I am a 44 year old female and for two years I've been battling digestive issues, and in the last two months it's gotten increasingly worse. I've been to 3 different specialists and no one can seem to put a finger on what's causing my symptoms. I have excessive gas, belching and often times my stomach gets so bloated and distended I look like I'm pregnant. My doctor did determine that I'm lactose intolerant, so I do avoid any milk or dairy products. Even though I tested negative for celiac disease, I still avoid gluten and wheat products. I also try to avoid sugar and use natural sweeteners. I've tried probiotics, antibiotics in case there was bacteria in my gut, I've had an upper GI series and an endoscopy. My doctor did see that my esophageal sphincter is loose and doesn't close all the way, which might attribute for my belching, but we still don't know what's causing the gas and abdominal destination. Often times it's accompanied by a burning sensation as well. I've tried charcoal tablets, enzymes, almost everything. I'm in good health, I run and do yoga, have no other health problems and am just at the end of my rope. I'm curious if anyone has ever encountered anything like this and what they did to relieve it? MY next step is to try an alternative medicine doctor. I'm just not sure what to do at this point anymore! Thanks so much!!!View Thread
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