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    I don't usually eat this ceral, but since they claim that it has all the vitiams and nutrients you need, I was thinking it might be a good one to try to have each day.

    I'm just wondering if it has caused a flare for anyone?

    Also, what types of ceral do you eat?

    Right now, I'm sticking with Cheerios and Rice Crispes, because I know they are ok for me.
    Currently taking Elmiron 3 times a day, Ditropan XL 10 mg, 1 time a day, Elavil 10 mg, 1 time a day.

    I also use a vaginal cream once a week and I follow an IC diet and use Prelief.

  • #2
    hi...cereal is one of my favorite foods I could eat it any time of day. At the time I am doing the elimanation diet and have found grape-nuts to be safe for me. I too am interested to know what else others have found to be friendly.

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    • #3
      Total with a little honey drizzled over the top, add blue berries and milk...Yum. It's one of my favorites! And, no problem with pain or other symtoms. This is the only way I will drink milk so I really hope the vitamin claim is true.


      • #4
        Hi, I found out that Honey Nut Cheerios, is O.K. for me, and I love them. I also could also eat cereal any time of day. Iris. hat
        Today and every day you are loved, so don't be anxious about tomorrow, God will take care of you tomorrow; Live one day at a time.


        • #5
          I can eat many types of cereals without a problem, which is a good thing because I love them as well. Sometimes, when I'm tired, I eat it for dinner I've been eating Cheerios lately.

          As for Total, I'm a biochemist and I'm not sure that you really get all the nutrition they say you do from it... they can CLAIM they have that much of each vitamin/mineral in there because they do put huge amounts in. HOWEVER, if you look at the ingredients list as a biologist, you see that most of the vitamins added are in forms that are poorly absorbable by the human body. For example, the vitamin E they add to most foods, including Total, is a racemic mix of the D and L forms of tocopherol (vitamin E)... but your body can only use the D form, meaning you really only get half the vitamin E you think you're getting. A similar situation occurs with the iron supplementation in Total... it's also a poorly absorbable form.

          The reason behind this is that this way they can CLAIM to have a certain amount of nutrients in there, because technically they do... however, the format they put in there is the least expensive form.

          ANYWAY, you still DO get SOME nutrition from Total, of course, but I wouldn't count on getting quite as much as they say. I'd buy it based on whether or not you like the taste I am not a fan of it, personally... I think it tastes weird But my father adores it!! lmao

          So it's just a matter of preference when you come right down to it.




          *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
          *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
          *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
          *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

          **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.


          • #6
            Hey there,

            I found Total to be OK for me, a real good way for me to get my B vitamins which I find make me feel better in the long run. I either buy all natural cereal at my health food store or Total. I too drizzle honey on the natural cereal wink total is sweet enough to me.

            I agree about the vitamin thing. Finding absorbable vitamins is best done through a varied diet, from foods which naturally contain that vitamin rather than foods that are enriched. However, I think total is a good supplement to my diet.....and since I cant take a multivitamin, Total+diet works for me!

            The only thing I have noticed is that I cannot eat total right before bed. I am just fine during the day, but if I eat it in bed, I think the vitamins that my body does not need are excreted (by urine) and if they sit in my bladder all night I burnnnnn like crazy in the AM learned that one the hard way. But Im fine during the day......In fact....I think Im going to go have a bowl right now!!
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            • #7
              I always read the contents to see how much vitamin C is in the cereal. For example, if it says "100% of daily requirement for vitamin C," then I know to stay away from it. The cereal I eat has no more than 10% vitamin C daily requirement, and I seem to be ok as long as I stick to that. Can't remember, but seems to me that Total was too high in vitamin C for me to even try . . . and I can't add any fruit topping, such as blueberries or strawberries. Bananas are ok though.


              • #8
                Yorkiegirl, your so lucky that you can eat bananas! I love bananas but they don't like me!

                Arcticfox hi