For the past month, I have had, terrible heartburn, where I have to take up to 6 Maalox tablets a day. I have had flatulence that knocks my husband out. I have had a soft stool. My stomach has hurt because of the gas built up inside of me. Now today my stool is floating on top of the water in the toilet. I know no one wants to hear this and thinks it may be disgusting but my symptoms are getting worse and will not go away, no matter what I take out of my diet and no matter how less and/or more that I eat.
Yesterday I was sitting in my chair and I have been known to burp and belch alot lately, well one of the times that I tried to burp, food came up from my esophagus into my mouth, that was pretty disgusting.
I am so uncomfortable and I can't take this anymore.
These are all the symptoms that I can think of right now, but I can think of anymore I will post them later.
You could be having Pancreatic Insufficiency, i think. With insufficient enzymes from the pancreas, the stomach starts having indigestion problems. Gas & belching are symptoms of pancreatic insufficiency. I'm not sure about floating feces, but with lack of pancreatic enzymes, it should be somehow greasy...
Burping up food or liquid can also be acid reflux, all those symptoms point to multiple scenarios. I have severe GERD and sometimes I drink a cup of chamomile tea and 99% of the time it settles my stomach and heartburn. I'm afraid to do that very often as I think it will stop working like the PPI do after awhile. Give it a try, after all chamomile is for indigestion,has a calming effect so it can't and won't hurt to try.
And you haven't gone to the doctor? call them and make an appt for asap ...tell them your symptoms and that you are suffering? If you don't have insurance then go to the ER but you need to go to the doctor as soon as possible. good luck.