I became a vegan about 9 months ago. After a few months of being vegan I started burping A LOT. I have virtually no gas aside from the burping. However the burping is REALLY... (extremely) loud. Also there's been some instances in which I just wasn't able to burp and then my stomach was in a lot of pain. Not only is it after I eat, but I constantly burp when laying down, and especially before I go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning. I also burp right after I stand up after sitting down.
Its annoying when I try to go to sleep but I constantly have to sit up and burp.
I wouldn't even care that much because I don't care about burping in front of my family or friends, and I rarely go out to eat, but I'm starting college this fall, and I don't know how I'll get away with it.
I've read quite a few things about excessive burping. I don't believe I'm swallowing air. I eat no differently than I used to. I've improved my posture when eating, but that hasn't helped. Some people have even said it could be from drinking tap water and not washing my vegetables. I now have a filter and wash all veggies/fruits but I haven't been doing it long enough to see improvement.
What I usually eat in a week:
Peanut Butter & Jam
Salads (lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes)
Beans/Lentils (Maybe 2 - 3 times a week)
Almond Milk or Soy Milk
Veggie Stir Frys (Carrots, Broccoli, String Beans)
Anyway, it seems to be getting worse and worse. I might plan on seeing my doctor but I feel as if they'll just tell me to do things I've already done, or insist that I'm swallowing excess which I know I'm not.
Also, not sure if this will have anything to do with it but I recently lost a lot of weight (65 pounds) and my stomach will get huge after I eat. Honestly it looks like I'm 4 months pregnant the way it sticks out.
Oh, and again not sure if this makes a difference but I was having a soy cheese. I ate it for a while (few months) then realized it was the "cheese" that was causing me to have a reaction. My face would break out (I don't know if it was pimples, or what) but there was just big red spots all over my face and it looked like I had the chicken pox. I thought maybe it was just hormones but I didn't have the "cheese" for a while and my face cleared up. The next time I had it (couple months later) the next day I woke up with my face in the same condition. Again I stopped and my face is fine. Not sure if the months of having it messed wth my stomach though.
I know I wrote a lot but I wanted to be specific, hopefully someone will have some help.