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Which of the following inflammatory foods aggravate your chronic illness the most?

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    • Scaryspoonie

      390d

      Pop or anything that has caffeine, white bread is really bad for my pots

    • Scaryspoonie

      390d

      Pop or anything that has caffeine, white bread is really bad for my pots

    • Rileyrilers

      400d

      There isn't much that doesn't cause a flare up

    • Anides

      422d

      Just about anything I eat aggravates my heartburn

    • MischiefsGirl

      425d

      Alcohol and caffeine for me. Haven't been able to have any in years now.

    • BethEntrekin

      426d

      Alcohol. I feel like death about ten minutes after having alcohol

    • ZeroMelody

      427d

      Physical matter. In my GI tract. Different things set off different parts of my health issues. Most foods will make me feel sh!t in some way or another. :'c

    • Lembasbread

      429d

      High fructose/fructane content food

    • probablysleeping

      432d

      Spicy food, alcohol and acidic foods make my GERD flare up and also bad for my Ulcerative Colitis/digestion in general. I wish I could cut out caffeine to know if that negatively effects me, particularly fatigue and insomnia, because I consume it all of the time, but I'm too addicted....

    • FatHammie

      433d

      I'm no good with alcohol. It makes me feel awful within a couple of drinks. Also I have to watch how many citrus fruits I have. I'm okay to have them in water, but eating them is a different story.

    • elvendork

      434d

      Still figuring it out 🥲

      • ZeroMelody

        427d

        @elvendork never a fun point to be at, hope you can get a grasp of what works best for you soon. 💕

    • geonaut

      434d

      Inflammation from lactose intolerance really hits different

    • Marjo

      437d

      Stressful situations trigger my system with flushing, sweating, heart racing, IBS-D, insomnia, general pain increases. Iceberg & Romaine Lettuce, Red Wine, Acidic Foods, Spicy Foods.

    • Blue_Penguin

      439d

      Caffeine caused me severe abdominal pain & endometriosis flare ups.

    • florals.and.fatigue

      440d

      Soya by far

    • LaurenRomero

      444d

      I’m still trying to figure out because it seems like it changes day to day

    • Moggy

      445d

      I can't eat a lot of dairy as it affects my skin causing it flare up and creak like eczema and it's sets my chest off I have switched to oat and almond milk but these still flare up my skin and tomatoes, pineapples and peaches set off my chest and my stomach cramps and I m allegric to these anyway

    • Seae

      445d

      Casein allergy specifically. But I avoid all of those

      • Seae

        436d

        @Seae Also soy, artificial sweeteners, processed foods, spicy food, anything very chewy, and a bunch of things I’m forgetting…

    • eternalgemini

      447d

      I cannot digest cruciferous vegetables. They absolutely kill and murder my stomach. Brussel sprouts = death in my tummy. Sometimes natural is not always the best. This will flare up my acid reflux big time. Extreme stomach discomfort.

      • geonaut

        434d

        @eternalgemini if my symptoms have been bad recently I cannot tolerate them or leafy greens. Otherwise they seem to be fine in small amounts for me.

    • Maizy

      447d

      Heavily salted things set me off

    • viviennemma

      447d

      Caffeine makes me so anxious but I 💗 coffee

    • CrazyMeerkat

      448d

      I am intolerant to chocolate but I can't survive without eating chocolate. So there we are, enjoying my flares up 🤣🤣

    • Bubbl3s

      448d

      Dairy, eggs and legumes mostly

    • LE95

      449d

      not a food specifically but greese. i love pizza and other greecy foods but if something has like the wetness of greese all over it, i dry it or avoid it. if i eat too much greese i get really sick and ready bad acid reflux.

      • eternalgemini

        447d

        @LE95 Me too! The more greasy the food the more my stomach upset, and in turn the more pain increase and horrible heartburn.

    • Bakon

      453d

      Marinera sauce specifically. Tomatoes on their own are fine but marinara sauce causes a lot of issues

    • Pattie96

      453d

      Tomatoes… noticing it causes more pain for both my stomach and chronic pain

    • PrivyPink

      455d

      Salt seems to be the bane of my existence

    • Katharina

      455d

      I think I’m lactose intolerant but even lactate milk bothers me…. Anyone know why? (And since I switched to not drink as much milk other issues, like tonsil stones, have resolved.) yet I can have cheese and some other dairy. But not strait milk.

      • Seae

        445d

        @Katharina I was going to say maybe casein allergy, but cheese has very high casein content.

