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#21 sarahdrew

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:22 AM

it is very possible you had low stomach acid and you were prescribed medicine to suppress and reduce your acid levels even more, which is horrible for digestion.

 

look up low stomach acid symptoms, betaine hcl supplementation and make sure you work up to the correct dosage (could be 5000 mg per meal)



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:59 AM

I have tried both bile acid supplementation and betaine HCL supplements, but they did not reduce bloating at all.

 

Oddly, I discovered by accident that putting regular over-the-counter Neosporin triple antibiotic gel ointment (neomycinin, polymyxin-B, Bacitracin) in my armpits seems to help reduce bloating.

 

Since none of the many antibiotics that I have tried has cured my bloating, I am hoping that the new SYN-010 drug (a reformulated version of the old cholesterol-lowering drug lovastatin) will help.

 

I am starting to think that methane producing archea organisms migrated up to my small intestine and are producing huge volumes of methane gas. (Archea are NOT regular bacteria and are not affected by most antibiotics.)



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:19 PM

UPDATE: Working treatment - after 10 years of non-stop suffering!

 

I discovered by complete accident that when I take an over-the-counter antihistamine, fexofenadine (generic Allegra), my intense bloating symptoms decreased dramatically. They are not eliminated, but they are 70-80% reduced, and I can bend over to pick things up and can go up a flight of steps without severe chest pain.

 

None of the GI specialists I have visited over the past 10 years mentioned this as a treatment option, but there are several academic papers on pub med that discuss this, so it's definitely an up and coming topic. 

 

I am now going to add an additional non-drowsy antihistamine (loratadine) to the fexofenadine to see if it works even better.

 

Since none of the many antibiotics that I have tried really had this dramatic of a positive effect, I would definitely give the anti-histmaine OTC drugs a try, since they are cheap and very safe.

 

UPDATE May, 2019: I have added H2 blocker antihistamines Tagamet (Cimetidine) and Pepcid (famotidine) to my regimen, and these have substantially cut down on my bloating. (Both are available as cheap generics.)

 

I take generic fexofenadine with a glass of water first thing in the morning. I take the tagamet a few hours before eating dinner and take the pepcid immediately after eating. They do not eliminate the bloating, but definitely seem to suppress it.



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Posted 18 June 2018 - 02:37 PM

UPDATE: Working treatment - after 10 years of non-stop suffering!

 

I discovered by complete accident that when I take an over-the-counter antihistamine, fexofenadine (generic Allegra), my intense bloating symptoms decreased dramatically. They are not eliminated, but they are 70-80% reduced, and I can bend over to pick things up and can go up a flight of steps without severe chest pain.

 

None of the GI specialists I have visited over the past 10 years mentioned this as a treatment option, but there are several academic papers on pub med that discuss this, so it's definitely an up and coming topic. 

 

I am now going to add an additional non-drowsy antihistamine (loratadine) to the fexofenadine to see if it works even better.

 

Since none of the many antibiotics that I have tried really had this dramatic of a positive effect, I would definitely give the anti-histmaine OTC drugs a try, since they are cheap and very safe.

I remember reading somewhere about histamine intolerance as one possible cause. 
https://www.healthli...ine-intolerance -> One source.

 







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