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  • Are prunes or dates IC friendly??

    Hi Ladies.
    I was just wondering if Dates or prunes are IC friendly? I am having issues with constipation and was taking miralax which was working good, but I broke out in hives so I guess I am allergic to it ( no suprise there, I seem to be allergic to everything lately). Anyhow, I am also on a gluten free diet, so I cannot eat any wheat, bran, oats , barley etc...., so that cuts out alot of stuff that is good for the bowels. I also have motility issues of the gut and cannot eat high fiber vegis, like broccoli or salad as I cannot digest them. I can only eat very soft cooked vegis, like carrots, green beans , but they have to be real soft.
    I use to drink papaya juice and that helped with my bowels alot and also prune juice, but since I got IC, I have avoided these as they tend to aggravate it. Is there are safe fruits that are good for the bowels( i.e. prunes, or dates)??? I know these are high in potassium and that is bad for IC. I just dont know what else to do. It is really hard when you cannot stomach most foods. Any suggestions? Thanks.
    Jen

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    I've accidentally eaten dates (accidentally, as I wouldnt choose to eat them!) w/o any problems. I'm not too terribly food sensitive though. I suppose, like anything else, you're going to have to try a couple and see for yourself if you can tolerate them.

    Hope you find something to help you very soon.
    Diana
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    • #3
      I can eat dates and figs with no problem. Also - you need to be aware that a potassium deficiency can be very serious. I take prescription potassium to keep my level safe. You don't want to overload with it, but there are so many potassium-rich foods that are IC irritants that I don't think it's too likely for us to get too much.

      I think of it like I do salt. If you rub salt into a raw wound, it HURTS! But if you take that same salt and put it on your food and eat it, it doesn't cause any pain. Potassium ingested is not the same as instilling it into your bladder.

      Donna
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      • #4
        Thanks Diana, and Donna.
        I guess I will have to try one and see how it goes.
        Donna; Where do you get the figs from? Are they are dired fruit or a fresh fruit? Yes, you are right about the potassium deficiency being serious, I dont think I have a deficiency, but who knows, I am very limited on what I can eat. I use to take a liquid multi vitamin/mineral than contained potasssium, but when I got IC, it just was bothering my bladder so much I had to stop taking the multi-vitamin. I do worry sometimes I am not getting enough of certain vitamins.
        Anyhow,Thanks for all the info.I appreciate it.
        Jen

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        • #5
          I can't get figs all the time, but when I spot them, I buy some! They are a favorite of mine.

          Donna
          Stay safe


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          Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

          Have you checked the ICN Shop?
          Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

          Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

          Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

          Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

          AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

          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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