    • Traveller23

      455d

      Milk and boiled sweets

    • lizzythelizard

      455d

      I'd say dairy bc it makes me get more mucus in my chest so I get stuffed up but I like cheese so I probably won't really change

    • Mafuyu

      457d

      For me it’s fried foods BIG TIME- I feel as though I even look at something fried or greasy and I feel awful!

    • WitchyWoman89

      457d

      Red meats

    • AriEden

      457d

      sorry I believe in real things

      • WitchyWoman89

        457d

        @AriEden very rude. Some foods cause inflammation in the body, thats actually a scientific fact.

    • MysticFae

      461d

      Msg makes mine worse. 🥲

    • Karmaline

      462d

      Milk, cream, and coffee. 😥

    • Klingon

      462d

      Tomatoes

    • Gracielovestobake

      462d

      soy is very inflammatory for me

    • SammyJay

      462d

      Aspartame a sugar substitute

    • hippo05

      462d

      Acidic foods (especially tomato based). No ketchup for me...

    • Neuco

      462d

      Anything with high fibre or high acidity. Annihilates my colon. Only thing on the list that's iffy for me is soda because of the fizz.

    • serunika

      463d

      For me, the worst is refine sugar. After sipping sweet drinks, my body will respond to it quickly with feel-like a 'burn' sensation on my back.. another trigger for me: msg. I easily got petechiae or nosebleed afterwards.

    • carter._.16

      464d

      Fried foods, carbonation, dairy, too much caffeine, too much sugar. Fresh fruits and veggies make me sick so that's fun. There's a lot thats just not good for me :/

    • pixieluna

      464d

      I'd have to say diary but it's mainly milk. I get really ill if I have milk, yet I can eat cheese in moderation with no effect

      • Seae

        436d

        @pixieluna You could be lactose intolerant; the amount of lactose drops off sharply when cultured or fermented (yogurt, cheese, etc). Might be worth trying Lactaid?

    • Knees

      464d

      When I stopped eating French fries for every meal my hands stopped locking up as bad

    • Harli

      464d

      Not necessarily always fried but when something has just way too much grease on it where it's dripping grease, that usually messes with my stomach bad.

    • Haleyc210

      465d

      Trying to avoid feels impossible some days

    • GlitchSky

      465d

      Acidic foods

    • Sadie7B

      465d

      Caffeine

    • AimeeB

      466d

      Coffee goes right through me, but I still drink it (I have to choose between a terrible headache possible flare up, the headache wins) but onions and milk are the worst triggers for me

    • 100Percent_K

      466d

      Red meat

    • Valkar

      466d

      Eating makes me sick, taking the first bite of food is always super difficult.

    • AJ13

      481d

      No foods, only stress, worry, excitement 😥

    • survivor_girl96

      482d

      Soda drives me crazy. It tastes very flat with a metallic aftertaste

    • SuccinctAbilities

      482d

      Any caffeine will do it, but also I need it to function with the amount of sleep my illness is costing me 😭

    • krinkle

      482d

      Slim jims

      • krinkle

        482d

        @krinkle and rosé wine and many fruits if not all of them

    • AndromedaSpark

      483d

      Dairy, apples, grease, overly processed food

    • Ashcookie

      483d

      For me it's sugar like even if I have a lot of fruit it'll mess me up. That's why I just stick to just blueberries a day.

    • Q31525

      483d

      easy, milk affects me the most. but not because of my illness. i’m mildly allergic to it 😅 won’t stop me from eating ice cream though

    • IAmTired247

      483d

      Anything with a high histamine level, so basically all delicious food 😭

    • AnimalBoy

      483d

      My only sensitivity that isn't an allergy is for specific types of icing. Usually decorators icing is the worst and cream cheese, whipped cream, and marshmallow icings seem to be the best for some reason.

    • MidlightTheNightFury

      484d

      Random just what ever my stupid useless body decides

    • willownyx

      484d

      it's strange, some sodas really upset my stomach and some are completely fine and I haven't quite figured it out yet ^^;; but cheese specifically always makes me feel super sick, along with red meat and any hot drinks giving me symptoms similar of food poisoning or an allergic reaction of some kind. not sure why it happens but I just try to avoid them as a result (or I live with the consequences of eating cheese anyway because it tastes so good but is so goddam deadly aaa)

    • SapleMyrup

      484d

      Sodas and artificial sweeteners kill me

    • Femalepotato

      485d

      Greasy/ Spicy food.

    • Muffen91

      485d

      Almost everything. If I can't have it due to my gastroparesis or all the ulcers due to my GP, I can't have it due to my food allergies/sensitivities.

    • psw

      486d

      Raw plants.

    • RMSjohns

      503d

      DAIRY products. Moved to coconut and soy.

