Excessive burping/trapped gas. - Gas / Flatulence / Bloating - IBS Self Help and Support Group Forums - IBSgroup.org
Advertisement

Jump to content


Photo

Excessive burping/trapped gas.

Gas burping

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 LaLaManfr0

LaLaManfr0

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Country:United States

Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:58 AM

Advertisement
Okay so I'm wondering if anyone else has symptoms similar to mine.

I was diagnosed with IBS not too long ago by a GI specialist. I have alternating C and D, but when I say D it really is just loose stool and not anything painful, unless I stray from my diet of eggs, chicken, bread, and apples. But even when I stay on my diet, occasionally I get flare ups of my main symptom which is excessive burping, or growling.

Let me explain. (My doctor looked at me like I was crazy when I tried to explain this to him but he blew off this symptom even though it's the most debilitating.)

When I have a flare up, I will experience a feeling of having trapped gas in my throat and my chest, but no matter how hard I try to push out a burp nothing happens. It's extremely annoying and can be very upsetting. Because I'm trying so hard to push out the air I begin to feel nauseated and like I might accidentally push up whatever I've eaten. This lasts for maybe an hour or two. I've spent countless nights in the bathroom just in case, and always have a spare plastic bag so I don't have to leave my room while I'm watching my shows at night. Eventually I can push something out but it isn't a burp really, in the sense that it doesn't make a sound and it never actually comes all the way up. It's a weird growling sound that gets stuck in my throat and my chest and it's very painful. It feels like it's scraping the inside if my throat. These will be continuous for another couple of hours until I'm hungry again.

Unfortunately, I never want to eat anything because I don't know when I'm going to get a flare up as it isn't affected by what I eat since it's still as bad on a bland diet. I've been taking Align for two weeks, which seems to not really do anything, and hasn't cleared up my alternating C and D. It actually made that worse for a few nights.

I don't know if anyone else has experienced this. The GI specialist told me to take Gas X but that's what I did for the first couple of weeks this was happening, about five months ago, and it did nothing. Im not even sure this is actually a symptom of IBS. Most of the gas threads are dealing with the other end, which isn't a problem for me. Who knows if I even have IBS. I'm just so frustrated and this is what I've been diagnosed with and no other doctor can tell me what's wrong with me.

I should also add that these flare ups are never painful anywhere except in my throat from the scraping. My stomach never hurts, it just feels like someone is squeezing all the air out. Like my stomach is contracting or something.

#2 Moises

Moises

    Prolific Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 543 posts
  • Country:United States

Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:03 PM

I know how it is. Burping is my worst symptom. Burping is a kind of orphan disease. Not that many people have it and it gets no respect.

 

This is why I was so excited when Pimentel published his SIBO book. Finally someone was coming up with a theory of burping. More recently, Norm Robillard has published a series of books which explicitly argue that gas produced in the small intestine can move the wrong way across valves into the stomach and out of the throat.

 

I wish I could tell you I know the cure. I do not. But you might take some solace in the thought that you are not alone.

 

But, if you really want to get better, you could buy some of the books I mention and try the elemental diet or Robillard's diet. You never know.


  • LaLaManfr0 likes this

#3 LaLaManfr0

LaLaManfr0

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Country:United States

Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:17 PM

I know how it is. Burping is my worst symptom. Burping is a kind of orphan disease. Not that many people have it and it gets no respect.
 
This is why I was so excited when Pimentel published his SIBO book. Finally someone was coming up with a theory of burping. More recently, Norm Robillard has published a series of books which explicitly argue that gas produced in the small intestine can move the wrong way across valves into the stomach and out of the throat.
 
I wish I could tell you I know the cure. I do not. But you might take some solace in the thought that you are not alone.
 
But, if you really want to get better, you could buy some of the books I mention and try the elemental diet or Robillard's diet. You never know.


Have you found anything to relieve the symptoms? Mine is usually at it's worst when I'm upset or stressed. I also have a huge fear of vomiting which means that when I feel like I might throw up, even though I know it's probably just trapped gas, I get extremely anxious, which makes my symptoms worse. Or at least this is what I'm guessing is part of the problem.

But some relief would be great. I eat Tums to no avail and Gas X doesn't work.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Gas, burping


Advertisement

About Us | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Disclaimer | Terms of Service | Crisis Resources

Irritable Bowel Syndrome |  Inflammatory Bowel Disease |  Crohn's Disease |  Ulcerative Colitis |  Fibromyalgia |  GERD - Reflux Disease


©Copyright 1995-2016 IBS Self Help and Support Group All rights reserved




This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here