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I know it's not me, but I want all the gurglers to come in here, lol. I always get it after I eat and it's like right at the top, mostly left near the rib, but just below, isn't that where the stomach is supposed to be? Anyway when I expand my stomach lieing down and then press down on it this gurgling waterbottle sound happens. I also burp a lot too after eating and it makes me feel better, but only for like 5 seconds! When I stand up, I feel very swollen and the food has not gone down feeling. Are there any other people like this? I read lots like this on here but I want everyone to come on this board - gurglers unite! Tell me also if you are constipated or have diahhrea predominant or only this! I am chronically constipated - dependant on laxatives.
 

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Count me in, mine gets quite loud sometimes.I am diahhrea predominant, stools are never solid. For some reason, every night when my head hits the pillow, the gurgling starts. And within minutes, I'm back up & on my way to the bathroom. It happens at other times during the day, but I can count on it every night at bedtime.
 

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i get the gurgling during the day and just after ive eaten - it likes to annoy me during my college classes (and i usually get weird looks from the person sitting next to me..
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I get a sloshing and gurgling noise if I move much after I have any food or liquid. It just feels like the water tends to sit there and only move when and where I move my body! It's as if there were no muscles or anything to move the water. The more liquid and less food, the worse it is. I always sit still a few minutes after eating or drinking. Often times, the water doesn't want to stay down. It's as if the liquid were just accumulating in my stomach and filling up, about to come out. Very uncomfortable!I would be the IBS-C type, but I take milk of magnesia every day (have for over six years now). It makes it IBS-D (which I prefer over C), yet it's always incomplete. I never feel like my colon is 100% empty.
 

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yup i get this sometimes too. its really weird tho because i get it sometimes and i can feel it. otherwise i can just hear and the noise and i think "what was that noise?" and realise it was in fact me!
 

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I get it also. I know how you feel. I have had this since I was about 15. It sucks.If I push on the water bottle sound, I pass gas.That is the only way I pass gas.I just went to the Doc yesterday. He is giving me a lower GI on Friday. I am sure it won't show anything.I just want a new stomach.
 

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I've found to eat little and often helps. It was so bad in the summer that whilst sitting by the garden pond, I didn't know if it was the frogs or me!! It can be so embarrassing at times - I just say to folks that the noise is hunger pains!
 

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I have been diagnosed with IBS-C. I also have the problem of noise and it has made my life miserable. And this happens daily almost all the time. I get anxious if I have to sit with people in a quiet place. Is there ANYONE who has had this and gotten rid of it for good? Thanks
 

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I find that the more anxious I get the worse it is. I now try not to go to any "quiet" meetings. It is really embarrassing. My Dr. said there is no cure for this. There seems to be nothing the Dr's can cure of IBS!
 

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sorry i posted this under the wrong topic earlierThere have been a few posts on here dealing with this issue.I just try levsin, eating healthy, and while sitting in class, trying not to think about it. I still get it a lot after dinner when i've maxed out on my Levsin dosage. I actually find that drinking less water helps me. I know this goes against the whole 8 glasses a day but i dont drink until im done with school for the day. Wish i knew the ultimate cure, im sure it has something to do with a nerve in the esoph that stimulates the colon for some of us because i get it minutes after eating.
 

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My entire digestive tract speaks at times. Sometimes it is low and grumbly or loud and gurgling. I even can sometimes feel the rumbling moving through my intestines, kind of like following the feeling winding around. But the worst is this weird feeling I get right before it growls really loud, almost like the feeling right before you yawn. Then it just feels all weirded out but no growls for a while?? I just tell people that my stomach likes them and is saying Hi or the opposite depending on the person when someone comments on the noise!
 

