View Full Version : anyone have a problem with gum???
10-07-2004, 02:11 AM
I'm trying to follow this IC diet the best I can.. I know that aspartame is a problem.. However, I'm always chewing gum and all the gum I chew has apspartame in it.. I'm wondering if this might be contributing to my flairs..
10-07-2004, 02:15 AM
I am a gum chewer too. I have been because of the dry mouth I get... The only thing I notice is that it can make me very gassy!!
10-07-2004, 02:19 AM
It's possible... I know I'm very sensitive to artificial sweeteners, and so I chew gum with regular sugar in it if I'm going to chew any. I tend not to chew much gum though. Try chewing regular gum for a while and see if it makes any difference. It might! I know it seems like one piece of gum wouldn't have much aspartame in it but it just might be enough to upset your bladder.
Good luck :grouphug:
10-07-2004, 05:17 AM
my aunt lives in hubbarston on hale road. gardner is just around the corner. :)
i am from pittsfield.... :yikes: pcbville = general electric. :yikes:
can you post the link for the doctors list from ichelp.com?!
shenna from the pitts, who now lives in elgin.
your wedding picture is nice.
10-09-2004, 09:26 AM
If you are chewing gum because of a dry mouth, try Biotine gum, its sold in the toothpaste section. I don't think it has aspartame - but the good thing is that one or two pieces really help for awhile - I'm not using near as much gum!
10-10-2004, 04:28 AM
Hey Shennan.... I certainly know where Hubbardston is!! When I was a teenager I had some friends from work who lived there and I was constantly driving around the Gardner/Hubbardston/Westminister/Ashburnham/Winchendon area :) I also know where Pittsfield is but don't know that area quite as well, of course.
How funny that you know the area... the world gets smaller and smaller every day :)
Anyway, here's the link for the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)'s Physician Registry:
You just type in your information, and in a few days a Patient Advocate will email you a complete listing of docs who treat IC patients for your state. It's great :)
Hope this helps!!!
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