I’ve been diagnosed with functional dyspepsia by the Gastroenterologist. He says it’s very similar to IBS but IBS of the stomach instead of the intestines.
Basically I have a problem with belching, fullness, discomfort after I eat a meal, especially a large meal. And the 6pm meal is always the most troublesome. The pain is generally relived by a burp. I don’t have diarrhoea or constipation at all with it.
This whole problem began in May 2018 and it coincided precisely with me going off Sertraline, even though I had tapered meticulously. I’m still convinced it was withdrawing from the Sertaline that cause it. I was thrust into the worst panic, anxiety and Depression along with the gastrointestinal pains. Prior to that I had not one single thing wrong with my stomach, I could have polished of any size of meal, large or small, spicy or not. Anything basically, so it’s soul destroying to have ended up with a condition I never had in my life before. I personally won’t touch another antidepressant as long as I live.
I’m trying to follow a low FODMAP diet but I’m finding it soul destroying. I was eating loads of oatmeal in the morning because I thought it was ok but I’ve just found out that over a certain size of serving, it too is considered high FODMAP. Ridiculous. I wonder would it be worth experimenting with a zero carb diet (ie Carnivore Diet) as FODMAPs are entirely all Carbs so in theory eliminating carbs should eliminate the problems?
What about fasting, I’ve heard it can benefit digestive problems? Have any of you any experiences with that?