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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

Postby Momofthree » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:17 pm

I am back with no answers. I just hated it when I would read through the posts and no one would update how they were doing. The DR. diagnosed me with IBS after all the tests showed nothing. I don't take anything. I just watch what I eat very carefully and sometimes I am OK and at others I am not. I have had tests done on my heart and everything has come back good. When I saw the DR. today I told him that I did not want to do anymore tests. I am just going to live my life. This whole merry-go-round takes its toll. The DR. said that was fine as he has no more ideas of what to do anymore. The only bright spot is that the stomach pain, bloating, constipation, headaches, dizzyness etc. are less now than they were Oct,Nov, and Dec. So I can be thankful for that. I still deal with symptoms everyday but I am managing to deal with them on my own. The bright spot is that if there was something life-threatening going on it should be getting worse by now and not better.
Good Luck to all those who are still trying. I will check in again if something comes up.
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

Postby liven4him » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:54 am

I have suffered with the same problem for 5 years now. My stomach also looks like I'm pregnant. I have had several test done. I was treated for a thyroid problem a couple years ago, and I did get better, however, my stomach still looks like I am pregnant. After I eat, I get really bloated,my stomach gets really hard, and I have awful gas. Does anyone else have awful gas after eating? I saw a surgeon today, and am having another test done next week. I hate this... It's awful. I look terrible, I have been married for 27 years and refuse to let my husband see me nude. There has got to be an answer to this situation.
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

Postby sjlazo » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:27 pm

well... ive come with a bit of news... i recently went to see a Dr. and he did an ultrasound of my stomach area and he advised me i was having problems due to my pancreas...said the acids in the stomach are the ones causing the bloating and the weight gain. He gave me two different types of medicine.. one type for morning before breakfast(Stelabid 1mg) and the other type in the evening after dinner(Ulsen 20mg). Its working really well for me. I cut out all breads, pastas, fried foods, fast foods, and soda's of ANY kind. I drink water regularly and occasionally have the Special K2O protein water mixes to have a differetn type of flavor added to my water. Its been working for me. However, i did try to eat a peanut butter sandwich the other day with only one bread folded in half, and i bloated pretty quickly and felt ill again, so i did cut out Bread completely. I have energy now. I feel a bit more comfortable in my clothes. I am engaging in different excersizes and am trying to hit the gym regularly. I havent had any side effect with the meds, and i have noticed i dont bloat after eating. I am careful about what i do eat, and try to keep it healthy. I do indulge in a piece of chocolate every now and then, but i work so hard on this that i feel i can reward myself.

I was pushed over the limits when my innocent 5yr old came up to me and said "mom, did you eat a baby?" I was overly hurt, but i dont blame him, he is my mini-me...always asking questions.

Anyways, i hope you all could benefit from this in some way and resolve your individual needs.

Always here for support,
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Postby haven4adream » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:43 am

So im 23, Male and I have acid reflux, as well as lactose intolerant... and I bloat like a son of a gun and for no reason.

I found out that its my stomach and it can't produce the right enzymes to digest food. (One Bite, Literally one Bite, of pasta and i'll bloat in less than 10 minutes to twice my size). I literally have 3-sizes in pants for when im having a bloated fat day... or a skinny day. Sometimes my fat pants are too small... other times my skinny pants are too big. So believe me I know your woes.

But I have a cure... I hope it works for everyone. Watch what you eat, some foods will irritate you... especially if your like me. Otherwise... run down to a health store, pick up some GOOD BACTERIAL ENZYMES(LIQUID FORM)

Pills don't work for nothing, neither do oils. Just get it so you can drink it. It tastes... like minty puke. But it helps me 95% of the time. I just have to avoid eating cheese and my life will be stable :P
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

Postby queenalcina » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:51 pm

Hello to every one, Well I have read quite a few of these post in here and I think that it would be a good thing to try to go organic as much as possible I too suffer with bloating and stomach problems all so had problems with a H. pylori bacteria ulcer but much better now. I am 54 years of age. I don't think to much of western medicine because with action there is a reaction and for the most part I all most all ways get the side effects of most of the medication prescribe, so I decide to be more proactive in taking care of my own health and researching every thing to the point of insanity! any way I have found that the way to go is organic or homeopathic there is a doctor his name is DR Mercola he has a very informed web sight with questions and answers
he recommends things like probiotics, non pasteurized dairy products natural enzymes the best cook wear to use and not to use microwaves, buying grass fed meat and free range chickens, and their eggs and so on ...there is so much information on his web sight you will be amazed there is hope but you have to just keep on trying to find the best solution for your self. I am wishing the best for all.
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

Postby Hilly » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:06 am

I am 51 years old.....I have had this bloating problem for almost a year now.
Any time I eat anything....I bloat up so much, that I feel extreme pressure around my heart .
I follow a healthy diet..do not overeat..I am an active woman.
I have stopped drinking dark sodas...have cut out most green veggies which I love
but still have the bloating....
If I eat a soda cracker..I bloat.
It just seemed to happen overnight. I have never had a problem with stomach bloating before .
I do grow my own vegetables...in the summer months. And I wondered if perhaps I had ingested a parasite from the veggies.
Sadly, as you all say, this has taken over my life.
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

