Does GERD cause gas/belching?

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phixgrrrl
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   Posted 7/2/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Or are they not related? I have both.

TroubledTummy
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   Posted 7/2/2007 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have both really bad, I can belch with the best of them!! 
TT

YankeeRose
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   Posted 7/4/2007 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   

I burp all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Some days more than others.  At times I burp so much that my neck gets sore around my collar bone. I guess its all part of this thing.


friendlygal
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   Posted 7/5/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   

I think it definitely causes gas...

I burp all the time from it...but my primary doctor says that burping is not from it.  She's WRONG


Cinderella #1
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   Posted 7/9/2007 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I finally figured out what makes me burp and pass sulfer smelling and egg tasting smell and taste. It's apples. I ate apples today and have been suffering since. I remember this happened before and also after drinking apple cider and apple juice. Does anyone know if it's an allergy or anything.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 7/10/2007 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
My gastro said if you release gas from burping it is from one of two things, either swallowing air or too much acid. If you release it from the other end it is undigested food. Apples are very acidic and most people don't eat them that have acid problems.

friendlygal
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   Posted 7/12/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   

I never realized that I was supposed to stay away from apples.  That could explain why I have never gotten better!!!  Peaches and plums are terrible for me too!  What fruits can I eat??  Just watermelon??  The gastro who did my PH testing just told me that the burping is a behavioral issue.

ANd...i KNEW he was wrong!!!  It is indeed a GI problem!!  Because it is clear that I have low PH!!  He told me that i have vigorous reflux.  I am NOT swallowing air, I never had this burping problem before having a GI problem...AND, I do not know how to burp on purpose!!

Sorry, I just had to vent!!!


TroubledTummy
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   Posted 7/12/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Friendly..I am with you!!!  Today I ate some grapes and have suffered ever since....I can't even eat watermelon...it bothers me for hours after I eat it.
I can eat cantalope and some berries...I love fruit but with this GERD/LPR it sure doesn't love me!!
I burp all of the time....really attractive for a girl tongue
Take Care!!
TT

friendlygal
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   Posted 7/13/2007 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   

TroubledTummy, watermelon bothers you too?

I've been eating watermelon because I thought that it is alkaline and that it is supposed to be ok...I have terrible LPR, especially today, because the people upstairs are so noisy that I cannot sleep.


friendlygal
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   Posted 7/30/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I read that being low on enzymes can cause burping.  Should we try enzyme capsules???

CathyA
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   Posted 8/4/2007 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been burping to beat the band recently!!
I've tried digestive enzymes and wasn't sure I could tell a difference in all my symptoms. Maybe I'll try them again and see if my burping decreases.
I do know that when I was originally on Aciphex, the burping really went away. But I've discovered that the PPIs give me horrible headaches, so that's out.
I've also talked to people who believe that we eat way too many carbs, which ferment and turn into gas.......and that causes pressure and burping.
I honestly think I could be in the burping Olympics!!

Halls
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   Posted 8/4/2007 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
fruit that helps with GERD is papaya and pinapple(fresh). Eat a bit of papaya after eating a meal and i hear it will help a lot.

I hardly eat any carbs and have massive heartburn and burping!

friendlygal
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   Posted 8/4/2007 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   

CathyA, you actually made me laugh (re. "burping olympics"):)   I totally know what you mean...

I did a PH study and my burping was off the charts.  The doctor who did the test called it "aerophagia," or something similar to that.  That is when you are simply swallowing air and it can be caused by gum chewing, sipping from a straw, or excessive anxiety...Anyway, so I believe that HE WAS WRONG in saying that I have that condition.

I bloat up the wazoo (it even makes my ribs hurt and makes me feel like I'm going to burst).  This is called "gastric distention."  I also have "esophageal distention."  Both of these conditions were found from my PH study and manometry, and were recorded.  I have a whole lot of trapped air.  It causes me to burp.

Have you guys tried gas-x?  Or charcoal tablets?  Charcoal tablets are natural and they work really well from some people.  Nothing works for me, unfortunately. :(


Halls
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   Posted 8/4/2007 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I love gas x! I get bad gas to that causes gastric distention every now and than. I pop one of those little gel pills in and gas is gone!

I take it now and than when I burp a lot, but I think most of my burping is due to GERD and not anything else.

friendlygal
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   Posted 8/4/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   

Halls, you're very very lucky that gas-x works for you.NOTHING works for me.  The doctors keep giving me reports saying that my digestion is a mess.  but they do nothing to help me. 

and i am bloating so terribly now that i feel that i'm going to burst.  i think i'm going to the ER now.


Halls
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   Posted 8/4/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
my word friendlygal, bless your heart. I'm mild compared to your problems. I feel for you, I really do. You've had it rough. Let me know what they do for you at the ER.

Wasn't it you who was going to see an Herbalist or something like that? Did you see him yet? If so what did he say?

