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missie1227
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   Posted 3/4/2006 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
i find myself getting into FITS of belching where i can not stop and then i get bloated very badly. i have gerd but ibs also.
anyone else have this and how to stop it?
i think i got some yeast overgrowth from being on the flagyl for 10 days so i am on fluconazole also now. the belching gets to the point where i can not swallow it sometimes lasts for an hour or more
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. SSI approved after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, etc. on norco, xanax etc. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!


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   Posted 3/4/2006 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Missie,

    I have IBS also........whatever that is!  I have Fibromyalgia too........whatever that is!

about a year ago, I started taking calcium, and it helped alot with bloating, for some reason.

Today, out of the blue, I filled up with air and thought I would explode.  I burped and burped and burped.  The only thing I can think of is that I took a decongestant.  Or.....I'm coming off my beta blocker.  Neither possibility makes any sense to me.  I guess we have to look at what we ate....but for me, it wasn't anything out of the ordinary.  Sometimes, I think it's a matter of biochemistry or neurochemistry or something, which can't always control.

   Sometimes, I think when we burp alot, we actually are swallowing the air and burping it back up, which makes us FEEL like we're relieving the pressure.....but we're not.  It's sort of an illusion.

   Sometimes it helps me to take Gas X during these episodes.  Wish I had more help for you.

I think it's real possible that the antibiotic did a real number on you.....so eat yogurt and take probiotics, and cut your carbs down.  Maybe even eat very little for a day or 2. Good luck.  I know how miserable this can make you!

 


missie1227
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   Posted 3/6/2006 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks i have had this on and off for about 5 years. it is very embarassing and people in my familythink i am doing this on purpose when i am not and cant help the constant belching. as soon as i belch, it is like a nerve or something that continues and continues and then my gut swells up.
 
now since i am off the flagyl, i had D but realized that maybe it was from a yeat over growth so i took fluconzle and it stopped the D but now have C and havent gone to poop in about 3 days now.
very bizarre....
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. SSI approved after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, etc. on norco, xanax etc. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!


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   Posted 3/7/2006 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Missie,
Hopefully your bowels will even out again.
I had to stop my calclium for a few days, to have a bone density test, and I don't know if that's what caused it, but I'm burping myself silly too!! I blow up like a balloon, and burp, burp, burp. And they aren't small little burps! It's hard to believe a person can have that much gas in there! My stomach and abdomen feel soooooooo worn out after they blow up so big. Does your's feel that way too?

missie1227
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   Posted 3/9/2006 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
yes it is very obnoxious....i am trying to cut out heavy meats from ym diet now....i find that as i age, my stomach digestion isnt what it used to be. i have no gall bladder so i am sure this figures into some thing wrong with ym gut also. i feel like a broke down car dsome days,.. somethings work ok and then other days things have to be jump started
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. SSI approved after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, etc. on norco, xanax etc. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!


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   Posted 3/9/2006 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Missie,
Do you consume a significant amount of carbs? I believe that consuming excess carbohydrates is the main cause of bloating and acid reflux. You may want to consider reducing your carbohydrate intake.
 
All the best,
Norm
 
 
I am a Ph.D. microbiologist and author. I am not a physician. The views I express, while research-based, are my own and should never take the place of consultations with your own physician.
 


