I am beginning to think I have issues with FODMAPS... Which is a new concept to me. I am not new to digestive issues. I was "diagnosed" with IBS as a teenagers. My symptoms have come and gone over the last 15 years, with the last 2 years being pretty bad. No one ever mentioned FODMAPS to me, but I've been reading about it over the last couple of weeks. I've been Paleo for almost 3 months and my GI issues have been exaggerated. It seems to me that FODMAP issues are a probable issue for me.
I went Paleo in an effort to address some muscle pain and muscular fatigue/ weakness issues that I've been having over the last year. I didn't really expect it to "fix" my stomach issues-- they have always been unpredictable and impossible for me to address with diet. I now realize that my GI symptoms seem classic for FODMAP (swapping constipation for diarrhea), but I'm wondering if people with FODMAP issues every experience muscle issues that are helped by removing the offending foods? Also does it make sense that my GI issues would be unpredictable over the course of years if the issue is FODMAP? I'd love to entertain the idea that eliminating these foods would kill two birds with one stone... the GI issues and the muscular issues.
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on August 21, 2011
at 02:01 AM
I have GI issues with FODMAPS but no muscle-related issues.
Could you also be experiencing sensitivity to nightshades? Nightshades can cause joint pain in some people.
My FODMAP issues have a lot to do with how much of the substance(s) I eat at the same time. Too much fructose by itself is a problem, but a small amount of fructose is fine--unless I eat it with something containing a small amount of lactose, for example. I can do chocolate gelato, but a fruit-flavored gelato gives me gas.
Drinking a small amount of kombucha when I eat FODMAPS seems to help. I assume it's the probiotics and /or the vinegar that help with digestion.
on August 21, 2011
at 01:37 PM
I was going to say the same thing as Dragonfly, FODMAPS and Nightshades (to me) seem to go hand in hand. Dairy is a close second.
I'd remove everything you can and start adding back every 3-5 days, one item. By eliminating and re-introducing you should get a better picture of whats really going on. And Dairy could potentially be an offender as well, you just might not notice it with everything else going on.
It doesn't hurt to start here!!