Hiya brothers and sisters,
I took a hydrogen breath test for Fructose Malabsorbtion in early December 06, and the results came back positive. After about
2 hours i started to produce immense amounts of hydrogen, thereby confirming it.
So my local gp and I had a lengthy discussion about
fructose malabsorbtion/intolerance, and i've removed all fructose products from my diet. Several weeks on, I'm yet to see any change my bowel behaviour
. Still having loose bowel movements 1-4times per day.
I'm beginning to wonder about
my diagnosis - or if the fructose result came back positive for another reason, such as bacterial overgrowth caused by something else. I'm not sure how valid the results are, should i retake the test? Or should i hang on for a few more weeks and see where this leads me. The GP was absolutely certain this was the cause for IBS, but i still have my doubts as i never had this problem before 2005 and i'm 28 years old.
Also I hear that gluten intolerance may also be a possibility, but i've been tested for celiac disease (twice i think), does that mean i'm in the clear?
DX'd with IBS May 2006
Current Medications :
None, but occasionally carry Seirogan for fast relief from D.www.irritablebowelsyndrome-info.com/