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Hi everyone, I am new to this community. So I have had this issue off and on since my early 20's and it would go away after a period of time so I never really tried to do anything about it, but it's been really bothering me in the last year or so. I basically narrowed it down to this pattern-
So every time I go on any type of weight loss program, whether it's diet, diet and exercise, low carb, low calorie, intermittent fasting, fasting.... it doesn't really seem to matter, it always happens. I'll do really well losing weight and then I'll return to just eating a healthy balanced diet to maintain the weight loss. When I start eating somewhat in a non calorie deficit any more I start getting these horrible sour stomach pains, I get in this really low depressed doomy mental state accompanied by anxiety. I feel absolutely awful. So I'll fast for a day or two and it will completely go away, but once I start eating again it comes right back. I really noticed it when I would do cheat days the worst. It doesn't matter the type of foods I eat either, whether it's low carb, high carb, high fiber, vegan, vegetarian, dairy, no dairy you name it any type of food over a certain amount of calories would cause this, it did seem to be a little more worse with processed foods and foods with lots additives to it like yeast extract or loaded with flavors which is a given.
There are a few things that have helped me in the past. Ranitidine would help the most, but I would start to feel weird if I took it too often, so I would only take it once a week. Now they don't even sell it on the market any more, so it's extremely hard to get a hold of. An antihistamine like benadryl would help a little, but would feel super groggy and hung over the next day after awhile, and if my stomach felt really sour, drinking a can of coca cola would help a little bit, I know that is super strange, but it worked.
I have been tested for h-pylori when doing check ups with my primary care doctors, which always came back negative, and they just gave me stuff like PPI's to take. I feel like it has to be some type of allergy or just my body can't process a certain amount of food after going on any type of diet. It will usually go away after about 3-4 months of eating in a non restrictive state, but it's super painful and the accompanying depression and anxiety is super uncomfortable and just makes you want to stay in bed all day. I am 43 now, 5'10 and about 170 pounds. My highest weight was about 270 pounds about 18 years ago.
Not sure where to start, any help would be greatly appreciated!
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