Fodmap diet help needed, is this normal?

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My and my boyfriend who also suffers with ibs have recently started the low fodmap diet to try and help with symptoms this is our 4th day doing the diet but so far we are both suffering wth diahorrea,bloating and stomach cramps, my stomach constantly keeps growling, is this normal just while our body adjusts or should we stop?

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    Hi:  I know it's very common when you change your diet.  You get all the IBS symptoms until your body adjusts.  Good luck with the diet.

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    Hi Jessica, I pretty much eat a low fodmap diet, I reckon it's as good as it gets for IBS sufferers, but basically IBS drives you crazy you can eat some foods then that food becomes a problem, then you can eat the food which was a problem and it OK for so long, and not eating is no good that can make things worse, one thing I can consistently eat is sourdough dough white bread if that any help to you, good luck.

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      I can eat white rice, canned chicken (rinsed) and canned peas (rinsed).  I'm sick of it and sick without it.  Not getting enough protein.  Tonight I had the same beef I had two nights ago that was OK but not tonight.  Go figure.  It's a toss up.  Like a freaking curse.  Sorry for the rant but I'm hurting again.

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      Hi frazzled, I only discovered that I couldn't eat cheap white bread through the FODMAP specialist who helped me to know what I could have and why I couldn't have certain things.  IF you really feel you've had enough ask to speak to a specialist, a proper one and don't be fobbed of.  It's tough I agree but once you know then you adapt what you eat accordingly and then you know what is right or wrong for you rather than live in pain.  Try something once, try one spoonful one day, two the next day and three the next, you'll if you can have them or not.  I found out that most of my problems stem from stress, I have one more challenge even after seven years as I was left without support for so long.  If I can eat cherries then I've cracked all the FODMAP challenges.  IF you stress whilst you're trying things you'll tense all your stomach muscles up and then they will definitely cause worse problems.  Eat what you can, try stuff and treat yourself if you want.  You can help this none of us who have it can!  Oh and good luck

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      Hi, I have a Tortuous Colon also known as a redundant colon, told this a few years ago when they tried to do a colonoscopy followed by a barium enema, when you look at the anatomy of the digestive and the colon and how it should be and then look at redundant colon pictures it seems to go all over the place in some cases, I'd like to know what mine is like.

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      Thanx for your kind words Sam.  The FODMAP does very little for me since I suffer from stress induced IBS-A.  If I'm having a bad day sometimes I just look at food and my gut clinches.  My stress level is very low so most of the time I'm stressing over something that really turns out to be no big deal.  I haven't given up on the diet tho but I find it so restrictive.  In fact, I think trying to stick to the diet is stressful.  Sigh.  At times I feel like a hopeless case -- so glad to have this outlet where people know just how I'm feeling and what I'm talking about.

      Be well Sam.

       

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      Hi Sam:  I hear ya about the dark chocolate.  I'm an addict when it comes to it and have had to cut back for several reasons.  When I can't sleep I take (even with 50 mgs. of Doxepin (low dose), melatonin at 3 or 6 mgs depending on how stress I am.  Works. 

      Thanx for your reply. 

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    It shouldn't make things worse. Can you give us an example of what you're eating

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