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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

Postby jchupa » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:55 pm

I have the same problems and found it related to stress and lake of sleep. I also have a skin condition. A-Topic dermatitis which weakens my immune system when I'm around things I'm allergic to. I am trying a lot of things to avoid stress but I am very busy. Although it may be stress related, I'm not completely convinced it is yet. If anyone here has another ideas, please let me know.
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

Postby Lupin » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:32 pm

Hi........I too get the horrible "eggy burp" when my stomach is really upset.

I remember having it as a child and was always sick after it!
I am suffering from it right now. I have food poisoning from eating scampi. I got food poisoning 17 days ago.
I wasn't actually sick, but felt it. It has just been diahorrea. It seemed to get better after a couple of days, only to return again for about 3 days........then went again and has returned again now. I'm totally fed up of it!

I only get these burps when my stomach is VERY upset. It will not stop gurgling! HELP!!
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

Postby Sami1984 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:16 am

Hi There
I'm 22 years old and from New Zealand and these symptoms have recently started happening to me in the last few months. At the moment I am stuck on my couch with huge stomach pains, the burping up of the taste of bile which in turn is making me want to vomit, im nauseous and the first 2 times i had this i also had diarrheoa and this all lasted for about 3 days, this time diarrheoa hasn't hit me yet (fingers crossed) but I am pretty gassy at that end aswell. I haven't actually managed to vomit any of the times I have had these symptoms but the first time i was pretty damn close and my boyfriend had to watch me stumbling to get to the bathroom and somewhat hold me up. Another symptom i have is loss of appetite (and i'll be honest a few months ago i changed the way i eat to be alot healthier but i still indulge in the odd snack like we all do) and also a huge loss of energy even if i do get enough sleep. These last two symptoms are not just within the three days where I can barely move but they seem to happen more often. I'm not a biology person at all n I don't believe I have food poisoning and am looking for some genuine help here so if I eventually get to the doctors i can somewhat have some knowledge behind it to describe what I have. Has anyone found a way to diminsh the taste? i have tried mouthwash, mints n all sorts but everytime a new burp pops up its so strong it just overrides it. Have you had anymore luck recently on trying to diagnose these symptoms because I would really like to know what the hells going on with my body

I don't want to self diagnose either but i also don't want to go to the doctors either to be told i have something I don't as I am on a studnet budget. Please help me =(
Thanks
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

Postby Unique1216 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:52 am

I am currently suffering from that right now. This is about the 10th time I've had it since 2007. I have gone to the emergency room every time for them to tell me it's gas so I suck the opinion of a gastroenterologist and he said that it's abdominal migraines. I don't believe that either, though. The pain is worse than child birth and I've done that naturally, with no drugs-twice. I don't know what is going on but I feel tjat sometimes stabbing myself in the stomach a few times would actually give me some sort of relief.
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

Postby hannawolf » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:18 am

I first noticed my odd tasting burps while I was pregnant with my daughter.

I'm a 24 year old woman; I had her 4 years ago. I noticed after watching a movie and eating popcorn that I got intense heartburn (Tums didn't help unless I ate something like 2 more than dosage) and nasty nasty burps. Since then I've gotten the burps every time I eat popcorn. I refrain, therefore, from eating it, but I'd like to be able to enjoy a bowl of popcorn without paying for it later.

More recently, I had a bag of Ruffles Loaded Chili & Cheese chips, just one of the snack-pak bags, and I shared it with a friend to boot, but today, now, I'm sick at my stomach and belching the same burnt-popcorn taste as when I actually eat popcorn. Other chips don't bother my stomach, and most other foods don't, but I don't really want to go to my doctor only to be told to avoid trigger foods or that it's just gas. That LES sounds promising though, especially since I drink alot of soda.

Unlike others here though, I don't get diarrhea (though my stool is normally loose) nor do I vomit, I just.. don't feel well and I belch.


Any ideas?
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

Postby ElieSiag » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:31 am

Hello Everyone, I'm a student Naturopath and i'm actually writing a book when i came across this site, i could tell from the first few symptoms what this horrid bacteria is, it's unfortunately not known so well but can cause the symptoms you are all complaining about and there is a simple test you can do ! first off it is very easy to confuse the Eggy-sulphur-pop-corn taste with Ammonia ! when the body eats and ingests acidic foods like wine, coffee,potato-chips and pop-corn etc.. your giving the bacterium the possibility to nest in this environment and overpower your gut flora with ammonium. Helicobacter Pylori is easily caught simply by drinking water and perseveres when your body is acidic. THat's why most of you realized it's not food poisoning because it happens often yet your confused by this eggy foul smell. If left undiagnosed you can ulcerate your digestive tracts and loose weight.

