Not less than a month ago , after an endoscopy and three biopsies , nothing was found. My Dr in the Cleveland clinic ask me to get into Fodmap and so I have, but i still have blooting when eating fruits which are in the low fodmap. I am in the process of eliminating everything that does not agree with my stomach. Only in some occasions I have suffer from diarrea and came totally unespected , in the middle of the street etc, very unconfortable. Today only after 3 weels of Fodmap I beging to feel better but so hard to eliminated fruits and other things like cheese , all of them low fodmap. I am ver confussed.

I live in a french island in the Caribean called St Barths where we do not have any nutritians Doctors to hepl follow this diet.

Is there any dr on line that could help me ?

I work out every day and have a very healthy life, thought my stomach does not want to follow me and keeps on giving me a hard time . My social life oblige me to eat out very often and also stopp drinking French champagne , the hardest of all ! :-)

Hope to find a solution . I am not american , so my eating habits dont include pizza, hamburguers or snaking as US people do. I have always followed a Mediterranean diet , fish , olove oil , no butter etc

My next emais will be shorter . Just my presentation

English is not my mother tongue, so I excuse myself for my ortografic mistakes

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  • Hi Florita,

    The low-FODMAP diet was developed at Monash University in Australia and if you follow this link


    you'll not only find all the information you need, but you can also download a brilliant app which has a quick and easy guide to suitable foods - great for shopping and eating out.

    It's quite normal to find that some foods which are low-FODMAP cause IBS issues (and these are very individual), so keeping a really detailed food diary is a good idea to help you sort out your flash points. Remember too that some types of foods can take up to 48 hours to go through your digestive system, so it isn't only what you ate yesterday that may be causing you problems.

    Here in the UK we can buy tablets called Imodium Instants which are very good at stopping urgent diarrhoea, you might be able to buy them online.

    Please don't apologise for not writing perfect English, it's much better than my French!


  • Hello Florita

    I can say from my own experience, it can take a very long time to see results for some people with the FODMAP diet. It took me a full year of following low-FODMAP before my IBS finally settled down some, I still have IBS but I am not in a constant flare like I was.

    Coffee is the hardest thing for me to give up, the acid really irritates my bowels. It is the #1 things that gets my IBS flaring!

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