Worsening stomach problem and need some ideas.

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I don't normally post on these kinds of forums, but I really need some help with this one. Just some ideas would be great.

For the past four months I have been dealing with a lot of stomach problems. I'm going to try and describe it as best I can, but doctors look at me like I have ten heads when I try to tell them what's wrong. 

Every time I eat, no matter what it is, I spend 30 minutes to an hour nauseous and feeling like I need to burp, but unable to do so. I suck in air and try to push it out, to move the gas along, but nothing comes out. It's extremely frustrating and annoying. After a while I'm able to get something out, but it isn't air and it doesn't make a sound. It's just a growling/rumbling in my stomach and sometimes my throat. It's continuous for anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours that I'm struggling to push up a "growl", depending on what I eat. If I stick to a bland diet it isn't terrible. If I stray from eating cooked veggies, bread, eggs, or apples, it lasts the longest, and it feels like my stomach is contracting, or like someone is squeezing it tightly. It doesn't hurt, it's just a gnawing kind of wringing sensation. Like someone was squeezing all the air out of a balloon. This goes on until my stomach is empty and I'm hungry again. 

That's the main, most irritating and uncomfortable symptom. I also alternate between constipation and diarrhea, no matter what I eat, even though I'm taking pills that are supposed to even that all out. I've lost a lot of weight, unintentionally, and I feel tired all the time. Another symptom that may or may not be related is anal itching and irritation in the evening. It's almost unbearable and I have to take PM painkillers just to fall asleep.  It doesn't bother me during the day too much.

I take Prilosec twice a day, as directed by my doctor, but it hasn't helped at all. All my tests have come back normal. I'm going to talk to a specialist next week and would love to be able to throw some ideas his way.

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    Good morning everyone. Sorry to hear what yoy are going through.I have a couple of suggestions. Prilosec is an acid blocker stop taking them they are not helping you so why take them.Charcoal tabs with anti gas and bloating will help get the belch up and for the anal itch especially at night you should get checked for parasites(worms) adults get them too believe it or not. As for the diarrhea and constipation stay away from all dairy products for a week ir so and see what happens. Are you familiar with tofu, it is o good egg substitute, you can scramble it and season it just like eggs add whatever meats to it and enjoy it with toasted bread and a hot cup if peppermint tea. Pepoermint is very good for your stomach , drink throughout the day.
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    Hello,

    Just to mention 2 tips, for nausea do try fresh ginger tea. Grate or slice about an inch, add hot water, cover and leave to steep for 15 minutes. Ginger works as a preventative and takes a few days to get in your system. Also prescription strength probiotics of particulat strands can help. The correct dose and type was prescribed to me by a medical herbalist. It took 2 months and a change of strain before I there was a noticeable change in bowel movements. I have been having a problem for many years so this is quite a relief. Also it might help just to sooth your system to have a day or so at a time, just eating light vegetable soups

    Good luck

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      First of all i stay away from too many vegetable because they are full of fiber and i dont need any more bathroom visits
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    You can use enzymes , milk thistle and tea lots of tea and apple juice. These bind the bowels so you wont visit the restroom to often.
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