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#1 Pussinboots

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Posted 04 May 2003 - 09:22 PM

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Greetings from New Zealand - I'm new to this site and having a little trouble finding my message I posted last night - so here I go again. I've been suffering IBS since my divorce ten years ago, I also had it as a child off and on. I've now started dating again and my biggest concern is "farting" during love making Posted Image I am on Colofac 1x3 per day and Amytrip 1x25mg at night, which has controlled the stress and most of the pain and diarrhoea, but not the farting! For the past week I've been taking 20mls of alovera juice first thing in the morning in hope that this will help, I also drink approximately 2 litres of water a day. I'm a vegetarian and have tried eliminating all sorts of veges from my diet but nothing seems to have resolved the problem. Can anyone tell me what foods cause the most gas - so far I have stopped eating dairy products (except yoghurt and changed to soy), all tomato based products, capsicums, kiwifruit, cucumber, brocolli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, spinach, silverbeet. The elimination of greens is recent as I noticed I was worse after eating them - I'm taking spirulina in hope that I don't miss out on vitamins. I also try eating all carbohyrates before 3pm, this is because I exercise from 5.30 - 7pm each day and then have just steamed vegetables at night. Can anyone please help me, I'm getting desperate - I just can't stop eating! Posted Image


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Posted 04 May 2003 - 09:40 PM

I just make sure there is plenty of tioime between meals and when I make love. Which means I don't make love when I have dine out for instance. That way farting is not a problem for me during love making. Plan an afternoon movie, then sex and and then dinner. Also don't hurry into one night stands. Get to know the person so he knows enough about you and you feel comfortable with him to tell him your problems. Hopefully he will be understanding should you fart.You missed out onions the biggest killer of all in foods.
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A total of 183 patients(with unexplained GI symptoms) had breath tests, of whom 134 (73%) were positive for fructose malabsorption"
"80% of patients had lactose malabsorption "
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Posted 04 May 2003 - 10:12 PM

Hello Pussinboots, nice to meet you. I have suffered from IBS-D/C all my life. Try to stay away from veggies if you are planning a night of passion! Especially stay away from raw veggies or fruit before the lovemaking. Try some brown rice, or pasta with olive oil and same parmesan...you didn't say if you were vegan, but if you are you could always try some of the tofu or soy cheeses.Keep up with the aloe-vera, it is very beneficial.If you are staying away from dairy, be sure to take an acidopholus supplement. Usually, when I'm in the mood, I have plain yogurt with fresh scraped vanilla bean and a touch of honey. It tastes so good, and I don't have to worry about erupting allover the place, buy you know Bonneii is right. Be sure that you are involved with someone who really cares about you and understands the nature of your condition. Good Luck and Much Love Posted Image Luilu

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Posted 04 May 2003 - 11:40 PM

Have you considered you might be fructose intolerant. In which case all veggies and fruits are a no- no. I would also like to say I have been taking PB-8 for just two days and I have noticed a change in the smell. None of the sulphuric smell. Of course it could be just a daily fluctuation. I will be posting about it in the future so look for my posts. It cost me about $20 for ninety capsules which are supposed to last me 45 days. You don't have to refrigerate it either.And remember that you are making love and not just having sex so convey your love to him through love making, make him feel really good in and out of bed and he will be sure to respond back with understanding if you fart. In the male scheme of things farts don't matter much.
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A total of 183 patients(with unexplained GI symptoms) had breath tests, of whom 134 (73%) were positive for fructose malabsorption"
"80% of patients had lactose malabsorption "
http://ibsgroup.org/...910563#73910563

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Posted 05 May 2003 - 04:35 PM

I've been married 11 years and men fart, too Posted Image Especially the older we get, the more comfortable we get with whatever happens Posted Image Raw veggies and garlic, cabbage, sugar....all give me gas. We usually make love in the am and don't have that problem because we haven't eaten anything, yet.Good Luck!(yeah, and chose a man who loves you for who you arePosted Image

