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chrisseese
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posted 09-08-1999 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chrisseese   Click Here to Email chrisseese     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have discovered, unfortunately, that even with the power of Caltrate Plus, I can't beat the problems with garlic. I swear, gas from garlic has to be the worst smelling thing on the planet. I even had my poor dog gagging from my "releases" yesterday morning. Once I have a couple of D trips to the bathroom, that smell as bad as the gas, I am usually ok.

First, am I the only one that gets this effect from garlic? Secondly, if I'm not, has anyone discovered anything that will eliminate this problem? My husband, who is the cook of the household, uses garlic and garlic salt, like most people use salt and pepper when cooking.

Thanks for your input.

Christine

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posted 09-08-1999 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silver   Click Here to Email silver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cant eat raw garlic like on caesar salad. It makes my guts hurt so much like they have been scrubed with a brush. I can hadle garlic salt in small amounts. Another thing I cant eat is coleslaw, that is bad news for me too.

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posted 09-09-1999 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mcbec1   Click Here to Email mcbec1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Garlic can do a couple of things to me. First, a local restaurant has the best garlic bread in the world and all it does is send me to the potty with outrageous 'D'. Any other type of garlic send used to send me to the ER (before I was degalled). Now I try and stay away from garlic (unless it's from the restaurant above) and then I have to decide if it's worth it. (And yes, it smells stonger in the john than it did on my breath.)

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posted 09-09-1999 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gena     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're definitely not the only one! Whenever I eat garlic (which I happen to love) I can count on "fragrant" gas and D the next day. I love garlic so much and it's so healthy that I don't think I can really eliminate it from my diet, and I have not discovered a solution, but I feel your pain!! Just either stop eating it, or try to eat less of it. Like if your husband is cooking with it, ask him to prepare a side portion with significantly less garlic or no garlic. Experiment with this and if the problem subsides, then you have found your answer

-Good luck!!

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posted 09-09-1999 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for debidoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been taking garlic tablets lately to help out with a nasty bladder infection, but I'm not eating garlic. I have noticed that I am quite a bit gassier since I've been taking them (just a few days now), than I have been in months. I hadn't connected the gas to the garlic tablets, and I don't notice any particular odor. I wonder if the tablets have the same effect as the real thing?

Debbie

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posted 09-09-1999 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joyce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use to take the odorless garlic as it is supposeto help kill candida yeast and bad bacteria. As for the smell, yes my toots and pooops smells like garlic, an improvement for me

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posted 09-09-1999 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joyce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wouldn't it be awful if we all got together and ate garlic????

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posted 09-10-1999 01:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol   Click Here to Email Nicol     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OMG! Please Joyce, that is a nightmare! lol!

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posted 09-10-1999 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heykate   Click Here to Email heykate     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got back from a week in Canada and noticed that Caesar salads are very big up there. I ate them a couple of times - WONDERFUL, I might add. BUT, they repeated on me and gave me fearful gas. I also noticed that garlic was used liberally in food. I suffered a LOT while up there (and consequently, so did my husband!!) and after reading this thread, I'm thinking the garlic did me in!! I don't think it bothers me in small quantities, but I was miserable a few times during my vacation (and managed to share that with several unsuspecting Canadian strangers along the way! ).

Kathy

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posted 09-10-1999 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

It never occurred to me that garlic could trigger IBS. It sounds like many of you have problems with this. I'm going to be aware of it and see if it happens with me. I hope not, I don't think I can cook without garlic!
This is interesting..

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posted 09-10-1999 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chrisseese   Click Here to Email chrisseese     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joyce, Thanks for a good laugh!!

It is so good to know I'm not the only garlic farter out there.

AFter posting this, I got to wondering....
If garlic worn in a necklace around necks wards off vampire's, what would our potent gas emmissions do?

Just a thought!!!!!

Christine

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posted 09-11-1999 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kitty     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh Joyce - LOL LOL

Well, garlic is a gas starter for me! I hardly ever eat garlic but boy do I love it. I LOVE garlic bread just dripping with garlic - hmmmmmmmmmm.

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