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I am feeling okay today. I have gotten in a walk. I also had my yearly mammogram. Will have the results in a day or two. Happy to check that off of my TO DO list.

Janette - happy to hear that you have the day off. It is nice to be able to catch up with things you cannot do while at work. Yes, research is necessary in voting. We hear so many commercials about this one and that one - but truly understanding the candidates position about important issues is what we need.

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5/22/18 1:01 P

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I ran a lot of errands at work yesterday, so I got a lot of walking in with that. I have today off of work. We are having scattered showers here this week. Enjoying the cooler weather, and the plants are enjoying the free rain water. And I like seeing the rainbows.

I am going to try to research the voting issues for the June primary. Unfortunately there was an issue with my registering to vote this time, so I didn't get any of the booklets like you would usually get. So I have to go online or borrow my bf's to find out what I am supposed to be voting on, and I will have to jump through hoops to vote this time.

I registered to vote in the middle of March when I renewed my driver's license. But supposedly the voter's registrar's office here sent me something in April that I never received. They said it came back to them with writing on it stating that I don't live at this address and that the person doesn't know whom I am. I know no one at this house would do that, and they said so! So I am thinking that the postal worker delivered it to the wrong house, and whom ever got it instead of writing that it was delivered to the wrong address, wrote return to sender or such. So frustrating! I usually vote by mail, but because of this they won't let me do that this time. Even though it was still time where I could have went to their office and registered to vote in person on Election Day, or to vote by mail. But they are not allowing me that option this time. I have to go to the correct polling place, not just any polling place, and prove I am whom I am and vote on the Election Day.

I am use to getting info booklets way before now and already having had time to know how I wanted to vote by now. Instead I am still trying to find out what I am supposed to be voting on in the first place. So bummed and frustrated! Luckily I have today off so I have some time to try to figure stuff out.

I heard a lot of our vote by mail packets here were mailed out without any ballots in them, and others had two ballots in them. They are blaming that on a mail functioning machine. I am kind of wondering if anyone else is having an issue like me where they registered, but their register is not showing up, and the office is trying to say that they mailed them something and it came back as return to sender? Or what else might have gone wrong with this primary election and we just don't know about it?


Have a great week! Janette


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5/22/18 9:14 A

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Thanks for the suggestions about the FODMAP diet. I pretty much follow it already although I still go off occasionally. Sometimes I am following the diet and still have problems. I know stress is a indicator of it also.

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5/21/18 1:06 A

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Thanks Linda! I hope you are feeling better asap.

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I ate a trigger food that has really bothered my belly this evening. ugh! Glad that we are staying in because I really cannot trust going out. Too much gas and D. Hope that everyone else is feeling well.

Janette - happy that you could rest this weekend.

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Have a great Sunday and new week everyone!

I had a really short work day Friday, and have pretty much took the weekend as rest days. Take care. Janette

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I have been doing pretty well. I do eat bananas throughout the week. I had oatmeal this morning and it often stays with me. Hoping for no flair up this weekend.

Carol - Janette is right. Try some of the foods on the FODMAP. I hope it helps.

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5/18/18 12:31 P

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Hi Carol, mine is mostly stress that causes it. Sometimes different medicines I get can cause issues like antibiotics and such. Foods don't seem to bother my IBS, except lack of certain foods can do it sometimes. If I don't eat enough healthy foods in the morning like oatmeal or others with good fiber in it, like just eating donuts, or some other really processed food for breakfast I can get a little constipated. When under a lot of stress my body need oatmeal, bananas, rice and toast to keep regular, instead of ending up with IBS-D or both D&C.

There are certain foods that bother by gallbladder and gallstones though and give me bad heart burn. Like some tomato sauces, peppers, raw onion and peppers, too much garlic, greasy and or fried foods, chocolate, especially a lot of dark chocolate, too much sugar and junk foods can get to me too.

Remember that sometimes it might be a day or more before you even have an issue from something you ate, it is not always right after eating it that you notice it.

