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! πŸ˜‰

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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4 thoughts on “Breath Test Round 1!

  • December 21, 2013 at 9:58 am
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    Good luck with the investigations and I hope you get some answers. All the very best for the New Year πŸ™‚

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    • December 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm
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      Thank you so much! I wish you a very healthy New Year!

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  • December 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm
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    The fasting for that test was the worst! Hope you survived and are able to get some answers!

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    • December 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm
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      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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