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    I can not see any red or green peppers on the IC Diet list, are peppers good for ic patients and if so what kind of peppers?
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  • #2
    Hot peppers, such as chili peppers, are a problem for most ICers, but the sweet green, red, yellow, orange colored ones seem to be okay. Some people get indigestion from them so you might want to eat just a little bit until you know for sure.

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    • #3
      I don't seem to have a problem with any of the red,green,orange or yellow peppers. I eat them all the time.


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      • #4
        i can eat green and red peppers.


        • #5
          I can't eat any peppers.....all of them cause bladder pain. I suggest starting off with just a little and see what bothers you. Maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones who can eat with with out any problem. Roxie

          Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
          Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
          Dx'd Hypothyroid
          Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
          June 2007
          Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
          First Cysto 1979
          First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
          Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
          Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
          Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
          Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
          Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
          Bladder surgery 2000
          Dx'd: IBS 2000
          Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
          Laminectomy 1989
          Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

          For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
          I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:


          • #6
            I can eat red, green, orange bell peppers just fine. But, if I eat too many, they bother my stomach, so I keep the amount small & as part of a meal.

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            • #7
              I can tolerate them really well, and I eat them ALL the time. They have natural immune-system building properties and w/o eating vit. C anymore I have been very prone to other illnesses. Peppers and spinach help boost my immune system. If you can eat them, I recommend you do.


              • #8
                I'm probably one of the few who can eat any kind of pepper, the hotter the better, but they have to be fresh or cooked from fresh....I cannot eat the pickled ones or any salsa from a can or jar.


                • #9
                  Oddly enough, I can't eat bell peppers unless they are thoroughly cooked through to to the point that most of their nutrients are probably destroyed. I can, however, eat just about any hot pepper imagineable. Neither irritate my bladder, it's just that for some reason, my body will not digest bell peppers - they come back out violently out of either one end or the other. I did find a variety I tried to grow last summer called mini chocolate bells. They are tiny bell peppers that actually look like they're made of chocolate because of the glossy brown they turn. They were pretty good and I didn't seem to have any issues with them, but they didn't produce very well in the spot where I planted them.