Help please ibs heartburn and bloating

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   Posted 7/23/2008 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone Im so glad that I found this forum..I am at my wits end and would love some advise..I am a 58 yr old woman. 12 yrs ago I had surgury for Gerd...Although I felt much better afterwards I have never gotten to 100% of a normal stomach.Most recently I have been having the symptoms with some additions.My stomach is bloating so bad I look pregneat.( i weight 115 am 5'4 I do not have a big stomach.).Everytime I eat my stomach bloats and I get a crushing pain in the center of my chest.Went to Dr had my eshogous scoped surgury is still ok.Nothing coming undone.Was given Levision for IBS.Actually felt better for a month.Went to order it again and was told not making it anymore .Was given Belladonna..Took first one tonight .Had a bowel of ice cream and bam the crushing pain and the stomach bloating.I might add that I have been under alot of stress of late .But how does one get rid of stress? I do not want to take any anti depressents as I am not depressed just extremely stressed and o so tired of not feeling well.
Thanks in advance for any advise.

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   Posted 7/24/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning and Welcome to HealingWell.  I would return to your physician to find out what is going on with the IBS. We do have an IBS Forum too so please read through that forum.  Stress is a factor in IBS.
Because doctors have been unable to find an organic cause, IBS often has been thought to be caused by emotional conflict or stress. While stress may worsen IBS symptoms, research suggests that other factors also are important. Researchers have found that the colon muscle of a person with IBS begins to spasm after only mild stimulation. The person with IBS seems to have a colon that is more sensitive and reactive than usual, so it responds strongly to stimuli that would not bother most people.

Ordinary events such as eating and distention from gas or other material in the colon can cause the colon to overreact in the person with IBS. Certain medicines and foods may trigger spasms in some people. Sometimes the spasm delays the passage of stool, leading to constipation. Chocolate, milk products, or large amounts of alcohol are frequent offenders.

We also have a great forum on anxiety and if you post there you will find many helpful ideas on how to deal with the Anxiety and ways to reduce stress.

Link to our IBS Forum:

Link to our Anxiety and Panic Forum:

Again welcome.




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