    • Nocturnaldove

      503d

      Artificial sweeteners

    • Froppy

      503d

      Caffeine and alcohol

    • BbyBunnny

      503d

      Basically any sugar, i have fructose malabsorption (fructose intolerance) And fructose is in like everything, so eating most foods cause me stomach pain

    • Creator

      510d

      So far, the only food that gives me the pain is Pizza, and that's only if I accidentally eat too much, I have to eat it slow and not alot at once or I feel like I'm dying later.

    • royalty

      511d

      Mainly artificial dyes. But maybe I should cut most of these out once I can afford it and see if there is any difference.

    • MichealB

      511d

      Dairy mostly. Coffee can give me bad cramps tho

    • Bre19

      511d

      Caffeine

    • Deej3005

      516d

      I really don’t fully know yet, I’d give a lot to be able to work this out (especially very quickly and painlessly)

    • Leeroy

      516d

      Also alcohol and nicotine

    • RaspberryRuffle

      516d

      Chocolate 🍫

    • chihiro.sen

      517d

      i was told to not eat anything with citric acid within 30min of taking my meds, the only soda it isnt in is coke and its in soooo many processed foods TT

      • PrivyPink

        455d

        @chihiro.sen wow really? Idk that

    • Pipsmum

      517d

      I have a life threatening wheat allergy

    • Spacegirl1209

      519d

      I’m allergic to chocolate

    • Spacegirl1209

      519d

      Chocolate

    • SomeKindaKid

      527d

      For me dairy sometimes does sometimes doesn’t. Greasy food just makes me feel 🤢

    • Aaronb03

      527d

      Red meat and processed foods make me feel emotionally horrible, my Dr advised a Mediterranean diet and it's helping a lot

    • thisgirl2311

      527d

      I can't have acidic stuff.. pineapple,oranges ect. Which stinks because I love them!!

    • Issalot

      527d

      Garlic, onion, peppers, acidic foods and butterfingers

      • Starsunmoon

        482d

        @Issalot onions are a big one for me! I didn’t eat any red meat for years, then realised that it sometimes made me sick because people put onions in burgers! I can eat mince meat now, and I avoid onions at all costs

    • Hollybelle

      527d

      Really anything can set off a flare. Too much sugar. Too much protein. Too many carbs. Too many veg. Random never the same.

    • feralsharkdog

      528d

      Some dairy, like regular milk or ice cream, messes with my asthma. But that's it.

    • Captain_Honey

      529d

      I'm lucky and no foods make my chronic pain worst. Just movement and exercise.

    • dogmum

      529d

      Me too all trigger it shame you can't select more than one as I just found out.

    • poodlelover28

      530d

      Considering I have celiac disease, by far the answer for me is gluten

    • SantheSerpent

      530d

      Oddly enough, soda seems to help me! Or maybe it just helps me not be so sad about everything lol

      • Marzie

        444d

        @SantheSerpent diet cola has always helped me with nausea!

    • bonbisbro

      530d

      All of them 😭

    • PurplePenguin

      530d

      Oh gosh so many 😥 multiple effect me in different ways, none is "worse" than the others

    • sadgraycat

      530d

      Soy for me

    • Vihera

      530d

      Soy.

    • Amanda1993

      530d

      Can we add an every single thing option? I can eat healthy and have little processed sugars and I'm still dying in the bathroom I think.

      • eternalgemini

        447d

        @Amanda1993 I'm with you there! When everything sets you off... If you know what I mean. Ugh, very frustrating. 😞

    • yumzy199725

      530d

      Yeah definitely caffeine but can't cut it out all together so have to have it at some point I drink decaffeinated tea aswell.

    • Kittypop

      530d

      Had to go thru so many tests (ultrasound, endoscopy, etc.) & be told I "just have heartburn" only to randomly find a video on YouTube explaining Tight Junctions...I might not have Celiac, but gluten does not agree with my digestive tract 🙅🏻‍♀️ thank goodness for digestive enzymes

    • maharahnee

      530d

      Any food containing salycilates such as most fruits, caffeinated beverages, veggies except starches.

    • rolling_pigs

      530d

      Caffeine and leafy veg

      • Greenfiretrucks

        464d

        @rolling_pigs CAFFEINE IS SO BAD WITH POTS

        • 55isMe

          461d

          @Greenfiretrucks it is for some people, but i resumed using it reading contadictive data. For me, it works really well with the Imitrex that it overwhelmingly is better than avoiding. About 12-18 ounces of Mtn Dew a day. About 6 ounces with Imitrex and the others during mid day. Allows a lot more upright time before the heart racing takes off. (I do reach 170 to 200bpm.)

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