Chewing gum and gastro distress
February 14, 2012 8:27 PM Subscribe
Could 3 to 4 pieces of sugar-free Dentyne Fire gum per day be giving me occasional episodes of gas, bloating, and diarrhea? If so, what kind of sugar-free gum should I chew instead?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (20 answers total)
I have to chew gum kind of all the time because it's the only thing that relieves my intense first-trimester nausea and vomiting. I cut the pieces in half and so end up chewing about 3-4 pieces per day. But I'm finding that every other day or so, I have an intense episode of cramping, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. I really do need to keep chewing the gum, and it can't be sugar-sweetened because sugar makes me more nauseated.
First, is it really possible for that little gum to give me symptoms? Second, is there any other kind of sugar-free gum that would be better? Thanks in advance.