Have you looked at eating Low FODMAP to try to help it. Sometimes just taking everything back down to just a few low FODMAP items and then slowly adding a new item can help you find things that bother you I was told. www.medicinenet.com/low_fodm
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5/18/18 9:28 A

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Hi everyone, another beautiful day here in MI. I sure love to see the sunshine. I'm planning on working out in my friend's gym since I'm dog sitting anyway. I did it yesterday, but the stepper was so old I had a hard time using it lol. I did end up getting a fairly good workout.

Has anyone had a flair up and couldn't pinpoint how it happened? I have episodes sometimes and cannot figure out what I ate to cause it.

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Thanks ladies! Have a great Thursday everyone! I am doing a lot better, just getting tired on and off.
I had another busy and long day at work yesterday. I went in really early and I had to run to clients before coming home. I even had to do some stuff for about an hour at home for work after getting home last night. I got up early to take the kid to Poway to go to school this morning. I am a little tired right now, but at least I am off of work today. I will probably take the kid to Poway for school again tomorrow for the bf, as I don't have to be in the office until noon Friday. Supposedly it is going to be a short day tomorrow at work, but I will wait and see. As Monday and Wednesday were supposed to be short too, but really were not. All my best to you all always. Janette


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I hope you are feeling better soon. My daughter has had kidney stones and both times was unable to pass them. It was horrible to see the pain she went through. I'm sorry you had to go through that too.

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Janette, don't wear yourself out too much with 2 jobs, even if they are part time.

I have had a couple days with D, I think from the ground beef I had. All natural ground beef, too. I don't know what I do wrong with it, because I can eat the burgers at the fast food joints with no problem. Guess it is back to chicken. I am going to try barbecuing some wings that I got. I haven't made any of those yet, but they were on sale.

I am still doing my pickleball. Someday I will get better at hitting the ball.

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Hello everyone! I rushed off to work really early yesterday so didn't do much in here before that.
I was so tired last night after working two part-time jobs, that I ate dinner and then started to fall asleep watching a TV show. So I just got up and didn't finish my logging in here before going to bed. So I am trying to catch up in here now. Luckily I have today off, just had to go drop off some info to my primary care doctor's office and do some personal errands today. I think tomorrow is going to be another really early work day and a long one too!

Thanks Linda, I hope you are doing better too. I do think it was good news for the most part too. Just hoping the issue with the liver and spleen are just left over issues from the problem from the stones and that they heal up on their own too. Today while I was off, I made an appointment to see my primary doctor. So I will find out at the end of this month what she thinks about the findings from the test. And if she wants me to have any more test ran for it or not.

I hope you all have a great weekend!


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I have been out of town but wanted to check in today. Will be home in a day. I didn't have the belly issues. But have had a terrible problem with GERD. So I am taking meds that were prescribed several months ago for that. I know that I need to get a colonoscopy this year and will see if I need another endoscopy. I had an ulcer a few years ago. I wonder if I have another one. ugh!

Janette - although it isn't good that you have any issues, I am so glad that it was not any worse. Glad to hear that your doctor will get all of the results. Take care of yourself.

I hope that everyone is feeling well.

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5/12/18 12:01 A

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5/11/18 8:42 P

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Janette, I'm glad that your kidney stones are small enough to not be causing a problem at this point. I hope the lesions they saw do not cause a problem.





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The results of the CAT scan showed I have some really tiny kidney stones in the left side. The right side looks good now, no more enlargement, and no signs of kidney stones. They think I probably passed some small stones and that is what caused the issue. The stones in the left side are really small and in a place where she said they don't pose an obstruction issue. She doesn't see any need of me coming back until another year for an X-ray to see how things are going. But I have to drink lots of water and stay on that diet to avoid the stones.

She said the test also showed that I have lesions on my liver and Spleen that they think are benign and most likely post infectious or inflammatory lesions.

And then I still have the gallstones that I have known about for many years. And there was some other stuff that I need to look up on the findings to know what they mean.

Any ways she said I need to make sure my primary care doctor is aware of the results of this test, to make them aware of the stuff it showed that we were not aware of before. And that she is not sure if they will want to do anything or not, but that they may decide to do an MRI to see more about the liver and spleen.

