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Igg postive

Member Since 05 Feb 2011
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Posts I've Made

In Topic: Getting Enough Fibre.

01 May 2011 - 05:20 PM

I thought I wasn't getting enough fibre even though I ate heaps of veges but it turned out to be because I was eating the wrong fruits and veges. I have problems with frutose, fructans and sorbitol malabsorption so I'm mostly following a low FODMAP diet. Cutting out onion made the biggest difference.

I saw a dietitian and she said my fibre intake was fine, but the symptoms from these malabsorption issues can make you think you aren't getting enough.


I have been on the FODMAP diet for a week and my bowels have really improved along with my symptoms. The medical professional that put me on the diet said that I won’t have to worry about them even though I have constipation usually. They were right.

In Topic: Pain Right Under Diaphragm

01 May 2011 - 05:00 PM

It seems that people have pain all over the place. I have the same issues but when it is worst, I feel a semi-pain right under my diaphragm, over liver area (had GB removed many years ago) right where one might say a GB pain was coming from. That area is always sensitive to touch. Apparently I am finding gluten in foods I think are safe, grr. Do others experience discomfort/pain in this area as well? Do digestive enzymes help at all? I have heard say that the fat metabolism could be goofed because of no GB so I was wondering about the enzymes.


I had my gallbladder removed a few years ago and that is were my pain was the worst before I went on GFD. It could be that area was more sensitive to the intestine bloating? I have been on the GFD over a month (just started the FODMAP diet for food intolerances) and the pain has eased off. How long have you been on the GFD?

In Topic: Stomach Pain On The Lower Left Side

26 April 2011 - 02:20 PM

No it is about the same. It does hurt worse when I have gas but most of the time it is just a dull pain that will not go away. My GP did check my gallbladder and it was fine I thought it was on the right side though.


I hope you can get some answers on you pain. It never hurts to get a second opinion. Even good doctors can miss what is causing the problem. If the doctor takes offense then he is not the doctor for you. Good doctors don’t mind that you are going for a second, third or more opinions. Keep us updated on your situation.

In Topic: Lactose Intolerance

25 April 2011 - 04:33 PM

There can be two different responses to dairy. A simple test a doctor had me do for lactose intolerance Vs. milk allergy was first no dairy products for two weeks. Then try some lactaid milk. If no reaction most likely not allergy (If reaction might be milk allergy) then one week no dairy again then try regular milk. If reaction most likely lactose intolerance.

In Topic: Alone On An Island

25 April 2011 - 03:20 PM

MBK, Celiac disease or gluten intolerance is a relatively new area of diagnosis for a lot of doctors. It was not considered a grown ups disease till a few years ago. Many doctors are not trained or little training in gluten intolerance. Just look at the major celiac departments in the US, a lot have a specialists from Europe are heading them up. US medicine does not know how to follow up after a gluten intolerance diagnosis since there are no studies or guidelines. That is why I think there so many Gluten Intolerance groups springing up in the US. Many individuals want answers. Thank God for this web site. That is why your voice is so important. You have a family member and yourself to advocate for improved treatment by the US medical profession.