I am a 37 year old male just diagnosed with Dietary Fructose Intolerance and am discovering this is a very difficult disorder to manage. I have been High Fructose Corn Syrup FREE for several weeks. My morning stomach pains/gas have mostly been reduced as well as gas I experienced in the evening. One side affect still remains in that my only bowel movement for the day is in the morning just after waking up. There is some slight form to the stool but aside from urine and gas episodes I do not use the bathroom for the rest of the day. I have had this disorder for so long that I do not even know if this new routine is normal. When I do have to have a bowel movement I feel more preasure/pain in my stomach which comes on quickly. I still have at night some constipated gas only, which goes away after some time in the bathroom.
My question is, in what I have explained, is this associated to Fructose Intolerance? I have an appointment with my doctor later this month but I am looking to get fully informed on what I have so, I can tell him what I am experiencing.
What should be my normal digestion cycle so, I can know when I have reached my objective? Is there medication that can help this and/or combat the intolerance?
Fruit is a contributor to this problem as it has fructose in it. As well as fruit juice which fructose is added to it as a sweetener. Some fruit drinks I have seen advertise "NO High Fuctose Corn Syrup". Can I drink those juices or is there still fructose from the fruit itself?
You can see I am desperate for some help.
My 16 yr old daughter was diagnosed with DFI earlier this year. She had all your symptoms which were helped greatly with removing frucose from her diet with a strict diet. She still had some symptoms and was tested further. She also has delayed-gastric emptying. She needs to keep her fluids up and consume more salt to retain the fluids. This has help the rest of the way and now she rarely has digestive troubles. I cook for her following the frucose-free diet, but she now can tolerate small amounts of things like strawberries, crackers, as long as she keeps them to a minimum. It's been hard for her to stick to the diet, but the benefits outweigh the sacrifice. Best wishes to you.
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