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5/10/18 9:56 A

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I had my first day of training with the Roofing Company yesterday morning. Then ran to several nearby cities doing part of the bookkeeping run for my CPA job. I have today off to go to the urologist. Tomorrow I have to work for the CPA again, run a payroll and maybe do more of the bookkeeping run, or make a bank deposit for him. Monday I am going to help the Roofing co get their office and files organized, and then work for the CPA doing payroll at least.

All my best to you always. Janette


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I hope you are all still doing well. Different brands of pizzas bother me. Some have a much stronger tomato sauce, and or are greasier too.

Unexpectedly busy week at work. All my best to you all always. Janette

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Glad you were able to eat the pizza without a problem. I think that, for the most part my IBS-D has straightened out (knock on wood) unless I eat too much. That isn't very much, either. I had a small orange chicken and small fries (I know, bad on that last) today with a drink and that was too much for me. I usually have just the small orange chicken and do fine on it. It is just the entree from Walmart deli, not a meal. Not the best thing to eat, but I had to wait their for a prescription and was really hungry after playing pickleball.



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I spent the night at my cousin's & had some pizza which I've been afraid to try in a very long time. I didn't have a reaction. Usually I get major indigestion. I'm suspecting this one was not real greasy. It sure was nice!

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Linda, I hope you are feeling better now. Darlene, I hope you continue to do well so you can enjoy going out with friends. I am doing better today too. All my best to you all always. Janette

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Janette, your weather sounds a bit like ours. I still get cold in the house since we haven't hit the 90s yet, though. We had rain for a couple of days and it was pretty cold. Today was in the mid 70s and next week is supposed to be in the 80s.

Linda, I hope your sinuses clear up and also the nausea.

Had a really nice day at my friends' today. We celebrated 2 birthdays with a cookout. Mark and Peder smoked chicken wings and hamburgers. Plus there were veggie and fruit trays and some chips. Of course, there was also cake and ice cream. A bit much for eating for me, but I have been doing okay. When I got home it was a little after 7 and still nice enough that I sat outside for awhile while Cassie wandered around the yard.

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I am feeling relatively good. My IBS isn't bothering me but nauseated. Also, suffering from sinus issues. ugh! Had a pretty good day. We have had some off and on rain but at least it isn't cold.



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We were in the 50's with rain on Wednesday, and 60's Thursday. I had the heater on those nights as I wasn't feeling good anyways. Yesterday I had the fans running as we were in the 80's, today it is in the 90's, we will be in the 80's for several weeks going forward. So I am sure we will be running the fans a lot.

Have a great weekend!

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Thanks, all my best to you all always

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Carol, I hope the wind didn't get too bad today.

Linda and Janette, glad that you are doing better today and resting.

I did good today, except fell asleep again during the day. Guess Cassie and I should have gone outside for a while, but it is muddy and I didn't want her running with the dog next door and bringing all the mud in. Should have gone for a walk after it warmed up.

Yesterday I made it through 9 pickleball games. Guess my allergies are getting better. They weren't all hard fought games, but I was glad I was able to get back into them. Then went to the library for a class on getting ebooks from them. Also found out why the ebook I tried to get had more holds on it than the regular book.



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Thanks! I had the next day off and just worked a short day today. Now I am off until Monday.

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We have a wind advisory today. Hoping it is not too bad because it is hard for me to walk with my cane if it gets too windy. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

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I have been doing well the past few days. The Metamucil is working for me most of the time. It does seem to help with irregularity. I went to a yoga class at the gym today. The bending and various exercises seem to help, as well.

Janette - hope that you get good results and nothing is serious. You had a busy day with the CAT scan and then going back to your office.

Darlene - hope that you are well today.

Have a great Friday, everyone.

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I had my CAT scan yesterday. I felt off since then, so taking it easy again today. I go back to work tomorrow. I did make some calls and sent out some emails for work the last few days though. I even stopped by work on my way home from the test to check what mail had came in and emailed my boss about it.

I hope you are all doing well today. Darlene, maybe it has to do with the weather and where you are keeping your plants.

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Janette, I'm sorry that you had to go through that.

Linda, sorry you are having problems with your allergies. I am still coughing some and having sinus trouble, but not near as bad as I was. I hope the rain we are getting doesn't cause things to get bad again. I am just starting to be able to play pickleball again. Of course, then I come home and crash for the rest of the day and night.

