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Greeting Board Members! I have been lurking here as well as other sites reading though all of your stories and symptoms and I can relate to most of them entirely... I did want to post my experiences and symptoms to get some feedback.I started having stomach problems in college. Mainly they were of the upper-gastric type, bubbling stomach, irregular bowel movements, possible heartburn, etc. Most docs gave me acid reducers and sent me on my way. Post college I had major stomach issues that were termed IBS, Gastritis and Dyspepsia and once again I was treated the same... with all of this came panic and anxiety. After seeing a Psych. doc, I was put on Anti-Depressants to see what would work. Prozac first (awful), Remeron (a little better, bad side effects of weight gain and no sexual appetite), then finally Serzone which seemed to clear up everything, even the stomach issues. Was on this from 1998 until late 2003 (no problems going off drug).Since my panic had pretty much gone away, I attributed my stomach problems to the metal disorder. In 2004, I started to have stomach issues again and went back to my Primary Doc and had blood work done and was given Prevacid and sent home with good old fashioned Gastritis again. Couple of months went by into 2005 without much relief. Back to doc for Upper GI test which showed no reflux (never really had heartburn issues) nor stomach ulcers, which I suspected because I have all the classic symtoms of that. I neglected to mention that I have also been tested twice by blood for H. Pylori negative.Decided to see a GI specialist and go back to Psych doc. My current symptoms, which are pretty constant on a daily basis are: churning / bubbling / gnawing in stomach which isn't to painful but extremely discomforting. This is relieved by food, when I eat the symptoms seem to subside and when my stomach is empty is when the problems are. I also have no hearburn nor am I ever awoken by symptoms in the night. GI Doc says since my symptoms are non-specific and never in one spot that Endoscope is un-necessary because anything major would have shown on the UGI. He gave me Aciphex and said take 2 times/day. Psych doc has me back on Nefazodone which is Serzone's generic (Serzone off market due to liver issues, I'm am allowed to take again because I had no problems the 6 years I was on but am monitoring liver just in case). Also, just prescibed Librax for the anti-anxiety that comes along with all of this until my AD kicks in again.Can anyone help with what this is? I am sick of feeling sick all the time. Like I said, food helps but it does not completly go away. I know this is an IBS board, but Functional Dyspepsia (GI Doc Diagnosis) is common with it. I do have D once in a while, but no cramps and its not painful, rather just loose and watery.Anything else I can try next? I have heard that if you have low-stomach acid that you can have the same symptoms. This is driving me crazy and now my panic and anxiety is back and I'm constantly looking up my symptoms online hoping to find an answer...Sorry for the long story/post... Hopefully someone can relate.Regards.PS. Other things I have tried: (2) Colonics, Mastic Gum, Magnisium supplements, Prilosec, H2 type drugs and UltraClear medical food.
 

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Hi, I have the exact same symptoms as you. Eating is the only thing that relives it. Tests showed acid reflux and I actually had reflux surgery.. This did not work (well it cleared up the reflux so did really work, but that wasn't the underlying problem). I have now been diagnosed with Functional Dyspepsia and waiting to see the doc end of September. He has suggested we may try some AD's. I have tried everything else I can think of to relieve the symptoms but just can't kick them just minimise them, I have good weeks and bad. The only thing that seemed to help me was large doses of PPI's - I currently take 40mg Nexium daily and watch out not to eat any fatty foods. I don't think low stomach acid would cause your symptoms as the PPI's I take block stomach acid and relieve my symptoms. What I think is happening is that the stomach lining has become hyper sensitive for some reason and the acid is irritating it.I would be interested to see what happens with the Buscopan suggestion if you try that? I'm a bit sceptical about the fructose/lactose post.Anyway, how's it going now with the Nefazodone now… is it starting to clear things up ?Hang in there…. Let me us know how you progress.Stuart (East Mids, UK)
 
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