i also suffer badly from ibs .....
so fruit juices are out for me.
i have found a cheap (no name) cordial with no artificial anything.
it is a lime or coola flavour but it is actually not "bad" for us.
sorry i live in australia, so the brand is not available for you ......
but the same concept is worth checking out.
find one that has no artificial anything and no sugars, especially artificial sugars.
i still drink lots of straight water, but the cordial is good for a change.
also as it is getting colder over here ..... decaffeinated coffee
When you're stressed, You eat Ice cream, Cake, Chocolate & Sweets. Why? Because stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS.