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mike_sweden

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Starting FODMAP
« on: April 08, 2019, 04:22:13 AM »
Having had some success with paleo, I know move on to FODMAP.
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Since what you eat can have a major effect on your body, digestive issues are incredibly common.

FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates found in certain foods, including wheat and beans.

Studies have shown strong links between FODMAPs and digestive symptoms like gas, bloating, stomach pain, diarrhea and constipation.

Low-FODMAP diets can provide remarkable benefits for many people with common digestive disorders.

I will post here with updates

there is an initial 5-6 week intro/strict phase

please share your thoughts

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 11:15:20 AM »
Looking forward to your updates. There are some diet changes which can make you feel better for a month or so and then they wean off, so atleast 2 months is what you should ideally aim for :)
33 years old, POIS for around 12 years with increasing severity.
Major symptoms - Severe fatigue, back pain, unrefreshed even after 9+ hours sleep, pain behind eyes, very dry face, bald head with inflamed scalp, digestion issues and constipation. Very low testosterone and high glucose in blood tests

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 11:44:32 AM »

Thanks, joelawerence

10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

mike_sweden

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 12:16:21 PM »
FODMAP is working out good, takes some time but its an overall daily improvement

this has given me a better digestion and stomach.

this does work way better than paleo

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2019, 08:16:24 AM »
I adopted a low-Fodmap diet in 2014 and found it to greatly reduce bloating and related digestive symptoms. I also have less puffiness in the face/eyes in the mornings. It's hard to follow so I don't adhere strictly on weekends.

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2019, 07:27:08 AM »
I adopted a low-Fodmap diet in 2014 and found it to greatly reduce bloating and related digestive symptoms. I also have less puffiness in the face/eyes in the mornings. It's hard to follow so I don't adhere strictly on weekends.

it is really a strict diet, you have to check absolutely every label and never miss anything, which of course is almost impossible, but i am trying.

almost everything today contains lactos, gluten or union/garlic

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2019, 12:57:44 AM »
Usually the outcome is more important for me on weekdays for work, so I keep my diet very standard on Sunday dinner to Friday lunch. E.g. BYO lunch or eat out at same place that I know works for me (gluten free and low fructose).

Going for a 10 minute+ walk after eating helps too.

From Friday dinner to Sunday lunch I'm usually with friends/family so the strict diet is harder to follow. But still just avoid the highest fructose foods/drinks like onions and soda drinks (but need to adhere to gluten free as a minimum).

Luckily there are many new products in the supermarkets that claim to be low-FODMAP, or "FODMAP friendly". This can make it easier for a quick breakfast or snack.

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2019, 01:32:06 PM »
fodmap is working out good, highly recommended

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2019, 05:07:19 PM »
fodmap is working out good, highly recommended

thanks for the update

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2020, 01:42:29 PM »
fodmap is very good for me but needs to be combined with probiotics

there is for sure something wrong with my gut, i understand that now

i have started probiotics supplement from 23rd of dec

seems to work very well indeed, highly recommended

https://www.lactiplus.se/produkter/lactiplus-ibs

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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2020, 02:08:20 PM »
I have POIS and am intolerant to FODMAPs. Laying off them has helped my digestion a lot. Also, gluten was causing some POIS-like symptoms for me: Mood changes, "brain fog" etc.

One thing I'd suggest to people wanting to eliminate FODMAPs is to make sure whatever you add to your diet in place of FODMAP foods is healthy. Might sound obvious, but if you look at for example a lot of gluten free bread substitutes, they often have a lot of unhelpful ingredients such as rice flour. Personally I find breakfast and lunch are harder than dinners. A big help for me was to find a naturally gluten-free and low-FODMAP bun recipe that's become a staple for breakfast and lunch. It's based on oats, cottage cheese and eggs. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll post the recipe.

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2020, 08:15:03 PM »
I'm on FODMAP for a three weeks now and even now results are noticeable! My brain fog has gone. I have more energy than ever in the last five years. My headaches now occur not as much as they were. And I'm no longer feel squashed (both mentally and physically) even in my worst pois moments- I can and have energy to keep thinking clearly.

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2020, 08:07:00 AM »
a great tip to everyone, try out FODMAP, its great

orgasmed yesterday, no symptoms, i keep orgasms to about 2-3 per month now and i am hardly seeing any symptoms, a little lung/chest problem but i always have that.

i eat lots of vitamins and take vit D and Zink

and also eat lots of chocolate for good mood
and carrots for anticonstipation

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2020, 08:13:33 AM »
If it helps many question is what causes POIS-what happens during O that it's negative effect is lowered by this diet?

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2020, 08:34:38 AM »
Bonebroth's SIBO test could be a potential part of the puzzle. He is a methane breather when ingesting lactulose (don't confuse it with lactose). https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2684.msg35348#msg35348

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2020, 09:45:26 AM »
Bonebroth's SIBO test could be a potential part of the puzzle. He is a methane breather when ingesting lactulose (don't confuse it with lactose). https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2684.msg35348#msg35348
SIBO directly causes it or it is 1 or it's result of root cause or 1 of causes?

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2020, 07:00:27 AM »
Bonebroth's SIBO test could be a potential part of the puzzle. He is a methane breather when ingesting lactulose (don't confuse it with lactose). https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2684.msg35348#msg35348
SIBO directly causes it or it is 1 or it's result of root cause or 1 of causes?

That needs to be researched. Conditions that alter GI motility could lead to SIBO. Testing is simple, non-invasive and relatively cheap. SIBO poll: https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=3385.0

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2020, 08:54:14 AM »
Orgasmed at 10 o clock, now 5 h later, no symptoms, some mild bloating but compensated with some bubble water

Its clear that my stomach goes bananas just after orgasm, creating a massive amount of gases, very strange

I have been eating extra amount of vit D, Zink and Niacin, multivitamin

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2020, 02:15:30 AM »
mike_sweden, any news from you?

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Re: Starting FODMAP
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2021, 05:38:29 AM »
fodmap is working out very good but there is still something wrong with the gut

fodmap is not enough

clearly i am lactose intolerant

eating at restaurant with family and friends is not easy

it seems one has to do a complete reset of the intestines, i am for the moment trying out probiotics called probimage (Swedish brand)

i am significantly less gassy on fodmap and i have sound regular bowel movements, i sometimes suffer from constipation, never diarrhea

things i prefer to eat is fish, chicken, meat and special salad, those things work ok

i have a constant lung problem, clogged nose and heart issues (think its gases), also tired and depressed, insomnia strikes sometimes