Constant Gas, Nothing Working, PLEASE HELP
Posted 01 June 2003 - 02:09 AM
Posted 01 June 2003 - 02:50 AM
Posted 01 June 2003 - 03:09 AM
Posted 01 June 2003 - 06:04 AM
Bacteria turn undigested food into gas instantaneously. The bulk of undigested material is converted in a few hours at most.Therefore, the gas must be from the atmosphere. You could get an x-ray to see where the gas is. If it is your stomach, then you have it confirmed.quote:ou say that it is not related to diet because you fast for 48 hrs..... not necessarily true. Food eaten 48 hours ago is probably still in you and being worked over by a surplus of bacteria and yeast.
These drugs don't seem to have this effect, at least not to the point of clinical significance.quote:I read that the medications that treat excess acid (like prilosec) are horrible in that they can take the stomach pH to 4 or 5.
Posted 01 June 2003 - 06:11 PM
Posted 01 June 2003 - 06:51 PM
No, but you could ask your doctor to try to confirm it with x-rays.quote:Do you think it would do any good to fast for longer than 48 hours,
Posted 01 June 2003 - 07:56 PM
Posted 01 June 2003 - 11:53 PM
This is not at all necessary and can be ignored.quote:I am guessing that if you flushed yourself both rectally and orally to be absolutely certain that you are empty and then fast-
Posted 02 June 2003 - 12:55 AM
Posted 02 June 2003 - 04:16 PM
Posted 02 June 2003 - 04:30 PM
Where did you get that from? The paper is actually about swallowing rate, not aerophagia. And they first discovered that swallowing rate changes during stress for the first time.quote:24 % of the American population is afflicted by aerophagia according to a paper written in 1995.
Posted 02 June 2003 - 05:18 PM
From the same paper. I am pretty sure they said aerophagia. I didn't copy the paper. Just found it in the library but am back from there. I know you make some distinction between aerophagia and real aerophagia so I don't know if there is a problem in the terminology. Will check for it the next time I go there. Yes the paper was about swallowing rate and they said these methods stated above would help the swallowing rate and so I assume aerophagia since that is a result of swallowing?quote:Where did you get that from?
Posted 02 June 2003 - 07:58 PM
Posted 02 June 2003 - 08:12 PM
Posted 02 June 2003 - 09:50 PM
Posted 02 June 2003 - 11:05 PM
They're actually talking about belching rate, which may not have much to do with either aerophagia or swallowing rate.Frank Aerophagia..I don't know may be there is a person by that name. But I do think the only thing they know about in the paper is increasing the swallowing rate and they merely inferred more air would be swallowed as a result of that.quote:this high prevalence of aerophagia in the general pop. is likely to have contributed to the finding of a gas
Posted 02 June 2003 - 11:19 PM
LOL. They cite this paper, "frequency of swallowing in duodenal ulceration and hiatus hernia". Will have to read it up.quote:Frank aerophagia.. there may be a person by that name
Posted 03 June 2003 - 02:05 AM
Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:42 PM
This sounds very similar to what happened to me.
I developed unexplained nighttime reflux and was prescribed Prilosec. Almost instantly, I developed severe bloating in my lower GI that traveled all the way up my upper GI, and I still have sever bloating after eating or drinking pretty much anything.
After wasting time with several GI specialists, I finally found one who figured out that I was infected with h. pylori. I was given standard triple therapy (clarithromycin, amoxicillin and lansoprazole) which eliminated the h. Pylori (and reflux), but the constant debilitating bloating never got better. (It got so bad that i developed severe hypertension that required medication.)
I have tried many different antibiotics, but the only combination that knocks the bloating down temporarily is azithromycin (250 mg) + doxycycline (100 mg) twice per day. Adding an Advil to this combination seems to help a bit also. If you haven't tried that combination, I would definitely give it a shot! (These are generally considered non-standard antibiotics for IBS, so you may need to prod your GI doctor to prescribe them for you.)
I can manage on this medication regimen, but am planning on adding Bactrim to the combination to see if I can eliminate it once and for all! (Before combining other antibiotics, it's always a good idea to check the combination on drugs.com, to verify that there are no dangerous interactions.
Did you ever get relief from your symptoms?