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a rundown (from my perspective): Soda or seltzer - no.Coffee - no.Anything artifically sweetened - no_OJ - no, although the low acid variety is pretty tolerable (though not served in restaurants).Milk - no. Soy and other non-dairy milks are ok on cereal or blended with something, but I'm not fond enough to drink a whole unadulterated glass.Alcohol - NO!! Gives me horrible convulsions of pain, although I know some people here have said they can tolerate certain drinks.I love my peppermint tea, but it does get a little boring! Does anyone have suggestions? Also, opinions on fruit juice and IBS? Thanks!!
 

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Well i'm totally addicted to "Good host" Ice tea. I drink this throughout the day. When i'm really sick it seems it the only thing i can drink.As for water, i found that drinking bottled instead of tap helps my stomach.I dont' drink coffee, so if i have to drink soemthing hot i choose tea. I find it doesn't upset my stomach as much.I can not drink orange juice. If i drink juice i drink cranberry or apple. Oranges are the worst food for me.I rarely drink pop. I fi want soemthign carbonated i found that "white" pops(sprite,7up) are better or even taht flavored water stuff.
 

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I drink unsweetened cranberry, and I'm also really boring and drink water and herbal teas. Alcohol wise it has to be plain and non sugary so only really gin or vodka with slim line tonic.
 

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i like soya drinks made in my smoothie machine with bananas or strawberry i want to try mango.occasionally i have herbal tea peach and vanilla or camomile i rarely drink fizzy stuff but very rarely i have some irn bru.
 

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Unsweetened cranberry - I've never heard of that! I will have to look for it next time I go to the store. (My dentist would also be happy with that choice, as I have about ten cavities already.)
 

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coffee in the a.m. and then only water after that. About once a month I might have a Coke or DP.
 

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I have instant coffee. It doesn't have the same bad effects as filtered coffe. And lots and lots of water. Something like 7 litres of tap water. Otherwise I tend to drink alcohol. And for something sweet I find that grape juice gives me the runs but fresh grapes are ok. I am not sure why. Perhaps not as much fructose when I eat grapes as when I have grape juice.
 

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Coffee only on a full stomach in the a.m. decaf green tea and water the rest of the day.Fruit juices don't set well with me personally speaking, it's the sugar content I guess although I can eat any fruits except oranges, too many grapes and bananas.I found I can tolerate red wine, it's the only alcohol I have tried since becoming sick.No milk products or anything with powdered milk, it causes me to painfully bloat up like a balloon! Haven't tried soy, I'm so used to not eating milk products (going on 2 yrs now) I doubt I'll ever try it.I don't drink soda by choice.
 

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Water. A little bit of cordial.Milk.. only lactose free..A small glass of lemonade. Cola will upset my tummy and give me pain like nothing else.Diluted juice.Occasional glass of Red wine.. thats about it. Im a mostly water person.
 
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Sailaway - very interested and glad that you've raised this topic. I have had a gruesome week with IBS/D (I'm normally IBS/C), chronic abdominal pains etc (though I feel much better over the last 3/4 days), so I thought I'd try those fruit teas - BAD MISTAKE - hideous breath, very uncomfortable stomach and hideous rumbling sensations - are these very acidic does anyone know. Honestly - I've gone back to good old Tetley's Tea Bags and feel about 95% as opposed to about 25%. Thankfully, dear old red wine (in moderation of course) seems to do me no ill favours and apart from that - lots of water (which I hate but is good for you - well it doesn't seem to hurt Nicole Kidman does it?). All the best to everyone.Going to a wedding this w/e of my favourite cousin - 43 and her blushing bridegroom 63 - can't wait, should be a GREAT!!Sue, Manchester
 

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Hi guys! Thanks for all the replies. Now I have lots of questions.Fe and Jude, umm... what's cordial? Fe, I am curious about the lactose-free milk - are you lactose intolerant? Or are all people with IBS supposed to be able to tolerate lactose-free milk? Jools, what on earth is irn bru?
Must be a Scottish thing! Coffee drinkers, is it decaf or regular? (Hi Nausea Queen! Where in Wisconsin are you? I'm in Madison.)Sue, have you tried peppermint, ginger, fennel, or chamomile tea? All those herbs are supposed to help IBS-D.About cranberry juice... I thought it was supposed to be highly acidic, thus being good to kill bacteria in the urinary tract...? I'm not sure.Have you all heard this about artificial sweeteners (esp. sorbitol) triggering D? Have you experienced it? I love my Crystal Light pink lemonade, but I have felt a little better since stopping drinking it.
 

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What I drink:WaterBeerCordials (scotch mainly)BeerWaterWaterBeerMaybe and iced tea now and then (when it's too early for a beer at a restaurant).A sip of koolaid now and then.Anything else is bad for me. I may try some O'Dules or other non-alc beer some time as I love beer, but I don't like the hangovers (If I have more than 3 or 4).Played texas holdem till 3am on Sat and I drank at least 10 beers. Was very tired the next day but no D.
 
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Thanks Sailaway - will give these a whirl. Irn Bru - very popular when I was a student in Edinburgh - kinda orange tangy thingy - but Jools will tell you more!!!Sue
 

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sailaway irn bru is a scottish fizzy drink and apparantly after whiskey its our national drink i think you can buy it in all parts of the british isles too.we sell millions of cans of it in the uk my bro is in troy detroit and he misses it.
 

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Nooooo cranberry isn't at all acidic, that's the last thing you want when you have a bladder infection. It stops your pee being so acidic so gues it's alkaline.
 

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Um everything I can find seems to be Cranberry juice is good for Bladder infections because of the acidity
http://www.essense-of-life.com/info/foodchart.htm Has it on the acid side. http://www.rnceus.com/ua/uaph.html Has cranberries making urine more acidic http://www.digitalnaturopath.com/treat/T373737.html for using to prevent and treat bladder infections. http://www.elliottsamazing.com/cranberryjuice.html talks about how things other than the pH (still has it becoming more acidic) that effect bacteria is what is working.
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I drink weak coffee in the morning to get me going, then mostly water all day. I sometimes have iced tea with lunch. In the evening, I can handle a couple of beers, gin & tonics or red wine. I never drink soda - don't care for it and it just makes me gassy. If I want something bubbly to make me burp when I overeat at a meal I'll have sparkling mineral water with a squeeze of lemon or lime. Natural carbonation doesn't seem to bother me. Fruit juices are a rare treat.Marty
 
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