Belching and Bloated stomach Vs GERD?

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santhosh
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   Posted 12/12/2006 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to this site and just came in here by serendipity..
 
Was just reading Rivoretter's post yesterday and felt really good when i read it (the fact that i was able to think my problems might not be really physical had a really good reviving effect on my body). I am trying to get hold of Sarno's book..i hope it might take a while for it to reach me..
 
I've been having stomach discomfort for the better part of the past 3 months..Have taken 2 endoscopies so far.. both of them said mild gastritis..
 
I very rarely experience very mild burning sensation in my stomach (its mostly in the stomach area... not in the chest area). But the most embarrasing thing that i feel is the excessive burping and stomach bloating and occasional sensation of nausea ..There's no pain.. nothing.. just plain uncomfort in the stomach...I'm 99% sure extreme stress at work is the cause of my self imposed distress..I'm 25 and i'm in software..
 
Went to a 3rd Gastro (one regarded as far better than the first 2).. and he says.. this is not ulcer.. but these are symptoms of GERD... And ever since i've been searching frantically on GERD.. some of the sites scared me saying there is no cure available for GERD..(i sincerely dont want to buy all that, because i want to believe i'll get to my fullest fitness and enjoy the wonderful feeling that comes with it)..
 
Anyone with similar symptoms might like to put a note to me? excessive belching/bloating with occasional nausea and occasional stomach burning?
 
I still feel so greatful about the thought that most illnesses can be conquered if we put mind over matter... mind over body.. mind over everything...
 
Appreciate each one of you and your efforts to lead a more fulfilling life...

kevinla
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   Posted 12/12/2006 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My stomach problems began with similar symtoms as you.  I had excessive burping and stomach bloating.  I had an endoscopy and had the exact same diagnosis as you...mild gastritis.  My symptoms completely went away after 6 months.  I didn't do anything to make it go away.  6 months later I developed GERD. 
 
If I were you, I would radically change your diet for at least 6 months only eating low carb foods and eliminating fatty foods. 
 
KLA

sillylilly
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   Posted 12/12/2006 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Santhosh,

Two years ago I had the same symptoms that you have.  I never went to a Gastro doctor but wish I had.  Anyway, I thought that it was an ulcer so I took alot of pepcid which never really made it any better.  I really watched my diet and gave up tea, wine, coffee, and anything that caused symptoms.   AFter about 6 months, my symptoms subsided and I hardly had anything, maybe a twinge every three months or so.  Anyway, one month ago, after having a glass of wine one day and some green tea,  my GERD started with a vengeance.  I now have acid reflux everyday up into my chest and throat and I'm taking Prevacid. 

I finally went to a gastro doctor and he said I never had an ulcer that it was always a mild heartburn and is now acid reflux.    So, my advice to you is to give up anything like coffee, colas, tea, alcohol and anything that can stimulate the LES muscle between your stomach and esophagus.  This valve is what goes wrong when you get acid reflux.  It relaxes and allows the acid to come up.  If you keep it nice and healthy you might prevent something more serious down the line.  Even certain foods can stimulate the LES muscle like chocolate and also narcotics.  Do some research about this.  I know it sounds like you have to give up alot but you don't want to get full blown GERD if you can stop it now.  It will be worth it. 


santhosh
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   Posted 12/12/2006 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I never feel like acid coming up my esophagus (maybe very rarely .. but even that has subsided now) ..but just some constant bloating in the stomach.
And also a mild airball floating in the mid of my throat - causing me a constant vomitting/nauseating sensation.
99% of the web sites do not attribute this nausea and bloating/burping as symptoms of GERD..
I've been on 40mg esomeprazole twice a day for the past week.. And it will go on for another 1 week after doctor asked me to take that just once a day for another 2 weeks before i meet him again...
 
Funny thing is the nausea just goes away when i am fully involvd in some work..This might as well be just in my head..!!??
And yes.. i had been under tremendous stress(rather than stress should i say repressed anger) in the past... slowly coming out of it now...
Any of you relate to this?

MOB1123
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   Posted 12/13/2006 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Santhosh,

I totally do. I'm glad for this forum. It opened my eyes. Hey Santhosh you know what? There is no cure for GERD, acid reflux, or LPR!... you know why?!?! Cause it's not a disease! I just realized that now. It's actually a condition...(under stress, unresolved emotions, rage etc.) I wonder who came up with the term disease. But I guess what your asking is can you "cure" it or make it disappear. What does your gut or stomach say? (pun intended)
My guts says ofcouse. People have come back from cancer, what's a little acid reflux. Drug companies and some dr's love to use fear and misinformation. Its like a vicious cycle. Stress causes GERD, Docs and drug companies say no cure which causes more stress which causes more anxiety. You probably know these drugs only mask the symtpoms. Research the side effects too. Think about it. I know your intution is telling you this also. Think about when this bloating belching started? It probably started a time of high stress wheteher work or some other event. Or a culmination of repressed emotion that never got resolved that you just stuffed inside. I read an article where Bill Parcells only gets nighttime reflux during the football season, what does that tell you? I don't know why I'm in football mode, but remember that movie I think it was ANy Given Sunday with Jamie Fox, where Willie Beamin would puke before a game. Hmmmm... was that a result of the LES and UES opening up so that the stomach can push up all its contents through his mouth...or was he just really anxious?

