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Excessive Gas

I wake up nearly every day gassed up which feels like it is in my throat and makes me feel nauseated, however I never throw up.  After eating breakfast and belching for a couple of hours it usually goes away.  I also gas up if I get very hungry which makes it hard to eat and get my stomach full, which makes me gas up.  I take two generic Prilosec every morning which helps, but I still wake up gassed up.  After I get rid of the early morning gas, I belch quite a bit the rest of the day, but at least it doesn't nauseate me.  I don't pass much gas, so it all appears to be in my esophagus and stomach.

I had my gallbladder removed in 1974.  Recently I had a complete Upper GI and they did say I had some slight esophogeal immotility and a small hiatyl hernia.  I then had the scope put down into my stomach and the Doctor could find nothing wrong.

I am under a lot of stress at work, so don't know if this is causing it, but it makes me nervous and drives me nuts.
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Hi avanell,
You might be sufffering from gastroparesis also in addition to acid reflux.
Gastric motility studies may help in diagnosing it.
Adding prokinetics to prilosec may be helpful in relieving the symptoms.
Discuss with your gastro doctor regarding these .
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I used Reglan for a couple of months.  At first it worked great, but then it quit working and I developed anxiety, for which I am still taking a mild anti depressant.

It's just a vicious cycle.
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