The past few weeks, everytime I eat a meal even a small meal, a can of soup with a sandwich, my stomach bloats real bad, causing me shortness of breath, chest tightness, chest pressure, It's especially worse when I sit down or stand up, but laying down relieves the symptom. I went to my doctor, he said it was hiatel hernia, gave me Protonix, I took it for awhile, but the med did not help, so went to see a Gastro doc, had an upper GI done, results returned no acid reflux, no hiatel hernia. Gastro doc said it's my stomach nerves, not working correctly, possibly IBS, to take a mild laxative (Mylanta, Maalox, etc...) everyday to get my bowels moving. But Maalox bloats my stomach bad. When I get up first thing in the morning, drink a glass of water, my stomach bloats bad, and I'm out of breath.
I've been tested for food allergies, and do not have any.
I feel like I have to pass gas all the time, but nothing ever happens. I feel like a hot air balloon, I've tried Gas X, it didn't work. My stomach is always empty & bloated, it's driving me crazy. I don't eat much anymore, because of the bloating and shortness of breath.
Anyone have any ideas what this could be ? Please help if you have had experience or similar experience. Thanks for any help.
Are there any answers for people like us? I am at my wits end wondering what to eat anymore. Or even whether to eat at all for knowing that I am going to be bloated and feeling like i cannot breathe. I also have two sets of clothes that I have to wear--one for when i am bloated up and one for not being bloated. I buy stretch jeans, but it is so aggravation putting them on and they fit fine, then I eat and they are choking me to death. I just don't know what to do anymore. So frustrating! Barb1046
I too have had this problem. I feel like I'm hungry, but that I am at the same time full. As if the food that I previous ate is just sitting there not going anywhere. I'm pregnant so eating regular is important but I always feel sick afterwards even if I only eat a little I feel like i just ate a feast.
Hello..hope you find out whats wrong...I just had a CT scan ..for the same thinks you feel ..just eating a hotdog makes me bloaded and distended bad...dont want to eat anything ..cant fit in my jeans anymore this is crazy..I have type 2 diabetes..my Dr thinks i have Autonomic Neuropathy...have you had your blood sugar checked..please let me know what you find out ..Im so sick of being sick
I used to get this. It could be that there is a lot of gas build up due to bacteria or fungal overgrowth in the stomach or small intestine. Keep a low carb and low polyunsaturated fat diet for awhile and try a low dose probiotic once a day like life flora but make sure your pancreas and liver are okay first before probiotics. And learn how to belch gently, that helped me.
Have a GI doc do some checks for overgrowth and erosion in your stomach or small bowel.
I have very similar issues. I am 43. I have had IBD-C ever since I can remember but it was always somewhat controllable. I have gastritis with it that causes nausea. Up until 3 years ago I could be somewhat ok with meds (Bentyl, Tigan) but recently I bloat after every single thing I eat or drink. I take Protonix along with the above mentioned meds. I have taken Phayzyme or Gas-x to relieve the bloat but to no help. I am miserable. My doctors are simply clueless as to the problem.
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.