As the title suggests I have been bloated constantly for a while now and I have no idea what the problem is. I have been eating mostly non fodmaps and gaps approved foods. I have also been supplementing with l-glut, probiotics, multi vitamins, magnesium, vitamin D.
I also have several other symptoms like achy muscles from doing nothing, bags under eyes and more. I had a stomach ulcer 6 months ago and it has been like this on and off since then.
Here is an example of the last 3 days food, I was the same bloated, etc after each of these days... it didn't seem to make a difference:
breakfast: beef mince, sauerkraut and swede
tea: beef mince and swede
breakfast: sauerkraut, kipper, boiled eggs and sweet potatoes
tea: Cod fillets, sauerkraut, coconut oil and sweet potatoes
breakfast: Bone broth with swede, sauerkraut and carrots
tea: Bone broth with swede, sauerkraut and coconut oil
Thanks in advance
asked byDesperate_S (117)
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on July 18, 2012
at 07:54 AM
- sweet potatoes contain FODMAPs and are not approved on the GAPS diet
- the sauerkraut can cause problem, I would stop it for a little while to see
- make sure the amount of vegetables you eat is small if you are still feeling bloated
- do you use any onions/garlic in your bone broth? do you let it simmer too much? natural MSG can form if temperature is too high
- I would probably try to eat fat at each meal (coconut oil/ghee)
- have you tried digestive enzymes/betaine HCL?
on March 29, 2012
at 09:48 AM
Why don't you try different foods?
Try going zero carb for some time.
At other times eat only starch from rice (it contains little fiber, unlike sweet potatoes).
Then try only sugar.
Check if coconut oil is ok for you.
Check out what helps and what you must eliminate. Do not think that only some foods are good, and others aren't.
Everybody is different, and whether the food causes problems for you only you can decide.
You will have to do your own research.
on June 12, 2012
at 05:23 PM
I'm on a (pescetarian) low-fodmap diet, and get into huge trouble each time I eat sweet potatoes...
on June 17, 2013
at 11:44 PM
hi! i have a similar issue and am on the very similar diet (SCD).
i suspected that i have sibo and from the already restrictive scd diet i cut out: dairy legumes high fodmap veggies nuts coconut flakes/flour honey fruit
interestingly, because i love veggies so much, the hardest part of this was cutting out the brassaicia family! the bloating went away for me after 10 days. i kept on and did it for 30, hoping for healing and slowly added things back in. i am so tired of restricting and trying to figure things out, but on the other hand am really happy to have some relief to the extreme bloating.
a nice low fodmap treat is boiling carrots until tender add cocomnut oil and cincna
on March 05, 2013
at 04:52 AM
I am curious if you ever figured it out? I am always bloated too even after water....hope to hear from you
on July 18, 2012
at 09:54 AM
Bloating can also occur on to much histamine in your food. And sauerkraut is a histamine bomb... Achy muscles can also be a symptom of histamine intolerance.
on July 17, 2012
at 09:25 PM
If you are in that much pain when eating foods there is obviously inflammation going on in the gut. I would suggest getting a few colonics done, supplementing with L-glutamine to heal the gut lining, and really paying attention to the safe fodmap foods...Aloe vera is is also a great healer for the stomach. Food allergies may also trigger symptoms of acidity, but a underactive stomach and an overactive can mimic eachother so be careful. Your best test is to try apple cidar vinegar to see if that burns your stomach. If not you will need HCL tablets before your meal. If it does burn then drink almond milk or coconut milk to bind the effects...
on June 13, 2012
at 01:07 PM
The stool sample has come back negative for h pylori. So it must be something else... sigh.