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What could cause bloating from drinking water?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 07, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Hi,

Another post from me on bloating.

What could possibly cause bloating from drinking water? Been fasting all day, the first thing to enter my mouth was a litre of room temperature salted water and this caused me to bloat massively??

It shouldn't irritate the stomach lining, it shouldn't produce gas.

Maybe it causes the previous contents of the small intestine to move around/digest further and produce gas?

Once again any help much appreciated.

EDIT:

Forgot to agg that I bloat from literally everything. Am 99.9% sure swallowing air is not the cause.

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on January 17, 2013
at 12:20 PM

That is the question.

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on August 13, 2012
at 07:14 PM

"Also is it possible to go from healthy gut flora to really bad in just one 2 week round of antibiotics?" I would say yes! Especially if they are powerful antibiotics. Many probiotics make you worse before they make you better. There is a Gut War, then they strike a balance. The one I take is prescription (Rezyst). I eat primal. :)

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 09, 2012
at 09:08 AM

Will do, keep me updated too!

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 09, 2012
at 09:02 AM

The thing is NewEra I have been reading up on SIBO and some people suggest that with small intestinal bacteria overgrowth most probiotics will make it worse as the new bacteria also get stuck in the intestine where they are not supposed to. Only specific strains dependent on the case make it better. Whats you're diet/regime like then as we may have similar issues. Also is it possible to go from healthy gut flora to really bad in just one 2 week round of antibiotics?

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on August 08, 2012
at 07:49 PM

Once you murder off your gut flora, it's really hard to get it back to a good place. When I had my worst IBS symptoms, plain water (no salt) would bloat me too, especially if I had not eaten for a while. The longer I'd go without food, the stronger a bloat reaction my body would have. NSAIDs alter gut flora, just like antibiotics and even Splenda. I'd get started on some good probiotics and give it time. It really takes a while for them to work, and you won't react the same to all of them. Also, never overload your stomach. That was a sure-fire way to upset mine (still is).

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on August 08, 2012
at 06:49 PM

I have also done VLC for some time and still get bloated. It seems we have something very similar. Keep us updated.

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 08, 2012
at 06:54 AM

Thanks Luckie!!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on August 08, 2012
at 12:10 AM

Aww, that sounds super sucky. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I hope you get your problem solved soon so you can feel better!

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 09:25 PM

@smartcookie Did anything else change when you're symptoms appeared?

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 09:24 PM

*thought paths .

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 09:23 PM

I had the same though paths too but alas I have tried sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, home-made yogurt, greek yogurt, probiotic supplements and I don't think it has made a difference. Even tried taking them with colostrum to help them "stick".

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 09:20 PM

@Korion I have had bloating, fatigue, constipation and tons of other symptoms for almost a year now. Reducing food intake lessens symptoms.

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 09:19 PM

@smartcookie, yea I had an ulcer months ago, took loads of meds and the problems started after that. Recently tested negative for h pylori. No bacterial/fungal tests yet. Recently being looking at SIBO as a possibility but if sibo only causes gas from carbs then it can't be as I have done zero carb before and still got bloated.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:50 PM

Any reason why you fast?

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:48 PM

Ahh, ok .

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:48 PM

yes, my symptoms were also sudden. as in, i woke up one day and had issues with bloating that did not go away.

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:44 PM

I am pretty sure this is not the case as I have tried multiple things like slow relaxed eating, thoroughly chewing, etc. Also the onset was rather sudden, it was around the time I got ill and took lots of nsaids/antiboitics and ppis.

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:42 PM

oddly enough, your symptoms sound similar to mine. paleo helps some, but not completely. i was also treated for an ulcer/h pylori, but i now test negative for h pylori and still have bloating. have you done bacteria/fungal tests?

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:42 PM

Add to the edit that it's not just water or salt, I bloat from everything. I want to know what would cause this for even simple plain things like water.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:53 PM

Ahh, the NSAIDS and antibiotics! With the onset you described, it sounds like they may have killed/altered your gut flora. I'd suggest trying some probiotics. To get you jump-started, you can take the pill form (make sure they are -live- with food for them while in the bottle, they are often refrigerated). Take a bottle of those as directed for that brand, and also try some fermented foods. If you do dairy, full-fat Greek yogurt is a good choice (and is easy and delicious to make homemade). Lacto-fermented veggies, the most popular of which are sauerkraut and kimchi, are also great for replenishing your gut flora. Beverages like kombucha, kefir, or kvass also have a lot of good bacteria. If you experience diarrhea, reel in your probiotic/fermented food consumption a bit and slowly increase.

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 08, 2012
at 06:54 AM

Thanks Luckie!!

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 09:23 PM

I had the same though paths too but alas I have tried sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, home-made yogurt, greek yogurt, probiotic supplements and I don't think it has made a difference. Even tried taking them with colostrum to help them "stick".

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 09:24 PM

*thought paths .

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on August 08, 2012
at 07:49 PM

Once you murder off your gut flora, it's really hard to get it back to a good place. When I had my worst IBS symptoms, plain water (no salt) would bloat me too, especially if I had not eaten for a while. The longer I'd go without food, the stronger a bloat reaction my body would have. NSAIDs alter gut flora, just like antibiotics and even Splenda. I'd get started on some good probiotics and give it time. It really takes a while for them to work, and you won't react the same to all of them. Also, never overload your stomach. That was a sure-fire way to upset mine (still is).

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on August 08, 2012
at 12:10 AM

Aww, that sounds super sucky. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I hope you get your problem solved soon so you can feel better!

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 09, 2012
at 09:02 AM

The thing is NewEra I have been reading up on SIBO and some people suggest that with small intestinal bacteria overgrowth most probiotics will make it worse as the new bacteria also get stuck in the intestine where they are not supposed to. Only specific strains dependent on the case make it better. Whats you're diet/regime like then as we may have similar issues. Also is it possible to go from healthy gut flora to really bad in just one 2 week round of antibiotics?

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on August 13, 2012
at 07:14 PM

"Also is it possible to go from healthy gut flora to really bad in just one 2 week round of antibiotics?" I would say yes! Especially if they are powerful antibiotics. Many probiotics make you worse before they make you better. There is a Gut War, then they strike a balance. The one I take is prescription (Rezyst). I eat primal. :)

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on August 07, 2012
at 07:38 PM

Well, salt causes water retention, so since you are salting your water, and if you are drinking a lot of it, you could be retaining water and feeling/looking bloated.

Try not adding salt to your water and see how that goes.

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:42 PM

Add to the edit that it's not just water or salt, I bloat from everything. I want to know what would cause this for even simple plain things like water.

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7d2df9f61def39b2617ac0162431604f

on January 17, 2013
at 01:00 AM

Whenever I drink water I feel so bloated why ???

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on January 17, 2013
at 12:20 PM

That is the question.

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5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

on August 07, 2012
at 07:26 PM

You are most likely breathing/drinking in air with your water.

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:48 PM

yes, my symptoms were also sudden. as in, i woke up one day and had issues with bloating that did not go away.

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:44 PM

I am pretty sure this is not the case as I have tried multiple things like slow relaxed eating, thoroughly chewing, etc. Also the onset was rather sudden, it was around the time I got ill and took lots of nsaids/antiboitics and ppis.

0104d134c517031678cb90bb2919b5d3

(117)

on August 07, 2012
at 09:25 PM

@smartcookie Did anything else change when you're symptoms appeared?

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:48 PM

Ahh, ok .

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