In August 2015 I had an ileostomy/stoma reversal. Since this time I have suffered from unpredictable severe diarrhoea many times a week. After a lot of research and eliminating many foods from my diet, without any improvement, I came across the low FODMAP diet and have found that it has helped me enormously, although it is hard...it is a very strict on allowed foods, amounts and combinations. I also take Benefibre and a probiotic daily. The only people I have heard of who use this diet are IBS sufferers, and I wondered if anyone else post bowel cancer surgery has found it a help. It would be great to speak to someone in the same situation. Thanks for reading.
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Yes it's hugely helped me ! Sometimes I wonder if it might have helped pre colectomy .. interesting research emerging for proteins in wheat (not gluten ) and inflammation / auto immune issues
Hi Clare. Thanks for your reply. That's great that it's helping you too.
I also avoid wheat and sugar as they are triggers for me....and I found that resistant starches found in reheated carbs are another enemy. Have you found that?
Do you have a link for the research?
I think this article describes some of the recent studies
Glad you are having some success!
Very interesting. Thanks for that.
I have been inactive on this forum for a while and decided to check in. My UC diagnosis was always a bit provisional but was treated with mesalamine, etc... About a year and a half ago, on a hunch, I decided to try going gluten free, which as a practical matter means cutting out wheat and rye. The positive effects were rapid and profound. I am essentially symptom free, only becoming ill when I slip up on the gluten. My GI doc is now leaning against the UC diagnosis, although he still has me taking 1000 mg. of mesalamine per day just as a precaution.