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Lettuce digestion problems.

My sister has a digestive problem with fresh lettice and other  fresh green leafy vegetables.  The symptoms arise when eating fresh uncooked leafy vegetables only.  Cooked spinach does not creat the problem.  Fresh spinach, lettuces etc. do cause the problem.
My sister experiencs gall stone like pains (she has had her gall blader removed 20 years ago) followed by severe gas reactions in the stomach and intestines.  Later there is diarrhea with a gray coloring and very foul smell.
Thsi problem has started only in the past year.  Her age is in the mid fifties.

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I'm a 40 year old female and have been diagnosed with a spastic colon - in other words, when I eat certain leafy greens, I feel my heart racing, I have sweat running down my face, I feel like my heart is going to jump out of my chest, I have severe cramping and pass a lot of diarehha (sp?) these episodes last for about a have hour.  The only thing I can suggest is stay away from irritating foods and watch what happens.  Otherwise please seek medical advise.  They may do a lower GI and check other things.
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