just came down with intense upper abdominal pain with horrible bloated feeling. had to induce vomiting in order to relieve some of the discomfort. I have no appetite and drinking any fluid results in feeling even more bloated. I feel the urge to burp or to have a bowel movement but to no avail. there doesn’t seem to be any fever. no sore throat, no runny nose, and no cough!
First off, I’m a very healthy person, and I take my diet very seriously. I get a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables, and normally have no problems with bloating. Also, I know about my lactose intolerance, so I avoid products with lactose at all costs. I’m always reading ingredient labels. If I don’t know what’s in it, I don’t take my chances. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that I don’t need any advice on long-term bloating prevention. Been there, done that. My problem involves the fact that I overate a little bit yesterday. I’ll admit it was a bit of a cheat day, but when I cheat, I don’t go down on a mountain of fast foods. I still count my calories, and I go with healthy, tasty alternatives. I allowed myself to eat more than I usually do, but the foods were actually whole wheat cereal, whole wheat crackers, some graham crackers, an oat cake or two. All lactose free, by the way. I wanted to have a bit of a cheat day, since I really don’t do that much, but I didn’t go overboard. As a result of this little cheat, I swelled up. And the bloating hasn’t gone down in the least bit. I look three months pregnant. I had a light breakfast this morning, and then stopped eating, because after that, I wasn’t very hungry. And I feel gross, and don’t want to eat anymore, anyway. So I’ve been drinking green tea all day, trying to get the bloating down, to no avail. I need my stomach back to it’s normal, flat self for tomorrow, because I’m going out on a weekend trip with my friends. I know, yesterday was a bad day to cave in to cravings. I should’ve planned this ahead better. But my question is, how can I get the bloating to go away by tomorrow? I need quick relief, and I can’t find any answers from anyone. I just want it gone by tomorrow morning. Natural remedies, over-the-counter, anything. I’m desperate. Thank you to anyone who can provide a good answer, I really appreciate it.
I’ve been experiencing bloating for almost 2 years now, the symptoms seem to come and go from time to time and are definitely worse when I’m feeling stressed out or not getting my 8 hours of sleep. Oddly, eating actually brings temporary relief (which should rule out gastroperesis, I think), and a large meal can bring even longer relief. The bloating seems to occur within 45 minutes to several hours depending on the size of the meal and doesn’t seem to be related to the type of foods I eat – even an apple in the morning will produce bloating within say 45 minutes. Burping seems to provide temporary relief but there always seem to be more gas where the last burp came from and after several burps it just get "stuck". I am insulin-resistant so that could also be a case for gastroperesis?
I’m being treated for GERD-induced asthma, a mild form of asthma that seems to be mostly exercise-induced. I’ve been on a proton-pump inhibitor for 2 months with little relief so far (and a cortisone inhaler for the asthma). The breathing issues however seem however to be mostly related to the bloating and my symptoms seem similar to Hiatus Hernia.
A spiritual healer told me that she "intuited" that I have a Candida problem, but I’m a kind of skeptical guy and I did take a 7 week broad-spectrum anti-fungal course to no avail. The other possibility from what I’ve read is a distended colon or a slow emptying stomach or something to that effect – I do feel kinda bloated further down in the intestinal region as well at times but I am pretty regular. I’ve just taken 2 anti-spasmodics and they don’t seem to have helped in the least.
I’m running out of ideas. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Just went to the doctor and he has scheduled me for a gastroscopy to check for an ulcer. Apparently the fact that eating alleviates the bloating is a sign of an ulcer rather than a sign of the other diseases I mentioned. I’ll keep this question updated for others who might have a similar plight.