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Sun, Jun 30 9:25am · Loose stools in Digestive Health

Thank you for your response. I am under a nutritionist/dietician who works with my GI doctor. She gave me all the literature on this restricted diet etc. I hv worked in food /hospitality 30+ years and very label conscious
Only 3 fruits allowed and only with meals. Never by itself. Only raw sugar in my coffee. Never candy Only eating string beans now. Plain potatoes with butter and protein with GF breadcrumbs Oatmeal/ eggs abs sourdough toast. Roasted chx to snack on Simple simple. Still feel bloated and burping but not losing weight. Blood work is perfect. Just want to feel good. Would love to go to yoga or walk but afraid I will need a bathroom quick Go to dietician July 18. She’s very good and takes calls very easily for questions.

Sun, Jun 30 12:37am · Loose stools in Digestive Health

I’m so confused on all of the different paths to try to stop the chronic ribs to the bathroom. Test after test and finally one is positive. Fructose malabsorption. Very high intolerance. My elimination diet 10 days now isn’t changing much of anything. Lists of can have can’t have is so hard and low FODMAP Foods Vs High FODMAP Nothing says eliminate dairy which I don’t do except 1/2 and 1/2 very little in am. Can hv some sugars etc. yet still in bathroom 1 to 2 x a day. I’m hardly eating now afraid of reaction with nausea gas upper stomach pain. Etc I’m not celiac no Crohns no bowel disease so why is wheat needed to be stopped on fructose elimination I love salads too and they just cause so much discomfort. I just want things to turn around. No meds. No probiotics no enzymes by doctor Just diet. I eat totally plain and not much different just yet Thanks for letting me vent
Donna

Mon, Jun 24 12:36pm · Gas in Digestive Health

Thank you I will try these. Getting so reflux now but CT of abdomen didn’t show but I think problem would be esophagus. Finding out if I can take Zantac. This fructose Restricted diet is confusing. Scan tho I’m buying GF Products hv to be careful
Of hidden ingredients not good for this diet I will buy the lactofree cream. Thanks again

Mon, Jun 24 1:02am · Gallbladder surgery coming up this week in Digestive Health

Gallbladder issues run in my family as young as 21
My sister is full of stones for years but no issue so they leave them be. Doctors say no issue to leave them alone. I wouldn't wait til u get sicker but your choice of course My niece just had hers out after dealing with a lot of pain etc. my Mom had hers out in her 40’s but no laparoscopic back then. Good luck and hope you will be feeling great very soon.

Mon, Jun 24 12:54am · Gas in Digestive Health

Thank you for your reply. I hope you will be ok. Do keep in touch. I don’t take many meds just blood pressure med and Vit D3. That’s about it. Have been trying just for a week now but stomach hurts after eating and burping no matter what. I too love cheese and organic half and hand in my coffee Certain cheese is ok same with cream it very small amounts. I don’t do yogurt and my dietician said a small amount of cream is ok but I’m not sure if it is
I only use it in am so I don’t understand why dinner bothers me. I only eat sourdough now as I love bread Still learning. Have cancelled so many trips being so afraid of being stranded without a restroom close by Not taking any meds for stomach. Just Gas X after meals Doesn’t always work. I bought some Rice milk and I hv some almond milk. I may be forced to try in my coffee
May hv to stop the cream in my coffee and see what happens. I even get gas discomfort that travels up deep thru my back. I guess gas can travel everywhere
Keep me posted on how u feel and are doing
Donna

Sun, Jun 23 4:56pm · Gas in Digestive Health

Thank you for your nice response. After all the tests including CT pancreatic elastase 3 SIBO’s in eight years
Blood work. U name it I’ve had it. Not due for another colonscopy til 2020. All negative. A little inflammation. A little diverticulitis no Crohns no Celiac no celiac and do on. Most doctors put me on enzymes probiotics. Crepn for digestion even tho I have no pancreatic issue. More pills and more pills. Easy for doctors to say Oh you gave IBS-D. Without searching for the problem. No matter what I’m I. The bathroom 1/3 times a day nothing changed except it became wires over the years So finally found a doctor that wanted to get to the root of the problem and was the first gastro doctor to do a Fructose malabsorption test. 3 hours. I tested so high she says she had never had a patient test that high on the chart. So I’m working with nutritionist and trying the restricted fructose. What’s funny is I’m not a big fruit eater nor sodas never fructose corn syrup but fructose is hidden n so many foods that aggravate the intestinal tract. Onions garlic wheat products asparagus zucchini peas all loaded with fructans. etc. I was in the food industry for 35 years so I’m a label reader by trade. Plus being Italian makes it hard so now I’m journaling foods reactions etc. only been a week but still reacting stomach wise. Visit the nutritionist every 4 weeks. We will see if any improvement in July. Almost afraid to eat. She’s stomach gets nauseous she cramps but could be just changing. Sorry this is so long. I apologize. I have been crazy trying
to figure this out and hope I’m headed right. If one more test came back alls good I’m not sure what I could do. Next was serotonin tests. More serotonin in the gut than in the brain which can cause digestive e issues
Still not feeling g good cheating very simple and plain but can add foods down the road to see if I get a reaction. Low FODMAP foods vs high and fructose restricted diet hopefully turns things around
Thanks for reading Ask any questions if you like

Donna

Sat, Jun 22 8:28pm · Gas in Digestive Health

I’m new to the Mayo connect. First day. I hv my info but not sure what to do from here. I’ve been working with a gastroenterologist. In fact 4 th one in 8 years to get to the bottom of digestive issue. Just wanted to share
Thanks for messaging