Re: Burping all the time
Me! I do!
I ID with everything you said except the "loud". Mine are (as they have been all my life) "silent" - unnoticeable to anyone but me. Mostly I feel them, from the gut to the throat (yes, my throat reverberates too, as if that sphincter is opening). Because of their strangeness, I'm still not sure if they're true burps. Before this medical issue I called them “throat burps” because they were so small and often felt only in my throat.
I never burped much before. I burped like this maybe once a day. When I "went bad", I knew it because I was averaging a burp a minute for 2 days straight. It was horrible.
I also almost always hiccup with a burp that starts up a "session". Again, the hiccups are "silent" - slow, and deliberate, strong, but unnoticeable to others. I'll do a "big" silent burp, then hiccup 2-3 times, then burp again maybe a few times.
Over the months of this horror I noticed that when I completely repose (not on an elbow or anything), I DO NOT burp/hiccup. Although, in the last couple weeks I’m starting to wonder if it’s getting worse and I AM starting to burp even in complete supported repose. Not sure yet. But initially – did not burp when completely “relaxed” horizontally.
I hate the burps because they signal that my throat will soon feel bad (LPR). Also, my stomach seems to feel bad after them. Burps DO NOT “relieve” me as many people even here state!