Mint gum gives me diarrhea? ?!

Question: Mint gum gives me diarrhea.? .?
it seems that every time i have mint flavored gum (like eclipse) i get gas and diarrhea. usually i chew 3-5 pieces of gum at once before spitting it out. just a few months ago, it started happening. i would chew too much, then get horrible stomach pains, gas, and diarrhea. every 10 or 15 minutes I would have to go to the bathroom. and every minute, i would fart, and sometimes fart to the point where i crap myself.

why does this happen.? how can it be stopped.?

please note that this is serious.Health Question & Answer

look at the main ingredient. does it say sorbitol or maltitol.? theres your problem.

sorbitol: Sorbitol can be used as a non-stimulant laxative as either an oral suspension or suppository. The drug works by drawing water into the large intestine, thereby stimulating bowel movements. Sorbitol has been determined safe to use in the elderly although it is by no means recommended.

maltitol:Due to its slow absorption, excessive consumption can have laxative effect and sometimes can cause gas and/or bloating. It is very easy for food producers to use it in vast quantities, due to its similarity to sugar, so consumers often end up ingesting far more than they could most other sugar alcohols. This means that maltitol is particularly associated with gastric issues.Health Question & Answer

The serious question here is why the hell are you so stupid that you continue to chew the gum when it makes you sh!t your pants.? Think about it.Health Question & Answer

Do tic-tacs instead. Or drink a lot of water. Or you could you know just chew one piece at a time like any other person.Health Question & Answer

This may be hard to understand but QUIT EATING IT.Health Question & Answer

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