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Hi,Does anyone have any trouble with foods that are not listed? Like cooked potatoes, for example? Everytime I eat potatoes or a piece of yam, my stomach gets so bloated and big and the pain is so severe that i run the other direction when i see a potato nowadays. Also, if i eat a big salad consisting of lots of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber i get the symptoms. Seems like it's not just "naughty" food that's off-limits! Anyone have any advice? I have stayed off work the second time in two weeks, and this IBS-thing is really starting to get to me now because i can't even go to the gym anymore.
 

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Potatoes are high in starch and that maybe bugging you, When you eat a salad, don't eat it on an empty stomach. Its might be better after the main course. Also it can help to eat small meals instead of a large ones. The gut is sensitive to distension.Here is some food info for you. http://www.ibshealth.com/ibsfoodsinfo.htm
 

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Potatoes are high in starch and that maybe bugging you, When you eat a salad, don't eat it on an empty stomach. Its might be better after the main course. Also it can help to eat small meals instead of a large ones. The gut is sensitive to distension.Here is some food info for you. http://www.ibshealth.com/ibsfoodsinfo.htm
 

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Debbie: Yes I have the same exact problem. Rutabagas will do the same thing, it seems as though the root veggies get me big time! I find a no/low carb diet works well, but it's hard to follow when you're addicted........lol. I miss mashed potatoes, but I don't miss the pain. A salad for me is fine now, even with a little ranch dressing.
 

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Debbie: Yes I have the same exact problem. Rutabagas will do the same thing, it seems as though the root veggies get me big time! I find a no/low carb diet works well, but it's hard to follow when you're addicted........lol. I miss mashed potatoes, but I don't miss the pain. A salad for me is fine now, even with a little ranch dressing.
 

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The "what to eat/not eat" for IBS are general guidelines of what works for the "statistically average" IBSer.Basically they tend to list what bothers the most people most of the time.BUTEach person is individual...Some people are really bothered by fat, others not so muchSome people are really bothered by starch, others find that these are the best foods for them to eat...ETC.So you need to tailor the list you have with your own experience (esp if a food does something reliably...sometimes it is something else flaring the IBS up and the food you just ate is an innocent bystander, so if it is safe most of the time, one symptom related incident isn't gonna mean it will always be bad from now on).K
 

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The "what to eat/not eat" for IBS are general guidelines of what works for the "statistically average" IBSer.Basically they tend to list what bothers the most people most of the time.BUTEach person is individual...Some people are really bothered by fat, others not so muchSome people are really bothered by starch, others find that these are the best foods for them to eat...ETC.So you need to tailor the list you have with your own experience (esp if a food does something reliably...sometimes it is something else flaring the IBS up and the food you just ate is an innocent bystander, so if it is safe most of the time, one symptom related incident isn't gonna mean it will always be bad from now on).K
 

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I have always noticed that when I eat rice, or potatoes (insides of baked potatoes or mashed potatoes) that I always had trouble the next day. The skins of baked potatoes cause no problems for me. I think may it is the starch but never really knew what the deal was. Last night I had a spoonful of potatoe salad and today had a little trouble. I love potatoes but I try to stick to eating the skins of baked ones.
 

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I have always noticed that when I eat rice, or potatoes (insides of baked potatoes or mashed potatoes) that I always had trouble the next day. The skins of baked potatoes cause no problems for me. I think may it is the starch but never really knew what the deal was. Last night I had a spoonful of potatoe salad and today had a little trouble. I love potatoes but I try to stick to eating the skins of baked ones.
 

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Kmottus is 100% correct! You need to test for yourself and more importantly listen to your own body. What works for 90% of Ibsers may not work for you, and visa versa.Tiss: thanks for the potato skin tip, I'm going to try them next time I make some potatoes for my husband!
 

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Kmottus is 100% correct! You need to test for yourself and more importantly listen to your own body. What works for 90% of Ibsers may not work for you, and visa versa.Tiss: thanks for the potato skin tip, I'm going to try them next time I make some potatoes for my husband!
 

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Thank you guys so much! I was diagnosed with IBS by my practitioner in February this year, but i think i have been living with the condition for years. I have had endless tests and no one ever found anything. I do try to live my life to the fullest still, though, because i refuse to let this take over my life!
 

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Thank you guys so much! I was diagnosed with IBS by my practitioner in February this year, but i think i have been living with the condition for years. I have had endless tests and no one ever found anything. I do try to live my life to the fullest still, though, because i refuse to let this take over my life!
 
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