Gas and bloating for years!

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/27/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone!
I am hoping I can get some answers on the forums since I can't seem to get help from doctors.

I'm 16 years old, and I have had gas for many years now. It's not normal gas though, it's allll the time! Along with gas, I have these weird air bubbles that come up my throat and are veryyy noisy. If you listen to my stomach, it's constantly gurgling, and my friends describe it as sounding like an alien inside me. I actually had to leave public school and become homeschooled because it affected me that much! When I went to the doctor a couple years ago to get it checked out, she saw tons of gas pockets on the x-ray, and said she was shocked by how much there was. After trying to treat me for h. pylori, and testing me for crohn's, and everything else imaginable, she told me it was all from anxiety. My mom and I were so angry, because I know it's not in my head. I loved school, and besides, I can have these symptoms in the least stressful conditions. I then went to a homeopathic doctor, and they found that I had parasites. They gave me natural medicines for this, and they said the parasites were gone, but I still suffer from the constant gas. It builds up if I hold it in, and gets to the point where it hurts and I get bloated frequently. My mom had to go off of yeast for a few months when she was in her 20's, because she had similar problems. She took me off all yeast, dairy, and sugar one year ago because I was getting extremely nauseous and sick feeling when I had too much sugar or caffeine. Two Christmases ago I threw up over 20 times in one night from having pizza and a starbuck's iced drink. I had never been one to throw up before that, it was usually once every 5-6 years or so. I haven't thrown up or had the nausea since I stopped eating yeast, which is quite a relief! But I still have gas, no matter what I eat. Some background information, I had febrile seizures when I was very young, and had bad colic as well. Please help, I'm sick of being told that it's in my head! If anything, the gas is what makes me feel anxious!

I would appreciate any help! (:

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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 7/27/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
No one can make a diagnoses for you here, but make suggestions.
You should find a new doctor that will work with you.
If you have IBS, gas and bloating can happen because the large colon contract abnormally.
There are a specific cluster of symptoms for an IBS diangoses.
Do you have pain or discomfort?
Do you have altered stools?
Are you eating enough?
The stomach gurling is nothing to be concerned about. I'll post more on that later for you. It somewhat sounds also like your not eating enough in general.
Yeast is always in the gut and help protect you from pathogens. This is not likely your problem though, especially at your age.
Controlling Gas
Also on stress, it may not be how you think it works, for one the gas causes anxiety and the anxiety effects how the colon works.
I think its important to see another doctor. Self diagnoses is the leading cause of misdiagnoses. Also if you have IBS many  homeopathic doctors do not understand IBS and IBS is extremely complex and an intereation between your gut and your brain. That does NOT mean its all in the head.
But this is VERY important.
IBS is one of the most common GI problem and at your age more likely. Not for sure because you have to have the cluster of symptoms minus red flag symptoms.
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I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.

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