Tag Archives: IBS

June 20

Two years on…

It occurred to me the other day that is over two years since my low fodmap journey started when I was diagnosed with IBS. For the last year, I have been living a modified low-fodmap lifestyle, tailored to suit my triggers while allowing me the things that for me, are safe. This has meant that […]

September 15

You do you, I’ll do me: a rant

Soooo…. You can’t eat X, but then WHY can you have Z? I thought you said (insert random food here) makes you sick? Isn’t (insert other random food here) the same? How come you can have that? Are you just following a trend? Can’t you eat anything? You seem to be making this up as […]

April 15

The final word from the dietician…

So with reintroduction technically done (although today I continue to feel the affects of the kidney beans) it was time for my dietician appointment to get the final verdict. Essentially, I am to consider my choices more open, but still keep the low-fodmap approach in mind. For instance, I can have some yummy white bread, […]

April 14

Catching up…re-intro update

So, its been a while…. Firstly, please let me apologise for going almost completely AWOL other than a few facebook posts lately. The truth is, I haven’t been feeling the greatest lately, and it has meant that my motivation and will to do most things has been completely sucked from my body of late. Thankfully, I […]

March 23

Challenge Five: Fructans and GOS P1

Now past the half-way point, the next four weeks are all about testing my tolerance to fructans and  Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). This week has been one marked with a big fat star on my calendar since I started this whole process. It answers a very important question for little old me….can I eat the yummy white bakery […]

March 20

Fear is a 4-letter word

I’m reflecting right now on fear. It really is a four letter word. It holds you back. It lies to you. It tells you that change is too risky. It makes you stay where you are. It destroys your dreams, because it makes them seem unattainable. It stops you. In your tracks. If you let […]

March 17

Challenge Four: Fructose

Oh oh….This week’s challenge is fructose, and it appears this week is the first week that I have some proper reactions 😦 Funnily enough, while I have been cursing fructose this week, I am kind of relieved to have had a clear result to something. I know that is strange, as I definitely don’t want […]

March 01

Challenge Two: Mannitol

This week’s challenge FODMAP is Mannitol. I had planned to test with snow peas – as it was one of three suggested test items for Mannitol alongside cauliflower and mushrooms on my guide sheet from my dietician.I had made this decision purely on the fact that I don’t mind snow peas, and I thought they […]

February 26

Dear Doctor…

Today I went to the doctor, as promised in yesterday’s post, to get a referral for someone to talk to about the various things I am facing at the moment. I have been through this process twice before in my life, during traumatic periods for me and my loved ones. Each time, the first step – […]

February 25

My hardest post to date…

Yesterday was not a good day. I wasn’t okay. I wasn’t even slightly okay. From late-afternoon, I felt like crawling up in a ball in the corner and crying. I didn’t quite get to that level, but I did sit on my couch and have a cry there instead, with my two amazing kitty cats […]

February 24

What I wish I had known…

As I start day three of my first challenge week (still no symptoms, hooray!), I find myself thinking back on the last four and a bit weeks and how much I have learnt over that time. Which got me thinking about what I know now, that I really wish I had known at the start. One […]

February 23

Challenge One: Sorbitol

So, the time has come to start challenging. First cab off the rank is Sorbitol – to be tested Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, with either 1/2 cup/10 blackberries (frozen is okay) or 4 apricot-halves each day. I went with the blackberries, as even though I have never had them (I know!) I […]