Good morning I am new to this forum. I was surfing and came across the site by accident. I would just like to say 'hello' and relate my tale. Perhaps someone would be able to give some advice (I am not expecting expert medical advice).Three years ago I spent 8 months on the road travelling (overlanding). I became sick after about 6 weeks - although never formerly diagnosed I was told that I had giardia. I took antibiotics and it went away. This happened four times during the 8 months. When I came back to the UK I had a hell of a time - didn't sleep at night for about 18 months, developed joint aches and pains and my digestion seems bever to have quite recovered to 'normal'. My doctor thought I might have fibromyalgia but I wasn't treated. After 3 years the pains are pretty much gone but the digestive problems remain.I don't know what is wrong with me - feels like sometimes I get a lump in my throat so that I don't want to swallow because it makes me feel a bit sick. Mild nausea is common, especially after eating and I have absolutely galloping trapped wind (?). When I lie down to sleep I often have to sit back up again as I may feel a bit sick, then I burp and lie back down again. In the mornings I am a proper windbag (from all places!!). I seem to be less able to eat the foods that I once could have eaten and I often get full up quite quickly. I eat like a mouse most of the time (despite weighing 15 stone) and I have a healthy diet and get excercise.It's true that my life is quite stressful and I have quite a demanding job. Recently I had a very alarming attack of 'missed heartbeats' and ended up in A & E. My heart is OK, thankfully and my GP said it was probably due to stress.So, that's me. I feel like a hypochondriac seeing all the symptoms laid out in this post! Anyone with similar experience? I don't like to dwell on health issues but I do wish I knew what to do to feel 'well' again. I'm 55, by the way and post-menopausal (no HRT).Cheers.