Hi everyone, I am new to this board.....i have a feeling that i have mix of IBS and acid reflux/ GERD ......it all sprung up on me when my mom passed away in 2005...i think stress brought on my symptoms and it has never left. I noticed when I eat very fast or the food is oily, milk, spicy, coffee or bread type of food....I would get indigestion..... also I would get this way whenever my period is coming in the next few days......the pain is usually situated at the upper part of my tummy..sometimes the lower....it hurts like crazy.... tummy would get very bloated too and i would feel like gas is stuck inside... however, when I do fart...I would feel relief for a short while...but the pain would usually return....the only relief for me was to take pepto bismol and then sleep on it.
When I am not suffering from tummy pain....It was very common for me to regurgitate after I eat....this happens alot when I drink or eat very fast or these type of foods coffee, spicy, or oily etc. etc.
I have found my savior supplement .... and it was metamucil. I religiously take this everyday and it has lessen all my tummy, heartburn, gas problem and my regurgitate problem. I hardly get tummy trouble now.
So healthboard people ....am I an acid reflux sufferer or more of IBS person?? or a mild case of relux /gerd? ?