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Hey all. I'm ibs-v (v for varying
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Well, all I can tell you, back when I used to go out with my friends it seemed that no matter what I drank, I was sicker than a dog the entire next day with IBS (D big time). I don't know about the rum, but, I have found that I have to avoid any and all alcohol.
 
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Rum is made from sugar cane which is turned into a type of molasses it is extremely high in sugar which may agrevate along with the alcohol. It happens to be my fav. I love the coconut rum and the lime rum that I got in Barbados. I mix them with orange juice and I can only have one or I get d big time. Drinking alot of water when you are out with friends would help you not to become dehydrated which goes along with alcohol.
 

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I'm not sure about Rum but I can usually have a glass (or 2) of white wine with no problem .It's not too sweet. I like Pinot Grigios,very mild. Once in a while I can have a wine cooler or hard lemonade but they are high in sugars and are fizzy,sometimes act like a laxative for me.
 

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Ahhh. Nothing as idyllic as cool moonlit night on Ft. Lauderdale Beach. A RumRunner in my right, big bowl of Immodium on theleft. Sip 'n' Pop, Sip 'n' Pop. It ain't "Margueritaville"...buts it's damn close for IBS!Night yall
 

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I tried my new rum supplement containing all the essential vitamins and minerals of molasses. Although for some reason I didn't quite feel as good the next morning? I though molasses is so good for you that I should drink 3/4 of a 40oz of Coruba with friends. That way I could get my nutrition for the whole week. Being healthy makes me throw up in the bathroom, feel very dehydrated and very frail.I don't like this healthy approach, drinking rum all the time and who is this in my bed?ScottySwotty
 
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i had some giner wine last night - and it was fab!i was having a bad ibs day feeling bloated and uncomfortable and kept needing to go... oh it was nasty - sat hugging a hot water bottle most of the evening - then an old old friend called and i settled down to chat about old university days and fixed myself a nice whisky mac (whisky and ginger wine) mostly mac mind you! And i siped this and had a ciggie for old times sake while on the phone... and do you know... all the tummy pain went away! I felt much much better!!!no one was more surprised than i?!?
 
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Booze (any knid) is my absolute worst IBS downfall. I thought that because I have stared taking Calcium pills for D that I could pop some Immodium and party hard at a rehearsal dinner Fri night. Wrong move..at the church on Sat I was planning my escape to the church bathroom throughout the entire ceremony. Luckily, I held out until the reception but felt like utter #### the entire time. All I could think about was my burning intestines. So much so that I went back to the hotel early. It is a real drag not to drink with my overindulgent friends and family but it's really not worth the price, especially when I am at a wedding out of town. It has taken me 10 years (I'm 30 now) to finally admit that I can't drink like everyone else I know. Most of the time, i just nurse a beer or two with minimal side effects. Anything harder is a surefire invitation to major amounts of D...
 
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