missie1227
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   Posted 3/10/2006 2:34 AM (GMT -6)   
i consume a fair amount of carbs probably too much for my sedentary lifestyle in fact.
i should probably eat more balanced foods. i cut out meats of all kinds. i am eating fish once in a while, i usually have in the AM activa yogurt, and a bagel with some cream chese spread.
lunch is fruit like stawberries, applesauce, banana or cheese.
super is usally veggies like carrots or aspargus with bread.
oncein  while i have P B & jelly or tuna fish
at times i am sick of eating foods as i have become bored and hate to cook.
i eat no fast foods, canned soups, or canned foods.
i eat fiber one for bulk also in the mornings. i eat no caffine or artifical sweetner. i am not supposed to eat choclate but cant resist that. i have no booze or smoking.
i do not drink any soda pop. only filtered water or bottled water and decaffinated teas, once in a while some juices but  the acid is too much for my system. i take glousaimine chrondriotn  drink lots of wter but still feel dehydrated and my skin is very dry. it also is from the hot climate here in fl.
i stay outta the sun.
since i have chronic back pain i dont do much in the way of excersice but am going to PT twice weekly now as a part to try to get some strenght back.i am frequently tired and take naps during the daytime. i have awful sleeping habits. i would liek to get off the vicoden and xanax and take provigil to help me to stay awake  during the day time. sometimes it works sometimes it dont.
i used to be in good shape until 02 crash.
now at 50, feel much older and more tired. i try to plan somethnig to do every day so i can get out alittle.
somedays i do not get out at all. i am trying to save money on gas and buying things so i stay home.
it would be very easy for me to lay down during the day and fall alseep. once in a while i take zantac, but since i got in trouble with the last episode with prilosec i stay way from ppi's now
some days i feel like do more but have little motivation and when i do more i over do it then feel badly for a couple of days afterwards
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. SSI approved after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, etc. on norco, xanax etc. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!


Norm1
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   Posted 3/10/2006 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Missie,
Thanks for providing some details about your situation. Sorry you are in a bit of a funk lately. I am curious about why you cut out all meats. My research indicates that cutting carbs, not proteins and fats is the key to eliminating gas bloating and GERD symptoms. Several people with IBS are also reporting encouraging results using this approach as well. The concept is that when you digest more carbs (especially starch, which is actually worse than the chocolate) than you can digest and absorb, the unabsorbed carbs feed intestinal microorganisms causing excess gas production and bacterial overgrowth. One recent study showed that 85% of IBS sufferers showed signs of significant bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. I have a theory that this gas produced from too many carbs drives reflux and other intestinal symptoms.

All the best,
Norm Robillard
I am a Ph.D. microbiologist and author. I am not a physician. The views I express, while research-based, are my own and should never take the place of consultations with your own physician.
 


Norm1
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   Posted 3/10/2006 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Jennifer,
My research includes reference to reports by medical doctors with many years of experience treating patients suffering from heartburn with controlled carb diets. Doctors like Michael and Mary Dan Eades and Dr. Atkins. My research also points to peer review journal articles that show that carbohydrates that are not absorbed in our intestines result in intestinal gas production, increased reflux and increased symptoms. I cite other reports supporting my theory that inhibiting gut microbes will also reduce reflux. I also make reference to studies showing that reflux was reduced in infants when the amount of dextrose (glucose) was reduced in their formula. My research also cites the clinical study by Yancy et.al. showing that reflux was dramatically reduced by controlling carbohydrate consumption despite the continued ingestion of classic trigger foods like coffee and trigger behaviors like smoking. Based on current reseach, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases stated "The committee is aware of new research which inticates a controlled carbohydrate diet may dramatically reduce the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn)". That is a direct quote from a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) whose focus includes digestive diseases.

Thanks,
Norm Robillard
I am a Ph.D. microbiologist and author. I am not a physician. The views I express, while research-based, are my own and should never take the place of consultations with your own physician.
 


flybullseye
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   Posted 3/10/2006 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   

What about people who have IBS-D??  I'm on Heather's Diet for IBS which is a WHOLE LOTTA carbs!!  I eat tons of bagels, flour tortillas, mostly soluble fiber foods.  I have control of the IBS now but my GERD is still kinda bad.  I have been on Nexium for 4 months and it has helped alot but I'm still having symptoms......I also have a hiatal hernia.  The doctor tells me that's why I'm still having problems.  If I eat a lot of protein and veggies my IBS seems to be out of control, which upsets my reflux as well.  I'm on Primal Defense and Activia for Probiotics and that has helped alot, too!  But, like Saltine Crackers really set off my reflux.  The salt on the top of the crackers literally burns my throat, especially THIS morning. 

Thanks!

Michelle :)


CathyA
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   Posted 3/10/2006 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dr. Norm,
Question for you: If I get reflux immediately after eating certain things, does that mean that what I have eaten has triggered it, or does that mean that my system is already overloaded, and that's why it happens so immediately? If it were because it was already overloaded, you'd think I wouldn't get alot of gas and reflux, until I started digesting it further down. Thanks.

