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    Yesterday I ate a small candy cane left over from Xmas, and I swear about 3 hours later my bladder got very tweaked! Pain, etc. Is it possible that I reacted to the artificial color in the candy? Does this sort of thing happen to others, and that quickly? I have not been very in-tune with the subtleties of diet (besides the obvious big things like caffeine etc.) with things like artificial colors, BHT, etc.

    Any comments welcome!

  • #2
    I once ate some mint ice cream and was in pain for days afterward. I had never had that happen to me before! Now I can't eat mint much at all.

    And cinnimon just about kills me!


    • #3
      Peppermint tea (even 1 dunk in not-boiling water) gives me sharp bladder pain... Haven't tried mints or candy canes because of that. Bummer!

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      • #4
        I am so sorry to hear about your mint reactions. I thank God that I can use it with no problem, cuz I love everything mint...tea, ice name it.It has never bothered me. Hope you find something else enjoyable in place of those dreaded candy canes!!! Be well grouphug hi
        Wishing you the best, today, tomorrow, and always! Sheri G


        • #5

          I'm with you on this one! I love everything mint!! Mint chocolate, mint ice cream, oreo mint blizzards, you name it, love it! The best is hot mint chocolate. never causes a flare. Strange how one person can tolerate it and the next can't.

          Hugs and love,
          Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!