CathyA
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   Posted 8/4/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Gas X. It usually works pretty well........I think. I bought the charcoal tabs, but I'm afraid to use them. I can just see me burping, blowing black stuff all over! Sometimes I think I swallow air, and bring it right back up, thinking I'm relieving pressure (sort of creating the burp), to give me the illusion of helping somehow.
I'm not sure I buy the air-swallowing thing that doctor's say. I think that's one of those things where they make up a reason for something, because they can't figure anything else out.
I've just recently bought 2 new books on digestion. I hope I learn something that can help.
I'm sure our diets play an incredibly big part in things, but I'm also wondering if our neuro system isn't askew........the part that coordinates things throughout the GI tract.
friendlygal........I hope you didn't have to go to the ER. I went through about 7 months awhile back, when I had to sleep upright in a chair. I had such upper chest and neck pressure that I couldn't breath. I don't know what the heck that was about......but it finally subsided when I went on Toprol, a beta blocker, and also back on Aciphex.
Too bad we can't put relief valves right into our stomachs/intestines, so that when we fell such horrible pressure, we could open the valve and let it all out.
Let us know how you're doing friendlygal.

at wit's end
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   Posted 8/5/2007 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Canyonbabe711 said...
My gastro said if you release gas from burping it is from one of two things, either swallowing air or too much acid. If you release it from the other end it is undigested food. Apples are very acidic and most people don't eat them that have acid problems.
Canyonbabe711, I've been seeing a gastro doctor since 1986 for my UC. I have spells within two hours of eating alot of times where my gut tightens up with gas and it is relieved somewhat when I belch. But my gastro doctor automatically says it is acid reflux only when you have belching and never mentioned anything to me about gas being relieved out the other end being due to not digesting food. As a matter of fact, I went back to him on July 24th and told him about the tightened feeling in my middle upper part of my abdomen and the gas in my lower left corner of my colon and he thought it no big deal. But from what I've read on the internet on several medical sites, it is normal to pass gas 10 to 20 times a day. And I feel my belching is from swallowing too much air as I have a bad habit of eating too fast. And if I slow down my eating it helps some. And I can feel the gas moving around in the middle upper part of my gut. And I have been going through several states of anxiety and stress lately over the past several months which I know makes it worse. I need to try and not worry about all of it as I don't feel I have reflux as I never belch anything acidic up into my throat.  
 
CathyA, I use charcoal caps. They do get rid of the intestinal gas, the only thing they do is make your stool darker. My gastro doctor told me to keep using them. They really help. You should give them a try.

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   Posted 11/10/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so glad I found this site. I am taking omeprazole which is the same as prilosac. It seemed to help then I got terrible bloating and gas. I thought it was the meds or beer or soda etc etc. My husband said in a caual way, maby its all the apple cider you are drinking. I thought he was being funny til I found this website and feel so much better. I have been drinking about one half gallon of it for at least a month, it is so good here . Now I know it affects other people..Guess I will go back to beer and have to leave my beloved cider. thanks everyone for your wisdon

bjuliette
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   Posted 11/10/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
From what I've read and what the doctors told me gas/belching is quite standard with GERD.

For me belching is standard after eating almost any meal (whether large or small, whether chocolate or chicken). I get frequent belching approximately 5 minutes after eating/drinking. Although these correlate with normal belching in relieving some of the pressure in my stomach they are much more frequent and much more involuntary (in terms of I don't do them because I like to, but let them "happen" as they relieve the awful pressure). I do also feel, that belching is aggravated by larger meals and eating quickly.

I don't know, maybe I should try Gas X, but I am somehow not very comfortable of adding another one to my current set of drugs...

ut
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   Posted 4/2/2011 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Chronic gas can have a thousand causes and you will have to do your own serious self-research & testing to find solutions, as the medical profession will do nothing but take your money on this subject.

In desperation I started studying enzymes, and found there are many kinds of enzymes and each works only on one certain kind of food. So with the following regime have finally found relief.

With first bite of food: 1 Digestive Bean Enzyme (same as Beano or Alpha-Galactosidase) 300 GALU
(This one handles Complex Carbohydrate Intolerance syndrome)

Right After eating: 2 Full Spectrum Multi Enzyme tablets: contains Protease (for proteins), Amylase (for starches), Lipase (for fats), Betaine (for fats), Pepsin (for proteins), Cellulase (for cellulose).

Also after eating: 2 Activated Charcoal caps = 560mg

I hope to be able to scale this back in future testing, but for now am just glad to be free of the problem.

The only enzyme I am not taking is the dairy enzyme, lactase. So if you suspect milk is a problem you would need to also add lactase.

Also think about Food allergies - the fact that you enjoy a certain food does not mean you are not allergic to it, and this includes anything consumed, including coffee, fruits, vitamins, etc. The only way to self-test this is to start a 3-day diet of only one basic food with only water, and then add one additional food for the next 3 days, etc. until you find a food that causes your symptoms.

couchtater
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   Posted 4/3/2011 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome ut,
You have tagged onto an old thread. No one's been on here for three years.
Why not start a new thread and introduce yourself?
Joy
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