Fodmap Eating Plan
I will be starting on the fodmap eating plan next week and I'm looking for some suggestions about following this plan for the first four weeks. Did you have the guidance of a dietician? Did you find any books, recipes, YouTube videos that helped you? I'm also wondering how you went about the addition of foods after the four-week restricted period?
Any success stories (I'd really like to hear them). Anything that was particularly helpful or difficult for you?
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How long had you been diagnosed with diverticulitis before this was discovered? Did your diverticulitis just affect the sigmoid colon?
They found it all over, but mostly in sigmoid. I had my first colonoscopy in 2003 and they saw the diverticulosis, but no infections. Off an on had episodes, with cramping, pain, not being able to go. Was on liquids during those times.
In 2018 was when the proverbial shit hit the fan.
Horrible pain, not being able to go, fever chills, the works. Gastro scheduled the mri, it showed air bubbles in my abdomen, they sent me to the ER, ended up with partial sigmoid removal and temporary colostomy. Had that for 6 months. Hated it
Fody is a brand name for FodMap food. Google Fody Food they have a great website with food lists menu planning and material about the FodMap diet lots of resources there
@stefspad – I’m definitely not a fan of any oil used in cooking, including olive oil. Butter, in small amounts if needed.
@hopeful33250 – The gallbladder almost seems insignificant the way it connects to the common bile duct from the liver- but it can cause such misery! The bile from the liver is stored in the gallbladder so that when it’s needed it’s ready to go. It helps in fat digestion. The duct opens in the intestine at the same place where the pancreatic duct opens.
After my gallbladder surgery I developed “gravel” in the duct- not stones, but enough to block the opening and in doing so also blocking the pancreatic duct- giving me acute pancreatitis, then chronic.
Was there any treatment available for the "gravel" in the duct? I'm also wondering about your post where you said, "not a fan of any oil used in cooking, including olive oil". Is that a personal preference or is there medical reasoning based on your health?
@hopeful33250 – Th so called gravel was detected with a special MRI for that area. It was treated with enlarging the opening to the intestine.
The oil problem is probably secondary to the bile problem. Some oils have a chemical configuration that makes it difficult for me to digest. I don’t know if the doctors know the difference. My daughter has the same- she had her gallbladder out at 19.
It’s good to meet with a dietician first. This is a medical diet and changes are made systematically.
You are so right, @mpeters. I have had one meeting with a dietician and will have another one in several weeks. Dieticians are most helpful and provide educational support. My next appointment with her will be about re-introducing the foods that I've been restricting. I'm feeling so good right now that I am afraid to change anything!
When I was just a small child, I had a problem with gas. My big sister always called me stinky. I had no idea what the problem was until not so many years ago, my niece told me her boys were allergic to milk. I never thought of being allergic to anything food wise. So, I decided to quit having cereal every morning for breakfast or lunch when my kids were in school. Guess what! She can no longer call me stinky! I had no idea! Networking is very valuable. Even though my sisters are gone, I feel as if I have a family right here. You may call me Woogie but not Stinky!