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Fodmap anyone? Help needed!

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ICanEatWhat Wed 01-Feb-17 19:58:51

Hello all,

General lurker and first time poster here! Has anyone had any experience of following a low Fodmap diet for gastrointestinal issues?

To cut a long story short (I'm sure that'll be told sometime) I've been advised to follow a low fodmap diet whilst I'm awaiting hospital treatment/follow up consultant appointments. I've put a lot of thought and planning in to starting this as I've previously tried gluten and dairy free diets to no avail.

I only started on Monday so it's very early days, however for three days running I've been having severe diarrhea and stomach cramps at the same time each day (just before lunch). I've rechecked everything I'm eating and can't identify the issue but wondered if someone more experienced might be able to point me in the right direction?

Alternatively it might not be a fodmap causing an issue at all but a general intolerance? I'm pretty sure it's related to what I'm eating in the morning as it's a very sudden attack. I've purposely eaten the same thing every day so that it's easier to identify any issues.

Early breakfast: half cup oats, one cup lactose free milk, very small handful blueberries, half a banana and a teaspoon of maple syrup

Snacks: small handful grapes, one small kiwi, 3 mini egg muffins (eggs, feta, bacon cooked in fairy cake tin)

Any thoughts?

loraflora Sat 04-Feb-17 10:52:32

It does sound like all of those are fodmap friendly although some fetas are limited amounts only. Are you having dinner? It doesn't sound like you're getting enough variety and low fodmap is limited enough as it is. Of course the issue may not be fodmap specific, it's just one avenue to explore. If the diahorrea started straight away when you started, could be caused by something you had previously anyway.

loraflora Sat 04-Feb-17 10:56:27

It's probably worth joining one of the UK fodmap groups on FB, by the way as they get a lot of traffic.

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