Norm1
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   Posted 3/11/2006 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cathy,
Over eating can lead to stomach distention and cause reflux directly. If you add gas pressure from previous meals, that will add to the reflux potential. Also the gas pressure is coming from the intestines so it may push partially digested food and acid into the esophagus without you actually feeling the gas in the form of belching. I also wonder if some foods can immediately cause some gas upon entering the stomach. Basic (low acidity) things like bicarb immediately mix with stomach acid releasing carbon dioxide. Soda as well (even though acidic) can release carbon dioxide as well. Typically this gas, that’s formed immediately, causes belching, and not reflux as much, because the gas is formed in the upper part of the stomach.

Thanks,
Norm Robillard
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Norm1
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   Posted 3/11/2006 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
fly,
I have heard people say that soluable fiber is good for their IBS. I believe the high starch carbs are bad for both IBS and GERD. Low carb veggies with higher protiens and fats would be my recommentation. This is just my opinion. Always check with your doctor.

Thanks,
Norm Robillard
I am a Ph.D. microbiologist and author. I am not a physician. The views I express, while research-based, are my own and should never take the place of consultations with your own physician.
 


CathyA
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   Posted 3/11/2006 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dr. Norm.

flybullseye
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   Posted 3/11/2006 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Dr. Norm! Yesterday was a starch-filled day and was a bed-ridden day! Today, I quit starches and I'm feeling better already! This morning I ate a fresh salad with mushrooms, eggs and celery and guess what??!! No heartburn, no "D" attacks and no negative symptoms. I was very scared to eat anything raw with my IBS but I'm glad I made the plunge! I figured I couldn't feel any worse than I did yesterday and my doctor has already told me to up my raw foods. I thought he was "crazy" for suggesting anything like that to an IBS patient. Wow, was I wrong.......I will continue to stay away from those starches!
Thanks a 1,000,000.
Michelle :)

Norm1
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   Posted 3/11/2006 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Michelle,
Sounds great!

Norm
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Drew M
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   Posted 3/22/2006 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi,

I just joined this forum to search for clues about my chronic burping.  I had my gall bladder removed a year ago and have been burping many times a day ever since.  Before it was removed I also had some burping during gall bladder attacks.  I have continuing burping symptoms and sometimes a little gas pressure in my chest.  My doctors are telling me to watch my diet, but that doesn't seem to be helping, although coffee does seem to trigger increased burping.  Anti-gas, antacid treatments, and motility drugs have not helped.  I also had urgent stools after the gall bladder was out, but the Questran seems to have bound up the excess bile acid in my intestines OK.  Some doctors have suggested I am swallowing air but I don't think so.  

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

Thanks!


missie1227
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   Posted 3/22/2006 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you dr norm.
i have been on two doses of fluconzale to combat any yeast over growth. so far it  has helped. i am not having D and eating more fiber w/ the activa and the C is easing up alittle bit. i have cut back on my carb consumption.
i am now taking the provigil to help me be more awake. i know some of this is owed to depression but every AD i have tried has made me more tired so i cant take them. the provigil has not helped the depression but it has helped with me being more wakeful which also has taken down my appetite some which i dont crave the carbs now as much.
my eyes are still very puffy and bagged out and i am not sure why if this is just age or stress.
i still have alot of pain from muscles and back ache.
thank you
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. SSI approved after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, etc. on norco, xanax etc. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!


Norm1
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   Posted 3/22/2006 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Missie,
All meds have that risk / benefit aspect that we need to evaluate. I know it's hit or miss sometimes, especially multiple symptoms that we are trying to address. I am not an MD or a phamacist and can't advise you on your meds. I can only provide support and share some things I have learned and experienced around intestinal problems due to bacterial overgrowth. How do you know you have an overgrowth of yeast?

Wishing you well,
Norm Robillard
I am a Ph.D. microbiologist and author. I am not a physician. The views I express, while research-based, are my own and should never take the place of consultations with your own physician.
 


