SIBO/IBS? Bloated stomach, gas/belching, constipation are my only symptoms. Help?!?
I eat plenty of protein. I use Gas-X (and it doesn't seem to help). My diet isn't much different at home.
Asked by Maura Higgenbottom 2 years ago.
This summer after I became badly constipated while out of state, I developed these symptoms. It lasted for 2 months and seemed to magically go away when I was home for two weeks. I was sooo relieved to have my normally flat stomach back and not worry about what the hell was wrong with me. Two weeks later when I left for university, my symptoms came back. Now, they come and go for periods of time and I have no idea what fixes it/starts it up again. Currently, I have been suffering from this current flare-up for about 2 months. When I went home for break, my stomach was perfect and flat, although I was still belching and taking fiber to help release my bowel. Then I ran out of Bentyl half-way thru break annnd the belly bloat is back. I renewed my Bentyl prescription when I got back to school, but it doesn't seem to be relaxing my stomach as well as it seemed to before. SO I feel very hopeless. The belly bloat is what gets me the worst what with my history of EDs and the fear of relapsing- it is a struggle for certain. My doctor at the university seems to just say "blah here's more bentyl, bye!" and be worthless other than that. I can't see any other doctor because of transportation limitations. My question is: can I suggest to my doctor that maybe I have SIBO? And can I suggest that maybe she prescribe me antibiotics (which seem to help temporarily at least via numerous internet anecdotes)? Or is telling your doctor that she is wrong and diagnosing yourself and suggesting medication that could help like... wrong or something NOT to do. Removed all dairy and gluten out of my diet for 2 months. Didn't make a difference. Probiotics don't make a difference. Fennel tea is good, but does not help the symptoms at all. I'm just sort of out of options and miserable. Any further suggestions/advice? Thank you. Answered by Karena Androlewicz 2 years ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: SIBO/IBS? Bloated stomach, gas/belching, constipation are my only symptoms. Help?!? This summer after I became badly constipated while out of state, I developed these symptoms. It lasted for 2 months and seemed to magically go away when I was home for two weeks. I was sooo relieved to have my normally flat stomach back and not worry about what the hell was wrong with me. Two... Answered by Yukiko Tefft 2 years ago.
I went to the doctor because I had constipation, diaherrea, bloating, gas, chest pains and she told me that I needed to add more protein in my diet to help with my digestion of food. I am also gluten free because I have a gluten allergy. But what you should do is add eggs, cottage cheese, turkey, ham, beans, pork, and leafy greens like spinach and salad in your diet in every meal. It'll help with digestion and you won't get as much gas. Also if you're constipated take women's laxatives or milk of magnesia. Or you could put flax seeds on your food. That will really help with the constipation. What you have it a lot of air in your stomach and it needs to come out somehow. If bloating and gas continues, get some medication for that like Gas-X. I usually take 2 after a meal if I eat starchy foods like carrots, potatoes, or apples. Because starchy foods give me horrible gas! You might have IBS but it's a switch of constipation and diaherrea. please try this for awhile and see what happens! :) good luck!! Answered by Emil Pyne 2 years ago.
It sounds like IBS to me. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. You can get bloatedness, wind, cramps, constipation and/or diarrhoea and people can get differing degrees of it. Try cutting out wheat to start with, if this doesn't help, try dairy. I have had IBS for 22 years and cannot tolerate wheat very well and dairy too. Hope this helps! You can try Mebeverine (aka Colofac) if the bloatedness gets too bad. Available over the counter. Or something weaker like Rennie Deflatine. Answered by Juan Huyck 2 years ago.
Best Constipation Cures Answered by Rowena Knoblauch 2 years ago.
Have you been changing your diet when you aren't at home? You could try eating anti-inflammatory type foods, such as halibut, blueberries, coconut, almonds, etc. Try to avoid bread/baked goods, too. Google "anti-inflammatory foods" and try them for 3 days and see what happens. It works for me! Answered by Wendy Coodey 2 years ago.