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Hi everyone. Just thought I'd introduce myself, as just signed up here today. I'm 25, from England, work in an office job, and think I'm suffering from IBS. Been ill since July. Started off having acid build up and nausea, had a gastroscopy/endoscopy at hospital. Results came back as normal, and the consultant mentionned that he thought I have IBS.Now my symptoms are different. The nausea has mostly calmed down, it's only worse if I eat certain foods I'm sensitive to (still learning what I can and can't eat). I did have really bad constipation a few weeks ago but my GP prescribed me some laxatives and it's started to calm down. Most recently I've had really bad bloating and wind (burping). It doesn't sound like a lot, but my appetite is really bad as a result, I've lost a lot of weight, I always feel really full, I even feel like it's affecting my social life, and don't feel well enough to go out with people the same. My periods have been really messed up since this started as well, I don't know if this condition has affected anyone else's cycle?Anyway, I just wondered if anyone has any suggestions on medication that can help with bloating and wind, and the sorts of places you can get them from? Is there anything that's worked for you? I'm willing to try almost anything, I just want to get my symptoms under control.Thanks for any advice, and I really look forward to getting to know people here :(Judy.
 

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One thing that sometimes helps me with that too full too long bloating is a digestive enzyme supplement with pancreatin in them. I take them at the start of meals.I find probiotics do reduce my fart frequency a lot so that may be something else to look into.
 

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Hi Kathleen, thanks for your reply. I'm going to see my doctor a week on Monday, and ask about digestive enzyme medication, and see what he thinks. Someone I know mentionned that increasing the enzymes in your stomach might increase the chances/possibility of developing a stomach ulcer, but I might give that a try.
 

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Someone I know mentionned that increasing the enzymes in your stomach might increase the chances/possibility of developing a stomach ulcer, but I might give that a try.
Really?? Never heard that one..
 

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Yeah, just because it increases the acid levels in your stomach, and if you end up with too much acid, it can make you prone to ulcers. I had a lot of problems with reflux and acid build up just a few months ago, so just feel better discussing it with my doctor first. I don't know, will consider it if it will help, just want to run it by him, as I had a lot of problems with reflux not so long back. Now it feels like an opposite problem.Does anyone have any idea what kind of diet might be best for this kind of problem?
 

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Yeah, just because it increases the acid levels in your stomach
Can you point me to a source that has this info about digestive enzymes raising acid levels to the point that ulcers are a concern?Thanks.
 

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Can you point me to a source that has this info about digestive enzymes raising acid levels to the point that ulcers are a concern?Thanks.
I don't have one to hand right now, no, so I don't know if that is 100% definetely in fact the case. But because it increases enzymes and acid to help the stomach break down the food, I was worried that it might be a risk that's all, especially considering some of my recent health problems I didn't mean it definetely did, and didn't mean to claim that. I just mentionned that it caused me concern that that would be a risk because of my recent history with reflux that was all.
 
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