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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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