Postby cattrinx » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:15 pm

Hi there,

I have had very similar issues over the last year. Severe bloating, weight gain, sometimes abdominal cramps etc.(especially after gluten products) I am starting to think that I may have developed a few food intolerances. Have you tried the caveman diet? Basically you eliminate everything in your diet for a week to 10 days that cannot be grown or hunted. Basically you are able to eat meats, seafood, fruits and vegetables. You are only allowed to season with sea salt and use pure olive oil. After being on this diet for this period, record how you feel and assess if you are feeling better. Then each day thereafter re-introduce what may be the offending foods one by one. Like on the first day you could try reintroducing gluten products (breads, pastas etc) if you get your symptoms back, you know you have an intolerance. Day two you may want to add dairy products and see how you feel, day three eggs, day 4 coffee, day 5 soy, day 5 nuts etc. etc. This method really allows you to isolate the offending foods. Keep in mind that even if you have tried eliminating specific foods in the past, gluten and milk are in so many products we buy so you may not feel relief until you have a complete elimination of these products.(reading labels thoroughly) I have just started eliminating gluten and am feeling better,My next test will be coffee (which will be hard) as that may be contributing too.

I would highly suggest seeing and environmental allergist in your area.(I took my son to a local environmental allergist as he has severe allergies and similar symptoms to mine - he is doing much better) Please contact me at [email protected] as I could outline this a little better if you need help. Hope you all feel better!
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Postby zarmom » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:31 pm

Hi everyone. i am so glad I found this place. I have been having severe stomach bloating along with vaginal discharge and join pain. Usually the vaginal discharge is followed by a very uncomfortable feeling and lower abdomen pain. When i am sitting on a chair and I bend over into a horizontal position to pick something etc I ge severe lower abdominal pain. I had a baby 6 months back but I still look 7 months pregnant without any exaggeration. It's realy embarrassing. i also have gas plus my periods are late and are short. I have started noticing zits whereas I never had any even when I was entering adolescence. I have had history of ovrian cysts and had a suegery some 2 years back for a dermoid cyst on my right ovary. Help please.
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Postby MichaelXY » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:28 am

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Postby baxterbutt8873 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:04 pm

Hello everyone
I am so excited that i came across this website!
I have had such stomach issues as all of you have posted and have gotten many tests, tried different, diets, exercises, etc. I look 3-6 months pregnant most times with my bloating and it is so frustrating. sooo.....
Now, i have FINALLY found something that is working for me!!!

I am doing a juice cleanse and it is AMAZING!!!! it is called juice FEASTING and NOT fasting because you are drinking as much fresh juice as you need to so you can cleanse and pretty much still live your normal life. you can do this as little or as long as you want up to 92 days. the longer you do this the more time you give your body time to cleanse out what it is holding onto - the toxic stuff.

anyways, there is so much support and forums to ask questions, and informational videos and blogs and postings. one of the best things i have ever read.

hope this helps,

Jess baxter

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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

Postby laddieboy » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:02 pm

I have been on a diet to reverse pre-diabetes and was astonished to lose the bloat and 10 lbs. in 6 weeks. For me it was limiting dairy and meat. The book I read was Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes. I follow the diet 50-75% of the time. All I wanted to do was lower my glucose levels to avoid type II diabetes. My mother had it and my readings were increasingly pre-diabetic. The bloat & weight loss were an unexpected bonus. Also, I am not suffering from tree pollen this spring and the pollen counts here are astonomical. Good luck!
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

Postby connollyhome » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:35 am

I am 30 years old. In August 2008, I went to the ER with severe pain in the upper left quadrant of my stomach. They ran several test, gave me some pain medicine and sent me home. The CT scan was normal, the x-rays normal, the abdominal ultrasound showed a small gallbladder polyp and everything else normal. I have been to my regular doctor, gynecologist, gastro specialist. They did a endoscopy, colonoscopy, Hydrogen breath test(check for a gluten intolerance), and a gastric emptying study (delay in digestion test), CA-125 (check for ovarian cancer), pelvic ultrasound (check for ovarian cancer or cyst), Celiac test (check for sprue intolerance). They cannot figure it out. They say it must be severe IBS. But I was diagnosed with IBS 10 years ago and never had these problems. I would suffer from stomach cramps and constipation. How can IBS go from that to my stomach bloating so much that I feel and look like I am six months pregnant overnight. I have different pant sizes in my closet for when I am bloated and when I'm not. I gained 20 pounds that first month. Now I have gained a total of 40 pounds to date. I went from a 10/12 to a 16/18. Now when my stomach bloats the 16's will not fit. I am highly depressed. I am disgusted with my looks. Now it is almost summer and I am ashamed to wear a swimsuit. My co-workers and family cannot understand how devastating this can be. Not to mention frustrating, when you pay doctor co-pays left and right and get no answers. One of my doctor's said it was a mystery diagnosis....that was not helpful. Have you heard of the small intestine telescoping into the large intestine? I have had two people tell me they seen a story about that and the person seemed to have the symptoms as we have....Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated. I am thankful I found this blog website. I was starting to think no one else ever went from normal to six month pregnant look in ten minutes.
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