Excessive Belching

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amalbake
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   Posted 2/28/2012 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had problems with EXCESSIVE belching for a few years, finally saw a dr. and was put on Dexilant for 2 months. Symptoms went away until 2 weeks after I was done taking the pills and now it's back. I don't have an acidic diet and drink no carbonated beverages. I have no heartburn or other symptoms other than twice a month have stomach cramping. I am overweight and have been working out/eating healthy and belching doesn't go away even losing a lb. or two every week.

Should I go to a specialist or go back on the medicine that only worked temporarily? Any suggestions?

I know belching doesn't sound like a big deal, but I have been to a few job interviews where I have to cover my mouth and loudly swallow belches and it grosses me out, not to mention perspective employers!

Thanks!

Nickles
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   Posted 2/28/2012 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you test for h pylori?
 
What about candida? Do you find yourself eating many carbs or sugars? Are you craving them?

amalbake
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   Posted 2/28/2012 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Have tested negative for H Pylori (sorry forgot to mention that) but no other tests done. I don't crave anything really except carbs and coffee!

Dr. thought over giving me an antibiotic for H Pylori even though I tested negative but then decided against it.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/28/2012 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
What did your Dr. suggest if the belching returned after you finished the 2 months on Dexilant ?  I would certainly check back with him.
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amalbake
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   Posted 2/28/2012 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
He would like me to take a different medicine-Omeprazole for a few months. I just don't understand a similar med (dexilant) was the solution before and it didn't work that this one should work any better. I really hate taking medicine if I don't have to!

Nickles
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   Posted 2/28/2012 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Here is my take and my dr's take on my case and similar cases.

If you do not have heartburn, acid, structural issue (hiatal hernia) then your issues may stem from your gut.

Think about this for a second, if you only have gas or belching then it has to be coming from sort of bad organism in the body. The intestines or lower GI.

Try probiotics
and test for candida or yeast.

What kind of h pylori test did they give you by the way?

amalbake
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   Posted 2/28/2012 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your suggestion of probiotics...and responding to this thread. I don't have any friends or relatives with this problem and it stinks to not have someone else to talk it over with.

I didn't know there was different types of H Pylori tests? I can ask the drs office if you tell me what to ask?

Has your belching gone away? Do you use probiotics frequently?

Yes, it sounds like a bad organism...but I just don't know how to get rid of it!

Nickles
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   Posted 2/28/2012 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I use them everyday.

Type probiotics on Amazon.com or go to a health store like a whole foods or sprouts farmers market and ask for suggestions.

For h pylori
they have the breath test, blood test, the stool test and biopsy test

From this order these are the most reliable TO ME

Biopsy, stool test, breath and blood test (the least reliable, unless you never been tested for it

amalbake
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   Posted 2/28/2012 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting. He gave me a blood test but didn't mention biopsy or stool/breath.

I will ask next visit.

Also I will try the probiotics, thank you.

Nickles
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   Posted 2/28/2012 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Let me clarify though, if you never tested for h pylori in your life, then you are ok with a blood test.

However if you have, then the test is totally unreliable and you should request a diff test.

All I can say is, keep digging & ask questions.
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