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TuscanGirl 07-11-2013 08:55 PM

Anyone dealing with IBS?
I was just diagnosed and started Librax.

Help from anyone would be appreciated ~ it's a whole new way of eating!

SlowSure 07-12-2013 06:19 AM

FODMAPs - learning about this and finding out which saccharides were problematic for me changed my life. It's only people who haven't had IBS who would find a statement like that hyperbolic but it genuinely did make that much of a difference.

FODMAP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates and monosaccharides that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine, including fructans, galactans, fructose and polyols. The term is an acronym, deriving from "Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols".
The restriction of FODMAPs from the diet has been found to have a beneficial effect for sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome and other functional gut disorders ...

Poor absorption of most FODMAP carbohydrates is common to everyone. Any FODMAPs that are not absorbed in the small intestine pass into the large intestine, where bacteria ferment them. The resultant production of gas potentially results in bloating and flatulence. Most individuals do not suffer significant symptoms but some may suffer the symptoms of IBS. Restriction of FODMAP intake in the latter group has been found to result in improvement of symptoms.

E.W. 07-12-2013 11:25 AM

There is a little article on PABA that mentions it can sometimes help.

4-Aminobenzoic acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TuscanGirl 07-12-2013 04:24 PM


We're leaving on vacation tomorrow and I'm trying to figure out what to bring to eat.
Fast food seems too hard to deal with.

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