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   Posted 12/13/2007 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi if you want to stop your chronic burping immediately try Alcohol Free Gripe Water for babies. I swear to God after a week long belching fit I gave it a try, within minutes I am feeling so much better the pain and pressure is gone, I'm not constantly swallowing air to try to relieve it. I tried everything from Gas-X, Mylanta whatever else I could find in the house, this is the only thing that worked, give it a try I used the generic drug store brand. Take care

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   Posted 6/8/2011 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I to have been having serious issues with this constant belching. It is not everyday, some days it is only a few hours and others all day long. I am more than irritated. Its hard to do anything with this going on and although I think I may be sucking air in to some degree, it is not with every belch, plus the feeling of needing to belch sits in my throat until I let it out. If I contort my body, I belch more. I can only stop while eating and I dont know that it is even related to what I eat... I think it is eating in general. Something has got to give. Just today this belching is accompanied with extra saliva that seems to have mucus in it. Then I began to dry heave and felt as though I was going to get sick, but nothing came up but more salavia... really weird and terribly gross. I definitly feel pressure in my stomach, but the burping seems to be starting in my chest and lingers in my throat until I push it out... I might feel relief for a minute. As if the burping is done and I am okay again, but then another fit begins... I have been at this for 7 hours and counting... HELP.  Oh and I dont know what GERD is, nor have I ever been diagnosed with IBS... However I do have gastrointestial issues... unfortunaltely I have no insurance to get this checked out... Please help.

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   Posted 6/9/2011 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
HI CLEEE 777
 
I burp the whole day most of the time...nothing really helps me though. I get a sore throat many times. GERD is when you have acid reflux almost everyday and you get an irritation in your esophaugas...
 
 
 
However I recently got tested for H pylori & Candida...The H pylori came back positive so I think this can cause these symptoms..
 
 
 
I am still reseraching these things but get some books like Heartburn no more
 
I am trying to get rid of these symptoms but I am going to go see a naturopathic dr instead, I saw a gastroentorologist for years, never helped....I am going to see a naturopath this friday so I will keep you posted.
 
I am no dr. and these are some things I want to try and need to research but have heard mix results on many of these things....
 

-Digestive Enzymes plant based-“CompleGest”

-Papaya Extract- side effects?

-Aloe Vera- side effects?

-Low Carbohydrate diet

-Apple Cider Vinegar-

-Noni-

-Black Raspberries-cannot find them

-Slippery Elm tea-

-DGL-Deglycyrrhizinated licorice root extract? Cause high blood pressure?

-Mastic Gum-

-Gastric Complex With Gamma-Oryzanol and DGL-

-Heartburn Free®†with ROH10- Orange (Citrus sinesis) — Peel Extract standardized to contain a   

  minimum of 98.5% d-limonene

-Matula Tea

-Pepto Bismol?

 

Like I said research before you take anyhing or talked to a dr. if you can.


Missyfermata14
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   Posted 3/5/2012 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
I am 14 and suffering from the same problem of non stop belching. Its not normal like its been nine hours!! This happens everyday and i have tried gas X and tums but neither worked and thats what the doctor subscribed!! I just want to know if there was something you can take or do that would help with this. I can't take the bloating, the nausea, the burping, the farting and i am only 14!!! I have to go to high school!!! i have ibs and i have had to leave class in the middle of oral presentations adn tests and stuff having to go direah and sometimes even just puke up what i think is acid reflux and actually comes all the way up which i am not sure of this is normal! i hate the embarasement!! I am sorry i am frustrated and school is stressfull enough with drama! Is there any medication you might know of becuase I really am desperate!!! thankyou soo much

james1858
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   Posted 11/14/2012 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I have what Clee7777 has only worse I think as have been belching almost non-stop for over 2 years now. It goes on forever no mater what I eat and I also bring up lots of thick saliva which when expelled will stop the belching briefly and then wit will start up again. I am constantly doing forcing myself to vomit in an attempt to stop it. It works sometimes but is usually a temporary fix. On occasion I will have a wheezing attack followed by sneezes which will expel all the air and it will stop. It sure does put a crimp in your social life. I've seen all kinds of doctors and taken many test which all come back "unremarkable". I really think there is no cure for this but something I just have to live with. I wouldn't wish this on anyone!
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