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Stomach discomfort for a year. Please help.
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Stomach discomfort for a year. Please help.

Hello
For the past year I have been have all sorts of stomach/intestinal issues. When it first started,I seemed to stay bloated constantly,got full very quickly,had mild nausea from time to time and stomach stayed sore/tender. And this happened every day. The symptoms never let up. That went on for about two months until I saw my doctor. He prescribed me Omeprazole(which didn't seemed to help),Bentyl,for stomach cramps and Amitriptyline for depression. After taking the Amitriptyline for a while,my symptoms seemed to improve greatly. I am now off the Amitriptyline as I am uninsured. Now I have more stomach problems.My symptoms now are stomach/intestinal gurgling(especially when I first wake and after eating),bloating,early satiety(sometimes),upper and middle abdominal soreness,burning/stinging sensation on left side(sometimes) and frequent gas/belching. I do not have any problems with constipation/diarrhea or heartburn.  I am trying to figure out something I can do whether it be dietary changes,exercise,OTC medications,etc. to alleviate the symptoms as I am uninsured and doctor visits cant happen frequently. :( I am a 37 year female.  I am quite miserable as these symptoms occur every day and ANY help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!
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Hi there!

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include GI infections (bacterial/ viral/ fungal/ parasitic), inflammations, stress/ anxiety, hormonal/ endocrine abnormalities, micronutrient deficiencies, GI motility issues, growths/ masses, medication side effect etc. I would suggest considering an evaluation by a gastroenterologist at this time for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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