I suppose it doesn't really matter, to figure out where GERD ends and IBS begins, but it might help me with the choices I make for it.
I have GERD and IBS. (Makes sense, since it's the same organ).
I have diarrhea, which is pretty well controlled with calcium....but it's still not "normal". My GERD is pretty funky. Rather than bad heartburn, I get incredible amounts of upper GI bloating, rumbling, burping, etc. Is IBS considered more lower GI? Do you ever find that you have upper GI symptoms too? I would love to figure out what the heck is going on inside me. Sometimes, I become sooooo bloated and distended that I feel like I can't breath. I even feel my diaphragm contracting! It's all so bizarre.
I guess I'm trying to find out if you all (with IBS), get alot of funky upper GI symptoms too? Thanks.
P.S. I seem to get alot of symptoms that seem to be in my transverse colon at times........pressure on my diaphragm and heart, and then I get irregular heartbeats. How weird!
Does anyone ever feel like their symptoms are in the small bowel?? Sorry for so many questions!