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I need a map. A FODMAP map.

So after all of the recent hubbub about how gluten may not be the culprit in many cases of indigestion/discomfort, I learned for the first time about FODMAPs and realized, "Wait a minute... I have gotten painfully bloated from eating ALL of those high FODMAP foods!" BUT. When I search the internet for FODMAP resources I find a lot of woo and a lot of really bland recipes. Is there a way to try a low FODMAP diet without dying of boredom? [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Jun 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Boston...pot.

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me figure out what's going on with my butt

Is there a scientific, non-woo, non-exclusion diet based way to test for food intolerances? Lots of snowflake details and some TMI inside. [more inside]
posted by terretu on Feb 7, 2014 - 31 answers

Your IBS/Migraine Cooking Mission, should you choose to accept it!

Help me come up with new recipes! My partner has a VERY restricted diet... he has IBS and Migranes...It will be easier for me to tell you what he CAN eat, so here we go: Cauliflower, Carrots, broccoli, Swede, sour cream, butter and oils, garlic, stocks, mushrooms, pasta, rice, barley, pastry, tomatoes, corn, sweet potato, and courgette/zucchini and most meat- plus salmon and chicken.... and I can use a lot of herbs (but no paprika, chili or anything hot)... [more inside]
posted by misspony on Dec 4, 2013 - 14 answers

How to manage bloating? Halp

I've had about 10 days straight of distended belly due to bloating. I look 5 months pregnant if I stop sucking in my stomach. I've tried Gas-X and charcoal pills and so far nothing has worked. What should I try? [more inside]
posted by spamandkimchi on Nov 26, 2013 - 20 answers

Legal CBD without THC? Really?

What the heck are these CBD/Hemp Oil products? A scam? Illegal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2013 - 1 answer

A Digestion Question

YANMD. I take a certain daily medication and am questioning its digestion (TMI within). [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Sep 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Fructose malabsorption? Are you freaking kidding me with this?

My nearly seven year old daughter was just diagnosed with fructose malabsorption disorder after years of chronic constipation and abdominal pain. We're on a confusing elimination diet, her pain isn't getting better, school starts in a week, and I'm tearing my hair out. Help! [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Aug 28, 2013 - 25 answers

I don't want diarrhea on my wedding day

I have been having major stomach issues that I need to solve. Really uncomfortable bloating and belching minutes after eating, nausea, cramps, etc. I'm getting checked out by a doctor, but I suspect it is my old friend IBS coming back after a 6+ year absence. I NEED to get this under control and back to rights ASAP but so far nothing is working. HELP! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jun 17, 2013 - 27 answers

Help me interpret my elimination(ish) diet results

I suspect my diet is causing me chronic health problems. How can I confirm this and fix it without health insurance? Semi-elimination diet results inside - please help me interpret my observations. [more inside]
posted by Vatican Cameos on Mar 18, 2013 - 20 answers

Is "hypochlorhydria" scientifically sound or natural-health quackery?

Is "hypochlorhydria" (low stomach acid) a scientifically sound problem or some natural-health quackery? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2013 - 5 answers

YANMD, but do I have IBS?

YANMD, but do I have IBS? How do I cope? [more inside]
posted by uncannyslacks on Jan 1, 2013 - 17 answers

Why is suck

Always hungry, except when I eat meat - then I want to throw up. What is wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Nov 26, 2012 - 15 answers

Painful digestive condition, round 2

It's not parasites, IBD/Crohn's, or celiac - but the doctors have found no other explanation for this severe intestinal pain and chronic constipation than "IBS". Low HDL, metabolic syndrome. Gluten still seems to be a culprit - is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Jul 16, 2012 - 42 answers

I'm in a lot of pain and want to know why.

About two years ago I started having various health issues, and since then, it's all gone downhill. It's also become clear that I need to switch doctors, so I'm asking you, Metafilter, to help me prepare for the new doctor. What's wrong with me? You are obviously not my doctor! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 - 35 answers

Tapas for Tweens

What can I send for a kid's school lunch that doesn't need heating or refrigeration, has a super-fast prep time, and doesn't contain gluten, peanuts, or dairy? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Oct 29, 2011 - 48 answers

Recommendations for NYC therapist to treat IBS and anxiety?

