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So I have been keeping a food diary, as I've been having on and off again big D. For the first time in my life. Instead of daily like it was for a couple weeks, it's tapered off. In an unusual way.

I have noticed that the ONLY thing that makes sense is that I eat an apple for breakfast M-F and my trail mix, with peanuts and raisins and peanut butter chips, M-F for lunch. And I've been having the big D start on Thursday (at the school that's hardest to use the bathroom at, go figure.) My insides just start to feel like liquid as I'm driving to work on Thursdays. Mind you, this isn't stress, as the school I'm at on Th-F is better than the school I'm at M-W. Then I have moments I have to nearly run to the bathroom on Thursdays and Fridays. Only at school too. So am I having a delayed reaction to the food? My dinners are varied from day to day so there's nothing else I can seemingly point to. And I have a small yogurt every night before bed (I have to have some food with one of my pills at night.) But this D on Thursdays and Fridays seems to be consistent. Again, only at school? Not at home where I can sit in the bathroom and RELAX with a nice cat staring at me.

Maybe someone else sees a pattern?

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My suggestion would be to substitute something else for the trail mix. See if that helps. What I do when my system acts up and I have to go somewhere is to take Immodium.  It helped prevent accidents for years before diagnosis and after.

If dropping the trail mix doesn't help look to something you may be eating or doing on the weekends. Reactions can be delayed for up to a week. My D comes four days after the reaction starts but everyone is different.

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Hm... What are you eating on the weekends? If you eat less of the trail mix and peanuts and whatnot, it could have something to do with the amount of fiber you're getting during the week, or even something else in there somewhere your body just doesn't seem to like right now. I know it's why I can't eat almonds and pistachios yet, it's too much fiber and I'm on the toilet like I have the stomach flu again.

It could very well be a delayed reaction. I know if I eat beets, it takes a couple days before I see them come out the other end. (And it's very obvious.)

I would try changing up what you're eating for lunch during the week if possible and see if it makes a difference.

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Something in your trail mix might be CCed? Other thoughts...drop the yogurt, Diary is not going to help with these issues. I can tell you how to make your own non dairy SUPER easy. Get a milk of choice, coconut, cashew, almond, flax, etc. pour some in a mason jar, dump 2 50+ million probiotic capsules in it (open them up and dump them in) give it a few stirs put a cheese cloth over the top and let it sit in your fridge for 36-48 hours. You have to be careful with this if it smells sour or taste nasty then it turned. You should just have a bit of that yogurt tang to it, and the cultures thicken it up.

I also still say drop the fruit/sugars. GO full fat/protein with the diet, I think it might have something to do with the cultures in your gut having a party with the sugars in combination with the fiber.

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Thanks for the advice. Already stopped the trail mix. Fingers crossed!

To be clear, i did not have the trail mix on weekends due to the availability of other foods.

If it doesn't work I'll try to cut out milk, but I do have that daily in my coffee so not sure if it would only affect me 2 days. And Ennis I did take your advice from earlier and cut out the apples. Haven't had them for a few weeks. Seemed to help cut down on the problem yet not completely eliminate.

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Try rotating every four days.  It can take a while to feel the effects of an intolerance.  Moderation can be key.  

I can not eat garlic, onion or leaks.  Accidentally put some green onions  on my salad last week (took hubby's salad plate).  They were so tasty!  Had slight GI issues but my face!  My rosacea acted up.  Itching, inflammation, redness,  and then the pustules!  I am not super vain, but my face has been so clear for years and years after identifying intolerances and going gluten free that I rarely need make-up.  

You might have a nut intolerance too.    I can not tolerate all nuts.  I tested years ago to a nut allergy (allergist).   Gave up all nuts.  But after healing from celiac disease, I have been experimenting.  I can eat some like walnuts and cashews but definitely not almonds or macadamia nuts.  Pecans are out.  (All are certified gluten-free).  I do not eat them every single day.  

My girl friend has a peanut allergy.  I do not even eat peanuts (legumes) on my bike rides with her.  What if I need CPR?  We both will perish!  Anyway, she was able to eat some tree nuts, but like me, she'll lose the ability to consume them.  She'll say, "I've lost cashews".  But she tries them again maybe when allergy  season is over.  

Try lactose free milk.  I use it.  If I take a gluten hit, I become lactose intolerant.  Of course, you might have issues to the actual milk proteins.  But it is worth a try.  

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