Where can i go for help with this? are there any tests i can do?
im 25, and I can't burp properly. I regularly feel gas, but I can't burp.
I can retch gas out of my stomach, but it brings food with it. If I don't it happens anyway, but more forcefully, and can even make me vomit after. its daily, anytime, not all the time and can vary in intensity but it incapacitates me when it happens. the only time i burp close to normal is when i drink soda.
The only thing anyone has determined is my esophagus doesn't move much when swallowing, and my stomach empties a little slower than normal, and they keep saying its idiopathic. Symptoms began after Glandular fever with Splenomegaly and Hepatitis 5 years ago.
Ive had barium swallow, and a gastric emptying study and a 24-Hour Esophageal pH Test. the doctor used this to prescribe nortryptiline, which did nothing, and has no treatment for burping. he wont do any more tests and wants to prescribe me heavy medication for neuropathic pain
Symptoms: Retching, Nausea, feeling of bubble in stomach.
Symptoms i DONT have but doctors keep trying to treat: pain, burning, vomiting
Symptoms i have SOMETIMES, and ONLY when i eat milk products or 'fish and chips', that doctors cant seem to get past: indigestion, flatulence and excess gas, loose stool, and bowel irritability.
various GP doctors keep saying its GERD or IBS but the treatment doesn't work, and i dont even have the symptoms!
I tried EVERYTHING they said and tried all different kinds of diets.
when they fail to treat me they tell me its psychological, likley because i was left with depression and chronic fatigue for 2 years after glandular fever. i havnt felt depressed or anxious for 3 years!
I have no money, no insurance (healthcare is free here, but they are reluctant to give it out), no job for 20 months
The gastro specialist i saw said its because of paresis and they can't treat it but i don't have any of the pain, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn or reflux! and that doesn't explain why i can't burp! he wont do any more tests because he says hes already found the answer.
what test are there? where else can i go? my life has been on hold for 5 years, im 25 and i want to start my life!