I've been suffering from increasing anxiety for the last year, and much to my embarrassment, my fear manifests itself by making me run to the bathroom! I'd like to see a nice therapist and nip this problem in the bud (or, butt). More details below. [more inside]
posted by doodletoo on Oct 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me make my lunch more delicious.

As a pescetarian who is pretty much on the FODMAP diet, what can I eat for lunch? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jul 31, 2011 - 11 answers

My partner has both Sinus and Digestive issues... could they be linked?

My partner has problems with IBS, her bladder and her sinus. Could they all be linked? Slightly worried it could be something very serious. [more inside]
posted by informity on Feb 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Picky person looking for the perfect exercise activity.

I'm having trouble finding exercises that will work for me in the long term. Perhaps you know someone who has been in a similar situation. Inside: Health issues and personality to take into account. [more inside]
posted by midnightmoonlight on Dec 30, 2010 - 37 answers

Temporary Ouch-Fixer?

I have many of the symptoms of appendicitis, but the doctors say that nothing is wrong with me. I'd like to see a GI doctor, but I'm going out of town for Christmas on Thursday. What's the best way to manage these symptoms so that I can enjoy my holiday? [more inside]
posted by chara on Dec 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Bowel problems -- I'm really jonsen for some of that doxycycline, man.

SFW but probably TMI question about a change in bowel movements. Is there something wrong with my diet or is it something else? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Mmm, iron-y!

What are some ways I can fit more iron into my diet without resorting to iron supplements? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 13, 2010 - 33 answers

How to gain weight without carbohydrates?

LowCarbDietFilter: How do you GAIN weight on a low carb diet? I'm on a low carb diet for health reasons, but was already fairly skinny before I started, and now I'm having a tough time maintaining my weight. Any good resources that aren't all about weight loss? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Dec 21, 2009 - 23 answers

Diabetes 2 & IBS (lucky me)

I have Diabetes II and probably IBS. Is it unusual that I have higher blood sugar levels when the IBS symptoms are at their worst. [more inside]
posted by mickbw on Nov 30, 2009 - 11 answers

Help with an IBS flare-up.

How do I deal with a IBS flare-up? (kind of gross) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2009 - 19 answers

Digestive flora for fauna with poor digestion

Best probiotic supplement for an allergic cat? OR: Probiotic/digestive supplements with short ingredient lists. [more inside]
posted by subbes on Jul 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Ugh. Make it stop!

How do I heal my gut? [more inside]
posted by missuswayne on Mar 20, 2009 - 15 answers

I shouldn't have had the cheap instant pasta for lunch

How do you deal with occurrences of a chronic, non-contagious illness at work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2008 - 12 answers

I fell in love with Sweetie McFartsalot

The SO and I are shacking up. We have a very good relationship and we love each other. However, there is a problem in the bedroom. No, not that kind of problem. See, my girlfriend has really bad, eye-watering, stomach-turning gas. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 - 28 answers

How do I get my panic attacks in a car under control?

How do I get panic attacks, triggered by the threat of a real physiological condition, under control? Warning: Somewhat gross discussion inside. [more inside]
posted by wolftrouble on May 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Has anyone taken oral immunoglobulins?

Has anyone taken oral immunoglobulins (capsules, etc)? What for? Did you benefit noticeably? Any other opinions on them? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Apr 3, 2008 - 8 answers

My problem is not in my head, it's in my guts. Help me figure out what it is.

Help me make my next doctor's appointment more productive than my last one. This is about GI stuff. It is long. It is gross. You are warned. [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Oct 25, 2007 - 28 answers

Medical tests for food sensitivities?

What tests are available for food sensitivities, enzyme deficiencies, food allergies, etc? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Feb 24, 2006 - 5 answers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): So my doctor thinks I have it, and I have several months until I get to see a specialist. What do I do now?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): So my doctor thinks I have it, and I have several months until I get to see a specialist. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Oct 27, 2005 - 33 answers

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