Sulfur / Rotten Egg Burps, followed by throwing up ...continued
I've been having the same problem on and off for over a year. I went to the doctor and was thoroughly tested. They couldn't figure out what was wrong. So they decided to try giving me a daily prescription of Protonix. It worked miracles. The next day I was right as rain. After a couple of weeks I weaned myself off of the pills. Now I take an over-the-counter ant-acid as soon as I start burping with any hint of bad taste and a few hours later I am almost back to normal. If I wait too long sometimes it takes more than one. I have found if I don't eat for a long period of time or if I eat certain foods it sets off the burping. The doctor told me that different things set off different people. I think you will have to figure out your triggers like I did... trial and error.
I am by no means a doctor so you should see if it is a more serious problem. I was thoroughly tested and all the tests were negative so she said it was a heartburn or gurd problem.
It sounds like you have an acid problem. You could try the Ph test strips which are sold at health food stores and test with your urin, these strips are only a few bucks. The reason could be, as it is for me, certain foods trigger them for you because of the acid content of the food itself and maybe the body's sensitivity to that food itself. For me it is always canned or packaged foods that set me off along with coffee, salmon, and peanuts. Again these are all acidic forming foods. Worth a try hear I recon.
I suffered from the exact same symptoms weekly (and really thought I was alone in this!) since I was a small child. Rotten Egg Burps (the WORST part) followed by nausea, severe cramps, vomiting, diarrea, the works. Only after throwing up everything I'd ever eaten in my entire life would it go away eventually. Doctors never knew what was wrong and there's still nothing much online about the cause of this illness. After logging what I ate for quite a while, we figured out that the common denominator was RED DYE #40! I am an adult now who will not eat anything anywhere that even has the possibility of having the dye unless I can read ingredients (which is a TON of stuff, people! ...even some "white" things like coffee creamer packets and such...take a look at things and you'll be amazed) and I hardly, if ever, get this illness anymore. (knock on wood!) I go YEARS without being sick all because I simply avoid Red Dye #40. Just a suggestion because it's worked for me! Hope this helps some of you out there...
Hey, to you and all of us who have suffered through episodes of this burping, vomiting, etc. I too have had it off and on. I find diet to be the main cause, having combined milk products and wheat, to which I may or may not be allergic. But the only relief I have found is to #1) stop the vomiting with a suppository, the only thing that will stop it for me. #2) take vegetable originated enzyme pills that I got at the health food co-op. This made such a big difference that I started feeling better almost immediately. Then, I focused on re-hydrating slowly, moving on to soda crackers, and then back to a more regular diet. This has done the trick for me so far, but after several such attacks I went to the doc and had some tests. They now are looking further for pancreatic or gall bladder problems. While I am anxious to find out what the docs have learned about this after I have an ultra sound exam next week, I feel fairly comfortable about watching my diet so that I do not combine fruit and proteins and watch when I eat cheese and other milk products. I scarcely eat any to be honest. I recommend eating lots of fresh fruit for breakfast with something like peanut butter. Then I have veggies most of the rest of the day plus some foods that provide amino acids. I do NOT eat meats but will eat eggs as a source of protein, but only with the veggies. I chew and chew and chew to be sure I am getting the enzymes contained in my saliva, which is the first step of digestion. I also try to eat when I am calm and in a quiet place. I have added sauerkraut to my diet and other acid-like foods. And, I have tried to cut back on the sugar. Peanut butter on bread or crackers is still my fall back energy food. I don't know why, but I think it is because it is a plant based food. I believe eating the more raw veggies and other plant based foods is my best option until the doc tells me otherwise. I am not particularly fond of veggies so have to kind of sneak them in my diet or eat them while I am doing something else I enjoy such as watching a ballgame or reading. I am not sure where soy fits in this picture, but do know when I drank only soy milk I never had an attack. But, when I found an excellent source for tasty cow's milk, I went back to that. I now think that was a mistake and plan to go back to the soy but not depend on it as much as I used to. The more veggies and fruits you can eat really does make a difference, and I think it is because of the enzymes, or something like that at least.
I forgot to say that I think it is not protein we need so much as it is amino acids. Therefore, learning of alternate forms of amino acids other than meat is a good way to counterattack this problem.Meat is not only immoral, but is rotted flesh. Do you know that they "hang" killed animals for up to 60 days before it is cut up into pieces as we see them in the store. I suspect that we eat these bad combinations of foods and they sit in our gut and just rot to cause this problem which indeed is unbearable. I am a BC survivor, have an auto-immune disorder called Sjogen's Syndrome, long standing deep depression, sleep disorders, maybe fibromyalgia, and other conditions that are a part of this cluster of health problems. I try to keep a fairly consistent schedule and do NOT drink alcohol, coffee or soda pop almost never, coffee being the one exception. I do drink teas, both herbal and black,green and white teas.
I am an ER nurse and have battled the problem for quite a few years. I have been taking Aciphex for GERD. After multiple test by GI we tried Align (probiotic) OTC. Prior to the probiotic I was having an episode every 2-3 weeks. It has been 4 months since the last episode
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