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Colitisgirl

904d

What experiences have people found with caffeine and UC? I've found that green tea feels good sometimes, but have heard that caffeine could be causing inflammation.

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    • Anggg

      788d

      I can’t do any caffeine! It sends me straight into a flare! I stick to water or non caffeine tea!!

    • Anggg

      788d

      I can’t do any caffeine! It sends me straight into a flare! I stick to water or non caffeine tea!!

    • tummytrubs

      804d

      I’m a rare case where my UC causes constipation (and then diarrhea later…), so coffee is actually a really helpful way for me to have a semi predictable schedule. HOWEVER, I can’t drink too much, and I have certain types of coffee that work best. 1. Cold brew coffees and low acid hot brew coffees are best. 2. Absolutely NO French press coffee (the unfiltered stuff is really hard on my stomach and put me in the hospital last year) 3. Try to have organic coffee as much as possible, since my leaky gut will absorb more of the pesticides, etc. from conventional coffee 4. Put non dairy milk or creamer to cut the acidity. No more black coffee for me. Try to get non dairy milk or creamer that doesn’t have vegetable oils in it.

    • Chronicallychill420

      810d

      I cut out caffeine about two years ago and I’ve found it’s helped my UC symptoms and my anxiety. I realllly wish I could chug an iced coffee again though, especially with all this fatigue 🥱

    • hotgirlstomachissues

      892d

      hey! i’m new here! sorry this answer is so late but just wanted to say that i’ve found surprisingly enough that certain uncarbonated energy drinks (like the green tea celsius drinks surprisingly enough) help me and my stomach feels fine! its best to avoid it but im so dependent on caffeine so i try the least damaging option lol

    • Colitisgirl

      902d

      👍thank you!

    • Fernando

      902d

      Yes, caffeine is a stimulant for the bowels. Not the best thing for our IBD. The same goes to caffeinated tea as well

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