We all know how it is…we think that we’ve eaten the right stuff and avoided the bad stuff, the day is looking to be a decent one & blam! The pain starts. What did I do this time? Sometimes we think we figured out what caused it and other times we draw a blank.
The other day, I started off with a couple glasses of fruit juice (apple & mango), then a banana, and after a bit, some vegetable & chicken soup. The soup is really like a stew; it has a lot of veggies and very little chicken.
Well, about 45 minutes later I am sitting in a meeting & the pain started. I didn’t have Donnatal with me; but, I did have 20 dextrose tablets with me. I was able to stop the attack by chewing on the tablets; it took about 12 of them.
What caused it?? I know fruit juice has fructose & dextrose; but, I have always considered them safe…until recently, that is. For about the last 6 months, I sometimes have irritation (weak attacks) after eating a bowl of apple juice and Cherrios (or equivalent) at night. So, I have been wondering if apple juice can be both an aide in stopping attacks and an irritant, depending upon the situation.
We need the nutrients of fruit; but, fructose is processed in the liver, while dextrose goes right into the blood stream. It is such a complex variable, that I am at a loss some times.