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 12:42 AM

Thank you all for your most informative replies! I'm not a strict vegan but would say that I am almost one, being that the only dairy product I eat is yoghurt which I make myself out of a freeze dried starter and would eat about 2 liters a week sometimes more. I also don't eat onions! It doesn't seem to matter what time I eat I still have the same problems. Last night I decided to try out something else before I went to my swing dancing class, I'm usually farting away then as well - I just had a cereal dried fruit bar, a raw carrot and a banana - and low and behold no farts! I'll try the rice as well if a night of passion is coming up! Bonniei what is PB-8? If you tell me the ingredients I'll see if it's available down here. If I'm fructose intolerant what will I eat! Meat causes me to be terribly constipated. I did try a special diet to see if I was alergic to glutin and strangly enough I did well on that - but what a pain in NZ to get the foods - and anyway when my specialist tested me I wasn't alergic, but he said that often people with IBS did better on a gluten free diet. Posted Image

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 02:08 AM

The worst part of being fructose intolerant is you don't get enough fiber in your diet. That's why even though I have tested positive for fructose intolerance I still continue with vegetables. After the horror stories I have heard of constipation on the board, I am not sure I want to trade that for gas. PB8 isa made of lactobacillus acidophilus,lactobacillus plantarum,lactobacillus casei, S.thermophilus, lactobacillus bulgaricus, lactobacillus rhaminosus,Bifidobacteria longum and bifido baceria bifidum. The bulb in my living room just went off and I hope I have got them all ok with the right spelling and all
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A total of 183 patients(with unexplained GI symptoms) had breath tests, of whom 134 (73%) were positive for fructose malabsorption"
"80% of patients had lactose malabsorption "
http://ibsgroup.org/...910563#73910563

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 09:19 PM

Wow- I can relate- I do not know what to do anymore- the veggies are good for you but give such bad gas- how about this one- has anyone tried just eating fruit by itself- either 2 hours before or after a meal? Sound familiar to anyone. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Posted 07 May 2003 - 04:52 AM

well i must say i'm a big farter myself but generally my worst time is in the early morning hours when awakening. thank god, i'm so lucky, i'm with a man who is His Royal Fartitude and he and i can practically compete in the Fart Olympics. joking aside, i would rather be gaseous than C, and since i'm IBS-C, i eat tons of veg, cooked cooked cooked is the secret, and i thrive on well cooked onions and garlic, nature's antiobiotics. i will say this, tho, not eating raw fruit with other foods is absolutely essential. i eat raw fruit (but never apples, raw they give me really bad gas pains) separately from meals, as a late afternoon snack. through trial and error i have discovered the following foods to be really bad for me, in terms of trapped gas, pain and bloating: whole grains of any kind except amaranth, millet, barley and rice, raw cabbage of any color, raw brassica vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts) , sauerkraut and any other fermented foods (which i love, like korean kimchi) but avoid now, and raw fruit eaten with other foods. i just accept the fact that i fart a lot after meals. again, i'd rather be farty than C. g-

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Posted 07 May 2003 - 12:43 PM

His Royal Fartitude! LOL!
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A total of 183 patients(with unexplained GI symptoms) had breath tests, of whom 134 (73%) were positive for fructose malabsorption"
"80% of patients had lactose malabsorption "
http://ibsgroup.org/...910563#73910563

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Posted 07 May 2003 - 01:51 PM

I kindof think that people who know and care enough about each other to tolerate gas attacks might have an ability to be quite uninhibited in other ways as well. As in making love. I know it is a problem in a new relationship, not only when actual sexual intimacy is involved but just in spending time together. I fart alot and wonder how I will handle that if I ever "date" again. In my current relationship we have finally gotten past that as we live together but unfortunately other factors which are much more detrimental than gas are making it necessary to end the liaison. So sad but it happens. Well good luck, and one other thing, the man I actually had the best sexual relationship with of all the relationships I've been in, thought it was kindof cute when I farted, for whatever that's worth. Humor is a good thing. Good luck and thanks for indulging my need to "share" this morning. To all of you, have a wonderful day. Jimmye

