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Water - digestive issues?

Hi all,

I've been living in Albany Park for 3 years and developed digestive issues after about a year of living here. At first I thought I had a bacterial infection from traveling overseas for a brief trip, but when I spoke with doctors they told me I hadn't been out of country long enough and I likely got something here in the U.S. I have wondered if it something in my environment, because my roommate developed similar symptoms within...

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Hi all,

I've been living in Albany Park for 3 years and developed digestive issues after about a year of living here. At first I thought I had a bacterial infection from traveling overseas for a brief trip, but when I spoke with doctors they told me I hadn't been out of country long enough and I likely got something here in the U.S. I have wondered if it something in my environment, because my roommate developed similar symptoms within months of moving into my apartment.

Has anyone experienced the following symptoms after moving/living here:

bloating (after drinking water, or eating certain foods*)
gas pain
constipation
diarrhea
naseua (after eating certain foods*)
headaches
weight loss

*My roommate and I have both become much less tolerant of dairy, gluten, or any foods that have fructose and take more to digest (ie: apples, brocolli, as opposed to bananas, potatoes). I no longer drink milk, or eat yogurt, cheese or bread. Neither does my roommate. See "fod-map diet" online.

I am curious if there is an issue with our water or something else in our environment.

Please let me know if you've experienced anything similar.

Thanks!
Albany Park Resident

  • I live in Albany and the water smells and tastes toxic. Like recycled sewer water with a very strong chemical smell. I don't drink it.

  • you probably eat large amounts of pizza and fried fast foods but blame the water for your digestive issues
    haha..

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