Sudden excessive belching/Burping &body aches with unconfirmed diagnosis..Thoughts?

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Soooo in June I had sudden onset of belching n burping n feelings of air/gas rising up to chest. Long story but had endoscope in June with INITIAL diagnosis of "bile reflux gastritis". Started on zantex,sulcracate n no help. Predominant symptoms was excessive belching n burping. Me and that GI doc had f/o n he was kinda dismissive joking about it. He mentioned a "trial" of the muscle relaxer "baclofen". Tryed for 2 days 3x a day at 5mg but felt work was impacted. I have had 3-4 EKG test, ultrasound n ct scan of chest,abdomen n pelvis. All came back normal. That gi doc was kinda dismissive with " I offered all I can". I know have another GI follow up in 2 weeks. The first GI doc seemed to adjust his diagnosis but was NOT clear when I asked. He just said" no serious digestive pathology is shown". Soo I'm now on no meds n have burping/belching, some abdominal pains , lower back pain n feelings of inflammation in middle of back n lower back. Any feedback?

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    I have so many of your same symptoms. I was diagnosed with GERD and gastritis and I was put on PPI’s but they are no longer helping. I have a follow up with my dr tomorrow so I’m going to see what he says about my symptoms still persisting. Just wanted to let you know you’re not alone, but unfortunately I’m also still struggling. 
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      they can be, if you search back pain with GERD and gastritis it both has cases where people experience this symptom and I'm one of the unlucky few who does. Plus I notice my back pain more when I'm more gassy which makes me believe it's definitely related.

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      Yeah I noticed I never had any type of back pain or inflammation at all until this all started. I can be nerve wracking as you start to think about kidneys despite my lab test looking good. I've notice lower back pains n inflammation at times in back n shoulders

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      yeah. I have another GI appointment this wednesday for a 2nd opinion. I mainly wake up burping/belching n definitely throughout the day. never any heartburn. occasional upset stomach n nasea...no vomiting. the inflammation in the back n back stuff just started 7 days ago. all x Ray's of abdomen n back look normal and no infection or bacteria found in blood or urine..weird stuff

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      Heather, I think my back pain has to do with trapped gas also. It feels like gas is trapped in my ribs sometimes and when it passes the back feels better.

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      hi mary, yes it seems like i have lots of random back pain that shifts all the time and alot of the time it is relieved by passing gas. my stomach and ribs hurt almost constantly but i dont notice alot of bloating.

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    Sounds like bile reflux gastritis as was first suggested.  See your doctor again to confirm. Ask for an explanation in plain English and explain you don’t understand medical speak.
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