Somebody must have told my Christmas cactus that it is Christmas. Both of them are blooming again. I hear from friends all the time that they can't get theirs to bloom, but mine don't want to quit. I haven't had enough to get the one transplanted yet, so they just keep on blooming as is.



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Today I have been suffering with allergies. The weather is nice and warm. It is sunny - however, the pollen is at a pretty high count. I felt well today other than that.

Janette - I am sure that teas can be a problem for some. Sorry that you had to experience that situation.

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Thanks! I have tried lots of different teas over the years including herbal, and never gave too much thought about them maybe causing issues with my allergies either. I know I had a bad experience long ago with Echinacea tea. I was fighting a bad chest and sinus infection and several people told me to try that tea. I ended up with bad kidney pains like I just went through in March. The clinic I went to then said I had a bad kidney infection. And that was the only thing different in my eating or drinking for years. So they told me not to ever try it again as I might have had an allergic reaction to it.

I have drank chamomile tea before, didn't really care for the taste, and it didn't calm me or help me to sleep like I have heard it should. And after learning it is related to ragweed, I don't think I want to try it again as I am supposedly allergic to that. And now learning that black tea can cause issues with kidneys, has got me thinking more about what the different teas could be doing to me without me realizing it. It has made me stick more to just my plain water.

Our weather is still back and forth from warm/hot to cold, cloudy or rainy. Today I have off and I took advantage of it to try to sleep in. We are having nice cooler weather that is great for that. And I needed it as I haven't been sleeping well for a long time now. I am just taking it easy this morning. Right now I am just enjoying having the house to myself and the quiet! We had some rain last night and early this morning.

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I don't much like the chamomile, but like the peppermint. I also have some ginger peach that is a green tea with macha. I don't know how good that is, but I thought with the ginger it would be good. I don't know, though.

I have been wondering about the herbal teas and if they affect the allergies.



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Thanks everyone!

Something to think about, I just recently heard that Chamomile is related to rag weed, so if you are allergic to that, then you might want to skip the Chamomile. Also the urologist told me to avoid black tea as it can cause kidney stones. She suggested if I was going to drink tea to drink green tea.

But I didn't ask her what is best of IBS. We were just talking about what to avoid for kidney stones.

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Darlene - Chamomile Tea and Peppermint Tea helps me with my D and my gassy belly. I have not tried Yogi Tea Stomach Ease but it may also be a good one.

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Can someone remind me which kind of tea is good for gas and which is good for diarrhea? I have pretty well figured out what causes the gas, but I can't seem to get rid of it. I got gluten free bread yesterday so I can still have a few sandwiches. I went to a specialty bakery I didn't even know was there and it is close to me. Actually, the bread I got is pretty good, unlike what I have tried before.

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I had been doing okay. However, Friday night turned into a bad IBS night. Something triggered it and the D was a problem all night. We went on the road trip to my DD's college graduation. Happily, no trace of D during the trip. I was so glad.

Janette - I am keeping you in my prayers. Hopeful that all of your tests will turn out well this week. Also, sorry about the allergies. I love this time of the year except I have the stupid allergy problems too.

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I was supposed to have a really easy and short week at work but it turned out just the opposite. So just taking it easy this weekend as it wore me out. I have my CAT scan next Wednesday. Then the next week after that I go back to the Urologist on Thursday for the results. Hopefully it is all good.

I have been having a lot of allergy issues lately too. With are weather going from rainy to sunny and back and forth, we have a lot of weeds and such.

I wish you all the best always.

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I have had a busy week. Lots of exercise and other things. I have been suffering with some allergies today. The Spring normally does bring problems with allergies to me. I have felt pretty well with IBS issues most of the week. I had some Mexican food which has created some problems this evening but not too bad yet. I have to go out of state to a college graduation for my daughter this week. Although I look forward to it. I never know when an issue arrives. I will take Bentyl and try to eat well that day.

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I had lots of discomfort this morning, but I'm thinking it is due to stress. My son informed me a few weeks ago that he & his girlfriend will be having a baby. He is not a kid (27), but I am concerned about the relationship. They haven't dated a year yet. I guess a Mother always is concerned. I hope and pray their relationship will blossom and the baby is born healthy.

