I am so glad to find I am not alone in my reaction to broccoli. The only way I can eat it is if is “well done” :), that is, completely cooked, as in broccoli soup. The only other foods that cause this same reaction (intense abdominal pain and cramping for several hours) are peanuts and soy products. Avoid them all. I would like to be able to use broccoli rabe, but don’t dare to. Is it a problem for those of you with broccoli intolerance?