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chronic bloating

For the past 4 months I have been chronically bloated and recently, during the past 3 weeks, have had a few cases of flu/food poisoning-like issues. I'm not sure if these two are related, but I have seen a few doctors with no help, and had an ultrasound which came up negative. My menstrual cycle is very irregular (don't get it very often, last menstrual cycle was a month ago) and generally only lasts a few light days.) I have considered the bloating as being caused by anxiety/depression, allergies (gluten?), or something else in the GI category. In the past two years (I am 18 and a freshman in college) my eating habits changed purely out of preference. I started eating more vegetables, less meat, less carbs, ect... I understand that this may have caused some kind of nutritional deficiency ( though i generally ate a well rounded diet; a lot of eggs, smoothies cottage cheese, oatmeal, grains, meat, vegetables, fruit, yogurt, milk, soy milk, ect...) I ate a lot during the school year  and was getting a lot of protein but i suppose i ate less during the summer. Once the bloating began (sometime in mid summer) i began to feel fuller faster and eat less in general, which has resulted in a little bit of weight loss. I am not sure if this is related but I have a hard time falling asleep unless I am very tired, and always wake up after too little sleep feeling tired. The bloating is causing a lot of anxiety and very unhealthy, fluctuating eating habits as I never know what or how much to eat. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am at a complete loss, and becoming very desperate.
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It sounds like you may need to have some testing done to see if you have allergies to certain foods. You mentioned that and I think it would be a good idea. I also have anxiety and depression and have stomach problems. Are you taking any medications to help with your anxiety and depression?
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Try being wheat free, this sounds like my IBS symptoms. Be careful though there is wheat in lots or products you wouldn;t expect it to be in - read the labels carefully!
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