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cbuc
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   Posted 5/1/2006 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I have suffered from what i believe to be IBS for about 10 to 12 years now. I usually have it once or twice a year for a couple of months. Well...........  this time about a month ago i would get a terrible burning sensation in my abdomen everytime I ate. I also had some regurgitation as well. about this time i started having the usual bouts of constipation for a couple of days then diarrea. Loose stools followed by hard stools and straining. Some cramping, a lot of belching, gas etc..... Never anything I would consider pain except for some gas pain as I started eating more fiber, but that subsided pretty quickly. I then started on the Prilosec OTC b/c my whole fathers side of the family suffers from this as well as hiatel hernia's. I started feeling better after about 3 or 4 days, but the IBS was still lingering. My main concern is this incredible burning I get in my stomach. It does seem to be related to food. But more to my constipation. Usually when i have a bowel movement the burning stops. Is this IBS causing all of this or is it the acid reflux or both? I am also experiencing a tremendous amount of anxiety over all of this. I do not remember my IBS or reflux ever being quite this bad in the past. I am a 37 yr. old female who just had a hysterectomy 1 year ago. (kept ovaries) Sometimes I can go 3 or 4 days and feel pretty good and then bam the burning hits. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.................
 
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   Posted 5/1/2006 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christy,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
Have you seen a doctor about any of your symptoms? It's hard to say what you have, because GI ailments are hard to diagnose (they seem to overlap each other). However, it sounds like you could have GERD or maybe even H. Pylori on top of IBS. There are really a number of things that could be going on. Are you an extreme coffee drinker or Aspirin popper... You could have an ulcer.
After your hysterectomy did your doc advise you of any possible GI complications?
My suggestion is to see a GI specialist. S/He may want to do an upper and lower scope (EGD & colonoscopy). In the meantime, you may want to avoid acidic foods and caffeine. Also, obstaining from eating at least a few hours before going to bed.
I'm sure others will be along shorty to give you some ideas.
Take care.
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cbuc
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   Posted 5/1/2006 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks 7Lil................ I use to drink a cup of coffee a day, but since all of this I have cut out caffeine all together. I do not take aspirin. Some advil from time to time, but nothing excessive. I have an appt with my OB/Gyn on Thursday for my 1 yr. I have not heard much about the H. Pylori. I will look into it. I am sure my doc will refer me to a gastro.

cbuc
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   Posted 5/1/2006 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else experience a burning sensation in mid to lower abdomen with IBS?

7Lil
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   Posted 5/1/2006 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, cbuc, I don't. I have heartburn sometimes, but not in my lower abdomen.
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   Posted 5/1/2006 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi cbuc,
I would definitely talk to your OB/GYN about your symptoms because of the location. Hope everything goes well for you... please keep us posted.
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Sarita
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   Posted 5/1/2006 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial infection that is extremely common and is the most common cause of stomach ulcers.  Sounds like you've got a case of gastritis anyway.  Do you take NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen?)  Those can cause stomach ulcers as well.  I have superficial erosions in my stomach (of unknown origin - don't have HP) and have occasionally felt the burn myself; not frequently, however, and not particularly bothersome.  The best way to see if you're infected with H. pylori is to get a biopsy via an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) (what a mouthful); there is also a breath test available.  An EGD could also tell you whether you have NSAID-induced ulcerations in your tummy.

 


blondie15
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   Posted 5/1/2006 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had an EGD and a breath test, because I had horrible acid reflux. (I had minor stomach irritation, and no H.Pylori like they thought,so they put me on Nexium and cured it. Nexium is the strongest and only thing that worked. Nexium also causes constipation, so my IBS-D i guess was masked by that at the time. I also came to learn that MOST of my acid reflux was caused by anxiety from my emetophobia.) Now, if I eat things like pineapple, or high fat/sugar foods such as cake or candy, I get that weird feeling in my stomach. It feels as if my stomach is eating itself. The kind nauseating but kinda hungry feeling similiar to morning sickness is what it feels like. I get the burn when I burp however.

my4bostons
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   Posted 5/15/2006 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Does this burning seem to happen after greasy foods? My mom has always had pancease problems. She stays away from pork and greasy fried foods. She will get the burping, burning feeling you are describing..

mrmagoo
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   Posted 5/15/2006 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I suffer from the burning stomach and lower abdoman, the solution 90% of the time is to eat something. Usually anything.

I have acid refulx, and IBS-C. Carbonated drinks, hot or cold drinks, and spicy food will sometimes cause the stomach acid to churn up and the only solution I have found is a snack, antacids dont seem to help.

I am not saying this is the solution for you, but it is for me so you might give it a shot.

maystepher
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   Posted 5/15/2006 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I had acid reflux and upper stomach problems in the past (thankfully those have not returned), and when i did test positive for H. Pylori, instead of taking the antibiotics my doctor recommended, I took a supplement called Bye-Lori from Life Enhancement. It was oked by my doctor and after about 3 months of taking the recommended dosage, my H. Pylori count was down drastically.

It also really eased my nerves, I think some of the herbs in the mastic gum mixture were meant to have calming effects becuase I generally felt more relaxed when I was taking that... Hmm.. maybe I should go back on that! haha, Good luck!

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 5/15/2006 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I have heard that we all have h.pylori in our stomach but it is only when it gets out of control that it becomes a problem. I have had h. p. but was treated with the antibiotics as my stomach was very inflammed People with severe h. pylori are more subject to stomach cancer.

cbuc, it sounds more like an acid problem. Stay away from chocolate, peppermint and alcohol as these relax the LES valve that allows the acid to back up. There are other foods that can create more acid and you can look those up the but 3 I have mentioned actually cause a physical change in the body. Some meds relax that valve also, theophyline being a well known offender. Hope you get an answer soon. It is the acid from the stomach that does the damage but the other foods create the acid.
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