Patient Comments: Low FODMAP Diet - Experience

Question:

Please share your experience with a low FODMAP diet (why your doctor has prescribed the diet to you, successes,etc). Submit Your Comment

Comment from: xenawp314, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

The FODMAP diet has been tremendously beneficial for me. It's really important to do both the elimination phase and the re-introduction phase of the diet. That way, you know what your personal triggers are (so you aren't avoiding too many foods long-term).

Comment from: witchywomin, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 11

This is the first time I am trying a FODMAP diet. I talked to my doctor about my symptoms and she believes it is irritable bowel syndrome. I am gaseous at night and it wakes me up badly. I am constantly constipated and bloated. I know some foods are gassy automatically, but I do not eat them every day. My diet varies significantly and I cannot find what makes me gassy all the time. I have looked at different FODMAP diets and they each say something different. One site says no oatmeal, but another says it is ok.

Comment from: Diane, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

The FODMAP diet literally changed my life! After having stomach problems as long as I can remember, spending thousands trying different therapies, and with no help from my general physicians over the years, I started the FODMAP plan and felt better immediately. No more stomach aches, bloating or feeling tired all the time, and as a result depression. Many of the foods I was eating everyday thinking I was aiding my gut were making it worse but as they were 'healthy' foods I had never made the connection.

Comment from: Kathlen, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 13

This FODMAP diet is wonderful for my problems: gastritis, hernia, Barrett's syndrome, and GERD, but my underlying problem is gastric dysmotility. I am adjusting the diet accordingly to take out all citric fruit, fruit juice, dairy products, green pepper (but not red), etc., and adding aloe vera drinks and ginger tea as soothers. After 3 weeks of largely gluten-free foods, as well as smoothies with dissolvable protein, I am so much better and have my energy back!

Comment from: Linda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I can’t find any information on soft drinks, whether they are high or low on the FODMAP diet.

QUESTION

What is irritable bowel syndrome or IBS? See Answer