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03-23-2004, 06:11 AM
Hi, I have a hard time being able to tell if I flare with food or vitamins. How long after food or vitamins do you usually have a flare? I'm sure everyone is different, but what is everyones experience with this? Thanks, Grace
For me it can vary from each time I eat something. Sometimes I may flare within an hour or two other times it is later. I can't tolerate vitamins real well at all, especially it they are a multi. I know that didn't help much, but as you said we are all different.:grouphug:
03-23-2004, 10:25 AM
Hi Grace. True that we all seem to respond differently to trigger foods. I'm still trying to systematically determine what foods are on my no-no list. I've been sticking to foods that are considered IC friendly and then try one new thing at a time. I usually wait a couple of days after trying something new before trying something else that's new. I know that this will take a couple of months to figure out, but it's well worth the effort!
What I've discovered so far is that a food triggered flare usually comes on 1-2h after having eaten and usually causes an increase in urgency and frequency, sometimes pain. Although for other people, it may take longer for a food-induced flare to start up. You may want to wait a day or so after eating a "suspect" food/vitamin before trying another "suspect" food in case you don't flare within a couple of hours of having eaten the questionable food but rather end up having a flare later.
03-23-2004, 10:39 AM
if i'm going to flare it normally anywhere from 30 mins to an hour before it hits my bladder.
now when i tried the dayquil medicine it hit my bladder like a ton of bricks within five to ten mins i was in so much pain. gggggggrrrrrrrrr
Most things will spark a flare 20 min to an hour after eating them for me. But I never feel completely okay, so I may still be eating things I'm allergic to & not knowing it. (I am a complete fanatic about following the IC diet). Will be going through allergy testing soon to see if that's part of the problem...
Wish me luck!
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