0

votes

excessive burping and constipation..do i have IBS?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 26, 2012 at 1:49 AM

After I eat food I burp excessively and after every burp i feel a little relieved. It feels like food moves down a bit after every burp. I also experience mental fog after eating. Other symptoms: constipation, low stomach acid, fungal infection/overgrowth (dermatitis). Starch is also very hard for me to digest, i experience greater mental fog after eating really starchy foods.

Could this be IBS?

7e13e284a1bafd7b4de14a50ee96140c

(322)

on March 05, 2012
at 04:35 PM

yep i pretty much get my carbs from fruits now (berries + citrus)

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

(1520)

on February 26, 2012
at 03:46 PM

I see no reason to avoid ketosis if it means feeling better. If you have to have carbs, you could experiment with pure glucose. I'd be wary of taking a lot of it though. The body will make it's own glucose from sufficient protein and some from fat. All "natural" carb sources will be harder to digest than glucose. Even fruit can be cooked, but do you tolerate it? All vegetables should be cooked. The GAPS intro diet starts off without any plants... which is what I would do.

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

(2384)

on February 26, 2012
at 08:15 AM

I'm sensitive to white rice - I know it's odd. But same symptoms. My guess is a food sensitivity in your case. What about an elimination diet?

7e13e284a1bafd7b4de14a50ee96140c

(322)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:51 AM

How can I increase my carb intake (to stay out of ketosis) if I avoid starches? FODMAP only recommends low glucose fruits and only to 1 per meal. Cooked vegetables?

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20888)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:16 AM

wish I could more than +1 this. Don't worry about the name, worry about stopping the problem and cutting out the foods that make you feel sick.

  • 7e13e284a1bafd7b4de14a50ee96140c

    asked by

    (322)
  • Views
    13.5K
  • Last Activity
    1426D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

5 Answers

5
5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

(4713)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:13 AM

IBS is kind of a catchall for general digestive distress, so sure why not, it's IBS. I don't know that calling it IBS will help you treat it. My point is that I wouldn't get particularly attached to a diagnosis, as your symptoms could mean different things.

Seems like since you know you don't tolerate starch well you should avoid it, and see if some Betaine HCL helps the low stomach acid issue.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20888)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:16 AM

wish I could more than +1 this. Don't worry about the name, worry about stopping the problem and cutting out the foods that make you feel sick.

2
2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

(1520)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:18 AM

Fungus can grow in the intestine as well and it would certainly be interesting to observe your reaction to taking Nystatin, an antifungal that isn't absorbed by the body. If there is a reaction and you get better after a while, it was probably fungal overgrowth.

If you have no reaction to it, you might be dealing with SIBO, which can be treated more or less successfully with diet and antibiotics. But the antibiotic approach may harm your gut flora. And yes, SIBO is a very common cause of IBS, which itself is a symptom. It can be diagnosed with a H2 breath test, but I don't think the test is 100% reliable. There are more accurate (and inconvenient) tests.

I suppose it could also be a combination of both, which is all the more reason to take a dietary approach, no matter what else you do. This should also help prevent relapses.

The first steps I would take right now are reducing FODMAPs in your diet, eating low carb high fat, because carbs can feed both bacteria and fungi in the small intestine, and eating plants cooked, as they are easier to digest.

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

(1520)

on February 26, 2012
at 03:46 PM

I see no reason to avoid ketosis if it means feeling better. If you have to have carbs, you could experiment with pure glucose. I'd be wary of taking a lot of it though. The body will make it's own glucose from sufficient protein and some from fat. All "natural" carb sources will be harder to digest than glucose. Even fruit can be cooked, but do you tolerate it? All vegetables should be cooked. The GAPS intro diet starts off without any plants... which is what I would do.

7e13e284a1bafd7b4de14a50ee96140c

(322)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:51 AM

How can I increase my carb intake (to stay out of ketosis) if I avoid starches? FODMAP only recommends low glucose fruits and only to 1 per meal. Cooked vegetables?

1
41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on February 26, 2012
at 04:05 AM

Stop with the starches. Substitute fruit.

I've been going through this exact same thing, man. I started eating fruit a few weeks ago (mostly oranges because they were on sale...but also apples and bananas...) and the difference is night and day. I digest them far better than I do starches or vegetables.

I don't really know what I plan to do after this discovery. Eat a Denise Minger style diet maybe? No idea. But the difference feels wonderful.

7e13e284a1bafd7b4de14a50ee96140c

(322)

on March 05, 2012
at 04:35 PM

yep i pretty much get my carbs from fruits now (berries + citrus)

0
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 27, 2012
at 04:11 PM

My cousin with similar problems told me that he found on http://constipationtreatments.info/ the help for his problems.I heard the tips from here are very goo to combat constipation problems. I hope this helps.

0
18cc72d6b6902b69f00313c2a3004f25

on February 26, 2012
at 02:25 AM

It sounds to me like you may have gallbladder issues. Supporting the gallbladder/liver with botanicals that support those organs, as well as making sure you're on a good diet of whole foods is key. However, you may also have a leaky gut going on causing all of these symptoms.

See my article What Is A Leaky Gut?

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!