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Fructose Malabsorption

Digestive Health | Last Active: Jul 28, 2020 | Replies (263)

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I have dealt with lymphatic colitis for 40 years. I am 76 now and have just been treated for H-pylori 4 months ago. My breath test has shown Fructose Malabsorption rather then SIBO. Not sure I am glad for this diagnosis. The SIBO I could treat with antibiotics and not as strict a diet. I see my doctor this week and then a dietitian to learn how to eat very different from what I have been eating with the colitis. One diet seems to hinder the other. I feel to old to change my ways but something else to learn now. I was never a real sweet eater until I found out I can't have it. LOL There are so many things I have to throw out and I plan to have one cupboard just for me. My DH can eat anything and I make sweets for him all the time, what an adjustment. Sorry if I sound a little down or pessimistic about this, I know over time I will adjust. I have been reading some of your posts and am encouraged by them. I will return with my journey after Wednesday.

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Have you checked out the Fructose Malabsorption discussion on Mayo Clinic Connect? You might find it helpful. Good luck.

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Hang in there! You do adjust over time and even get so you don't want sweets because you know the awful side effects they will cause. There's a lot of info in this fm discussion from the beginning, including foods to eat/not eat, finding drugs and supplements that are ok, etc. Your message reminds me of all the food I had to throw out also. My husband still eats sweets he buys ( I don't make any), but he doesn't eat them around me which is nice.

Where did you go to get the Fructose Malabsorption diagnosed and to see a dietician who understood and could help you know what to eat. I had SIBO diagnosed at Mayo, but the Doc I see, who is a fellow, doesn't appear to understand it, nor be interested in treating it, and I thought I was seeing a "special GI dietcician" who could help me, but she hadn't even heard of these problems. Very disappointing. So, I'm looking for a center that deals with SIBO. Johns Hopkins has what looks like a good SIBO specialty program, was wondering if there might be something closer to the midwest. ­čÖé