Posted 2/27/2012 6:01 AM (GMT -6)
Okay, so. Nearly two years ago, in March, I had a severe stomach virus. Ever since then, up until August last year, I'd have a bout of diarrhea every month, as if I were suffering with IBS. After that, I had one last bout in August/September, last year. But ever since that last bout, my stomach has been acting so, so odd.
In August, when I had my last bout, I remember having a lot of acid and bad back pain also, it was terrible. I also remember my stomach sounding as if it was FULL of liquid. This still has not gone away and neither has the acid or regurgitation. My stomach is awfully rumbly and I get an unusual amount of gas. Most days this gas is awfully hot. Very foul smelling, burning gas. Sometimes my stools are hot too and my stools vary from soft to normal and can be a lightish yellow colour.
However, this does not happen every single day. I will get my rare, good days where my stomach appears normal. Although, it is worse on an empty stomach. Oh, I also need to mention that it becomes very severe if I worry or stress. I sometimes even get a sulphur smell, when I worry or stress.
I have tried to narrow down different foods but I cannot think of anything! Usually it is worse with Tea/Coffee or anything with caffeine. Antacids definitely help, too.
And yes, I have been to the doctors, several times. I have had stool tests and blood tests a while ago, nothing unusual was found so he just seems to think it is IBS, however, with my research I think it's GERD.
I am between the 15 - 18 year group, so it can be horrible and uncomfortable to cope with, if anyone has any ideas, let me know!