Patient Comments: High FODMAP Foods to Avoid: What Triggers Sympoms


What high FODMAP foods do you consume that trigger symptoms of gas, bloating, pain, and diarrhea? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: No Garlic, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 11

I have lymphocytic colitis and have found that following a low FODMAP diet minimizes flare ups and painful bloating, diarrhea, and gas. The number one trigger food I have to avoid, sadly, is garlic followed by yellow and red onions, then calciferous foods. I've learned the hard way that I cannot let my guard down just because I've been symptom free for a while, and then eat garlic.

Comment from: MilyTmo, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I have rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s, and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). I had pruritus ani, inflammation everywhere, gas, you name it. I tried every drug and diet possible and believe I finally found my problem after almost 7 years of trial and error. FODMAP. It seems like this will be the end of my years of suffering.

Comment from: TJB1250, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

It does not matter how many times I remove and then slowly add broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and onions to my diet, my gut reacts negatively. I simply cannot eat these high FODMAP foods. With all the vegetables to choose from, surely I can live without calciferous foods. This has been true all of my life and I am now 69.

Comment from: Kay, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

It is easier to list what I can eat; eating at a restaurant, I get a plain, low oil, hardly any seasoning grilled chicken sandwich, water and steamed green beans or fruit cup. Or I get a grilled chicken Caesar salad, dressing on the side, no cheese. I actually could have pancakes and some bacon, no eggs though. It seems a Dole Whip is safe to eat. Anything else, I need to get carry out and take it home or hope medicines kick in, after I hang out near/in a restroom for an hour or two. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is horrible!

Comment from: Linde, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 24

Fried foods, any kind of dried beans cooked, corn, eggs, milk products, and processed foods any kind trigger my gut problems. Foods and how they are prepared/cooked make a huge difference in my gut and digestion. My moods hurt me and time of day I eat makes a big difference with my digestion process. High blood pressure medicines make a big impact on my gut’s health. It interferes with my sleep cycle and stresses me.


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