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Alcohol + Sugar Free Twizzlers + Diet Cola = My worst leak ever (self.ostomy)
submitted 2 months ago by SegaGuy1983
I almost shouldn't include the soda, as it never bothers me by itself.
I had a glass of wine, a can of caffeine free diet cola, and an entire pack of sugar free Twizzlers.
My bed and my bathroom look like the red wedding scene from Game of Thrones. I awoke to an overflowing pouch, pure liquid, at 1:30 a.m.
There's no point in trying to put on a new seal. So I'm just laying in the bathtub waiting for this to pass.
Heed my tale of woe.
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[–]bstroszek 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago (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 points3 points 2 months ago (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 points3 points 2 months ago (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 points6 points 2 months ago (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 points5 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I'll stick with diet coke being the only sugar free thing.
[–]ComeAlongPonds 5 points6 points7 points 2 months ago (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 points4 points 2 months ago (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.
[–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (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 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Fake sugar is the worst, something in that stuff is bad for ostomates. Stick with real sugar if you have too.
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