I don't know everything that's going on with you, but there's one thing that stands out. Gas is a sign that your body isn't digesting something properly and is generally a sign of a food intolerance. It can start happening at any age.
Have you tried keeping a food/symptom diary to track what is happening to you? One of the problems with food intolerances is that there is often a delay between when you eating the 'offending' food and when you have problems, so it can be really difficult to sort out. Writing it all out and then trying to eliminate suspect foods (which includes healthy food) for at least a week or two is essential.
Do you have any non-digestive symptoms that you haven't listed - skin rashes, headaches, etc?View Thread
Are you taking any kind of medication, or do you have any health problems that you didn't list? How long has this been going on?
The first thing I would look at would be your diet. It's possible you could have a stomach ulcer (which seem to be fairly common) so following the basics of a diet for that would be a good place to start. I found this online:
Basically, you want to avoid foods that trigger acid production, and therefore you will avoid symptoms. This may vary between people, but here are common culprits:
* Lean meat in small portions * High fiber (brown rice, oats, etc.) * Vegetables (broccoli, carrots, potatoes) * Fruit * Lots of water
Your symptoms listed sound very common for food intolerances. Have you ever tried keeping a food diary? That's where you list everything you consume (food, drink, meds, gum, etc) and any symptoms you have as they happen. That could be a goldmine of information.
I wouldn't worry too much about your TSH results. In other countries the top range is 4.5, which is much higher than yours. More important right now is to make sure your diet is in order so you don't have digestive symptoms, and then figure out non-digestive symptoms (which may disappear when the main problem(s) are dealt with).View Thread
I did a quick check and diabetes (under control or not) does not have the symptoms you're describing. You really need to see your doctor and then a GI doctor. This is not the kind of thing you should put off, hoping it'll go away - more likely it'll get worse.View Thread
First off, you can fairly easily rule out colon cancer - that's a lower abdominal problem and what you're describing is mostly upper abdominal.
It's not uncommon to have reflux without any noticeable burning, so you can't rule that out. Many doctors will prescribe a short course of meds to see if that's the problem without having to do a scope (which many people try to avoid having done).
If you haven't done it already, a food/symptom diary is a very good thing to have. Basically every day you write down everything you consume - food, drink, meds, vitamins, gum, etc as well as any symptoms you have. Showing the doctor a couple weeks worth of info like that is more useful than trying to describe what's going on.View Thread