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Wondering what others thoughts are on seeing a nutritionist.

I've found one that treats DD but my thoughts are if I can't tolerate

any food without pain what can they suggest I eat ?

Very expensive too.

Any thoughts ?

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    Hello, I saw a dietician privately recently (had to wait three months for NHS appointment).

    She spent a lot of time going through my problems; felt that allergies were not an issue and advised an eight week low fodmaps diet. After months of low LHS abdominal pain I'll try anything, although I don't have much faith in it actually working.

    Having said that, just over two weeks in to the diet and the pain does seem to have lessened over the last few days. Maybe coincidence, we shall see! Also, it's physiologically useful to feel that one is doing something proactive.

    So, yes, I'd say go ahead; there is a chance that they may be able to help.

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    Hi Linda,

    I too am going down that road. My doctor is now on leave for two weeks so not able to talk to her about it. I'm hoping I can see one on the NHS as I couldn't afford private. I think it's worth a try, they maybe able to suggest things you had not thought of. I'd go for it if I were you.

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    It was the best thing I ever did. Took a year to diagnose my DD and IBS and during that time consultant told me to eat white bread and butter, mashed potatoes with small piece of chicken or fish and nothing else. After a year felt like I was dying so paid to see Nutritionist who knows both diseases and all is going really well been 4 months or so. As we found out I am wheat and gluten intolerant the specialists advice made me feel terrible.

    You can only try it and see if it works for you. It certainly did for me x

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      Started on low FODMAP for two weeks during which time the nutritionist kept in constant contact checking my food diary etc. Then a decision was made between us to have tests done for standard foods. Couldn't get into doctors at all (nothing new there) so paid privately and results back in two days. This showed wheat and gluten intolerant so we worked around that and added different foods that were medium FODMAP with certain foods I love on the high FODMAP occasionally. Worked good for me x

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