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Fellow gurgler checking in! I never noticed it too much then several weeks ago as I was laying in bed with hubby he was like "dang what is your stomach doing?!" i think it is pretty funny but i haven't had it happen loud enough in a class yet as then it would be embarrassing. Also can push on tummy and make noises change too funny and weird.~Steph
 

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Hellooooo EveryoneGod I thought it was just me that gets these noises! I sometimes get them near my ribs and then lower down. Its so embarrasing in Uni classes, I am beginning not to go, its that bad. I cant stop thinking about it! Just make it go away!!
 

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I still think you should go to class. A few people on here have found help with levsin for the spasms and I try not to eat that much until dinner. Usually I can keep my mind off it if i focus on the lecture and so far I have only missed a handful of classes, mainly to me just being lazy though. You really might regret it if you let something like this keep you out of school.
 

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Oh forgot to add, i noticed that i dont have these symptoms when i stand up so when I am sitting down i try to lean back as far as i can and stretch out so even though i am sitting I am minimizing pressure on my abdominal area. Might help things flow more smoothly
 

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I also have experienced the weird watery gurgling sounds. Sometimes it sounds like I have a sink or something going on inside my stomach or that area near the stomachAnyways like some of the other posters this is a huge issue for me when I have to sit in quiet places with other people like in a class.However I have found a way to cure the rumbles that usually lasts for about 2 hours sometimes a little more. This has really worked for me almost all during my college career (I'm a senior now).I don't know if it would work for everyone but here it is: About 30-25 minutes before a class is about to start I'll eat a package of pop tarts (2 pop tarts in a package) and drink 1 can of Sprite while eating these. Usually I drink the Sprite gradually while I'm eating the pop tarts, so not too much Sprite all at once. The pop tarts can vary by flavor, but I've found the brown cinammon sugar (non frosted) ones to be the best for me b/c they don't have any fruit or chocolate in them).Make sure to finish the pop tarts and Sprite at least 15 minutes before your class is about to start, that way it can settle in your stomach. Its weird and maybe its a mental thing for me, but this has worked I'd say 99% during my 4 years in college and has kept me gurgle free for classes as long as 2 hrs and 40 minutes.
 

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Your body manufactures all the enzymes you need, except one: CELLULASE. When "bloating" and "gas" occurs on a regular basis it shows that you havea Cellulase enzyme deficiency. You probably know what poor digestion (a lack of digestive enzymes) feels like. The pancreas is the organ most involved in digestive enzymes. f you're not familiar with the details, let's look at enzymes from the viewpoint of digestion, since we all eat food. I am sure you know is that processing foods at average cooking temperatures will destroy enzymes. When foods are eaten in a fresh, raw state is when enzymes are present and able to perform the digestion of foods. If you eat any enzyme depleted foods - in other words, foods that are cooked - you should seriously consider taking an digestive enzyme supplement. Theywill supply you with a wide range of powerful digestive enzymes, including cellulase (you'll need cellulase to digest fruits and vegetables) and prevent that gas buildup and naturally without the side effects of drugs and over-the-counter.
 
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AD and elvesrock - once again we have VERY similar symptoms. i get it too - very tight pressure and gurgling sound that i can push around but does'nt seem to go anywhere - its extremely uncomfortable under left rib. i get this almost everyday and it kills me. the confusion for me - is this area of the stomach or the colon? the colon tips up and over the left side under the ribs - where the splenic flexure is and its a tight spot and can probably hold gas/water there. so i'm thinking its that area of colon. i get terrible pressure there and bloating as if things aren't moving down at all - this can last for hours. it also worse when i drink lots of liquid. it also affects my stomach and esophagus. like elvesrock, when i burp it helps but only for a few minutes. i think the burping just relieves us temporarily of the sensation but that the pressure sensation is coming from the colon - and sensation is being REFERRED to the stomach and esophagus. its always hard to tell where the problem is in the gut as pressure and pain can be referred all over the place, particularly if you have a blockage. i wonder if this symptom is one of a blockage or just ibs. tonite i can barely breathe and seem to be getting worse through the years
 
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