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Old 11-15-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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belching

I have non stop belching loud and odd noises coming from my esophagus.
Anybody know what this can be? It is son annoying and embaressing it's a non stop problem. thanks

 
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Re: belching

Could be acid reflux. Belching is a symptom that you may have even if you don't have any heartburn. That is how my reflux started.

There are some OTC reflux meds you can try...Zantac, Gaviscon, Prilosec, Prevacid (new on market this month).

Watch your diet. Avoid carbonation, caffiene, spicy foods, high fat or greasy foods, tomato and citrus products, alcohol, tobacco, etc...

Try to wait at least 3 hours after eating before lying down.

Limit your bending after eating. It squeezes the stomach and pushes things up.

Wear loose fitting waistbands on your pants and don't tighten your belt too much.

 
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Re: belching

Thank you for responding. I do have haital hernia caused by acid reflux i was prescribed losec which i do take but i believe they give me gas. Anyhow i am belching non stop and it's coming from the esophagus, very disturbing. I do smoke and i do have coffee though only two a day, other than that anything i eat will do it and when i starve it's still happenning so it's kind of hard to pinpoit what is really going on. I did start kefir yesterday it is a bacterial culture that apparentlt is very beneficial to the stomach and intestines, let's see. I just had a little bit of lunch and washed it down with hot water, yuk! someone recommended that. I'm at the point where i am willing to try anything
i am so full of gas, it is annoying and embaressing. thanks
I will give the kefir a week to kick in and if that doesn't help i will definately try one of the meds you're suggesting though i believe they may be in the same family as losec but will definately check them out first.

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Re: belching

This is definitely something that will take you a little time to figure out how to deal with it best. It's not an easy cure to get rid of acid reflux or belching.

I take Prozac and oddly enough, it causes a lot of belching for me (a weird side effect). The belches would be painful at times and would almost not want to come out, and would come deep from inside, making weird sounds. I talked to my pharmacist about this and now they have me take my pill at night rather than in the morning. It helped a LOT. It seemed to react with food or even just water. It happened with anything I consumed after taking Prozac. This is not a common side effect, based on what they told me. Medications, different foods, and health issues (such as your hernia) can definitely cause this, as well as the acid reflux that can very well be part of the belching.

For now, try to recognize any patterns. Is it worse during any certain part of the day? Is it worse after eating or drinking? See if there are any patterns you can identify and then you can try to figure out ways that may help. Medications can definitely have to do with it too. I was having very uncomfortable acid reflux and kept vomiting in my mouth any time I leaned over or worked out, and my doctor recommended something like Prilosec... BUT I just tried a quick fix and got some chewable tablets that help immediately. They did help, but the main thing was taking my mediation at night instead. I also have to limit how much of certain foods I have. I can't have too many acidic foods in one sitting (like tomatoes, for example).

I have a sensitive stomach and some food senstivities, so I know that causes it for me too. Dairy products will do it, and many acidic foods. Even salads seem to do it! Sometimes I will drink a diet soda just so I can burp even more and get it all over with. It's a challenge, but I just try my best to find what works.

 
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Re: belching

thank you. I am trying to find a pattern though i must say i have been quite unsuccessful. I do have the gas problems and i do have the acid problem so it really limits foods though i believe everything is bothering me. I do stay away from foods with acid and did try all of last week to stay away from foods that contain gas which is pretty much all fruits all veggies so i basically starved and the symptoms were the same.
I am trying to figure things out, i hope i find my answers will go to the doctor soon if nothing works, i am avoiding the visit because i know everyone is sick and the wait is about four hours so i don't want to catch anything else while there. Is prilosec a prescription drug? The belacing is so annoying sometimes it's about a hundred times in a minute. thank you for taking the time.

 
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Re: belching

You can buy Prilosec over the counter. Usually this medication is locked up at the store and you just ask the pharmacy to get some.

You might be sensitive to MANY foods, which is why it would happen pretty much all the time. Hopefully later on when you get to see a doctor they can give you something that will help! For you, taking a preventive medication (such as Prilosec) might be more helpful then something you take to treat symptoms after it happens (more if you notice that certain foods are causing it).

Yours may be quite different than mine, but either way, belching is definitely annoying, especially when out in public. I used to have a difficult time with that at work, because I didn't want to do anything that people heard. For a while I kept getting 5 second or longer burps and would have to go in the bathroom for privacy!

 
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Re: belching

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You can buy Prilosec over the counter. Usually this medication is locked up at the store and you just ask the pharmacy to get some.

You might be sensitive to MANY foods, which is why it would happen pretty much all the time. Hopefully later on when you get to see a doctor they can give you something that will help! For you, taking a preventive medication (such as Prilosec) might be more helpful then something you take to treat symptoms after it happens (more if you notice that certain foods are causing it).

Yours may be quite different than mine, but either way, belching is definitely annoying, especially when out in public. I used to have a difficult time with that at work, because I didn't want to do anything that people heard. For a while I kept getting 5 second or longer burps and would have to go in the bathroom for privacy!
Thank you for taking the time. I must share something with you, i was recommended KEFIR by a friend it is the good bacterial cultures which apparently help with many ailments. It is natural bacterial cultures, i take about 100ml's every morning and i've been taking it for 5 days now and have already seen a big difference. I strongly recommend it. i take the liberty brand you can find it at the grocery store in the fridge next to the yogourts.
Perhaps you would like to give it a try, check it out it's called KEFIR, all natural good bacteria no meds, no side effects, it really works. I hope it helps you, i have stopped taking the losec and i'm doing well, i can finally eat. lol

 
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Re: belching

That's great! Perhaps I'll give that a try too. Anything natural that helps with a sensitive stomach sounds good to me. I would love it if I could eat some of the things that usually bother me. I haven't seen this particular kind, but I'll have to look for it. I know I can't have yogurt because I have a sensitivity to dairy, so this sounds good!

 
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