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Breath Test Round 1!

So I haven’t been able to eat or drink since last night and I’m at UCSD’s gastroenterology department. What’s on the TV? Dozens of food commercials. The latest being a sultry woman’s voice talking about cookies covered in “riiiich dark chohhhhclate.” Ha! I’ll be fine but this is torture! ;)

Today I’ll be taking a breath test. I will drink something, then burp into a blue bag a few times over a period of three hours. They will measure the type of and amount of gas coming through to see if I’m intolerant to fructose. I have done research and found that this type of test is not fool-proof so I may not know what to do about my diet! I’ll work with my doctor after and see what he says. The next test is in January for lactose.
Just hoping for answers!

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About colleen francioli

I have had IBS symptoms for a few years now. I have come across the FODMAP diet and adhering to it, and so far, it's made a big difference in how I feel. I am a health and wellness advocate and make healthy living a part of my everyday life. I grew up in New York and reside in California now. In my day job when I am not connecting with people about FODMAP, I am the President of www.gela-marketing.com providing marketing and pr services to the wellness, healthcare and life science industries.

Posted on December 20, 2013, in Doctor Visits, Fructose, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Good luck with the investigations and I hope you get some answers. All the very best for the New Year :)

  2. The fasting for that test was the worst! Hope you survived and are able to get some answers!

    • Thanx I was having trouble concentrating on work from not eating ! Hoping for answers but I’m thinking fructose might not be the cause. I drank that fluid and didn’t have any complications. I actually felt better the next day. Strange!

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