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  • Gum???

    I saw on another thread that marie29 has the same question as me.

    What gum can be chewed? I just noticed my orbit has aspartame, BHT, acesulfame K, soy lecithin, natural and artificial flavors.

    Well, those are all triggers. Could I really have been having a good day yesterday until I tried to freshen my breath after a long day at work?

    Seriously, gum?

    I hate this. I really, really hate this. The IC diet plan says nothing about chewing gum that I've seen.
    Sonja

    Dx: Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy/Congestive Heart Failure-1997, Vulvar Vestibulitis-2006, IC-Feb 2007, Atrophic Vaginitis 08, Heavy Long and Painful Periods leading to Partial Hysterectomy-2007, Rectal Fissure-2007, Pelvic Floor Dysfuntion-2008, Post-Menopausal-2010

    Meds: Coreg, Elmiron, Elestrin, Est/Test Topical Gel, Valium Suppositories, Lyrica, Dyrenium to counteract edema from Lyrica, Pain Meds.

    IC Diet: Very diet sensitive, esp. to spices.

  • #2
    I can't chew gum because of my jaws, but I used to chew Chiclets --- not the sugar free.

    Donna
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    • #3
      Thanks. I didn't think about Chiclets, but I chew gum to prevent cavities as per my dentist. I don't think Chiclets are gonna help with that. Oh well, it was a bad habit anyway.

      Anyone else have problems with gum???
      Sonja

      Dx: Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy/Congestive Heart Failure-1997, Vulvar Vestibulitis-2006, IC-Feb 2007, Atrophic Vaginitis 08, Heavy Long and Painful Periods leading to Partial Hysterectomy-2007, Rectal Fissure-2007, Pelvic Floor Dysfuntion-2008, Post-Menopausal-2010

      Meds: Coreg, Elmiron, Elestrin, Est/Test Topical Gel, Valium Suppositories, Lyrica, Dyrenium to counteract edema from Lyrica, Pain Meds.

      IC Diet: Very diet sensitive, esp. to spices.

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      • #4
        I guess I am very fortunate... I can chew any type of gum without any problems... I also love Life Saver Winter Green mints... They are my favorite... I have chewed gum flavors of Spearmint, wintergreen, juicy fruit, orbit, sour green apple, lightning lemonade(my son's favorite) and I haven't had any pain from it... Good Luck and God Bless...

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        • #5
          I am able to chew most gum with out any problems. WinterFresh (the brand not the flavor) seems to bother my bladder a little bit. But that particular brand tends to disintagrade in you mouth after a while (leaving you with a mouth full of spit and gum granuals) so it's not hard for me to stay away from :-P.

          Medical "Issues":
          IC
          GERD
          Tachycardia(resting rate is 125-130 )
          Medicastions:
          Tramadol-as needed (IC)-50mg
          Elmiron 200mg twice a day
          Levsin .125mg 1-2 pills 4 times a day

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          • #6
            Gum was a problem for me

            Good point here. I have been really following the IC diet I was still having some discomfort, but was not sure of the cause. One day it dawned on me that I was still chewing gum (Extra, which has artificial sweetners). I felt a lot like you, Want2B, thinking gum is the problem, this is getting so ridiculous, but I switched to gum with real sugar and I have been feeling better. It's amazing I have spent the last several years trying to avoid real sugar (eating diet foods, drinking diet soda) so it is hard to accept that sugar is much better for me now. This is one crazy illness.

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            • #7
              It's funny that you brought this up because lately I have been in so much pain and can't figure out what it is and when I read this, I realized that I have been having tic-tac's a lot lately, could it be that? If not, the only other thing it could possibly be is I had some popcorn (not the boxed kind, the kernals that I popped myself, with some butter) and some Tostitos...But according to the ingredients in those, nothing should be bothering me? So I just don't know what it is, any suggestions?

              thanks,
              Kari
              Kari

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              • #8
                I chew sweetlife dental gum in peppermint flavour, it contains no artificial sweeteners, no aspartame no colours. its 100% xylitol.
                Formerly lorenab

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                • #9
                  I don't know what ingredients tic-tacs have. I haven't used them in years. However, I did pick up some GLEE Gum, Peppermint. It's all natural. I have fear of chewing it, though.

                  The ingredients are: Cane sugar, glucose, gum base (made from natural chicle), rice syrup, gum arabic, peppermint oil, resinous glaze, lecithin, beeswax, carnauba wax, and chlorophyll.
                  Sonja

                  Dx: Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy/Congestive Heart Failure-1997, Vulvar Vestibulitis-2006, IC-Feb 2007, Atrophic Vaginitis 08, Heavy Long and Painful Periods leading to Partial Hysterectomy-2007, Rectal Fissure-2007, Pelvic Floor Dysfuntion-2008, Post-Menopausal-2010

                  Meds: Coreg, Elmiron, Elestrin, Est/Test Topical Gel, Valium Suppositories, Lyrica, Dyrenium to counteract edema from Lyrica, Pain Meds.

                  IC Diet: Very diet sensitive, esp. to spices.

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                  • #10
                    I'd be alittle nervous about that gum, because I don't even know some of those ingredients...Let me know how you do. good luck

                    Kari
                    Kari

                    I'm 47 years old, married 27 years. I have two wonderful boys and two wonderful grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 1994. Life has certainly thrown me many many surprises, all of which I'm trying to stay positive and hopeful, and I try to think about my blessings not my misfortunes, when possible. Stay Strong!

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                    • #11
                      Just wanted to update. I've tried the gum and have not had any problems from it that I can see so far. I've chewed it on two separate days.
                      Sonja

                      Dx: Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy/Congestive Heart Failure-1997, Vulvar Vestibulitis-2006, IC-Feb 2007, Atrophic Vaginitis 08, Heavy Long and Painful Periods leading to Partial Hysterectomy-2007, Rectal Fissure-2007, Pelvic Floor Dysfuntion-2008, Post-Menopausal-2010

                      Meds: Coreg, Elmiron, Elestrin, Est/Test Topical Gel, Valium Suppositories, Lyrica, Dyrenium to counteract edema from Lyrica, Pain Meds.

                      IC Diet: Very diet sensitive, esp. to spices.

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                      • #12
                        Kari1980

                        I suspect it's the tic tacs. I cannot ingest anything with additives. It doesn't matter that the tictac is real little. I really cannot chew many gums either, only if I can find mild ones with sugar (as opposed to artificial sweetener).
                        Diagnoses: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (2012),Interstitial Cystitis (2003), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (2003), GERD (since ?), IBS (since ?), Low Blood Volume (2006), Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (2007)

                        Medicines:
                        Claritin 10 mg/AM for MCAS and allergies
                        Synthroid
                        Aciphex 20 mg in PM for GERD
                        Zantac 75 mg, one at night for MCAS and GERD
                        Singulair 10 mg in AM, for MCAS & allergies
                        Zyrtec 5 mg/PM for MCAS and allergies

                        Non-Medicinal Helps:
                        glucosamine 500mg/MSM 500mg 2 X/day
                        I avoid foods that I react to in my esophagus, bowel and bladder, and I react to many things. It is an imperfect method, but it is all that I do at the moment.

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