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    What about donuts, margarine, garlic salt, rice krispie treats, jelly beans oatmeal cream pies? Are any of these okay to eat?

    What cereals are okay to eat? What milks are okay to use? What about burgers? Can I eat from fast food the burgers or can I even eat ground beef from the store?
    Diagnosed with IC - March 2007
    Diagnosed with vulvodynia - June 2007
    -Lots of prayer
    -Taking Elmiron and Hydroxzine (stoppped because of pregnancy)
    -Taking Prelief as needed (stopped because of pregnancy)
    -IC diet

  • #2
    You probably have to try them to see if they affect you or if you are super-food sensitive, but generally the items on your list are OK for me, except maybe the garlic salt. The coloring in jelly beans might bother you if you are susceptible to that. Leave off the ketchup/mayo/pickles from the burger, and try to buy meat that has no fillers/preservatives. Regular milk and almond or rice milk are ok for lots of ICers. The vanilla Rice milk is really good!

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    • #3
      What about donuts, margarine, garlic salt, rice krispie treats, jelly beans oatmeal cream pies? Are any of these okay to eat?
      Donuts from a donut shop are usually ok because they're made to be eaten that day, don't usually have preservatives. Packaged donuts, not so ok-preservatives. Margarine can be okay, check the package for preservatives. Rice krispie treats are ok for some of us- depends on if you are sensitive to the added vitamins/minerals in the cereal or preservatives. Jelly beans are not usually ok because of the citric acid & colorants. You might be able to get away with a small amount as part of a larger meal, if you are not too sensitive. Oatmeal creme pies? Don't know what's in those.

      What cereals are okay to eat? What milks are okay to use? What about burgers? Can I eat from fast food the burgers or can I even eat ground beef from the store?
      Some IC patients are ok with commercial cereals, some are not. I go to the health food store & get cereals with no added vitamins/minerals or preservatives (no BHA or BHT). Ground beef is ok if nothing else is added to it. Fast food burgers, leave off the fixings except lettuce.

      I'm more sensitive to foods than the last poster, but milk & rice milk are ok for me too.
      Kadi

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      I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, 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.
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      New favorite quote: "God gives us only what we can handle. Apparently God thinks I'm a bad-ass" ~Author Unknown
      Source - Pinterest
      "


      Current treatments:
      -IC diet
      -Elavil 50mg at night
      -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
      -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
      -Pyridium if needed,
      -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
      -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
      -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
      -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
      -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
      -Managing stress= VERY important!
      -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

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      • #4
        Do you think maple long johns are okay? I know that I can have pure maple syrup, just didn't know if I could have maple on a donut. That would be so awesome......
        Diagnosed with IC - March 2007
        Diagnosed with vulvodynia - June 2007
        -Lots of prayer
        -Taking Elmiron and Hydroxzine (stoppped because of pregnancy)
        -Taking Prelief as needed (stopped because of pregnancy)
        -IC diet

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        • #5
          Honestly Kristi everybody is so different when it comes to the diet you're just going to have to try and see what happens. I know there are some people that are really diet sensetive. I don't seem to be as long as I keep it to one no no at a time. For instance can handle some chocolate, I can handle some peanut butter. Had chocolate cake with peanut butter icing and that was too much at once for my bladder and I failed. If you are sticking to the diet try to add one thing in, you should know w/in a day or so if it bothered you. I would also suggest preleif. Anytime I eat something that I'm afraid might flare me I take some prelief with it and that seems to help.
          Christine



          I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
          1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
          2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
          I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

          I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

          Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
          Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus

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          • #6
            I was hoping to buy those yummy oatmeal cream sandwiches, but the ingredients said they have raisins in them. I think rasins are suggested that we avoid, right? I havent had any since I got sick. I will try and do a test with them one of these days. You really have to read the labels, I have been very surprised by what is put in some foods once I started to really read the labels. I have to avoid anything with citric acid in the ingredients. It seems to be in everything!

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            • #7
              I'm okay with raisins, no problem. But, like you, anything with citric acid just really bugs my bladder.