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Posted 07 May 2003 - 02:17 PM

Maybe this info could help:Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare): Fennel�s effects have a warming, respiring and loosening nature. It warms and stimulates the digestive organs, especially when they become sluggish. This relieves gas and headaches that are related to improper digestion. An excellent stomach and intestinal remedy for treating flatulence and colic conditions, while also stimulating healthy appetite and digestion. Fennel frees the respiratory system, rendering a calming anti-spasmodic effect on coughs and bronchitis. It gives a delicious flavor and aromatic lift to herbal blends and cough syrups. Helpful for cancer patients after radiation and chemotherapy. To help with indigestion and gas, pour boiling water over crushed fennel seeds (1 tsp seed to a pt of water). The seeds are simmered in syrups for coughs, shortness of breath, and wheezing. The leaves and seeds when boiled with barley increase breast milk. The seeds and root help clean the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and blood. The tea and broth of this herb are said to help in weight loss programs. Fennel oil mixed with honey can be taken for coughs, and the tea is used as a gargle. The oil is eaten with honey to allay gas and it is applied externally to rheumatic swellings. The seeds are boiled to make an eye wash for inflamed and swollen eyes. Use an infusion of the seeds as a gargle for gum disorders, loose teeth, laryngitis or sore throats. Fennel increases the libido of both male and female rats. Fennel has compounds that act like the female hormone estrogen and has been used for centuries to promote milk flow in nursing women. Don�t use the oil, however because in pregnant women, the oil can cause miscarriage. And in doses greater than about a teaspoon, it can be toxic. As an estrogenic herb it has been used as a breast enlarger. Anethole, the main constituent of the oil, has demonstrated anti-microbial activity. Dissolve a total of 25 drops of thyme, eucalyptus and fennel oils in 25 ml sunflower or almond oil as a chest rub. Fennel should not be used in high doses as it causes muscular spasms and hallucinations. America�s 19th century Eclectic physicians prescribed fennel as a digestive aid, milk and menstruation promoter. Latin Americans still boil the seeds in milk as a milk promoter for nursing mothers. Jamaicans use it to treat colds. And Africans take fennel for diarrhea and indigestion. A decoction of the seeds is used in Chinese medicine for abdominal pain, colic and stomach chills. Enters the Liver, Kidney, Spleen, Stomach channels. Spreads the Liver qi, warms the Kidneys, expels cold and alleviates pain: used to warm and encourage movement in the Liver channel or the lower burner as in cold hernial disorders or any kind of lower abdominal pain due to cold. Use with caution in cases of yin deficiency with heat signs. One study suggests fennel has oddly contradictory effects on the liver. It aggravates liver damage in experimental animals but spurs liver regeneration in animals with parts of their liver removed Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Uses have been an aid to digestion and treat inflammations. Medicinal use and commercial cultivation is at present on the increase. Its seeds are high (40%) in mucilage, an emollient soothing to the skin and used as an emulsifier in drugs and food. The seeds also contain diosgenin, a steroid that can be converted to pregnenolone (a steroid formed during the synthesis of hormones) and progesterone, the anti-estrogen hormone secreted by pregnant women. The seeds are reported to contain chemicals that inactivate trypsin and chymotrypsin, enzymes making it possible for your body to digest protein. But there is no evidence that fenugreek used to season food has any such effect. Seeds are high in protein and contain trigonelline, a nitrogen compound found in many legumes. When trigonelline comes in contact with acids or is heated, it yields nicotinic acid (niacin), the B vitamin that prevents pellagra. Grind seed coarsely, infuse and drink as a tonic tea to stimulate digestion and milk flow, ease coughing, flatulence and diarrhea. Make a mushy poultice of crushed seed and hot milk for inflammation, ulcers, swollen glands, sciatica and bruises. Said to be effective in treating fevers. The seeds have galactogenic and anthelminthic properties; the ancients believed them to be aphrodisiac.

