Sounds like helicobacter pylori.
Its a nasty bacteria that burrows in the lining of your stomach & certain foods flare it up & make your symptoms worse.
...I've been diagnosed with Helicobacter (why the Doctors didn't check for that when I first started getting chronic diarrhoea, cramps, weight loss etc I don't know).
...He recently had a breath test & confirmed he had Helicobacter, people living together catch it off each other & I had a blood test to confirm I have it.
Tash, I had a negative test for hPylori, but not a breath test. Has anyone heard of false negatives with tests for hPylori?
I am in my fifties and my celiac was discovered 3 years ago after complaining of stomach pain for 3 years. Because drugs like omiprezole(Spelling?) and ranitadine(sp?) had little effect and may even have made the pain worse, my primary doctor started treating me like it was all in my head.
I finally insisted on a GI doctor, and he found celiac. The gluten free diet helps, and by eliminating dairy, chocolate, soy, and citrus as well, teh lower abdominal part is under control. I still have the esophageal pressure which is often combined with nausea. After so long, I get depressed and feel like I will never feel well. Then, for maybe a week or two, I start to feel better and get hopeful before the problems return.
It is now made worse with seizures, other neurological problems, and doctors who point their fingers at one another and avoid me. My celiac doctor thought he was giving me bad news when he told me it is possible that celiac is responsible for my neurological problems, but I felt like hugging him because he was the first to not say that it is all in my head!
I know there is an answer out there. Any guesses? Any advice on the next steps?