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Hi everyone, just joined this site today and wow I can't believe how many people are also suffering like me! After about 2 years of on and off stomach problems this summer my symptoms got much worse and I was having diarrhea far too often so I went to the doctor and he says it sounds like IBS. At the time he gave me Mebeverine and although the diarrhea stopped I was still suffering urgency, bloating, stomach pains and general uncomfortableness. Now I'm on Alverine and still don't think the problem's solved but I'll see how I go. Anyway I was just wondering what sorts of foods trigger your IBS? The doctor told me to avoid onions at all costs, as well as broccoli and cauliflower. What other foods can trigger IBS? I know everyone is different but if there's a common theme it would be great to know.My blacklist currently consists of:OnionBroccoli/Cauliflower Chilli con Carne I'm also going to try to cut alcohol out of my diet and see if anything improves, does anyone else find the day after drinking IBS symptoms are even worse?Thanks for any help.
 

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Hi There! I have just joined this forum today also. I have been suffering with IBS for the past 5 years, so joining something like this is a little over due!I have good days and bad days and at the moment I am working on how to eliminate the bad days by diet control.In terms of a 'black list' different things work for different people.. However these are the main ones for me so far;BroccoliCauliflowerOnionsMilkCaffiene - Especially Coffee!ALL carbonated drinksArtificial sweetner (I try to stay away from things that also contain this)Bran (any type)Heavy startchy foods like too many potato'sAlcohol - again avoid carbonated drinksOrange juice (i seem to be okay with apple juice)Brown BreadALL red meat (hence your chilli con carnie intolerence)That is my list so far...however like I said before, everyone is different.
 

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Not many foods trigger my IBS. But I notice I have more trouble with fatty foods. What triggers my IBS is hormones,extremes in temperatures, stress (positive or negative) rushing or hurrying, etc.
 

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Not many foods trigger my IBS. But I notice I have more trouble with fatty foods. What triggers my IBS is hormones,extremes in temperatures, stress (positive or negative) rushing or hurrying, etc.
I've not heard of it being triggered like this before (other than through stress) but can imagine it's very hard to cope with!
 

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heres my food list copy pasted.and know if you try these foods you gotta go off all drugs first like Alverine. and you also have to go off all vitamins because most vitamins hurt my stomach. so finding a good vitamin will have to wait.also i used to not be able to eat a single bite of broccoli or fatty meat. untill i cut the carbohydrates out now i can eat giant amounts of it with absolutely zero problems :)my safe foods areunsalted buttercod liver oilsteakbeef fat such as on the steakeggs, note: do not over cook your eggsfeta cheese, note: only the most hard types of cheese are safe to eat i find feta to be the best.broccoli, note: Cut all the stems off the broccoli and only eat the top flower parts.calliflowerchickenturkeychicken/turkey skin, note: but if it is roast chicken or turkey then don't eat any of the oil dripings in the bottom of the panbeef roast, note: don't eat any of the oil dripings at the bottom of the pan and do not overcook the beef roastonly a little bit of animal organs they are rich, note: no cow organs that have been grain fed. only grass fed cow organs. but grain fed turkey or chicken organs are ok.cucumberbell peppers, note: don't eat any of the inside seeds or fibery texture in the inside of it.now for my foods that im testing and don't know if they are 100% safe yet and or some foods that im sure they would be safe but never had the chance to eat them yet.sushi, never had the chance to try it yetfish eggs, never had the chance to try it yetraspberries, note: haveing a bad reaction to citrus lately... :(blueberries, note: may be abit to carbyfish organs, never had the chance to try them yetasparagus, note: needs more testing before i know if it is safecelery, note: needs more testing before i know if it is safekelp, never had the chance to try it yetbrown rice, needs more testing before i know if it is safe but also it is too carbyalmonds, needs more testing and testing of different ways to prepare themother nuts, needs more testing and testing of different ways to prepare themfresh non canned and preferably home or locally grown tomatos, i think these are ok but i should test them a little more to be safe before i reccomend them.seeds, needs more testing and should always avoid the husks of them because the husks are fiber and i can't eat fiber.olive oil, note: never cook with olive oil only eat it raw in salads like greek salads and note some brands will cause problems and some brands won't so test out other brands to find one that is ok for you. and also know suppliers of a brand of olive oil may change so one that was good may no longer be good one day.also a few notesi eat a low carbohydrate, medium protein, high fat diet so you will switch to a fat burning metabolism if you follow my way of eating. and also possibly enter ketosis both things are perfectly safe but takes the body a week or so to adapt well so for the first 3-4 days you will feel bad as your metabolism changes and if you cheat on the diet it may take longer than 3-4 days to change metabolisms. also the longer you eat this way the better you will feel on it say with in a week or 2 you will feel your energy levels at 70% but after a few months your energy levels could be over 100%never eat soy and never eat any food that has any amount of soy in it.if you live in a city or an area with bad water get a reverse osmosis water filtration system or even a 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. because the public water filter systems cannot filter out hormones and such. leaked into the water from people takeing pharmaceutical drugs. i only know of reverse osmosis being able to filter them out.and also note if you try testing my safe foods don't eat anything els but 100% exactly what is on my safe foods list. the reason for this is because let's say you ate some fatty meat and broccoli you would be fine. but then lets say you ate some fatty meat and broccoli and a slice of toast you would get horrible gas. refined grains such as toast do not mix with fat at all. but after you give a fair test to these foods and after your stomach is healed then you can try testing out new foods it also takes about 3-6 months to heal a damaged stomach.and one more thing some people can be allergic to eggs or to broccoli or to even the most tiny bits of lactose sugars even in the most hard of cheeses the harder the cheese the less lactose sugars it has i think. but anyways becareful of any food you may be allergic too but don't worry about it much i doubt your allergic to eggs or broccoli and the amount of lactose sugars in feta cheese is so small it most likely will not bother you.
 

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Not many foods trigger my IBS. But I notice I have more trouble with fatty foods. What triggers my IBS is hormones,extremes in temperatures, stress (positive or negative) rushing or hurrying, etc.
me tooonly foods that really trigger it for me is curry, jaffa cakes or eggsalcohol can some times make my ibs worse some times then other times not too bad guess it just depends on how bad the anxiety is at the time and what i've been eating, chip shop food and alcohol are a bad combo for me
 
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