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I reduced carb consumption, and carbs hurt my stomach now.

I cut down on carbs and did a few other things that really improved by blood pressure + overall health. However, since the change, bread upsets my stomach. I do not know if these are related things and would love some input. [more inside]
posted by yorick on Dec 5, 2016 - 16 answers

I took antibiotics and now my intestines are unhappy

I have had a really rough month, with the worst asthma attack I can remember having, which resulted in a course of steroids and a Z-pack (antibiotics.) Now my stomach is extremely unhappy with me. What concrete, supported-by-actual-science steps can I take to finish recovering? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Sep 15, 2016 - 23 answers

How can I be kind to my liver and kidneys?

I'm taking a bunch of pain meds right now. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Aug 31, 2016 - 10 answers

Getting rid of a middle aged beer belly

I'm a fit 51 year old bloke but I can't ever seem to shift my beer belly. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by blokefromipanema on Apr 6, 2016 - 30 answers

How can I rebuild my gut biome?

While living overseas for the past two years I went through two different rounds of antibiotics, which were generally handed out like candy. After reading this article about the damage antibiotics can cause to the gut biome, I'm wondering how I can rebuild my gut. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Nov 12, 2015 - 14 answers

Why am I often violently ill after eating?

For almost a year now, I've been experiencing stomach cramps - and then vomiting - soon after eating. It seems to be tied to eating (slightly) too much, maybe? [more inside]
posted by sleepcrime on Oct 16, 2015 - 25 answers

Stop. Pooping.

Help me with my time-sensitive medical question? [more inside]
posted by bookgirl18 on Sep 22, 2015 - 14 answers

When I wake up earlier than normal I get Nauseous, help it stop?

If I wake up earlier than normal I get a queasy, stomach, nauseous, and I feel like crap. This has been happening since my childhood. The earlier I wake up the worse it is. Google thinks it might be acid in my stomach. What is it and how can I fix it? Someone suggested tums. Thanks (I'm 32 y/o male)
posted by crawltopslow on Sep 8, 2015 - 20 answers

Espresso vs Coffee - Why does my stomach handle Espresso and not Coffee?

Happy Friday MeFi, I was wondering if someone could shine some light onto why my stomach freaks out when I have regular coffee (Dunks, Starbucks, Keurig) but doesn't scream when I have Espresso? I can't quite wrap my heard around it, although I suspect it may have something to do with acidic content from instant-coffee, but whenever I try to have coffee from Dunkin Donuts or from one of those little Keurig cups, my stomach feels like it is being stabbed to death. It usually follows with a very painful stomach-ache for the next 30-45 minutes and then it goes away. However, if I use my work's espresso machine, it doesn't hurt my stomach at all. What gives? This is probably not related, but I have similar issues when I drink beer but no issues when I drink Vodka or Tequilla. Thanks for all your responses.
posted by bostonhill on Aug 28, 2015 - 12 answers

Looking for the best medical diagnosticians (in the US, or planetwide.)

I've had an undiagnosable stomach illness for 7 years now. I am looking for the best diagnosticians I can find, preferably in the US, but am considering the whole planet at this point. [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Aug 4, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me help a meal-skipper!

My long distance s.o. came down with a stomach bug a few weeks ago. As she deals with the subsequent G.I. troubles, she's been a little more sporadic with meals than usual. How do I encourage her to do a better job with her nutrition 1) when I am so far away and 2) without coming across as pushy? [more inside]
posted by redwaterman on Jul 18, 2015 - 7 answers

Worried about GI problems x1wk, yellow stool

About five days ago, I started becoming sick. Started with me feeling a little ill, then the next day I had a sore throat and a fever, and the day after that I was incapacitated and had to be in bed all day long. A couple days before I had some issues with bowel movements. My stool was noticeably more soft, and Also was more yellow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2015 - 5 answers

Good jeans for a belly

I have finally gained back some much-needed weight, but now my jeans are incredibly uncomfortable. What is a good brand of pants that won't squeeze me to death? [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Jun 4, 2015 - 24 answers

Does bicycling reduce your stomach?

