I stop smoking but I am bloated, please help
I am 42 years old and have smoked since I was 17, I stopped smoking 4 months ago on my own. I was doing great the first 2 weeks when I developed a bitter taste in my mouth. It got bad enough I ended up going to my dentist 2 weeks later. Nothing was found in my mouth that was causing it.
I then went to my local doctor to find the solution; during this time some minor bloating and breathing disconfort started. I mention this to my doctor and she said my body was changing since I was not smoking. The taste has not went away and the bloating has gotten worse.
I now was sent to my local surgeon, he did all new blood work and check me for bacteria nothing was coming back, everything showing to be perfect. He ask me to get a CT scan. The CT came back no problems found; he then asked me to ge a Heida Scan to rule out gall bladder. Came back perfect, no issues with the gall bladder. I was then ask to have a upper GI and scope. I did that last week and everything came back normal. I have had a colonoscopy this week and everything normal.
I have gone up 2 waist sizes while loosing weight and have a massive stomach ache along with the pregnant look. My friends pick on me and say when are you due. I am male so I will never be due. I am at wits end and miserable.
I went today and got some emzymes in pill form along with some probiotics and I am drinking lots of water. I have an appointment next week with a GI specialist. If this doesn't soon get better I may have to go back to smoking and see if it dissappears.
If you have any tid-bit of information that may help please post.
Last edited by Mwarren1967; 01-01-2010 at 07:33 PM.