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Old 07-30-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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help!!! i don know what else to do!!!

ive been having stomach problems for 5 weeks now and ive tried everything.

Everytime i eat something i get upper stomach pain like burning and sometimes spasms, burping, and gas that smells really bad its embarrasing.

i sometimes get burning under my breast bone in the centre and sometimes into my chest that will sometimes go into my back. i have a bad taste in my mouth and sometimes feel nauseas

ive had acid reflux before but not as bad as this with the stomach pain and the embarrassing gas

ive worked out the only things i can eat are porridge, cottage cheese, yogurt, eggs, chicken, cream based soups. anything dairy really. and can only drink water or milk. i feel full after only eating something small and have no appetite

i cant even eat fruit or vegetables as its hurts my stomach straight away and i give off really bad gas. i have no diarrhea but at the start i had an urgency to go to the toilet after eating something but it was just normal stools thats gone now

im at my doctors every week. my urine and blood tests are normal and ive had two ultrasound scans one for the abdomon (as doc thought it was gallstones) and a pelvic both came back normal.

i had to go to the hospital last week because i was in so much pain and they dont know what it is and said i need to go for an gastroscopy and a colonoscopy but the waiting list is 6 MONTHS!!! i dont think i can wait that long!!

im taking nexuim at the minute and pain relief but nothing seems to be working i dont know what else to do im so depressed i dont even want to go out because i have no energy and the stomach pain and gas makes me embarrassed.

Please help or any advice i would really appreciate

Thanks

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Old 07-30-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Re: help!!! i don know what else to do!!!

Have they tried you on Domperidone? If the Nexium isn't relieving it, that one sometimes works better.

Try to aim for lower-fat foods, as they may be digested better. I also have problems with fruits, veggies and whole grains, because my upper stomach doesn't deal well with fiber. A person can't live with NO veggies of course, but I cook them well, chew them well, and eat only small portions.

 
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Re: help!!! i don know what else to do!!!

you have to be aware of what triggers your pain and DONT EAT IT!! It sounds like gerd maybe hiatal hernia. And I would find another Dr you can get in to see sooner!!!

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Re: help!!! i don know what else to do!!!

Your symptoms are exactly what I had. You need first a blood test for Antibodies, if this is found you are then referred for an Endoscopy.
My Endoscopy revealed H.Pylori and it sounds very much like you could have that.
It is diagnosed by Endoscopy/Biopsy.
If its that you are then prescribed a treatment of two different antibiotics and a PPI for 7 days.
H.Pylori can cause Ulcers, these are very painful, I've had one. Until you get your Endoscopy you could try Aloe Vera juice or Manuka Honey, both good for the digestion.
Hope this is helpful and I wish you well, Solofelix.

 
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Re: help!!! i don know what else to do!!!

Sorry to hear, I know how u feel, u can get your doc to do a h.pylori test although I think u have to be off PPI for 4 weeks before they can do the test. It just a stool sample that gets sent away, think they can also use blood or breath. Do u have any pain under the ribs? Or sternum area? Are they able to do a barium swallow xray maybe the waiting list is less for that. It would possibly show hiatal hernia and ulcers. Do you belch/burp lots? As this could be a sign of hiatal hernia. Other than that try and make all the life changes, raising your bed, not eating before bed, avoiding trigger foods..... Hope you get some answers as I'm in the same boat only good this is healthcare here is much quicker as it all semi private due to work. also get them to refer you to a gastro specialist rather than your normal doc. Also do you have any ENT issues as sinuses etc can cause probs too.

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Re: help!!! i don know what else to do!!!

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Sorry to hear, I know how u feel, u can get your doc to do a h.pylori test although I think u have to be off PPI for 4 weeks before they can do the test. It just a stool sample that gets sent away, think they can also use blood or breath. Do u have any pain under the ribs? Or sternum area? Are they able to do a barium swallow xray maybe the waiting list is less for that. It would possibly show hiatal hernia and ulcers. Do you belch/burp lots? As this could be a sign of hiatal hernia. Other than that try and make all the life changes, raising your bed, not eating before bed, avoiding trigger foods..... Hope you get some answers as I'm in the same boat only good this is healthcare here is much quicker as it all semi private due to work. also get them to refer you to a gastro specialist rather than your normal doc. Also do you have any ENT issues as sinuses etc can cause probs too.
Hi TuGG781,
I am interested in you mentioning Belching and Hiatal Hernia.
I have had H.Pylori over two yrs ago and was told it was gone after treatment.
However I have numerous symptoms with my stomach, one of them constant belching and the other lots of gas.
At my Endoscopy/Colonoscopy a year ago I was diagnosed with Hiatal Hernia, but was never told why I burp so much and even get fully fledged Hiccups regularly. Do you have a suggestion for it.
Thanks, Solofelix.

 
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Re: help!!! i don know what else to do!!!

If u read my post on my condition, you will see I've only suffered for the last year unlike some who have lived a lifetime. Being in Germany and the severity of the symptoms I was invaded with tests lol so have read lots into gerd, lpr, hiatal hernia and reflux. I have found PPIs held with the chest pain but does nothing with the belching or reflux in the throat. From what I've read and been told a hiatal hernia is quite common however can be difficult to diagnose without either a barium swallow or endoscopy. But apparently contstant burping,belching is a tell tail sign of hiatal hernia, the worse the hernia the worse the burping. I havent found a cure although I wish I had. I have tried and found that apples, slippery elm help a little, as I find that I burp the most when I'm bringing up lots of thick white mucus/phlegm mixed in frothy. As I have a large hernia I find that the more pain I have under my ribs the worse the burp.... It gotten to the point I've given up appoligising for it as I'd never stop lol.

 
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