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Posted 08 May 2003 - 05:22 AM

jimmye from austin is right on target concerning fennel and fennugrek. in fact, i had cooked fennel bulbs last night. nothing clears trapped wind faster than fennel (peppermint and ginger, too) tea, cooked fennel bulbs (braised slowly in olive oil or steamed) or a combo of teas: fennel, mint, fennugrek and/or ginger. verbena and chamomile are also good. here's an anti-gas (meaning, it's going to help expell gas, as opposed to provoking no gas) recipe that works for me: sautee in olive oil some chopped fennel bulbs, fresh chopped tomatoes, a peeled, chopped turnip or two, garlic and onion if you can handle them, not if not, a chopped potato or two, water to cover, simmer until very very tender, eat the veg and drink the broth. that gas will come flying out of you. but of course, this is to expell gas to alleviate bloating and pain. and as far as His Royal Fartitude is concerned, listen, i have to laugh, because life just gets too unmanagable without humour, no? live responsibly, take life less seriously is how i try to do it. g-

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Posted 08 May 2003 - 12:23 PM

I didn't realize fennel seeds helped with gas. Maybe that is why in Inddian restasurants in India they always give fennel seeds to eat at the end. I always thought it was a breath freshener.
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A total of 183 patients(with unexplained GI symptoms) had breath tests, of whom 134 (73%) were positive for fructose malabsorption"
"80% of patients had lactose malabsorption "
http://ibsgroup.org/...910563#73910563

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Posted 08 May 2003 - 12:46 PM

Ghitta, have you ever thought of writing a cookbook? You give us info about wonderful food combinations and explain contributions of each ingredient. I have learned so much from you but sometimes my memory fails and if I had a book written by you in my own kitchen I would use it lots. Just a little "food for thought". Jimmye

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Posted 09 May 2003 - 05:28 AM

jimmye - thanks for the idea. perhaps i should! i could call it "The Anti-C/Gas/Bloating/IBS Cookbook For Bloated, Farty, Constipated IBSers" , LOL. seriously, perhaps i should. - Bonniei: most of the indian restaurants i go to in the states also have a dish of fennel seeds, along with fenugrek and other stuff, so that customers can take a handful after dining; they are absolutely used for easy digestion and a breath freshener as well! i like the combo so much, i often grab a handful before dinner, more LOL. g-

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Posted 09 May 2003 - 02:24 PM

Ghitta you really should look into writing a book. I agree with Austin- you are very informative.! And yes the fennel mixture is just delicious. Best of all, it removes the greasy taste from your tongue.
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A total of 183 patients(with unexplained GI symptoms) had breath tests, of whom 134 (73%) were positive for fructose malabsorption"
"80% of patients had lactose malabsorption "
http://ibsgroup.org/...910563#73910563

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 07:03 AM

Well there are certainly lots of helpful hints for controlling the old gas! There is a wonderful supplier of Indian cooking ingredients not far from where I live - I go there twice a week as all the fruit & veges are much cheaper than the supermarket - so I shall buy some fennel & fenugreek seeds. I have found that eating creamed rice (the sort that comes in a tin) with a chopped banana & some dry toast actually doesn't give me any gas. So my plan is to eat this if I know an intimate evening is on the cards or if I have a dance class Posted Image

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Posted 17 May 2003 - 10:04 PM

Joy at last! Thank you Austin! - yesterday I made up the fennel tea using 1 teaspoon of crushed seeds to one cup of boiling water and a blob of honey - I left it to steep until just warm enough to drink. No gas at all! Posted Image I had one cup mid morning then another in the afternoon. I went out for dinner last night and had spinach soup, garlic bread and vegetarian sushi (a big change from my usual steamed veges) and still no smelly gas. Ya! Posted Image lets hope it continues.





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