Does gas cause upset stomach?

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I was wondering if too much gas in the stomach can make you feel nauseous. I had a chicken sandwich at lunch and didn't eat much for the rest of the day. I think my stomach filled up with gas and now I feel very nauseous. It's either gas or acid making me feel like this. I also have a dull ache in my stomach and feel like I want to go to the toilet again (I went not so long ago). Is it possible I have gastritis? Should I be on PPIs? I just drank some antacid and hoping it works. I'm also burping a lot. This has been happening on and off since August last year. I would be ok for a few weeks and then have a flare up. Every time I think I'm getting better, I end up getting sick again. I think it has something to do with my eating habits. I have started to eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day and still having flare ups. What should I do??? I also have health anxiety and this has caused me a lot of worry and stress. 

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    This is the worst flare up I've had in a long time. This reminds me of when it first started happening and it was at its most intense. I'm literally sitting with a bucket right now because I feel as though I will throw up. I don't know if it's acid or if I ate something that was bad. 

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      Sounds like IbS flare up.. you will have to elimintae the source that cause your flares....and not eating it.. maybe wheat...maybe gluten...maybe dairy...

      For now try maybe buscopan....and see...and relax...

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    Trapped gas can be painful; heartburn can make you feel sick.  If you are having a change of bowel habit and shifting abdominal pain, you may have IBS.
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    IBS can go away for a while and then come back especially if you are anxious and stresse.
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      Is it curable? How do you manage/control IBS? I was almost moved to tears last night thinking about what's wrong with me. It's making me sad because I was just starting to think the situation is under control and I was getting better and now this happens. I've actually had 2 flare ups in a short space of time. The first one was minor but this one was intense. Will have to go back to my doctor this week. He may put me back on Prilosec. 

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      IBS is not generally not curable. However, my brother got rid of his IBS but he still is careful with potato.  Some people do.get clear of it after a while.  I have stress related IBS and I think I will always have it.  I have very infrequent flare ups and Buscopan and Nurofen help it.  I have accepted IBS, and I think this is why it doesn’t bother me so much now.   Try not to  stress about your symptoms and you will have less flare ups and more remissions.


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    nolpaza 20 in the morning. i take for the same problem

    D gas 180 with food twice a day

    metoclpromide at night

    no coffee no onion no garlic no peper and diet

    for two weeks

    then you are hundred percent

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      I totally forgot that coffee is a trigger and I made a mistake and drank that yesterday. 

      Now I am afraid to eat because of the upset stomach.

      Please tell me more about your condition and how you are able to manage it.

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    gerd and gas

    gatirit could be the problem

    no acid fruit like lemon no coffein

    and  full diet manage it

    no alcohol no  smoking

    just mash potato soft rice

    and  salmon  lam  chiken but kabab not fried at all

    and just water not during  eating meals

    if did not work

    endoscopy is  needed

    but diet is best

    mayones in sandvich

    and fast food make it worse

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