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    Old 05-13-2020, 03:51 PM   #1
    Oregon28
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    Mystery Belching Disorder

    Hello All,

    I'd first like to say that this is something I've been struggling with for years and I'm thankful for anyone who takes their time to read this. I've spent a few years speaking with various doctors, undergoing procedures and tests and have still have no diagnosis.


    About 8 years ago I started to notice a strange development of excessive belching along with some intolerance to alcoholic beverages (I was 20 in college when I first noticed this). I ignored it for a while, but it quickly turned into something that's having a negative effect on my lifestyle. Up until this point I had no digestion issues.

    My symptoms:

    -Excessive deep belching for hours after every meal and beverage.
    For example, I had some eggs and toast for breakfast today. I had to stop halfway through because I had the feeling of being bloated and full after a few bites. I let out a few 1-2 second belches and the bloating went away and I can continue eating. After eating I had 5-8 deep belches over the next few hours. This seems to happen regardless for what food, how large the meal is, or even liquid vs solid food.

    -Feeling of nausea after eating, until I belch to "relieve" the nausea

    -Feeling of meals "sloshing" around in my stomach after eating

    -Feeling of bloating after eating, until I belch to "relieve" the bloating

    -Vomiting up my meal hours after consuming it (this is more rare, but has been happening continuously)

    -Occasionally a high amout of mucus in My stool (once every week or so)

    -Occasional General upset stomach and discomfort after eating or drinking.

    -I've also recently learned (through blood tests) that my bilirubin is high, although i don't show any signs of jaundice. (my GI specialist says I have Gilberts syndrome)




    My treatment to dateall recommended/ordered by my primary care provider)

    -The first thing tried was taking digestion aids (beno, gasx, ect). No noticeable effect

    -Second was trying a PPI regiment (Prilosec OTC for 2-3 months). No noticeable effect

    -Next my doc scheduled an appointment with a GI specialist and I told him about my symptoms. He orders an upper Endoscopy.

    -I got the Upper Endoscopy done this year in late January. Everything appeared normal to the GI specialist, but he did take a biopsy in order to test for celiac disease.

    -Celiac disease test comes back negative.

    -Normal doc orders a test for Ova and intestinal parasites. Test comes back negative.

    -GI specialist orders a "Stomach emptying" study. I haven't received the official results back yet, but the tech said she thinks it seemed normal, or at least my stomach seemed to empty at a normal rate.


    Other symptom info:

    -Alcohol and carbonated beverages seem to exacerbate the symptoms

    -Large meals or overeating seem to exacerbate the symptoms

    -Drinking lots of liquids with my meals seem to exacerbate the symptoms



    General Diet and other info about me:

    -28 Year Old Male
    -5'11
    -165 lbs
    -Non-Smoker
    -Exercise 5-7 times per week
    -Diet is generally healthy and home cooked with the occasion trip (once every week or so) to the pizza shop or some other fast food
    -I've been avoiding alcoholic beverages for years because it makes me sick
    -I typically only drink water. Rarely Milk and never soda or any other carbonated beverages


    I really would appreciate any thoughts, personal experience or advice here. All the doctors have been telling me I'm too young to be struggling with something like this, yet we're having a really tough time diagnosing this. I'm trying to remain positive here

    Thanks All,
    Luke

     
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    Old 12-29-2020, 07:22 PM   #2
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    Re: Mystery Belching Disorder

    Hi, Luke! I am suffering from the same thing! Have you figured things out yet? I have been through lots of tests and everything comes back "normal," although I don't feel that way at all. The burping/belching is out of control. I don't enjoy eating any more. I thought maybe it was simple carbs...bread...crackers, etc., but I have always been able to eat these with no problem. I feel kind of worse when I don't have any simple carbs during the day. I am at my wit's end! When I donít have food in my stomach, everything is ok, no burping! Such a mystery and so bothersome. I have just had about 20-30 burps since eating dinner a few hours ago! When I canít burp, I become nauseous!

     
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    Old 12-30-2020, 06:17 PM   #3
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    Re: Mystery Belching Disorder

    I have been experimenting with various things to see what my issue might be. I just started taking Mucinex, two 600-mg. tablets every 12 hours. I took it a few times the last few days and I can honestly say things are looking better! I feel like eating again and although I belch after eating, at least it comes up! I have to see if this is lasting over the next few days. I do have seasonal allergies; I receive allergy injections every three weeks and I do have a problem with congestion that makes me blow my nose a lot! I thought and wondered if this occurrence of burping could be related to post-nasal drip, thus trying the Mucinex. Do you have allergies that might be contributing to your belching?

     
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