Welcome to FructoHelp, where I’m gathering useful information about fructose malabsorption and how to deal with it.
Hi there, I’m Nick – engineer and researcher. I am running this site to share my knowledge about fructose malabsorption (FM) and help others in handling and mastering their impairment, like me.
I am gathering that knowledge since 2010 – the year, I became affected by FM. The first 3 years I didn’t know what was going on. I suffered from constant abdominal pain after almost every meal and lost my pleasure of eating. I went to the doctor and asked him about some food intolerance. But he only diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome and gave me some pills. They helped in the short term but did not make my problems disappear. As soon as I stopped taking that medication, I got the same symptoms as before. It was like taking painkillers when having rocks in your shoes …
After a few years, my mood got progressively worse. Every vacation I lost about 4 lbs per week. 3 years ago I had 139 lbs with a size of 6 ft. I got psoriasis out of the blue and at the same time had temporal pains within my elbows, fingers, and knees. Gout with an age of 32? Is that possible? Is that what happens when you pass the 30?
How knowledge of fructose malabsorption changed my life
Luckily, a friend of mine told me, that he got diagnosed fructose malabsorption and what he wasn’t allowed to eat anymore. It was the first time I heard of that “intolerance”. I began making some tests and a lot of research. I realized that I always got in trouble when eating food that was on his prohibited list.
And this changed everything.
Now, I know, what I am allowed to eat, what I should avoid and what I can even do to improve it. My pains and my psoriasis vanished, my mood improved significantly, and I feel so, so much better now.
Thanks to all that knowledge, I even managed it for the first time since years, to go on vacation in a foreign country and enjoy eating without having any, and I mean any problems. It was great!