Hi - I have suffered from severe stomach distension since I was 16. I am now 45 and still have no answers :-( I have had CT Scans, xrays, a hysterectomy, endoscopy, colonoscopy etc. Even had diaticians tell me the distension is caused by whatever I ate the night before - albeit that I told her that you can see the swelling instantly after eating or even drinking water. I am 5ft 5 inches and at 9 months pregnant was 52kgs ...I mention this so you understand that I am not a large built person. However, my stomach often bloats to 40 plus inches (from just under the bust to just above the pubic line). I am misterable and hate my stomach but have not got any answers to date. I can relate to your frustration. In your case, as you had a flat stomach prior to taking medication it could well be that the medication is causing the distension. If you, or anyone else has any answers/suggestions for me, I'd love to hear from you.
BTW - I have also had biopsies for caeliac which came back negative and other than this stomach issue...have not other medical issues.
Post Edited (cleo123) : 4/4/2012 11:58:41 PM (GMT-6)