My story is a big one.Iam really sorry for writing so much, but to explain what I have been facing since 2 years I had to write down all my symptoms and pain factors. I need help ..... Please help......
I have lot of gas problem since 2 years. I used the PPIs in 2009 and felt better and stopped latter in 2010 as doctor
suggested .My symptoms got worse again since 2011 jan.
I burp/belch a lot but do not have a heartburn. My gas problem becomes worst during my menstural cycle days and no medicine works during those days. It starts 4 to 5 days before my menstural cycle and will last till the second day after my cycle starts. I use gasex and stomach ease tea (with licorice) when I have lot of gas. I got severe headache when the gas is more and nothing works till all the gas goes out through burping. After all the gas goes away by burping and I take a tylenol then only the headache goes.By that time my throat and stomach hurts a lot burping. This was the case in 2009,but since sep 2010 it has been a daily problem.
I started burping daily even when I avoid all the NO food list. Burping gets worse after my meal. I used to take Chammomile tea every day after meals but did not feel better. In june 2011 I visited a gastroenterologist . I had an upper endoscopy and it was normal did not have ulcers ,gastrisitis or heital hernia . But doctor said LES is wide open and its a motility
disorder and he would not be able to do anything about it. My biopsy report was normal and even my blood test was normal . ( thyroid and harmone levels and bacteria test)
I was told to go and see Cleveland Motility clinic if I wish. I did not understand what to do, the doctor prescribed protonix which I did not want to use because it was very dificult to get a appointment and no body to assist if something becomes worse again. Even I have used these PPI's last year so did not want to start a new one again.
I lost weight and now Iam too weak to do my work. I get dizziness and not able to move normally. I do not know what else to eat as I avoided most of the foods.I started "One a day for Women" (without iron) multivitamins for recovery of my health,but that made my gerd worse and had lot of headache due to the gas and burping.
I went through internet and started DGL since a month and Iam also using calcium,bcomplex and magnesium tablets after meal. I feel a little better after using 3 DGL tablets before meals. I now do not burp constantly after meals but I cannot eat most of the foods. DGL only works when Iam too strict on my diet. i eat a little bit of rice for lunch, oats for breakfast without milk. As I dont eat much I feel too weak to move around.My problem still exists during my menstural cycle even after taking DGL.
I tried digestive gold (digestive enzymes) this weekend . I took one to start off before meals. I had eggplant (which i
avoided since many days) but after meals I had lot of burping and dizziness due to accumulated gas.I went on taking gasex and it took a whole day for the symptoms to go off. Not sure if digestive enzymes would work for me.
I tried to test my acid levels at home yesturday by taking apple cider vinegar, but unfortunately my throat started burning .
I had burping through out the day yesturday and did not understand if ACV worked me or not, rather left with sore throat.
I got L-glutamine, Zinc carnosine ,Slippery elm tables from store yesturday and did not start them yet.
To add Iam not working now , Iam a house wife and not under any stress.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.