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IBSHelpWanted

Reged: 03/15/10
Posts: 43
Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues
      06/01/11 10:07 PM

After having numerous tests done, I finally had one come back positive and that was for fructose malabsorption. Based on the results of my food log, this was one of the tests I really suspected would come back positive before taking it. I received the diagnosis today, and have been reading up on a ton of information online. The problem is that most of it is conflicting and I was wondering if some people with experience could answer a few questions I have.

First, is weight loss a possible problem with FM? Based on this site, it is listed as a symptom: Fructose Malabsorption . My symptoms almost match up exactly with the list given:

-frequent C, rare, but seemingly predictable D; no urgency
-bloating, gas
-gurgling
-gas pains
-abdominal pain; occasionally severe, but erratic
-fatigue
-headache
-brain fog, inability to concentrate at times
-weight loss, at times
-yawning and hickups, very predictable patterns

I have pretty much gone through all the main testing. I have not been tested for SIBO or had a colonoscopy, though. I was wondering if other FM sufferers had any of the above symptoms. Most websites tend to focus on the bloating/gas and diarrhea/constipation issues.

The weight loss has been an issue for me and I'm wondering if something like FM may be a problem. In the past 15 months, I went from 160lbs to an all-time high of 190lbs, gaining about 1.5lbs/week with a lot of effort on eating. Then, I dropped to 150lbs over the course of 4-5 months, with most of the weight loss occurring on vacations over that time. On vacation, I would eat any food, whereas at home I prepare all of my own meals.

Upon dropping to 150lbs, an adult lifetime low (I am 6'2, 29), I worked on putting weight on and gained 1 lb/week to get back to 175lbs. During this time, I followed a strict diet and was at home, preparing my meals. I just completed a 3 week trip to Italy, over which I lost 15 pounds to return to 160lbs, where I have stayed for a couple weeks. Given my recent 150lb low, I was working extremely hard at tracking calories and averaged around 2,900 calories/day. The drop in weight seemed abnormal, as it often has while traveling. I also tracked calories burned walking/sightseeing, and don't feel I should have lost as much weight as I had.

I tracked calories and food for this entire time frame. Anyone care to comment on this weight loss? Could fructose malabsorption be a culprit? It seems as if I eat food I know agrees with me and follows the IBS/fructose diet, I can gain weight. Immediately, and always while traveling, I seem to be losing weight drastically. Has anyone experienced anything similar?

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Likely IBS-C and Fructose Malabsorption
Undiagnosed and going through testing process

Edited by IBSHelpWanted (06/01/11 10:09 PM)

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* Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted 06/01/11 10:07 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues Syl   06/02/11 05:23 AM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 02:11 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 03:14 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues Susie1985   06/02/11 08:09 AM
. * for susie 1985 skh   07/06/11 11:52 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Susie1985   07/07/11 02:24 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/07/11 06:40 PM
. * re cocoa powder, mainly Susie1985   07/08/11 10:06 AM
. * Re: re cocoa powder, mainly skh   07/08/11 10:42 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/08/11 01:20 AM
. * for ibshelpwanted skh   07/08/11 10:25 PM
. * Re: for ibshelpwanted IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 12:17 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 shelgirl   07/08/11 07:58 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/08/11 10:30 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 12:24 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/09/11 09:36 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/08/11 01:13 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Susie1985   07/09/11 01:41 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 11:20 PM
. * juice Susie1985   07/10/11 01:06 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/09/11 09:22 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Susie1985   07/10/11 01:17 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 11:27 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/11/11 09:25 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Gerikat   07/09/11 01:09 PM
. * It depends on the vegetable and purpose Syl   07/09/11 01:27 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Gerikat   07/09/11 02:34 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 03:43 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues boron   06/02/11 12:04 AM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 03:23 PM
. * Re: weight gain Susie1985   07/12/11 01:37 PM
. * Re: weight gain skh   07/12/11 09:48 PM
. * Re: weight gain rebeccaneal   01/29/12 10:13 AM

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