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For four months now, I've been having severe nausea, abdominal pain in the upper central region, excessive intestinal gas, and sometimes a regurgitating feeling after meals. This has given me so much stress due to feeling sick all the time after eating. I've cut out all my trigger foods which are either spicy or acidic foods and drinks. My appetite is still so strong but the amount of food I can tolerate has decreased significantly. I lost 25 pounds so far because I can't eat the same volume I use to. I was on pantoprazole twice daily but stopped it because it made me dizzy. Bad idea to stop it suddenly because I got rebound acid hypersecretion right before bed one night. I tried taking Gaviscon and it made it worst. Personally, I find Maalox, Peptobismol, and Gaviscon do nothing for my stomach.
I've gotten an abdominal ultrasound (no concerns) and a gastroscopy (perfect test- no concerns). I am still waiting for a barium x-ray test and my biospy results. I'm on Nexium twice a day to decrease the production of stomach acid and stuck to all alkaline diet. I can only tolerate a liquid alkaline diet (mostly smoothies).
This all started after I got food poisoning from beef which seems to significantly affect my digestive system and turned it all around. I don't smoke. I rarely drink alcohol. I eat organic only. Didn't take any medications before. I use to eat EVERYTHING, with the exception of dairy (lactose intolerant), lobster, and shrimp. Now to go from eating solids to only being able to tolerate liquids has been so frustrating. It has been so discouraging when I see other people eat solid foods with no problems.
Wondering if anyone can relate to this and what natural remedies have worked for you? Has anyone tried slippery elm powder for an irritated stomach? I read in other forums this natural remedy has been helpful to quite a bit of people. Looking forward to hearing from you
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