Every time I eat no matter what food (even plain room temp water) I bloat out a lot (pregnant looking), Heart beat gets very strong (palpitations), and I get very tired.
I am generally very fatigued and have had to quit all exercise because of this, constipated and have tons of other smaller symptoms such as a coated tongue, bad breath, poor teeth, eczema, dizziness on standing. Also I get hunger pangs in the middle of the night occasionally reminiscent of an ulcer.
I don't get diarhea, acid reflux, vomiting or nausea.
This all started after I took to many NSAIDs last September and possibly got an ulcer.
I have tried digestive enzymes and betaine(lots) for low stomach ph, licorice root, slippery elm, cabbage juice, l-glutamine to heal gut, kefir, kombucha, aloe vera, parasite cleanse, low carb, no fod-maps, gaps, enemas, etc.
The only thing that seems to help is reducing the volume of food. I figure all food is irritating my gut in some way.
Very desperate (as user name imply's) for help and find this is ruining my life at 21. Any help massively appreciated.
I have tested negative for h pylori, and other blood tests for food intolerances, anemia, etc.
The bloating/distension definitely seems to be not caused by gas. For example I can eat breakfast, bloat out, pass no gas by next meal(6hrs+) and the bloating will have reduced. I also don't feel the pain experienced with gas moving about. I think the bloating is my gut swelling up to protect/fix itself.
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on July 29, 2012
at 09:19 AM
I would offer advice on something digestive, but you have alot of unusual symptoms there like dizziness (blood pressure), bounding pulse (is it faster, or just stronger?), hunger and tiredness. As much as I find doctors can sometimes be obtuse, dismissive and arrogant, I think you may need some tests and medical advice.
At least if youve had some medical care, you should let us know so we can rule stuff out.
In my experience bloating is usually gut bacterial, but there are other things that can cause it like gallbladder infection, or hiatal hernia.
" low stomach ph, licorice root, slippery elm, cabbage juice, l-glutamine to heal gut, kefir, kombucha, aloe vera, parasite cleanse, low carb, no fod-maps, gaps, enemas"
Thats alot of things to try. Gaps and fodmaps are very slow treatments (usually takes years). Probiotics can make things worse with bacterial problems. So can aloe vera and slippery elm. How long have you had this for? You ever tried an antibiotic for it? (With a serious SIBO flare-up, often thats all that will cut the mustard sadly)
I recommend this tho - extenstively catalogue your symptoms in the most accurate and detailled language you can. Keep a dairy of it. Summerize the main points to a GP, and see where that takes you. If they dont help, find another GP. Be assertive and emphasize your symptoms in vivid detail.
At minimum they should run some tests. Some of those symptoms can indicate various illnesses.