I am disabled and took my new walker out today. Even though my back is hurting, it felt so good.

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COUNTRYCAROL1, Thanks! I don't do coffee or other caffeine stuff myself as it bothers my stomach, and gives me bad shakes, especially if I had to take asthma medicine too. Just my asthma inhaler can give me the shakes sometimes, so I really don't need any caffeine on top of it.

Sorry I am not sure if I have issues with wheat, gluten or such as I have never tried to check that stuff out. My issue is more to do with stress from different issues, like work, relationships, money or lack there of, or stuff like that can cause me to have IBS that can cause C and or D.

The only issue that I know of with food for me is that I can't have shell fish because of allergies and asthma. My throat tries to close up on me with shrimp, lobster and crab. I had it happen at a restaurant when I was young when I had a sea food salad for the first time. At that time they didn't know if there was MSG in it, that could have caused the issue or it was the shell fish or something else in it. The second time I had a taste of my mom's lobster to see if I could tolerate it. And it happened again. The last time my mom cooked shrimp and gave me a tiny bit of it, knowing that there was no MSG or anything else that should bother me and it happened again. After that I was told not to eat shell fish again.

I have issues with some foods giving me heartburn and so I am suppose to limit or avoid them, especially since I am dealing with gallstones too. That is bell peppers and other peppers. Also some tomato sauce can give me heart burn, so I have to be careful with it on pasta's and pizza. I have to eat just a little bit first and see how I am doing with it. Sometimes just the first bite or too, I can tell it is a strong taste that will probably upset me later. Too much garlic can also be a problem, and I can usually tell with just a few bites if it is too strong for me or not. Also I don't do well with raw onion of any color, but I can handle a little cooked, but again not a lot of it. And processed coconut for some reason can bother my asthma and make me wheeze or make my throat close up. But I had raw coconut before without issues, but I never tried to eat a lot of it, or drink a lot at once. I can't tolerate anything with sulfa in it, and it is being added to medicines, foods and drinks now. It gives me a headache, rash on face, hives all over, itching all over, and dizzy and other issues.

I don't tolerate Aspirin, as it bothers my stomach, gives me acid reflux, and there is other medicines I don't tolerate well either.

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JMAHNKEN, reading your post sure makes me happy that I do not have caffeine. I really do not have a choice my stomach cannot handle it.

Does anyone out there have insensitivity to wheat, but are not gluten intolerant? I am thinking that may be the case for myself. What confuses me is that I can tolerate breads that are not high in fiber, but cannot eat a lot of cereals.

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Those two I found by googling it, should give you a good idea and helpful tips.

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The Terrible But Effective Way to Reset Your Tolerance

Let’s say, hypothetically, that your current tolerance is a little too high for your taste. Maybe it now takes five cups of coffee for you to feel awake in the morning; maybe you don’t like how you can guzzle the stuff and still nod off right afterward. Maybe you just don’t want to be dependent on caffeine at all. Whatever the reason, getting down to a more comfortable level will require you to confront one of the harshest realities of caffeine: To make it work for you again, you have to quit it. And to quit it, you’re going to have to suffer.

The only way to undo a tolerance, unfortunately, is to cut back on the caffeine consumption for a while, either by slowly tapering off over several weeks or by going cold turkey. For the former, coffee researcher Joseph Rivera, the founder of Coffee Chemistry, suggests reducing your intake by half for a few days, then halving that for a few more days, and so on. “After about a week you should be pretty much back to how you were without drinking caffeine,” he says.

But if you’re the impatient type who wants to get to zero straight out of the gate, the so-called “washout period,” the time it takes for your body to reset itself, is also around a week — and oh, what a week it is. The DSM-5, released in 2013, controversially included caffeine withdrawal as a mental disorder; whether or not it deserves the label, though, the symptoms are very real: lethargy, focus issues, irritability.

And, of course, those headaches. “When you take caffeine, it constricts your blood vessels. That’s why a lot of times, when you don’t take it, the vessels relax and they create a pressure in your brain,” Rivera explains. “They stretch out, they press up against the nerve, and that’s what creates the headache.”

