So I got addicted to Dates, which in hindsight was a stupid thing to let happen. I figured they wern’t too bad to eat – better than chocolate, or other processed rubbish. However, eating 200g in one sitting is not a good thing as this has caused a complete relapse in my symptoms. I was in fact getting much better, my ear blockage had cleared, sleeping was much improved, gained weight etc. All these improvements have now dissipated, and I am back to where I was 12 months ago.
I reckon that I must either have SIBO, and or have fructose malabsorption issues. For me to have been so affected by Dates must dictate a fructose problem. Thing is, I had been eating these for a few months with no seemingly detrimental effects, but after eating a large amount of raisins over a few days, I developed severe heart burn and GERD. After this, then eating Dates gave me the same symptoms. It’s as if the raisins, or rather the abuse of them had triggered a reaction that was now set in.
I had suspected SIBO, or fructose malabsorption for a while, but thought that a SC diet would bring it under control eventually. Which may be the case with someone who has a mild case. I reckon that I must have an advanced problem, and looks like I will have to have further testing. I had been hassling my GP, and Consultant for a hydrogen breath test for a while to no avail. So, I have ordered a test from BIO labs.