About once every few months I get these terrible stomach pains and bloating. I don't know how to relieve the pain at all. Although the pain tends to occur at the very beginning of a meal (even if I have only had a bite of food) I can't seem to attribute it to any particular foods, dairy, etc. At its worst, it often has me doubled over in pain and takes hours or up to a day to completely go away. The days I am in pain I can't focus on anything else. I have tried Gas-X, Maalox, Tums, etc. and nothing relieves the pain or pressure. Sometimes lying down with a heating pad on my stomach helps, but that is not always an option. I think it is just gas, but I am not sure. The pain and bloating are my only symptoms. FYI: I am 25 yrs. old.
Can anyone recommend tips, advice or an over the counter or at home remedy??? Please advise!
I almost forgot one other suggestion. You may want to try charcoal tablets/capsules as those can be helpful too. 7-up is also good for helping to bring up gas if you drink it straight down and not just sip it slowly.
Thanks...and, again, I neglected to mention that I have tried those too! They work well, it's just that I recently had a huge bloating/stomach pain attack where both the Alka Seltzer AND charcoal tablets didn't work. That is what ultimately drove me to write to this message board.