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  • Asparagus

    Does anyone know if we can eat asparagus, or does it cause flares?

  • #2
    I don't know about others, but I have it occasionally with no problem. I get hungry for it about twice a year.

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    • #3
      I have it several times a week this time of year and have no problems.


      • #4
        Asparagus KILLS me! AND I mean puts me over in TEARS. Its one of my worst flare foods.

        I guess everyone is different, but good luck with it! I sure do love asparagus and miss it very much.

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        • #5
          I love it, but it doesn't love me.


          • #6
            Asparagus does go right into your pee, so at least if you try it and it bothers you, you'll know pretty much right away.


            • #7
              I have it every now and then with no problems.


              • #8
                I have it with no problems
                Formerly lorenab


                • #9
                  I haven't tried it since I've been diagnosed with IC. I've stayed away from it ever since I realized it makes my pee stink!


                  • #10
                    I have no issues with it, but I have foul smelling urine due to IC as it is, so I don't eat asparagus very often as it makes the smell worse!
                    IC; PFD; possible Fibromyalgia; IBS;

                    Symptoms: Frequency, Urgency, pelvic and bladder pain, bladder and pelvic spasms, difficulty starting urination, weak stream, incontinence, vaginal and urethral pain

                    I've Tried:
                    three Hydrodistentions, various Rescue Installments; 6 DSMO treatments; Pyridium Plus; Proced; Detrol (patch); Elavil; Uricet K; Elmiron; Nortiptyline; Ultram; Allegra; Ditropan; Ditropan ER; Vesicare; regular Lidocain; Neurontin; Lyrica; and few more I can't remember!
                    Currently using:
                    Valium; Vicadin; Proced DS; Claritin; Buffered Lidocain; Cymbalta; Baclofen; Prazosin @ night (also on Prednisone and Adderall for my joint pain and severe fatigue)
                    Heating pads; frozen water bottles; A&D ointment; Poise pads; IC dieter since 8/06; yoga; imagery & relaxation CD, Mindfullness, self healing CD's; hot baths; seat cushion; prayer
                    I am 28 yrs old, dx'ed in '06, still trying to get my health undercontrol!!


                    • #11
                      I haven't had it in 4 years because it used to make me flare up so horribly. It's too bad because I really do love it.

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                      Currently in remission, but took the following for 3 years: Elmiron 200 mg., Elavil 25 mg., Detrol LA 4mg, Ovcon-35

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                      • #12

                        asparagus ayy?? Not sure.. but it Can't be all that bad. My working theory lately, now that i have really taken so many acid's out of my life, happens to be this. If it makes my mouth burn, or taste funny and metal like afterwards, then I won't have it. Especially if it gives me heart burn. Then I know that I really should not have done that! So, if i were to put asparagus in my mouth now, I don't think it would burn. So from my hypothesis, we could conclude, that the asparagus, should be a-okay!Though I will be sure to let you know if I decide me and the asparagus really don't get along. haha..
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                        Status: Diagnosed October 2006 via cystoscopy with hydrodistention. Max anesthetized bladder capacity only 250 cc's. Mast cells and pinpoint bleeding found.

                        Remission for me means less pain for more days than not. Frequency is inevitable with a bladder this tiny! That is ok though. The difference between when I was diagnosed and now, is that I have embraced that fact. Me and the loo, we are one.