Stomach issues

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Hi had anyone else got stomach and bowel issues, it does not seem to matter what I eat it affects my digestive system. I have asked the doctor for help and to go and see a specialist but he said won't help when I asked to see a dietitian he said that there was a lot of mumbo jumbo about!

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    Yes, I've had stomach issues since I was in my late twenties, but I could still eat whatever whenever I wanted. Not now though. I can no longer eat anything spicy, no corn, no beans(legumes). I can't even eat hummus and I love hummus! No fried foods. and the gas! OMG! That comes and goes for me. I'll go months with no gas then months where I alway have gas.  As for your doctor, change doctors. I had a wonderful doctor but he decided he couldn't handle seeing patients(he cared too much, he would actually call you with your test results, and gave you his cell phone number). He now has a men's clinic and a diet clinic. I've had at least five doctors since him and I'm going to a new one in August. It's hard finding a doctor that cares about  menopausal women, or that cares about you as a patient for that matter. I left one doctor because she didn't give me a good examination, I left another because all I was to him was a dollar sign, he could care less about me.

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      Hi yes I have some similar issues with beans etc. No coffee and alcohol causes an issue.I had a bad acid problem three years ago and lost over a stone then all went back on when they told me nothing wrong after having camera. But there are still some things I can't have after the acid. They tell me it is functional dyspepsia so like irritable stomach. So I now have that and ibs as well.

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      I'm not a coffee drinker so that's not a problem. But I do like to have the occasional glass wine. You think when you get to this age(I'm 57)you should be able to eat what you want. Not!😣

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    Sorry you're dealing with this. (Your doctor sounds like a complete loser--I suggest you dump him like a bad boyfriend.  He's not doing you any favors.)  I suggest that you change doctors and get a referral to a gastroenterologist.  GP's know little or nothing about the digestive process.  They're more likely to want to give you a pill to make the symptoms go away than to look into anything to see what might be happening. 

    Though what you're going through could be related to menopause, there are other things that could be investigated.  These types of issues don't often heal themselves. sad

    You deserve to have your symptoms investigated, a cause found and to get some treatment.  

    Please let me know how you get on! xx

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    Hello Joanne . I really would try not to worry too , although I know that this is easier said then done . I have had countless months of stomach problems along with general aches and pains and numerous , intense migraines . I think we have just got to accept that we are not dying and try and cope as best we can . All my symptoms seemed to appear following the death of my mum two years ago. I think a lot with has been to do with the transition into perimenopause and grief combined . I shall be 50 next month . It is a job coping sometimes when you continuously feel rubbish and just have to carry on . Hugs to everyone
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    Dear Joanne

    Yes I had gastitis in peri, lost my appetite and weight for a few months, had to avoid spicy fatty foods, caffeine and alcohol, I have a hiatas hernia which with the added reflux caused my gastitis. I have read that alot of women suffer with this or general stomach issues in peri along with nausea but it does get better xx

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