Pretty straightforward question: does biking reduce your stomach? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 2, 2015 - 21 answers

Can I get the stomach flu again from the same person I caught it from?

I had my first case of gastroenteritis a few days ago, and while it was thankfully a brief experience, I'm not sure if I should be worried about catching it again from my girlfriend, who gave it to me after being sick herself a week prior. Am I now immune? (Just from her, I'm assuming I can catch it from another source just like I could at anytime.) [more inside]
posted by the thorn bushes have roses on Mar 19, 2015 - 4 answers

Can a tailor help me with my problems? Or should I just buy new clothes?

And can you recommend a tailor, stores, or brands that would help me? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Jan 2, 2015 - 11 answers

What to do if I've used up my pepto allowance for the day - stomach ache

I have some kind of stomach bug and so far pepto has been keeping it at bay but I'm nearing the maximum daily dose (every half hour up to 8 times in 24 hours). The nausea/stomach pain seems to still be creeping back each time after the half hour and I don't know what to do after my last dose. What do I do after my 8th dose if it comes back? Is it harmful to take any more? Is there an alternate medication I can switch over to?
posted by mxmm on Dec 26, 2014 - 7 answers

Long-term effects of bismuth subsalicylate (a.k.a. Pepto Bismol)?

I'm looking for scientific articles on the topic. I understand that the mechanism of action is not well understood but I'm curious about the existence of any long-term effects. [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Dec 17, 2014 - 4 answers

Ideas for support and how to find an answer

My health keeps getting worse and I feel stuck. Looking for next steps and support ideas to get myself through this after all the tests keep coming back “negative.” I'm out of ideas and at the end of my rope and I'd like to know how to approach doctors and therapists. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2014 - 15 answers

Holistic Gastroenterology

I'm looking for an awesome gastro doc (preferrably female) in the South Jersey/philadelphia area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Tips to get through this

In less than a week I have a colonoscopy scheduled and with all the health problems I have, it's going to be hell. (which are reasons why I'm getting the test.) What are some tips to get through this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2014 - 26 answers

Pregnant + stomach sucks. WTF? (IT'S NOT MORNING SICKNESS).

I'm asking for a friend. Whom I'm married to. She says: I am 16 weeks pregnant and am having a GI symptom that I can’t find any information about online, from my OB, or from several different nurse midwives. (univac sez: This is not about morning sickness. If you think this question is about morning sickness or nausea during pregnancy, GO AWAY.) [more inside]
posted by univac on Jun 18, 2014 - 34 answers

What kind of gum will keep both my mouth and my tummy happy?

I like to chew sugarless gum on occasion to keep from mindlessly snacking. My GI system would prefer that I don't, and gives me gas and some...other stuff. Is there a brand of gum that causes fewer GI symptoms? Another gum-like substance that can occupy my mouth for a few hours now and then?
posted by genmonster on May 31, 2014 - 10 answers

I drank vinegar, and now i'm painfully bloated, what to do?

I drank 1 teaspoon of vinegar (which is 5 years old) with a half cup of water this morning, (for health benefits). Now I am painfully bloated and I assume it's related. My pant won't fit and my stomach is killing me. Was it the vinegar? and What can I do to fix it? Thanks. I am a 58 year old Mexican woman and I know you are not my doctor
posted by kikithekat on Apr 26, 2014 - 11 answers

Am I in the clear?

Late Friday/early Saturday I was up at midnight being sick to my stomach (the #2 way). After that I took some Rx anti-nausea meds and tried to go back to sleep. At around 5 am I threw up (which, as an emetephobic is a huge, scary deal for me). So at 5am I took a Xanax, 2 Pepto pills and another anti nausea pill). I slept on and off (only waking up when my boyfriend gave me sips of water). [more inside]
posted by sleepykitties on Apr 6, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me save my bf's birthday dinner! Recipe ideas for an upset stomach.

