen soy, which aren't bad.
I also must eat slowly and soft foods are more easily tolerated. More and more I find myself making a big pot of home made soup and eating it all week. Raw fruits and vegs also give me a fiber attack... unpleasant. Meats are difficult. I try to keep a lot of vegetable proteins in my diet like lentils and beans.
I guess it's a trial and error deal with all of us. My issues are even more complicated because I am also diabetic. No doubt the food/digestive issues are some of the hardest to deal with.... try to find a good GI who can help! I also take a probiotic daily and it seems to help, along with the twice daily nexium. Any help is good help!
Lots of luck,
Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:08 AM
Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:13 AM
I personally can not handle any raw fruits/vergetables unless juiced, which I find is a great source of goodness(I self-juice, not buy commercial)
I can no longer tolerate coffee, or my beloved chocolate .
I agree it is trial and error and working out what stage your body is at, but we are lucky to have others to share with and get ideas from so we feel less isolated and alone.
Kindest regards Shaz
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