Fructose Malabsorption

Posted by CL @lelia, Dec 5, 2018

I'd like to start a discussion on fructose malabsorption, how to control it, what to eat and not eat, etc. . Is anybody interested?

@kay57

Hello, I am sitting here thinking that sounds like me. Doctors diagnose acid reflux disease I was given Omeprizole. Having a lot of burning in upper abdomen after a meal but even upon awakening feeling the slight burn. I'd like to learn more about this because I am afraid to eat anything. Stopped eating meat 10 months now, hard to digest. I really need help.

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See long reply 2 postings down. Hang is there!

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@lelia

See long reply 2 postings down. Hang is there!

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Thank you for sharing all this information.

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I forgot to mention I also eat quick oats, as oatmeal and as a substitute for wheat in meatloaf.

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@sandyabbey, @guthealth, @baponline, @kay57. I hope you get this message; I'm new to this site. Anyway, I just discovered an awesome web site:
Lifewithfructosemalabsorption.blogspot.com. One thing she doesn't include is the Boston University sugars table at bu.edu. It was designed for those with hereditary fructose intolerance, which is a totally different disease than fm, but it is useful for giving all the different words for sugars. Ignore whether it says you can tolerate the sugar or not. Note also that glycerin = glycerol.

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@lelia

@sandyabbey, @guthealth, @baponline, @kay57. I hope you get this message; I'm new to this site. Anyway, I just discovered an awesome web site:
Lifewithfructosemalabsorption.blogspot.com. One thing she doesn't include is the Boston University sugars table at bu.edu. It was designed for those with hereditary fructose intolerance, which is a totally different disease than fm, but it is useful for giving all the different words for sugars. Ignore whether it says you can tolerate the sugar or not. Note also that glycerin = glycerol.

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The Boston Univ complete URL is bu.edu/adolase/HFI/treatment/sugar_table.htm

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@lelia

The Boston Univ complete URL is bu.edu/adolase/HFI/treatment/sugar_table.htm

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@lelia. I had to look in my spam folder but I got this. I am interested in all info about lactose intolerance or FM. I need to be able to get some yogurt & things like that. I have Cdiff at the moment, but hopefully I’m getting better. I need the active bacteria in the yogurts. I’m appreciate any info I can get.

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@baponline

Have you heard of and/or tried low FODMAP? I was diagnosed with GERD 20+ years ago but recently they found I am fructose intolerant. They put me on the FODMAP elimination diet/eating plan. Haven't felt better in years. Still in the food reintroduction phase. Lots of good information out there. Starting to think I never really had GERD.

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I have been diagnosed with IBS and am in the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet. I never know when I am going to have abdominal cramps and/or diarrhea or what is causing them. There are other FODMAPS besides fructose that contribute to IBS. I also have GERD, which has been a problem for me for years. The medications may have contributed to developing IBS as a couple of people have mentioned, but at this point my reflux problem has become worse. I am taking a larger dosage of Nexium, plus sucralfate and am still having problems at night. This is truly miserable!

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@jackiem95

I have been diagnosed with IBS and am in the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet. I never know when I am going to have abdominal cramps and/or diarrhea or what is causing them. There are other FODMAPS besides fructose that contribute to IBS. I also have GERD, which has been a problem for me for years. The medications may have contributed to developing IBS as a couple of people have mentioned, but at this point my reflux problem has become worse. I am taking a larger dosage of Nexium, plus sucralfate and am still having problems at night. This is truly miserable!

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Sorry to hear that. In my case, reducing carbs has nearly eliminated my reflux symptoms. Stick with the diet. I believe it works. Best wishes.

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@jackiem95

I have been diagnosed with IBS and am in the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet. I never know when I am going to have abdominal cramps and/or diarrhea or what is causing them. There are other FODMAPS besides fructose that contribute to IBS. I also have GERD, which has been a problem for me for years. The medications may have contributed to developing IBS as a couple of people have mentioned, but at this point my reflux problem has become worse. I am taking a larger dosage of Nexium, plus sucralfate and am still having problems at night. This is truly miserable!

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Been there; it's the pits. Did you check out the web page Lifewithfructosemalabsorption.blogspot.com? It deals with more than fructose, also lactose, FODMAPS, etc. It's the best I've seen. Have you considered that drugs and supplements may also contain sugars? Lactose, cornstarch, dextrose, etc. etc. Nexium contains sugar as does sucralfate. I get that compounded. There is also a sugars list at Boston University which helps to identify which drug components are sugar. That is about 3 or 4 entries above this one. If the site won't come up, just google it with a few words from the URL. I also put a really long entry in this Fructose Malabsorption category about very basic low FODMAP foods to eat. I finally got it under pretty good control limiting my food to those items plus carefully reading drug/supplement labels and getting 5 of them compounded. Good luck.

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@jackiem95

I have been diagnosed with IBS and am in the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet. I never know when I am going to have abdominal cramps and/or diarrhea or what is causing them. There are other FODMAPS besides fructose that contribute to IBS. I also have GERD, which has been a problem for me for years. The medications may have contributed to developing IBS as a couple of people have mentioned, but at this point my reflux problem has become worse. I am taking a larger dosage of Nexium, plus sucralfate and am still having problems at night. This is truly miserable!

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@kay57, @guthealth, @baponline, @sandyabb@ey, @drpepper, @jammins. Here is a simple, easy, delicious recipe for chicken and rice.
Bake chicken thighs in the oven at 350 for about 1 hour. Meanwhile, boil some white basmati rice. When both are done, remove the chicken and put it on a plate. Pour the drippings into a clear glass container such as a measuring cup and let the fat rise to the top. Skim the fat off with a spoon (I use a gravy ladle) and add the remainder of the drippings to the rice pot. Stir. Serve with the chicken. Easy and very stomach friendly. Sometimes I put thyme on the chicken at the table but it tastes so good you don't really need it. .

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@sandyabbey

@lelia. I had to look in my spam folder but I got this. I am interested in all info about lactose intolerance or FM. I need to be able to get some yogurt & things like that. I have Cdiff at the moment, but hopefully I’m getting better. I need the active bacteria in the yogurts. I’m appreciate any info I can get.

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See chicken and rice recipe at the end of fructose malabsorption. I spelled your name wrong!

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