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  • Posted By: MJ1981
  • March 1, 2009
  • 06:35 AM

My boyfriend has this problem and he won't get checked out. You see, all he drinks is Mt Dew, and every time after he eats, it doesn't matter what it is, he has to go to the bathroom and has a bowel movement. Sometimes, he has to go back 2 or 3 times. And this is after EVERY meal. I would like to know if anyone has any ideas on what it is so that I can tell him...please let me know! I'm concerned for him.

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  • He obviously has an exaggerated gastro-colic reflex.Now,when did this begin?Is it related to his use of Mountain Dew,which has a lot of caffeine in it.Caffeine is a bowel stimulant.If he's always been this way,it might be his norm,although it falls way out of the usual and customary bowel habits that most of us have.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
  • In fact,he could have IBS.
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  • In fact,he could have IBS.Are his bowel movements normal or does he have diarrhea?
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  • I forgot to ask if he has pain with his BM's.I also forgot that he might have dumping syndrome.He might be able to control this with an OTC med such as Imodium,taken 30 minutes before a meal.
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  • If you take the time,you'll see that Blaze blames everything on electrical things.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
  • That does not mean that every problem in every system is adversely affected by your ******n electricity,you stupid piece of feces.
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  • That does not mean that every problem in every system is adversely affected by your ******n electricity,you stupid piece of feces. Please just ignore her posts if you don't like them. Please do not use such language, it is very unbecoming and unprofessional. My boyfriend has this problem and he won't get checked out. You see, all he drinks is Mt Dew, and every time after he eats, it doesn't matter what it is, he has to go to the bathroom and has a bowel movement. Sometimes, he has to go back 2 or 3 times. And this is after EVERY meal. I would like to know if anyone has any ideas on what it is so that I can tell him...please let me know! I'm concerned for him. If he is concerned you could get him to a doctor and have a stool exam done to rule out bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens in his stool. If he has taken antibiotics over the past year he should be tested for clostridium difficile infection in his stool. Mountain Dew is nasty stuff indeed, and the combo of caffeine, HFCS, and artificial colors/flavors may leach out important minerals and nutrients in the body. He should quit this and drink only water and see if his symptoms improve. Of course, good luck with that:p, as it sounds like he is addicted to the stuff! Best wishesDOMDOM
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  • I pointed out something else for ''newbies'',that an insane person named Blaze is allowed to run rampant on this forum.''Forewarned is forearmed.''
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