Hello there, I am sorry to hear what you are going through right now.
Just like me, I have the same issues with you and just the other day my doctor told me I have helicobacter pylori - a bug that lives in your tummy that causes acidity, burping, farting, nausea, loss of appetite. These symptoms are only the mentioned based on my research but all of the things that you feel is what exactly what I am feeling. And it is very frustrating that doctors seems to ignore what we said what we felt.
Being low in B12 is caused this bug. Go and see your doctor and tell them you want a breath test and stool culture for H pylori.
I know exactly what you feel. I am the same age as you with two young children and like you I just want to live healthy for my family mostly for my very young children who needed me the most.
The doctor told me that I must have this bug a long time ago but didn't give me symptoms just like now.
I hope this info will help you to know what is going on as and I would say you know more about your body that there is something going on. you just have to dig deeper and investigate to lead you to it.
And i know its not easy to stay calm coz I finding it too hard as well but try.
Take care and good luck
This is quite a story. Sorry to hear that.
I have been facing all kind of physical issues myself, which (after all) may have been be induced by mental stress (as a result of my life style and personality). As a scientist I was always looking for hard evidence.
I am not sure if you have considered to approach your physical issues from a mental point of view?
Depression, stress, anxiety, low self esteem may all lead to a slurry of physical issues. Basically your nervous system (brain and nerves) gets out of tune (including your stress systems/hormones). Either you can not filter normal discomfort and/or the nervous systems provides misinformation to your body which again you will sense as discomfort.
On one hand it is good to focus on a physical cause, but in case not done, I would consider to focus on mental health as well.
Unexplainable physical issues can be a result of being overloaded through your life style, trauma's, personality and level of self esteem, medicine usage, and your genetic make-up (how are you chemically composed and anatomically wired? Not easy to address, but not unhopeful either.
Good luck !
What is the pH of your stomach acid? Do you have the results of the Heidelberg Stomach Acid Test (gold standard for measuring stomach acid pH?).
Excerpt from B12 awareness...
"What are the Causes of B12 Deficiency?
Decreased stomach acid
Autoimmune pernicious anemia
Gastrectomy, intestinal resection
Gastric bypass surgery
Celiac disease (gluten enteropathy)
Bacterial overgrowth (small bowel)
Advanced liver disease
Transcobalamin II deficiency
Inborn errors of B12 metabolism
You sure are going through a lot, I am sorry.
I can relate to a lot of what you are experiencing, I have had the same issues. In my case, it was anxiety brought on by food allergies and hypoglycaemia, but everyone is different. Have you had any glucose tolerance test run or food allergy panels? If not, maybe it would be a good idea to suggest this to your physician.
Hope you feel better soon.