Today is my boyfriend's birthday and I had plans to make a lovely, elaborate, and special meal but he is recovering from a stomach bug. Let's say there is no longer any serious diarrhea, but he is taking it easy for now. But now I am at a loss to figure out something special, vegetarian and gentle to prepare for tonight. So, please share your lovely vegetarian recipes that are good for a weak stomach.
posted by maca on Jan 20, 2014 - 17 answers

New questions about an old problem (belly fat)

Regarding diet/exercise, what would you think would be the most effective way to lose my belly beyond what I'm already doing? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Dec 20, 2013 - 25 answers

Stomach crunches: more quickly, or fewer but holding them?

Is it better (in terms of muscle building) to do a large number of stomach crunches quickly without pausing at the 'up' part of each crunch, or fewer but pausing and holding the muscles tensed for a few seconds with each crunch?
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Nov 30, 2013 - 7 answers

Gagging (I think?) all the time

Since the end of august-- when I had a bout of extremely high anxiety that got me vomiting a bunch of times during panic attacks-- I have been gagging throughout the day. I call it gagging, but I am not sure if that's right-- basically, it feels like I am about to throw up, and I dry heave, and do the gag reflex thing, but most of the time I don't actually throw anything up. This happens sometimes after I've had a normal sized meal, but more often when my stomach is empty. My stomach doesn't usually hurt or anything. I think my appetite is not as good as before and I think I've lost some weight because my clothes are too big, but I am not completely sure (things have been a whirlwind since June). Is this bad? Is gagging the right word to describe this? I know you are not my doctors, but I don't have health insurance at the moment, so I am trying to get a sense of how badly I need to see a doctor.
posted by redwaterman on Nov 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Why is my stomach angry all the time?

I've been having gastro problems on and off for the past few months (more on than off). I finally have an appointment with a specialist, but it's not for another month. In the meantime, I'd like to try to do an elimination diet & see what's what, BUT most of what I'm finding online about elimination diets is very broad and don't explain enough. I'm looking for guidelines of how they are typically done as well as recipes and food ideas for the first stages of said elimination diet. [more inside]
posted by firei on Oct 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Can raw garlic cure my stomach ulcer and remove H. pylori?

I'm starting a garlic treatment for my stomach ulcer, and have some concerns about whether this will work. My doctor has prescribed antibiotics, but my naturopath has recommended raw garlic (3-4 times daily) and I want to try that approach first, along with other supporting herbs. However I'm worried about the ramifications if this fails, because stomach ulcers are pretty serious from what I hear. Am I taking a big risk of perforation, cancer, internal bleeding etc. by not taking the medication? And is it possible that the garlic could eradicate H. pylori bacteria? [more inside]
posted by TreeHugger on Oct 16, 2013 - 34 answers

If it's not my gallbladder, what is it?

My tests are normal but I'm having classic gallbladder pain symptoms - please help! [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Sep 11, 2013 - 15 answers

A Digestion Question

YANMD. I take a certain daily medication and am questioning its digestion (TMI within). [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Sep 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Down with the sickness in Germany

I am a US citizen on vacation in Germany. I have bad stomach cramping. YANMD but what should I do here? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jul 24, 2013 - 22 answers

I don't want diarrhea on my wedding day

I have been having major stomach issues that I need to solve. Really uncomfortable bloating and belching minutes after eating, nausea, cramps, etc. I'm getting checked out by a doctor, but I suspect it is my old friend IBS coming back after a 6+ year absence. I NEED to get this under control and back to rights ASAP but so far nothing is working. HELP! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jun 17, 2013 - 27 answers

Stomach Problem and Antibiotics

I used tetracycline for a year and a half for acne. I had no negative side effects. On April 14th I started to have abdomen pain, loose stools, diahrea, gas, and stomach gurgling. On April 18th I went to a walk in clinic and they told me that I should stop taking the tetracycline because I've been on it for too long and it can negatively effect my gut flora. I had a stool sample, blood test and ultrasound done and they all came back negative. I went to my family doctor April 29th and he said that I am suffering from IBS and said to take a PPI and a anti-depressant. He also said it was unlikely that the tetracycline could cause my stomach problems. I took the PPI and it didn't help. I do not want to take the anti-depressant. I visited my dermatologist this week and he said I should continue taking the tetracycline and that stomach problems can be related to stress. My stomach is still bothering me and I have diahrea in the early morning and I'm taking imodium to stop that. I am visiting my girlfriend in Europe in 2 weeks and I hope my stomach problems don't negatively effect my trip. Does anyone know if using Antibiotics could cause stomach issues like this. I am upset at myself for taking the Tetracycline for so long. But my dermatologist told me it was safe. I hope this will pass and not be a lifelong syndrome.
posted by Jack V on May 10, 2013 - 14 answers

