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FODMAP diet

Hi everyone, my gastroenterologist has recommended I start the FODMAP diet for a few weeks, has anyone else tried this? It looks very restrictive but it has great success for IBS suffers. Thanks xx

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I gave it a try for a while but iit didnt make sense to me and i found it very contrdictory to what I wHAT i W sposed to be doing food wise. I was given fodds to eat with no recipe to follow.

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Give this app a look - play.google.com/store/apps/... - Also they are on Apple - It will give you a good overview of the FODMAP diet.

I need to go on it once again to see what happens..

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Hi. Yes I've followed the Fodmap restrictive part for about 8 weeks. It is hard to follow but it has calmed my symptoms down. I've introduced gluten back in now and all seems calm. I'm not introducing lactose in yet. Enjoying the no bloatedness.

I think it is lactose that causes my pain. So will stay away til I visit the dietician.

Keep a food diary of all foods eaten and how you are feeling afterwards. Include toilet visits too and any pain.

Take care

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Usually it works well

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It is really good. The basics to follow are keep food natural, real foods. I eat most veg apart from restricting garlic & onions, lots of meat, fish, poultry and potatoes & rice are my main carbs. I take SYMPROVE probiotic every morning for 12 weeks which has been the main help in getting rid of my constant bloating. I've ate wheat & dairy during Xmas and guess what I have bloating back, but not nearly as bad. I would check on your symptoms being related to SIBO and Candida and take the necessary herbal supplements. I personally didn't choose the pharma drug route, I prefer to get to the root cause not mask symptoms. Good luck

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I tried FODMAP. It's working for me,now I'm adding foods in my diet. I really love it bc I know what I can eat and I can see what food doesn't agree with me. I bought the FODMAP app from Monash university . Has a guide about foods and recipes, what can you eat and not( with green and red lights.I haven't used the recipes but I change my usual receipies with ingredients that I can eat.

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My experience is the same S Maraki28. Get the Monash app and do low Fodmap foods - marked green on their traffic light system. It changed my life. Make sure you do at least 6-8 weeks before adding in any other foods.

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It works! I tried the FODMAP diet after years of trying other diets prescribed to me and not getting anywhere. It's hard to follow in that it takes a lot of motivation, but the Monash App is extremely helpful and it vastly improves all symptoms. Also, once you are symptom free you can start reintroducing foods and really get to understand what it is that makes symptoms bad, so it's only really restrictive for a short while :)

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Thanks everyone, I have bought the Monash App and it's very informative. I see the dietician in the new year so hopefully I should be starting then. Will keep you updated. Thanks xx

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I tried the FODMAP diet a few years ago. I had long suspected Gluten sensitivity and after a Gastroenterologist didn't find signs of Celiac he recommended this approach. The restrictive phase is hard to follow but the challenge part is very revealing. I my case Onion, Garlic and Wheat all caused symptoms and I was diagnosed with Fructan intolerance - something that I would never have found without trying this diet.

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Hi I tried the diet but I lost a lot of weight went down to 7 1/2 stone and I am 5ft 10 tall so I had to come of the diet and it has taken me a long time to get up to my original weight 9 stone.

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It works but if after a while you are still getting symptoms try the 'Fast Tract Diet' - again an app available - this is really working for me now. Good luck. Start without the dietician and see how it goes.

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I've not tried this as yet, I have been following a soluable fibre diet which has been quite good but I really would like to introduce wholemeal bread etc back into my diet (I have been eating sourdough though which is lovely).

After reading the responses above this is something that I might try as well.

Best of luck to you Nickster 12 and hope it works for you.

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hi there, i have been following the fodmap diet for some time now. it is very restrictive & takes some getting used to but it really helps. eliminating wheat, garlic and onions alone reduced my ibs symptoms immensely. good luck x

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It's tough but worthwhile. I found a handful of fruits and vegetables that are now on my no-eat list. The rest of the FODMAP foods seem to be fine for me. One thing that's important to remember though, is that you can have triggers that aren't FODMAP foods. So keep close tabs on what you're eating and your symptoms.

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Hi,

I have seen a gastrologist 3 weeks ago and he has advised me to go onto the fodmap diet with the help of a dietician. Im now waiting for an appointment for her/him. Hope its not long because im really suffering with severe cramps and diahorrea.

Hope you all get sorted soon

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