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anyone developed issues with chocolate?!

(9 Posts)
broccoliflowers Fri 17-Jun-16 19:07:18

I mean an intolerance?

I'm at the least wondering if it's a bit of a bad laxative for me at the mo :/

(I do love the 70% stuff)

Horrendous aches in lower gut/ rectum.

dodobookends Fri 17-Jun-16 19:17:28

Erm... how much of the 70% stuff have you had? I've got a feeling I've read somewhere that too much chocolate is a laxative, sorry!

Have some cake instead grin

Lordamighty Fri 17-Jun-16 19:25:21

Crikey I have found just the opposite, too much chocolate = constipation.

PlinkPlonkPlunk Fri 17-Jun-16 19:34:50

Yes! Only quite recently. I used to be able to eat a £1 beat of Dairy Milk in a single sitting with no ill effects. Any time I've had even half a bar recently I've been running to the loo.

lrb978 Fri 17-Jun-16 19:42:46

Not me, but a friend has had to give up chocolate because it was causing really bad indigestion.

broccoliflowers Fri 17-Jun-16 19:52:46

A colleague said her young daughter can't have it as it causes chronic constipation and I'd read before it was laxative.

Trying to gauge if I have to completely give up or just cut back.

giving up isn't really an option

broccoliflowers Fri 17-Jun-16 19:57:58

Actually it's just occurred to me that I'm on iron tablets which caused some diarrhea at first so perhaps the two are being a bit explosive.

I'm admitting to wolfing quite a few squares during breakfast the other morning. blush I just had such a horrible bruised like ache the next morning before I went to the loo, but the ache remained as if bruised, fading during the day. This has become quite frequent recently but not as bad as that.

dramalamma Fri 17-Jun-16 20:12:31

Check what the ingredients are in the choc that you're eating - I haven't worked out what is a trigger for me yet but there is something in some brands that doesn't agree with me but I don't know what it is! Eg I can't eat the crunchy caramel one from lidl but I can usually take their 70%. Sorry that's not much help but I guess what I'm saying is you might have to do some sleuthing rather than stop eating it all together!

PollyPerky Sat 18-Jun-16 16:57:17

Chocolate contains caffeine so it can set off any problems anyone has that are made worse by caffeine. I can't eat chocolate as it irritates my bladder - I have irritable bladder (like IBS but different.)

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