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Really loud noises in intestines! Ruining my life (quit school, depressed&suicidal).

Answered on June 06, 2014
Created October 07, 2013 at 6:09 AM

Female/20 years old/ 168cm (5'6) 64kg (140lbs)

I don't now where to start. Basically I've been struggling with these weird, EMBARRASSING noises (bubbling, gurgling, poping you name it) coming I assume from my intestines (I feel them in my lower abdomen and especially in my lower back, down there (?) ) for the past 5 years. IT HAS RUINED ME!

5 years ago I stopped attending high school because of that. Thank God I graduated thanks to home schooling. Though it made me a little sad that I didn't get a chance to experience high school like everyone else. So a year ago I decided to go to university so I don't miss on all the fun (making friends, partying etc.) Well guess what? I quit after 2 months. Stayed home for another year. Got seriously depressed. Fast forward to today. I decided to try attending university again. Guess what? I quit. I just couldn't take those noises in a quite room filled with people!

So to sum it up: I have no friends (which makes me feel like I'm not good enough), never had a boyfriend ("How could somebody love ME?!") and started to become suicidal because I feel so bad about myself :'(

Help me cure this!!

Btw. Obviously I went to a doctor and she said that I'm making stuff up and I should just eat some big dinner -.- [Excuse any grammatical mistakes - English is not my native language]

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on March 20, 2014
at 09:19 PM

Some people actually have problems more so than a loud gut. Stop making excuses about why you can't further your education, if this is such an issue transfer to a school where you can take online classes and one day get a job where you can telecommute..

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on March 19, 2014
at 06:08 AM

Is the paleo diet difficult to do? It's the first i've heard that word, so I don't know much about it.

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(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:20 AM

I hope this helps. I believe you came to EXACTLY the right website to find all the advise and information you needs. There are loads of questions on here about IBS, fodmaps, gaps, leaky gut, gut issues, priobotics. indeed its what draws a great deal of people to paleo, outside of weightloss and muscle gain.

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(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:19 AM

So the reason why I asked this, and pointed this out, is that its CLEARLY bacteria in your gut thats out of balance. You need at least probotics, and to minimize whatever those bad bacteria are eating. Don't worry at all about "greasy". Bacteria cannot eat fat at all. They can only minimally eat protien. Their staple, their main food is carbs. Starches, sugars. Especially anything that is slow to digest. Fodmaps and gaps diets have some ideas on which foods these are (which extends sugars and carbs to a few other things, like honey, broccolli, beans, cabbage etc)

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(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:17 AM

If an only if I do all this, without too many high carb, or high sugar cheat days, my gut is fine. Otherwise I get pain, gas, burping, diareha and worse.

8b9c2dcd3dfc929a0428d3d6dac4918e

(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:16 AM

Your diet is probably rich in most of these things. Possibly full of gas producing beans too. Here is how I eat - a few starchy foods a week, usually 3-4 sweet potatoes. Some fruit for sweet foods, but no artificial sweetners. I eat regular yogurt (probiotic bacteria, that fights bad bacteria - can also use kefir, and some other foods if lactose intolerant). I happily eat dairy. I also use anti-biotic foods, such as coconut oil, cranberry, oregano, dark grape (sometimes as juice, the two fruit)

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(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:14 AM

- except that lactose, fructose and starch are slow to digest, so they have more chance to eat it. When bacteria eat sugars and starches, they produce gas as a byproduct. The gas is what makes us fart, burp, and makes out stomach gurgle.

8b9c2dcd3dfc929a0428d3d6dac4918e

(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:13 AM

Thats fine. I have my own gut bacteria issues. They cause me pain, bloating, gas, belching, if I don't control them. Because of this, I have done a great deal, and I really do mean, a great deal of research into gut bacteria. Now, if one lacks the enzyme for lactose (dairy), or fructose (sugar including fruit), both of which are quite common - thats an obvious first point to check. If you do not take garbonia, its still like that excess fibre and carbohydrates could be fuelling a gut dybiosis (imbalance). Bacteria primarily eat sugars or carbs . Lactose, glucose, fructose, and starch

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on October 07, 2013
at 05:41 PM

maybe. It is possible that her perception is worse that reality.

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on October 07, 2013
at 05:08 PM

The sounds aren't in her head, but her reaction is. Her reaction is the problem, not the sounds her gut makes.

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on October 07, 2013
at 10:05 AM

For starters I would try a different doctor, something is obviously up with your stomach and it is crappy that your doctor isn't taking this seriously. Keep searching around until you find one that listens. I'd also like to know what you normally eat as Milgo asked.

