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IBS

(17 Posts)
BloominMisteltoeMarvellousWine Sun 09-Dec-12 19:13:39

What particular foods make you ill? My doctor has said it is possible I have IBS and to keep a food diary.

What sort of a diet do you have to reduce the symptoms?

Milliways Sun 09-Dec-12 19:27:18

It is really variable between people.

I used to react to greasy or spicy food. A friends DD has gone dairy free and found a massive improvement.

Red wine & coffee are triggers for some as well.

Red meat, chinese food and red wine sets mine off.

Stress is my biggest trigger though.

Bunbaker Sun 09-Dec-12 19:36:45

My triggers are: stress, cream, high fibre foods, rich food, too much alcohol, too much chilli, too much milk.

Wheat and gluten free. I was told I had IBS. I cut out gluten on the off chance after reading an article. Within 24 hours I felt like a different person. It was amazing. The IBS was a bit of a red herring. My tummy does kick off a bit when Im stressed but gluten played havoc with me! I used to live on toast, cereal and cheese and crackers confused. It was tricky at first but I barely notice now.

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Mon 10-Dec-12 03:14:28

Red meat and not enough fruit and vegetables. I think of it as my body's early warning system. On the good side, peppermint tea is bloody magical for getting rid of it.

Like Nutcracker stress is the big thing.

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Mon 10-Dec-12 03:28:24

Stress most of all, but compounded by pasta(??!!) and whole grains etc. I'm the only person I know who eats white bread on medical advice grin.

It goes in cycles though. I suffer for a couple of years and then am fine for several and then it's back again...

Bunbaker Mon 10-Dec-12 06:27:19

" I'm the only person I know who eats white bread on medical advice2

Not any more smile. Whole grains keep me imprisoned in the bathroom for days.

notnagging Mon 10-Dec-12 06:43:54

Foods that are harder to digest such as red meat, greens, pork. I made greens & bacon once-I was in agony for days!!hmm

notnagging Mon 10-Dec-12 06:45:44

Also forgot stress which affects my body really badly . I get vertigo from that too. But peppermint & ginger work wonders for mesmile

My IBS improved vastly when I switched to lactose free dairy products. A low fibre diet works best for me and I gave up eat

Oops! I gave up eating bread/yeast after a disastrous trip to Italy which saw me spending most mornings stuck in the loo.

Other banned foods are beans/pulses, very spicy stuff, dried fruit and fish.
Am about to have a coeliac test but expect it to come back negative as I have no problem with cake grin

Meglet Mon 10-Dec-12 06:55:33

Stress.

Fruit (never eat it these days).

Have to eat high-fibre or low-fibre depending on how my IBS is. I saw my consultant the other week and have a list of pills and potions to try and control it. Although he did say I need to get counselling as the stress I've been under for the last 4 years has probably caused my IBS.

Linseed and porridge always help though, they are nice fibre. And being warm and exercise.

Cailleach Mon 10-Dec-12 10:03:43

Onions. Which is a pain in the arse as everything contains them. Small quantities are OK, very well cooked onions are generally all right, but if I have a) a lot of onions in one meal (onion soup, onion rings) or b) eat raw onions it plays merry hell with me the next day.

Added difficulty: I LOVE onions and could happily trough 'em down all day long...

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Mon 10-Dec-12 10:28:15

<waves to Buns> see you by the Warburtons grin <cept I can't afford it coz its so bloody expensive nowadays>

Meglet Mon 10-Dec-12 10:48:08

yes, raw onions. Raw tomatoes too. Which makes Greek Salad a very rare treat these days.

Raw peppers cause mayhem in my digestive system. I've got round it by grilling them and taking the skin off.

NettoHoHoHoSuperstar Mon 10-Dec-12 10:53:06

Wheat, dairy and eating during the day.
I can eat whaet and dairy,just not in large amounts and I rarely eat anything other than my evening meal.

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