Your stories sound like me ... about 2yrs ago. And I had lived like that for many years. I, too, only used to feel unbloated only when I first awoke each morning. Then as the day began, I began to swell and like you -- look pregnant. I remember having to go to the bathroom at work and sit bent over or if I were at home lay down because my stomach hurt so bad. I took plenty of Phazyme, Maalox, etc with no relief.This may not work for/help any of you but here is some things I've done that have helped me.- I used to drink orange juice every morning for breakfast. Quitting that helped me more than I ever thought possible. I think that citric acid was wrecking havoc w/ my stomach acids. I drink water with my breakfast now.- I eat smaller meals having simpler/non-spicy ingredients. I began paying attention to what I had eaten on days when I felt bloated. I realized that foods with broccoli, beans, onions, pepperoni pizza, etc were causing problems for me. So maybe some foods are causing your problem. If so, maybe eat only a small amount with a meal or cut it out of your diet.- I've cut a lot of fat out of my diet -- as the saying goes, learn to drive past the fast food places, not through them.- I make sure I have a regular BM - for me, at least every other day. Out of those, the major ones are stopping the orange juice (or I'd say any juice including apple, grape, etc) and regular BM.I hope you can find some relief as I remember what that was like.