Today I met with a dietician at my local hospital. She was really helpful and understanding and suggested I follow FODMAP diet which I agreed to. It seems this is the trend now for people with digestive disorders. I was given a FODMAP (booklet copyright Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS) with explanations, FODMAPs, instructions and nice pictures in. Looks like a real challenge! Some of the foods on the FODMAP I cannot eat anyway (some cheese, citrus, gluten free bread) so it seems like this is going to be a struggle! Tonight I am going to eat some Toblerone++ with my daughter as tomorrow I am going to start this diet. Goodness knows how I will cope with social events. I have been asked out to dinner in a few weeks and they are making gluten free stuff - I can’t possibly tell them no onions, garlic etc, etc as well.
I know there have been previous posts on FODMAPs and Nickyr’s post 'an extraordinary experience ...' refers to this too and Sassyl made some interesting points but I am not coeliac but gluten intolerant. I am interested in (a) how inconvenient it is? (b) were people able to identify the offending foods? (c) what happened if you strayed off it? The dietician seems to think I might be able to eat some of the problem foods again like bread! Has this happened to anyone following FODMAPs?