Is this abdominal pain something I need to go to the hospital for?

I'm experiencing abdominal pain, and would like a non-medical sounding board for how serious it sounds, and whether it's hospital worthy (given my almost non-existent lack of health insurance). You are not my doctor, etc., etc., but I'd like some non-medical advice about whether what I'm experiencing is something serious, or something that I can just push through. I think I have a low pain tolerance threshold, and I'm not good at gauging relative pain strength while in pain, so I'd like some perspective. I don't know which details are important, so I'm including them all. [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Mar 26, 2013 - 71 answers

Help me figure out this very perplexing stomach bug

YANMD, and I understand that the internet cannot diagnose a medical issue. However, I am wondering if anyone has experienced the same symptoms in regards to a stomach bug, whether viral or bacteria. I am just trying to get some perspective on what my body is doing, and whether or not this seems in-line with something that will likely clear on its own. I'm not in severe pain, but will definitely see a doctor if things take a turn for the worse. I've had SEVERAL unhelpful, or frankly harmful, doctor visits in the past year, so I am (justifiably so) wanting to wade this out for a bit longer. [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Feb 28, 2013 - 14 answers

Is "hypochlorhydria" scientifically sound or natural-health quackery?

Is "hypochlorhydria" (low stomach acid) a scientifically sound problem or some natural-health quackery? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Save my gut flora.

I'm about to bomb my body with a double dose of powerful, wide spectrum antibiotics. What can I really do to help save/repopulate my gut flora? [more inside]
posted by moira on Jan 17, 2013 - 20 answers

I got fat really fast. I'm short. Where to find clothes that fit, stat?

Best stores for short and plus sized gals? Comfortable yet young professional clothes, especially. Snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Nov 12, 2012 - 17 answers

Am I on the fast track to esophageal cancer?

I have had acid reflux for about a year which is mostly controlled via Zantac but still flares up occasionally. It's basically okay, but I've now realized that it's something I'll have to live with. How worried should I be about getting esophageal damage or cancer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2012 - 25 answers

Scotch but not American whiskey upsets my stomach. Why?

Why does single malt scotch, but not whiskey, upset my stomach the next day? [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Aug 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Need suggestions for some sensitive stomach cat food.

Need suggestions for some sensitive stomach cat food. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jul 25, 2012 - 15 answers

A biological explanation of food poisoning please

What is happening in the body when food poisoning occurs? Are the symptoms defensive actions or purely symptomatic? [more inside]
posted by distorte on Jun 25, 2012 - 13 answers

The Forbidden Fruit

Can I become allergic to (almost) all fruits over night? If so, what can I eat/drink as substitutes? [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius on Jun 18, 2012 - 24 answers

Is it dangerous to eat ice?

Aside from the dangers to your teeth, is it dangerous to eat ice? [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on May 21, 2012 - 25 answers

Help me make this suck less, part II

Just diagnosed with GERD, possible ulcer following 5 weeks of high-dose antibiotics for sinus issues. Seeking recs for anything that might help my beleaguered digestive system, information on getting tested for H. pylori. Gross details and looong narrative await within. [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Apr 17, 2012 - 10 answers

this belly fat is stubborn!

What is the best way to get rid of belly fat, for a woman? Diet or exercise? What kind of exercise? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Feb 19, 2012 - 25 answers

Please help my miserable stomach!

I've had pretty much constant heartburn for a few months and I've completely miserable. What can I do and do I need a new doctor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 - 15 answers

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