Oh yeah, my intution tells me when you're fully involved in your work...guess what? your mind is fully occupied. Therefore, the reason the nausea goes away is the mind is too busy to make your stomach nauseaus. When your not, that unconcious part will come out to play. Even if you were to not have repressed feeling, the mind hates to be bored so it even creates problems to be solved.

Really take time to go into your feelings. Maybe a job change, if you can't do that really work on ways you can resolve your feelings. Vocaliziing them. Anyways. Wait 40 mgs twice day, I dunno, that sound like a lot when you'r not really having heartburn. Get a second opinion. 20 mgs twice a day for LPR is considered agressive.

MOB1123
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   Posted 12/13/2006 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
But having a good dien't I believe would help, it definetly wouldn't hurt.

possitive
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   Posted 12/13/2006 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,I had chemo and had bad acid reflux with it.I was having bad stomach aches so i had a Endoscope test and colonoscopy they found that my cystic duct was kinked and i had 15 Gallstones,I now have Barrets Asophigas from the acid reflux.The muscle between the stomach and asophigas is damaged and stays open so acid can go up the asophigas,Its precancerous.Look up( Barrets Asophigas) online. p.s. my stomach was bloated also. Tammy
 


santhosh
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   Posted 12/14/2006 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Lets get the heck out of GERD...
Just forget it and its gone...
 
To me , the real challenge is to believe that you are ok. Because trust me, the body is a tremendous regenerative structure..
 
We spoil our bodies through our thoughts... Now lets fix it by our thoughts again...
 
"The only weakness in this world is to say that you are weak and that others are weak" - Swami Vivekananda

Vangelicmonk
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   Posted 12/14/2006 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Santhosh,
 
I have been struggling with GERD, Heartburn, and IRS for 6 months.  I'm 31 with some job stress, but not a lot.  With someone who has struggled with Anxiety Attacks I can say that although I think stress plays a significant part, it isn't the only part.  There are several parts to this and everyone's going to be different.  I wouldn't say it is mind over matter.  Saying that, I do believe there are cures or at least things we can do to minimize it.
 
As it stands right now I have gone from extreme GERD, heartburn, and IBS to some heartburn and minimal IBS.  I haven't changed my diet to radically and I still drink the same amount (if not more) of wine and caffinee.  What I have done is taken a lot of enzymes. I usually take them before I eat and depending on what I am going to eat.  On top of that I have taken some stuff for my IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). 
 
I haven't went to the doctor and I refuese to take those stupid medications that could and have harmed people more than they have helped.  I occassionally still get some Acid Reflux.  I still get heart burn at times and I get a pain in my back that is part of my esophagus that I'm sure is part of GERD. 
 
Do your research.  Look for natural cures.  Treat it now before it gets worse.  Thats what I didn't do.  Thats my recommendation.

friendlygal
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   Posted 12/16/2006 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
MOB1123, I think you're right about doctors making it worse by saying that it can't be cured and that it's an anxiety thing. I don't mean to bash ALL doctors. But I do think that there are a lot of GI doctors who say that it won't ever go away. That just adds to our stress and makes it worse. friendlygal

shirockw
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   Posted 4/9/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   

i believe i have the same problem too. stomach more bloated when i am stress or freak out. even gastric when after i am rushing for my work.

i guess its the anxiety or depression..i also feel tired and nausea..i feel hard to swallow saliva. and stress at my neck and jaws..

feels better after a sleep or laying down relax. Gastric normally does not feel better when lie down.

I going to try out the anti depression medication which i did last 2 years.

 


seeresults
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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the doctor thinking I had an ulcer, he sent me for lots of tests.. I have a hiatus hernia with severe reflux.. hummmmmmm I have a lot of bloating, belching, feeling of lump in throat (nausea) at times. I saw somewhere to sip this during my meals,, seems to help spoonful of honey in warm water then add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar add more water to make 12 ounces. Make it last for all day. one day on one day off. then repeat ]

Good luck to you all.

seeresults
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   Posted 8/2/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gas-and-gas-pains/DG00014 this may help some of you too..
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