Digestion

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Hi everyone. Does anyone else feel like food just sits high up in their stomach and takes hours to go down ? I can't eat the ' normal ' meals I used to and do better with smaller amounts. Otherwise I feel and look bloated for hours, it's horrible. Anyone else ? X

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    Hi fairy28, its call bloating in menopause my stomach looks pregnant after eating and sometimes had to eat small meals too, it does go and come I think mine now has settle down a bit not so bloated now yes it's horrible it will settle with time ok hugsxxx 

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      Hi Maria 101, thanks for reply. Gosh isn't it awful, I feel like I can't breathe if I eat too much it's so uncomfortable and feel like a great big lump just sitting there and hours later it feels better, eventually. Uugghh , have to be so careful with what I eat now. Gone are the days of enjoying fish and chips or a nice piece of cake ! How boring this all is ! Xx

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      Yes im in the UK and the fish and chips is dorset are yum! Shame I can't move for hours and hours if I have any ! The nearest I'll get to fish n chips is a single prawn ! he he x

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    Hi Fairy,

    I get this too...As a matter of fact today is one of those days. Have been struggling with my worst peri/menopause symptoms these past three years. It seems like the symptoms are decreasing a bit now. I was diagnosed with chronic gastritis last March after an endoscopy and at this point am taking ranitidine 150mg twice a day. The past few weeks have been good but today I am having a bad hormone day. I too get that bloated and full feeling like the food is just sitting on the top of my stomach and by evening I look like I'm six months pregnant! I can only eat small amounts at a time and my whole stomach/chest area just feels full and like I need to take deep breaths to relieve it. I know it's nothing serious because I've been tested fully...thanks to my health anxiety..Lol. It's just uncomfortable and frustrating.

    My mantra is "This too shall pass". Hang in there!

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      thank you - wonderful answer, you explained that really well as that's exactly how I am. Yes I have to do the deep breath thing, it's horrid and like you I have awful health anxiety, so bad I have counselling and also have been back and forth to hospital for checks, heart attack symptoms and so on - all down to anxiety but this is real and so is the anxiety , all since this dreaded menopause began. Sorry you've been through so much I think you're very brave having an endoscopy, that would totally freak me out, they'd have to strap me down kicking and screaming to have that done ! X

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    Hi Fairy28

    I sure do! It's the most horrible feeling! I find myself holding

    my stomach because I feel so uncomfortable 😣!

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      oh Maureen poor you Thats exactly what I do honestly, the top of my stomach feel like a great big horrid lump, after about five or six hours it goes down, it's sooooooo uncomfortable x

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    hi long time we havent chatted, how are u? do u still come on this board? i do at times, hows everything going? hows ur anxiety? mines calmed down a bit, a sympton here and there, how are you yourself? XX
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