Assuming You Survive That, Here’s What to Do Next

If you’ve managed to make it through all that — well, first of all, power to you. And second, now is a time to proceed carefully. To avoid shooting back to your former tolerance all at once, try starting with small amounts of caffeine each day. “The first trick is to figure out what your daily dose is,” Carpenter says — the amount of caffeine where you plateau — and then slowly work your way back up to it. Along the way, those smaller doses should pack a punch in a way they didn’t before.

The tricky part, though: “It’s kind of hard to moderate your consumption if you’re a coffee drinker because it’s hard to get a small dose,” he says. A 12-ounce can of Red Bull contains 111 milligrams; a tall Starbucks coffee, also 12 ounces, clocks in at 260 milligrams. (The Mayo Clinic, for reference, says that around 400 milligrams of caffeine per day is safe for healthy adults, defining “heavy” use as anything more than 500 to 600 milligrams per day.) With coffee made at home, meanwhile, it can be hard to know just how much caffeine you’re getting.

If you’re trying to slowly reintroduce caffeine to your body, then, Carpenter recommends using soda — a 12-ounce can of Coke has around 35 milligrams, or 47 if it’s diet. “It’s a fun experiment that more people should try. If you’re a heavier caffeine user, I think it gives you a greater respect for the drug,” Carpenter says. “If you haven’t had any caffeine for a while, 35 milligrams can feel pretty good.” It’s a lot of work just to get to a point where you can feel that sweet, sweet buzz again, but life is nothing if not an endless roller coaster of waxing and waning pleasures — a fact the coffee addicts, much more than the green-tea devotees, confront each and every morning with the first cup.

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Withdrawal Period
The more caffeine that you take in, the longer your withdrawal period is likely to be, according to research at Johns Hopkins University published in the October 2004 issue of “Psychopharmacology.” Researchers found most people developed withdrawal symptoms within 12 to 24 hours after stopping caffeine. Symptoms peaked within the first 48 hours and lasted two to nine days. High caffeine intake tended to increase the severity of symptoms, but some people who drank as little as one small cup of coffee a day developed symptoms.

Nine Days
When your caffeine intake is too high, the stimulant effect can cause anxiety and insomnia. Withdrawal can also disrupt your sleep patterns, according to the website My Addiction. If lack of energy is troubling you during caffeine withdrawal, take heart. Withdrawal symptoms are unlikely to last more than nine days, according to the Johns Hopkins researchers. However, Pick says that women can take longer to detox than men and are more likely to experience withdrawal symptoms.

Withdraw Gradually
You can make the withdrawal period less onerous by reducing your caffeine intake gradually rather than simply stopping, especially if you're a heavy habitual caffeine user. Pick suggests that you start the day with a cup of regular coffee, then make the next cup half decaf and half regular coffee. If you drink more than two cups a day, you can make the rest of your intake half decaf. This gradual decrease can prevent the loss of energy that occurs when you stop caffeine abruptly.

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COUNTRYCAROL1, Thanks! I got a lot of exercise in with it. I did 3 loads of blankets, sleeping bags, and such Saturday. Sunday I two loads of jeans and a load of work clothes for the bf, and then one load of clothes for myself. And there is still more to do for the bf, and towels and such too. But they can wait.

MaryGracile, I am not sure, but I am thinking that you would probably need more than one or two days. You might try googling it. It might be more like a week?

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I would hate to give up my coffee but part of me keeps telling me that I should see if any of my symptoms subsided if I did. Does anyone know how long I would need to abstain to see if I feel better? One day? Two?

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JMAHNKEN, sounds like you will have a good day for exercise since you have so much laundry. I have laundry today too. I live with my sister upstairs so on the days that I have the laundry I usually get a good work out.

Linda, caffeine always gets to me too. This past weekend I felt horrible after eating out & just had fish & cooked carrots. The only thing that probably triggered it was cheesecake. We were celebrating my belated birthday which was April 9th.

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I am trying to catch up with all the laundry that keeps piling up in the garage. I washed a couple loads of blankets yesterday. Today so far I have washed two loads of the bf’s blue jeans, and now starting on a load of his work shirts and pants. There will still be at least a load or two of his other clothes that need done. And there is a bunch of towels that need done along with my one load of clothes.

