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Hello everyone firstly I am 27 years old and I am having some issues with my stomach especially over the past 5-6 months or so. I have had a bout of stomach problems a few years ago. I used to take apple cider vinegar for weight loss and then I got random stomach pains and it became more frequent especially in the afternoon. I saw the doctor and was given omeprazole which I did take a few for a couple of days and I was back to good health.
Around November last year I don't know if taking lemon/lime water on mornings triggered it. I got the same issues with the pains but this time it was accompanied by burning. The pains have gone after I took the chamomile tea. None of the tablets worked during that period to get rid of the pain like the last time. I have seen a gastroenterologist (he did a colonoscopy but from the anal area and said everything was fine) and have had two complete blood counts done.
The symptoms started fading and in early January the burning stopped and I was okay for about a month and then it started again in February.
We are now in March, 2016 and I still cannot tell if it is high or low acid. I have tried the baking soda test 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water on morning) but I never burp. I do not have reflux like most people since I rarely burp and no food comes up. I usually pass the gas out the other end and it smells really bad at times and is sometimes so frequent (every 2-5 minutes). I still get pains at times and horrible gas as well. I am taking probiotics to help my stomach and it prevents constipation. I have noticed that when I get the pains it is usually 2-3 hours after eating and in the recent past it has been on weekends.
I don't know what to do. I have a burning sensation in my upper abdomen right now. Please assist
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