If your a cigarette smoker abuse cannabis or alcohol to help you sleep or even eat acidic foods you'll wake up in the middle of the night with the stabbing pains you all have ! drinking water only neutralizes the ammonia fast relief can come from alkaline foods like sea-weeds spirulina, wheat grass etc. i would advise hot lemon tea however must of you have scraped your insides and lemon is Acidic outside the body but alkaline inside i'm not sure it will give you relief. Mint can cause you to burp acids and ammonia further up and down your pipes so be careful.

Either try eating non acidic foods and go on an alkalizing cleanse to see if it helps or take the breath test for ammonia to see if it is Helicobacter Pylori. The pain usually lasts for hours... and you get relief once all the ammonia produced by the bacteria is out. The symptoms are similar to food-poisioning however the bacteria nests in you and can persevere depending on your lifestyle diet. Now i'm not a doctor yet, but i hope this helps, but get diagnosed anyway it's a simple breath test. Act fast however because your gut lining is in danger ulcers can cause you to produce less acid in the future and can lead to life-long indigestion and GERD also as a Naturopath i'd be worried about your stomach,duodenum and small intestine because the more you harm them the less ingestion of nutrients you'll be able to absorb in your futures which can lead to many more problems. Good luck in your research and i hope you find whatever is been harming you.
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

Postby ElieSiag » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:34 am

jchupa wrote:I have the same problems and found it related to stress and lake of sleep. I also have a skin condition. A-Topic dermatitis which weakens my immune system when I'm around things I'm allergic to. I am trying a lot of things to avoid stress but I am very busy. Although it may be stress related, I'm not completely convinced it is yet. If anyone here has another ideas, please let me know.


Helicobacter pylori infection can cause or contribute to these symptoms:
Indigestion
Stomach pain
Gnawing feeling in stomach
Acid reflux
Heartburn
Bloating
Belching and Burping
Constipation
Diarrhea
Nausea
Bad breath / halitosis
Pain between shoulder blades
Anxiety
Reactive arthritis
Chronic fatigue
Urticaria
Rosacea
Sleep problems
Headaches
Psoriasis :evil: Skin Condition?
Depression
Palpitations
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

Postby biohazard » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:21 am

I found out that Giardia lamblia infection can cause similar symptoms as described above by various people. Giardia is an intestinal protozoan parasite that can cause various gastro-intestinal problems, one of which is described as "a foul or sulphuric-tasting belch, which has been known to be so nauseating in taste that it can cause the infected person to vomit" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardia_lamblia).

Could be worth mentioning to your physician, if this option has not been discussed yet.
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

Postby mitchpmk » Sat May 12, 2012 10:40 pm

I have sulfur burbs, They really stink, no pun intended. Perhaps I can add some info for this problem. I have severe back and leg problems/pain and consequently I have to take large amounts of pain killers (opoids). My long term meds don't bring the foul burps but the fast acting medicine (oxycodone 30mg) brings it on fast and it usually lasts 24-48 hrs with lots of farting. I was worried for years and never looked into the problem because I thought it was associated with my liver, but my liver was tested every way possible and it's not the cause. I believe the narcotics slow my digetion process way down like everything else and allows the food to stay in my stomach longer before leaving for my digestive tract, giving it time to rot- hence the smell. The gas is caused from fermintation, I can actually taste the carbonation from the fermintation in my mouth when I burp. It really only happens when my back really hurts and I take a very heavy dose of pain meds, around 150mg's oxycodone. And I'm sure this locks my stomach right up enough to cause this problem. I'm just happy to know it won't kill me, just those around me when I burp.

I hope this helps some people out, and I will try pepto-Bismo, feel free to email mitchk@myfairpoint.net
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Postby biohazard » Mon May 21, 2012 8:57 am

I have understood that at least in certain animals it can indeed happen so that the food begins to spoil in the gastrointestinal track, if the digestion becomes too slow. Perhaps this can also happen in humans, like mitchpmk wrote.

It is even possible that several conditions can cause the same symptoms. Perhaps the Giardia infection can also similarly disturb the digestive function like some drugs do and result in the aforementioned "sulfur burbs" and other such problems.
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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

Postby Jrmh » Mon May 21, 2012 12:13 pm

I hAve had these same symptoms for over a year now. It always starts with the foul belching and shortly after the abdominal pain kicks in and the diarrhea and vomiting. Last time this occurred I was actually in so much pain I feared I would pass out and called 911. Every other time I've been to the doctor about this they seem baffled. The last time I had all kinds of tests done including ct scan. The doctor eventually diagnosed me with gastroenteritis. Although I was thrilled to finally have some sort of diagnosis, I am not completely convinced this is what I have. The treatment (acid reducer, daily) doesn't seem to help.
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Postby OdinsRaven » Mon May 21, 2012 2:52 pm

The first step in diagnosing your ailments is to really examine what you're putting into your bodies (food, water, etc.). Test different diets. Try the basics like lactose free, gluten free, etc, and then move on to more complex diets. Many people would be amazed how many different diets there are.
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