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Has anyone had any problems drinking regular hot tea? I really miss my coffee. Mornings are just not the same. Thanks.
 

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When I'm ill, I can't drink coffee, I drink tea. But I take my coffee black, and I take tea with milk and sugar, so that is partly why tea is easier for me. How do you drink the coffee? If you take it black, maybe try it with milk? As we all know, a cup of hot black coffee goes right to the colon
 

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I can't drink coffee at all any more, but I have no problem with tea, even if it has caffeine. Keep in mind that we are all different, but you might want to experiment with teas, both herbal and caffeinated and see what works for you.
 

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I'm with everyone else...coffee, no way! Tea, I tolerate better. One thing to keep in mind that I was told, the trick is how long you let it steep. I don't go longer than 2 minutes with the tea bag in the water, if I do I am not able to stomach it as well. If you are using caffeinated the longer you let it sit, the stronger the amount of caffeine.
 

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Even in my pre-IBS years I was not able to do coffee. I have been a tea drinker as long as I can remember. In recent years, I tried to back away from caffeinated tea to see if that would help the IBS. In a way yes, and in a way no. When I drank tea with caffeine, I'd alternate between C and D more which led to a situation where I had higher highs and lower lows. In other words, when I got C, I was happy with that for a day or two, and then the D would come in a big way. Since dumping caffeine, the D isn't as bad and the C never happens.Another benefit I found of de-caffing my tea drinking is better sleep, and thinking more clearly. It also forced me to try a very wide variety of herbals that might benefit digestion...like ginger, chamomile, etc. I often drink a blend called Eater's Digest by Traditional Medicinals after my evening meal. I think it has a modest effect on reducing bloating a little.
 
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hello I started drinking black tea with two sugar cubes but now I can drink it with no sugar and 0 fat milk. I bought some for my Dad from Turkey and at the time he had a colostomy bag and it was a hopeless situation because he was constantly having D. But he realised that drinking the black tea with no sugar in the morning, afternoon and before bed, that he had no more D. Mind you he did not have IBS D but the operation and the colostomy bag was making him incontenent. now he is religious about his tea and it worked for him. I can tolerate tea very well and I am IBS D.I was a starbuck's junkie but now with the 0 fat milk in the tea, I love it.
 

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Alot depends on how sensitive you are to caffiene, or whether it is other parts of the coffee brew that bother you.Teas, generally, have less caffeine in them and have a different set of chemcials in the brew.If regular black tea bothers you try an herbal or a decaf tea.K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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Kmottus is right on regarding caffeine being a personal thing. I know people that can drink a pot of coffee..no big deal. If I even drink pop or eat a lot of chocolate for an extended period of time I start feeling funky. I get irritable, can't sleep, and if I do it for too long with too much at a time, I start to feel sick again. One day without it I have a headache, but my other symptoms clear up. For some it can definately be a powerful drug!
 
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