I suffer from a spinal injury and a few years ago i began getting terrible pains in my back and the spinal doctors at first thought it was caused by the nerves in my spine. However, i narrowed it down to a bloating just under my rib cage and decided to see a GI who ran all the test possible and each test came back saying physically there was nothing wrong with me. I sometimes get a tightness feeling on the left side just below my rib cage where the upper colon is and it feels like someone is choking off my interstine and so i get a build up of gas or i'm assuming it is gas and then i get a cramping pain as the muscles tighten across my stomach and back area. I have tried motilliam, buscapan, and all the other medicines prescribed by the specialist but none seem to help. At present i'm trying Iberogast but i think it might be causing constipation however i was taking degas tablets and have only today stopped taking them while continuing to use Ibergast to see whether it's the degas tablets causing the constipation or whether it will be the Ibergast. I have to eliminate one at a time.
I take colafac to help with motility and it seems to work but i still get a bloating sensation high up and if i could pass the gas, i'm sure i'd be on top of it. The only way i know how to stop the bloating is to drift to sleep for 15 minutes and then my body relaxes but i'm left with a gluey feeling in my gut as if the gas (if that's what it is) has become one huge mass and it's most unpleasant. It just feels like i need to do one good *fart* or to pass the gas and i'd be my happy self again. I changed my diet and eat toast for breakfast, fruit juice, stawberries, the mid morning i have a banana, then i have a salad sandwich for lunch, later in the afternoon a banana, then for dinner i eat non gas vegies with rice and a small portion of meat, then later i eat stawberries and an apple. I'm on a very healthy, fat free, fried food free diet but sometimes i feel as though i've 2 kilo of bloating in my gut. Can anyone suggest anything because it can stop me from getting in my chair as whatever the bloating feeling is, it pushes up under my diafram (ribs) and causes lots of pain so when i lie down i must lie on my stomach to ease the bloating. Suggestions needed please?? Could the doctors be wrong and it's not IBS??