              I think Christine's right, you really have to test things out. I recommend starting with the IC diet in the patient handbook, eating the things in the "usually ok" column. Then one at a time, add in the things in the "sometimes ok" column. Since it's easy to be low on nutrition with this diet, I'd start with nutritious foods first, then treats second.

              Hang in there, it gets easier when you know what's "safe" & what's not for you
              Kadi

              -------------------------------------------------------------
              I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, 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.
              ------------------------------------------------------


              New favorite quote: "God gives us only what we can handle. Apparently God thinks I'm a bad-ass" ~Author Unknown
              Source - Pinterest
              "


              Current treatments:
              -IC diet
              -Elavil 50mg at night
              -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
              -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
              -Pyridium if needed,
              -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
              -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
              -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
              -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
              -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
              -Managing stress= VERY important!
              -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

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              • #8
                I just read on the oatmeal cream pie box that it has citric acid. FYI for those who wanted to try it. I'm not now.
                Diagnosed with IC - March 2007
                Diagnosed with vulvodynia - June 2007
                -Lots of prayer
                -Taking Elmiron and Hydroxzine (stoppped because of pregnancy)
                -Taking Prelief as needed (stopped because of pregnancy)
                -IC diet

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                • #9
                  donuts

                  I can not eat oatmeal creme pies because the yellow #5 dye and citric acid. The yellow 5 dye tears my bladder up and I have horrible pain and it is in lots of things.
                  Pam

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                  • #10
                    Oatmeal, flour tortillas, butterscotch, etc.

                    What about maple & brown sugar oatmeal, flour tortillas, butterscotch, croissants, bacon, parmasean in the can (I heard some can tolerate it?), marshamallows and oreos cookies (the king with the yellow cookie and the white cream filling), alfredo sauce and black eyed peas?
                    Diagnosed with IC - March 2007
                    Diagnosed with vulvodynia - June 2007
                    -Lots of prayer
                    -Taking Elmiron and Hydroxzine (stoppped because of pregnancy)
                    -Taking Prelief as needed (stopped because of pregnancy)
                    -IC diet

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                    • #11
                      I've successfully eaten brown sugar/ cinnamon pop tarts but not the oatmeal. I buy plain instant oatmeal and add honey or sugar and milk. I have been eating the "Golden Oreo's" for the past week and I have had no problems with them either. I made wrap sandwiches for lunch with flour tortilla's and had no problems with them. Parm in the can has not bothered me either.
                      I feel with you, I am new to all this and I'm frustrated because I'm afraid to eat all these things too and just really read labels and try one thing at a time. You may find you are ok with crescents because all the bread products seem to be safe... but I hear we all react differently to these things. I really like candy and sweets!!! So I've been trying everything but I'm afraid to try any thing with artificial colors like jelly beans/ sweedish fish and I miss them!!! I found that I cant eat anything with citric acid and a lot of those candies have it in the ingredients.

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                      • #12
                        Katie

                        Have you tried Werther's caramels? You can get the chewy kind and they are awesome. I also am going to try and go look today for white chocolate at Hobby Lobby or Garden Ridge. That sounds really good to me.
                        Diagnosed with IC - March 2007
                        Diagnosed with vulvodynia - June 2007
                        -Lots of prayer
                        -Taking Elmiron and Hydroxzine (stoppped because of pregnancy)
                        -Taking Prelief as needed (stopped because of pregnancy)
                        -IC diet

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                        • #13
                          Kristi,
                          What an awsome idea! I didn't even think of caramels! They are so good and would certainly satisfy my junk food craving! Good idea! I love candy and have been careful about eating any for the past few months. I tried those Lindt white chocolate truffles and they are so yummy!!! I bought them in my local CVS drugstore.

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                          • #14
                            I am able to eat donuts, usually vanilla ones, no chocolate. I eat the gluten free ones made by kinickinknick(I think I spelled that right). They are real good. They have vanilla frosted and maple frosted.
                            Jen

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                            • #15
                              Oh, also, I never eat margarine, as it is not natural. Butter is better and much healthier for you, if used in small amounts that is.
                              Jen

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