Soft BMs on FODMAP/glutenfree

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Re: Soft BMs on FODMAP/glutenfree

Postby Poo-ologist » 26 Jan 2014, 14:00

Hi there JHH,

I've just read your post & hope that your pains have settled! As a long time IBS sufferer I've tried a few different things to help me find some relief. I've just recently come across a new product called 'Iberogast'. It was recommended to me by my phamacist who is very aware of my long time history. I will talk to both my GP & Gastroenterologist about it & get their take & possibly give it a go myself. Just thought it may be worth the mention. It is a herbal mixture containing many soothing properties that I've had great success with in the past all rolled into one. Can only give it a go, I suppose. By the way... do you drink camomile tea? I find this also very soothing.

All the best & I hope you get some answers soon!

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Re: Soft BMs on FODMAP/glutenfree

Postby JHH » 08 Feb 2014, 12:03

Hello again my friends.

Sorry I was gone so long, but work and life in general was keeping me busy.

Im still suffering from daily stomach pain, and lots of gas and noices. I been following the fodmap diet for quite some time now, but it doesnt seem to work. I also cut out potatoes from the start, so thats not the reason.

My doctor thinks its IBS, but has offered me a colonoscopy to rule out cancer, but after reading about the procedure, I have chosen to say no thanks to it.

I will look into iberogast, but Im unsure of adding more supplements ar a good idea.

Fissure wise Im doing OK. Some irritation from time to time, and soreness for half an hour every time I go for a jog. Not something I cant live with, but still a bit annoying. Its now more than a year ago I got my fissure, so its a very serious illness to get!

I managed to dump both psylium husk and lactulose. As of a few weeks ago, Im now only using magnesium as a stool softner, and it seems I can control it fairly well. Yes, it does get a bit plugish from time to time, but its no problem for my healed fissure anymore.

I hope all my friends in here are doing good, and I will now go read the latest posts to catch up with you all :-)
- Fissure developed in Jan '13
- Started rectogesic in Feb '13 and diltiazem Apr '13.
- Got botox Jun '13
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- Now Feb '16, all is good. Still take magnesia, and squat precautionary.
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Re: Soft BMs on FODMAP/glutenfree

Postby Rachael 1984 » 09 Feb 2014, 17:22

Hi J,
I think you have IBS tendencies... Don't think you've given the FODMAP enough time yet..... Just a thought as it took me a good six months to eliminate, re-introduce and realise my triggers. It needs to be done in that manner otherwise you won't pin down the culprits. It is successful in 75% of IBS suffers, so maybe just give it more time? Do you still have dairy? Lactose is an issue for me and so is wheat to name a few. I also cook totally from scratch and my symptoms are much improved. I hardly ever trigger now, and if I so it's mainly stress related. Glad to hear you have no Fissure issues anymore. Xxx
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Re: Soft BMs on FODMAP/glutenfree

Postby JHH » 19 Feb 2014, 13:10

Hi R,

I will keep on the fodmap diet for now, I guess it doesnt hurt, and I actually managed to control the softness of my BMs pretty well with magnesium alone. Stress could be factor, since I suffer worse on busy days, and when I dont sleep enough.

Btw. Congrats on the VIP status. You deserve it :-)
- Fissure developed in Jan '13
- Started rectogesic in Feb '13 and diltiazem Apr '13.
- Got botox Jun '13
- Healed by Okt '13, although I still had some irritation for about a year.
- Now Feb '16, all is good. Still take magnesia, and squat precautionary.
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Re: Soft BMs on FODMAP/glutenfree

Postby vdb324 » 19 Feb 2014, 17:46

I am very interested in hearing about this more, too. The GI doctor seems to think my problem is IBS. So far, I know raw veggies seem to bother me. However, foods that I think bother me are on both sides of the FODMAP. For example, it says spinach and zuchinni are okay, but these cause problems for me. Is that common?
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Re: Soft BMs on FODMAP/glutenfree

Postby Rachael 1984 » 22 Feb 2014, 12:00

Hi J,
Glad the magnesium is helping you. Yes stick to it maty. I know VIP, wish I could be a fissure free VIP.
Hi VDB, I think everyone is slightly different, I don't trigger from courgette or spinach... You need to eliminate each food group in order and re-introduce to recognise the culprits. This can be difficult when suffering from fissures, but I have done it. Now my symptoms are much improved and I have the best bowel habits in 12 yrs of suffering. Unfortunately I still can't fully heal, but I would be much worse if I was still eating all of the wrong foods. Going wheat free has been a major factor and cutting all processed foods too. I just wish I hadn't strained in the first place. Ugh
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Re: Soft BMs on FODMAP/glutenfree

Postby vdb324 » 23 Feb 2014, 22:25

I did a blood test and endoscopy to check for Celiac Disease, but it came back okay. Does that mean wheat is okay, or should I still be hesitant about it?
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Re: Soft BMs on FODMAP/glutenfree

Postby Rachael 1984 » 02 Mar 2014, 07:00

Hi V,
I find not eating wheat is best for me. That's what was clogging me up, causing the constipation, you could eliminate it to see if you have any improvement..... X
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