May 9, 2011 8:01 AM Subscribe
YANMD. My mother and I share a strange gastro-intenstinal issue for which I need to find an answer. If we don't eat regularly, I get what can best be described as gas. It doesn't feel like heartburn but more of a general pain in the tummy with the need to burp. It is very uncomfortable to the point that I can't do much of anything but sit and ride it out. I have always been told by my West Indian mother that there is nothing that can be done except eat small meals regularly or drink tea. I find it hard to believe that this is the means by which I have to treat this problem.
posted by trinigirl to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What is worse, whenever I get sick and don't feel like eating, my system goes way out of wack, and I seem to get a build up of something in my stomach that causes nausea and sometimes vomiting. This spirals into multiple days of discomfort and pain.
In January I has the pleasure of catching dengue fever and was put on a myriad of medicines. As dengue attacks your whole system, I was not eating properly and therefore getting a build of stomach acid as mentioned above. The doctor put me on Maxolon and it seemed to work well. I was a complete mess for a week.
Fast forward to last week, I got a mild cold and although had not altered my eating, still got the build up of junk in my stomach, so I have now had extreme nausea and weakness since last Tuesday. I went to the doctor and she put me on Losec but that gave me headaches so I asked for Maxolon again, however this time I am not getting any relief. I feel like someone has my stomach in their hand and is squeezing it as hard as possible, not to mention nausea and weakness. I have taken a pregnancy test and it is negative.
I am scheduled to see a gastoenterologist but she is on vacation for a few days and so I am looking to Mefi for any advice. Ulcer? gallstones? What could this possibly be?
Has anyone else had these or similar symptoms? Anything I can do for relief in the meantime?