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on June 06, 2014
at 06:14 PM

Hey there @Jackie123

I had Dr. Justin answer your question on BWR. Your question was answered at (8:00)

http://beyondwellnessradio.com/beyond-wellness-radio-episode-4-listener-questions/

I know this is super late, but I hope it is helpful.

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on March 20, 2014
at 03:32 AM

No one here can really tell you what is going on or what your problem is. You'll get advice to cut out all sorts of things (which may or may not help, and DEFINITELY will not help if the things they're recommending to cut out is like.. everything), or even get told that you're just a whiny shallow girl who is imagining things (from some of the response I've seen here). It's better to go to a gastroenterologist and get some tests run to see what's really going on if it bothers you that much. Oh, and change doctors and get a second opinion if your doctor is that dismissive.

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on March 20, 2014
at 03:10 AM

i would research a FODMAP diet. I had similar symptoms and could never figure it out. I was already gluten and dairy free. I cut out all beans, peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, onions and garlic (a few more as well). I felt so much better!

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on March 19, 2014
at 04:29 PM

I agree a bit with CDone, perhaps it's not at loud as you've thought. Try to embrace it. You've been experiencing it for a while, accept it and don't dwell on the negative.

Also, there is a fetish community. You mention having trouble finding a boyfriend. There are men into gurgle noises, farts, etc, they desire such things. I bring this up only to show that you could very easily frame this in a positive light. Also, I've very recently stumbled on this: https://www.youtube.com/user/GurgleGoddess

So if after you've exhausted all and every solution; accept and embrace. Don't go to such extremes as suicide or view it as a possible solution. You're on a health website, we're all here to live as long as possible.

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Ec186c7df4d611c37dc9eff50f6c5326

on March 19, 2014
at 06:01 AM

Thank you so much, i will try everything you said and I hope it works :)

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Ec186c7df4d611c37dc9eff50f6c5326

on February 22, 2014
at 06:23 AM

@Drael I'm mexican/ecuadorian, so my diet is varied, it consists of rice, meat, tortilla, all kinds of vegetables, fruit, pasta, a lot of different things. But in the past, i've tried cutting dairy, nothing happened; then i tried the glutten free and still nothing happened. So for now i eat what i like but is still healthy, no spicy foods, no alcohol, no greasy food; i eat foods with dairy every once in a while, but not everyday. Sometimes for breakfast i eat oatmeal, yogurt or egg whites; then around 2 p.m, I eat chicken with rice and vegetables and for dinner is either fruit or a piece of bread with cheese and dairy free milk. So if there's a new diet that i can try, i'd definitely try it. Sorry for my english.

8b9c2dcd3dfc929a0428d3d6dac4918e

(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:20 AM

I hope this helps. I believe you came to EXACTLY the right website to find all the advise and information you needs. There are loads of questions on here about IBS, fodmaps, gaps, leaky gut, gut issues, priobotics. indeed its what draws a great deal of people to paleo, outside of weightloss and muscle gain.

8b9c2dcd3dfc929a0428d3d6dac4918e

(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:14 AM

- except that lactose, fructose and starch are slow to digest, so they have more chance to eat it. When bacteria eat sugars and starches, they produce gas as a byproduct. The gas is what makes us fart, burp, and makes out stomach gurgle.

8b9c2dcd3dfc929a0428d3d6dac4918e

(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:16 AM

Your diet is probably rich in most of these things. Possibly full of gas producing beans too. Here is how I eat - a few starchy foods a week, usually 3-4 sweet potatoes. Some fruit for sweet foods, but no artificial sweetners. I eat regular yogurt (probiotic bacteria, that fights bad bacteria - can also use kefir, and some other foods if lactose intolerant). I happily eat dairy. I also use anti-biotic foods, such as coconut oil, cranberry, oregano, dark grape (sometimes as juice, the two fruit)

8b9c2dcd3dfc929a0428d3d6dac4918e

(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:13 AM

Thats fine. I have my own gut bacteria issues. They cause me pain, bloating, gas, belching, if I don't control them. Because of this, I have done a great deal, and I really do mean, a great deal of research into gut bacteria. Now, if one lacks the enzyme for lactose (dairy), or fructose (sugar including fruit), both of which are quite common - thats an obvious first point to check. If you do not take garbonia, its still like that excess fibre and carbohydrates could be fuelling a gut dybiosis (imbalance). Bacteria primarily eat sugars or carbs . Lactose, glucose, fructose, and starch