Plus I have some paper work to do before going into work tomorrow. My CPA boss is going to be gone until around June I think. But my new Roofing company bosses will be in and out of the office. They seem really nice and laid back so far.

Have a great Sunday and new week!

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Thanks Linda! We were both feeling under the weather this weekend, so we will try it again another time. The rush is over at work on the tax side, so I will be working less hours for my CPA boss. I only had to work a half day Friday, and I am only scheduled to work a half day Monday too. And then not scheduled to work for my CPA boss until Friday again for a half day. Unless a client comes up with an issue that my boss wants me to come in to try to help them. Which will make it easier for me to get around to going and seeing different relatives. Maybe I will even drive down south some time and see my brother and his wife. We had a roofing company move in with us, and I will be training with them soon to start helping them with their office work to pick up more hours. But nothing has been scheduled with that yet. It is a father and son company and they are supposedly going to talk together this weekend to try to decide what they can afford to have me do for them and when. But it sounded like they might have me put in at least a few hours in the early mornings on Tuesday through maybe Thursday, or maybe even Friday. And when they are busy they could have me working more like full time for them.

Have a great weekend everyone!



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I have been feeling pretty well the past few days. Although. I have been sleepy. Have a great Saturday.

Janette - happy to hear that you will be able to see your sister this weekend.

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Thanks! I will see her this weekend or soon. I might just take this weekend to rest up from a busy tax season.


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I am feeling much better since the weekend. It really could have been a 24 bug because my hubby had it the next day.

Janette - sorry that your sister was not able to come to visit you.

Darlene - are you feeling better yet? I hope that you were able to get something to help you. The Good RX is great. I have it and have gotten some good savings on some of my meds in the past.

CountryCarol - I hope that you are doing well today. I hope the apple cider vinegar helps.

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My Cousin had something else come up this weekend so she didn't bring my sister up to see me. So I will probably go down next weekend and get my sister myself. And then just see my cousin another time when she is available. I went ahead and just pulled some of my sister's belonging out for her and set them aside for her to take with her next week. I moved a lot of her boxes that was under my bed and in my closet and put them all together in the garage where they would be easier to grab next week or so. And I sorted through a lot of my own stuff too and tossed out a lot and did a lot of recycling too. My back got achy while doing it, so I will rest up and do more next week.

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Darlene, it really all depends on the manufacturer's charge for the Albuterol and the pharmacy. I have been on it for years, with insurance and without. There are different manufacturer's for it, and different pharmacies carry the different brands whether they are name brands or generics. Some times when I didn't have insurance I could get it for any where for $10 - 20. With insurance the different pharmacies would give me different quotes still, sometimes higher and sometimes lower. The pharmacy I am going to now has me on Pro-Air brand of it. With my insurance now, it is free for me. But on a different insurance it was costing me $20 a month, same pharmacy, and same pharmacy a few yrs ago with no insurance it was costing me about $60. At the time with no insurance I called a few other pharmacies and got different quotes for the same thing. Some lower and some higher, but this pharmacy gave me the best deal for all my prescriptions at the time. Others that gave me a cheaper price on this jacked up the cost of my high blood pressure medicine that I needed the most of all my medicines.

So you might call around some different pharmacies and see what different prices you get. It might even help you to take your prescriptions to a couple of places instead of just one, so you can get the best deal on all of them. But if you are not saving a lot of money by doing that, then you could just end up wasting what little you can save on going to multiple ones, in gas money. So you really have to factor the gas cost of running around for the meds too.

I just stuck with the one that is closest to my work and home, and has the best price over all for all the meds and great hours so I can get there before or after work and not have to make a special run just to go for my meds.

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Linda, I hope you are feeling better today. Maybe you caught the 24 hour bug rather than your IBS acting up. When my IBS starts in it lasts bad for around an hour, usually. Unless I am taking cough drops so I can breathe. Then it hits forever.

My guess with going out to eat and having problems is they put different things in their food than what we would. They don't know that many people can't eat those things. Now I know what can be ordered if I ever go to Olive Garden. Can't eat much more than an appetizer anyway.

