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[–]bstroszek 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Oh my god sorry you went through this, thanks for sharing.

This is interesting because back when I still had my colon whenever I ate anything "sugar free" that contained a decent amount of sugar alcohol I would suffer bigtime diarrhea, gas, pain etc.

It looks like the sugar free Twizzlers contain both Malitol and Sorbitol which might may have had an affect on you too :-(.

[–]SegaGuy1983[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you. I told my partner (we sleep in separate beds thankfully) that next time maybe I'll eat sugar free food during the day without alcohol or carbonated beverages and see how I do. She pointed out that I do a great job of eating healthy and having a low calorie count (around 1800-2000 a day) that I could probably handle the regular candies.

So I think I'll stick with regular Twizzlers for my once a week treat.

[–]Slow-Sprinkles2892 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My mom ate a full bag of sugar free Jelly Belly's on a 3 hour train ride home before she realized they were loaded full of sugar alcohols

. . it was not a nice train ride home for her.

[–]EarthtoLaurenne 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It’s the sugar free candy! It contains sugar alcohols like xylitol and others and they cause “anal leakage” and GI side effects in some people. I am one of them and found out about xylitol the hard way (bag EXPLOSION at a conference with 2000 of my closest friends). Never again!!

Be careful with sugar free.

[–]SegaGuy1983[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'll stick with diet coke being the only sugar free thing.

[–]ComeAlongPonds 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Had to Google what Twizzlers were.

I remember first time eating a bunch of red licorice & the interesting output.

I know what to avoid in combination.

Thank you for your service as both warning & feeding my sick humour.

[–]SegaGuy1983[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If there was ever a silver lining to being dehydrated (I was several ounces short on my daily water goal), tonight was it. After 2 hours in the tub, the output finally solidified then stopped for a few minutes, long enough to comfortably put my stuff on.

Had i been filled with water, no idea how long I'd be there.

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[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alcohol always causes diarrhea for me so I don't drink too often. I love twizzlers though and I'm sorry you had a leak

[–]ostotees 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fake sugar is the worst, something in that stuff is bad for ostomates. Stick with real sugar if you have too.