8b9c2dcd3dfc929a0428d3d6dac4918e

(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:19 AM

So the reason why I asked this, and pointed this out, is that its CLEARLY bacteria in your gut thats out of balance. You need at least probotics, and to minimize whatever those bad bacteria are eating. Don't worry at all about "greasy". Bacteria cannot eat fat at all. They can only minimally eat protien. Their staple, their main food is carbs. Starches, sugars. Especially anything that is slow to digest. Fodmaps and gaps diets have some ideas on which foods these are (which extends sugars and carbs to a few other things, like honey, broccolli, beans, cabbage etc)

8b9c2dcd3dfc929a0428d3d6dac4918e

(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 07:17 AM

If an only if I do all this, without too many high carb, or high sugar cheat days, my gut is fine. Otherwise I get pain, gas, burping, diareha and worse.

Ec186c7df4d611c37dc9eff50f6c5326

on March 19, 2014
at 06:08 AM

Is the paleo diet difficult to do? It's the first i've heard that word, so I don't know much about it.

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8b9c2dcd3dfc929a0428d3d6dac4918e

(70)

on February 22, 2014
at 05:20 AM

Lactose intolerance? Fructose intolerance? Gut dysbiosis?

Do you eat any probiotic foods, like kefir or yogurt? Do you eat a lot of sugar, or a lot of dairy? Any supplements (there's a weight loss herb that inihibits amylase, and thus leads to gas from undigested carbs)? Taken many antibiotic courses?

What is your diet like roughly?

It sounds very very gut bacteria related...

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Ec186c7df4d611c37dc9eff50f6c5326

on February 22, 2014
at 05:03 AM

@Jackie123 I understand how you feel, i'm 25 and i've had these noises since i was 17, same as you, is coming from my lower abdomen, i've tried everything: eating healthy, no dairy, gluten free. Nothing works, i finished college last december, it took me 6 years thanks to these disease. I went to the doctor the first three months that i heard the noises, but nothing changed, so i decided to just live my life, but is really difficult, i've never had a boyfriend for the same reason, when it comes to quiet situations, i just can't handle it, and is not just quiet class rooms, is going to the movies, sleeping over at a friend's house, and a lot of other situations. Nobody knows about my situation, is so embarrasing, a lot of gas noises and irregular bowel movements, i can't tell this to anyone, so my friends just think that i'm really shy and independent because i don't hang out all the time with them or i leave early.

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on October 07, 2013
at 07:22 PM

How about supplementing with "Bean-o" or the equivalent? Or "Gas-X"?

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on October 07, 2013
at 05:41 PM

There are two options here.

1) I know sometimes I have similar noises. And will say to my wife, "excuse me". To which she will reply, "I didn't hear anything". It is very possible that the noises that are occurring are not nearly as loud as you believe.

In extreme cases, these types concerns (intense hyperbolic perceptions of reality) may be symptoms of agoraphobia.

  • Have other people commented on the noises?
  • Have you ever given people the opportunity to be your friend?

2) You have some serious intestinal tract issues. I would look at doing one FODMAPS and/or IBS protocol.

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on October 07, 2013
at 04:36 PM

i would go see a gastroenterologist and they can run some tests. if it is affecting your life this much, you need professional help.

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on October 07, 2013
at 05:08 PM

The sounds aren't in her head, but her reaction is. Her reaction is the problem, not the sounds her gut makes.

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on October 07, 2013
at 01:49 PM

1) believe that you are good enough. You're probly awesome, be patient and others will know that. be yourself, no-one cares about you like you do, so you might as well take care.

2) you are not defined by having a boyfriend. as above, like yourself first and foremost (start by being aware of how you roll, your health, taking action to feel well. By looking into the stomch stuff you're on the way already...

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on October 07, 2013
at 11:09 AM

dont know anything about the issue, but these links may be worth reading. its a pretty unique/localized issue so atleast you know where to look. the first link even has this listed as a symptom of IBS.

"Increased gurgling noises which may be loud enough to cause social embarrassment (borborygmi)."

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/irritablecolon.htm

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003137.htm

http://www.healthline.com/health/abdominal-sounds#TestsandDiagnosis

http://scdlifestyle.com/ lots of gut info on this site

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on October 07, 2013
at 08:23 AM

What is your daily idet ? Please detail everything you eat on an average day.

Also, what is your level of physical activity, and the duration/quality of your sleep ?

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on October 07, 2013
at 10:05 AM

For starters I would try a different doctor, something is obviously up with your stomach and it is crappy that your doctor isn't taking this seriously. Keep searching around until you find one that listens. I'd also like to know what you normally eat as Milgo asked.

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