Still having problems with my "cold." I am taking the allergy stuff and added the Mucinex and cough syrup back in. I can't wait for this to all work. I found out that the normal cost for the Albuterol is way less than what I was told by the pharmacist. I guess if you have insurance coverage, even if they don't cover that, the price is higher. I was told $64 if I pay cash, but looking on GoodRX the regular price is $11 something and discounted with GoodRX is $10. Some place sent me some cards and I am going to look for those and see what they will do.



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Linda, so sorry you are having problems since returning home. That is one reason I am always apprehensive about eating out. I especially have problems if I go to Olive Garden. I now order the appetizer (flat bread with chicken to avoid problems). I've had people tell me I can order foods that are safe, but I've tried different meals and ended ujp getting sicker.

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I hope you continue to feel better and better.

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I am trying to catch up with Spark since I returned, yesterday, from my trip. I felt well all during my trip. As soon as I arrived home, after eating dinner out, I had a terrible case of D. I was cramping and running to the bathroom for 3 hours. I was afraid I would have the same problem today. My stomach was still cramping this morning. However, things eased and I am now feeling better.

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I have used it for urinary track infections, colds, and more. And had heard it is good for helping to lose weight, for gallstones and more. But when I told my doctor that I was taking it, she told me to stop. That it is okay if I use it in a salad dressing once in a while, but she didn't want me to take it daily with water, whether it was once a day or more. That it can change my ph level too much one way or the other without me knowing it. That only if I was under doctor supervision and watched regularly to be sure I wasn't changing my ph level too much one way or the other would she feel safe with it. And my insurance wouldn't cover me being supervised like that.

So people swear by it for all kinds of stuff, then you have those like my doctor that don't think it is too safe to be doing it regularly.

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They faxed the doctor to get the insurance problem figured out. It has to be pre-approved, so she has to contact insurance and get that approval. The (prescription is for Albuterol (common canister) which I think means the generic. Looking back at the charges for the other things I think the allergy pills were also not covered because the were the price Walmart charges for generics. I'm going to go back through my paperwork from the insurance and see what it allows or not. I didn't really look at things that I don't need (or didn't).

I have used ACV for a couple things and found it irritates my IBS so I haven't tried it for a while. Somebody a friend worked with swore by ACV. and she was a doctor. So I don't know what to think of it.



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Has anyone tried Apple Cider Vinegar for IBS? My sister told me she heard someone that took it and all the IBS symptoms went away. Of course that seems hard to believe.

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Darlene, if the insurance won't pay for the medicine, talk to the dr's office about it. Sometimes they can switch you to another medicine that is covered, or a cheaper one. And sometimes they have free samples that they can get you, or they can help you sign up for aid from the manufacturer of the medicine. Some times they have specials for low income people that you can get it for a year at a really cheap price or even free. But you just have to ask for the help. They don't always just offer the help to you or even let you know that you might qualify for the help, unless you tell them you can't afford it.

My parents use to get a lot of free samples from their doctors as they were both on a lot of medications for lots of health problems.

Have a great weekend. Janette

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I found out that I definitely need to stop using cough drops. I have had a horrible cough since Monday (started Sunday, but not as bad) and those cough drops don't help with the cough, but they sure trigger the IBS-D big time. I also tried some crackers and peanut butter and guess I can't have peanut butter, either. That causes more problems.

I finally called and made an appointment with a doctor. New one since I knew I couldn't get my own (who wasn't in today, anyway). I thought I had a bad cold or maybe the flu. She found that my symptoms indicated allergies instead. So I now have 2 of 3 prescriptions. Insurance hasn't approved the third one (inhaler) at this point. I don't know if they will. The pharmacist told me that insurances are declining prescriptions that save lives, like inhalers and insulin. I think if I get told no I will call them and appeal. The inhaler (generic) costs $64 otherwise. I think it will take a couple weeks for these things to help get rid of the cough, though.

I really liked this doctor. She even explained about a pain I get in my side and how to straighten it out. My regular doctor has told me to stretch it, but not the exact way this doctor did.



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All my best to you always! Janette

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