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My Wife having problems with belching and angina
About two years ago she was diagnosis with Pimentel Angina, after having on off crushing pains, belching, and sweating.
This journey is very strange starting about 10 years ago after being rushed to the hospital after having a late night dinner. At the hospital they gave her a GI cocktail and was released, no other symptoms appeared until about 4 years ago with a tuned up vengeance. She started burping VERY loudly and if not releasing the burping feeling then having that feeling I mentioned earlier, with the pain going away in 2-5 minutes. This went on for 2 more years when finally one morning she passed out while not being able to burp. When she came to her blood pressure was off tilt and they treated that and also the chest pains "symptoms". After running all the test for heart attacks no symptoms were found but her blood enzymes were slightly elevated. She was released the next day and was back in the ER within 1 week with the same issue, chest pain, sweating, belching. This time the hospital hooked her up to a EKG and it happened she started having a Angina attack, thus being diagnosis. After being checked for blockage in her arteries and multiple test and a few small attacks she was put on a variety of calcium blockers and medicines for anti spasms. As you can see this started over a decade ago thinking it was Gerd or a stomach issue now to having attacks daily (before taking medicines) now to having attacks once or twice a month, only having immediate relieve with a Nitrate tablet or two. Now I am no doctor but I think all of this is stemmed from a stomach issue, since she can't feel better or relief if the belch doesn't come up. Now she can feel it coming or a strange stomach feeling. She is seeing a Gastroenterologist and having misc. test run to investigate. The nitrate tablets are the only immediate relief when the attacks come (even after taking the bank of medicines). The belching and stomach feeling starts this process then developing into the chest / back / sweating / feeling..
Edited: 01/26/2016 @ 8:04am
I thought I would start a discussion for patients with Mesenteric Panniculitis. From what I know, this auto-immune disorder has three stages to it, each with differing names (Mesenteric Panniculitis, Schlerosing Mesenteritis, Retractile Mesenteritis). Typically, this appears to be in older individuals with some other under-lying problem (Lymphoma, tumor, diverticulitis).
I have an atypical presentation because I do not have an underlying cause. The doctors seem to be hoping for Lymphoma to appear so they can treat it and have the auto-immune go away. I am interested in hearing from others with this. I had this diagnosed in 2011, so I am interested in hearing more about what this is like to live with. I want to hear from others who also have an atypical presentation. Did is come back? Also interested in hearing from those with Lymphoma. How was the treatment? Did it address the auto-immune?
Pretty much, I am interested in hearing from anyone who has had this, so i can better understand it, and not feel so alone with this!!
I have intermittant flare ups with IBS-D...and it started again a number of days ago (a lot of stressful things cropped up)... But for the last several days this has been my pattern: I am pretty OK in the morning, then I eat lunch...careful what I eat, (plus the stress level is down more now) but either within 15 minutes or sometimes longer, the diarrhea starts.
I could DEAL with diarrhea, but soon after (like an hour or so) I am hit with terribly overwhelming tiredness, as well as bloating, slightly headachy, and sometimes discomfort and some naussea... I feel a have a 'heavy sick like feeling' all over. This has been lasting for 4 or 5 hours... then if goes away and I can eat later in the evening with no problems.
Can anyone relate to this weirdness? I would really appreciate your replies.
Edited: 04/26/2016 @ 3:35pm
I have Ulcerative colitis and wondered if anyone here has it and have had experiences of thinking that you can get cancer with this. I am really scared but otherwise I feel fine today @jessieanderson
Edited: 04/04/2016 @ 7:45pm
I am a new member. I always research Mayo Clinic for medical information. I was diagnosed with Ideopathic Gastroparesis 11/17/14 I am going downhill since diagnosis. I have lost 35 lbs. since mid Oct. 2014. I was barely tolerating any typical "Flu" clear liquid diet when first hospitalized. I have been in the hospital 4 times. I had a positive Gastric Emptying study on 12/14/14. My Gastroparesis diet has decreased from stage 1 diet to only tolerating Chamomile tea and occasional Jello, and plain Cream of Wheat. I was drinking 2-3 Boost Breezes per day (Peach only) for calories & minimal vitamins, 9 gms. protein. Now even that is causing me worsening nausea & diarrhea. I am a 61 year old Caucasian female, no diabetes. I am worried & scared. I am supposed to see a "GI Specialist" at my local VA hospital in 2 days. My immune system, endocrine system ( I am Hypothyroid), and Urinary tract (I also have Cystitis) cognitive function, and vision are all being compromised, as well as ongoing dehydration, malnutrition & electrolyte imbalances. I don't want to be hospitalized again. Last time was horrendous ! I came home with a positive Staph infection in my bladder. My Urologist doesn't know what to do about my cystitis as I can't tolerate any further antibiotics. Most doctors don't even know about Gastroparesis! I am beyond exhaustion, sleeping very erratic. I get up every day, clean house, cook, and continue to enjoy my pets, my grandchildren, and bird watching in spite of my ill health. I am homebound due this illness. Any thoughts, ideas, possible treatments, or info would be appreciated. Thank you in advance, Kathy
Edited: 01/26/2016 @ 11:02am
Bowel movement issues.
I am 40, male, white, 6' tall, 155lbs, take no medications, walk several miles a day, no known diseases and in general no health problems, no history of problems either. Idon't drink soft drinks, mostly coffee and water. I eat some junk food but not an excessive amount.
2 or 3 times a week I have a bowel movement. The first time I do its a good amount with no problems, but an hour or two later I have another that is smaller, then another smaller and it goes on most of the day till finally I have one tiny movement and I am done. After the first movement the rest usually preceded by a slight stingling paint at my rectum. And as the movements go on through the day the pieces of stool get smaller, some movements may be 4 to 6 small pieces smooth and a inch long. This has been going on several months now. First movement is usually like 10am and I'm finally done around 7 or 8 pm that day with having to take up to 10 trips to the bathroom throughout the day.
Every once in a while though while rare I have a bowel movement in a few larger pieces and then I am done, not having another movement again for the day. It's like a normal movement but they don't happen often.
Edited: 04/14/2016 @ 9:15pm
I am 69 years old and have had a problem with dairy product since I was about 40. I used to eat ice cream by the half gallon and down Strawberry milkshakes weekly, until suddenly I had a reaction (intense cramping and diarrhea) one day after drinking a strawberry milkshake from In-N-Out. Since I had never had that reaction before, I decided to try one about a week later, but closer to home:-) and same reaction. Then I realized all my favorite Ice Cream was affecting me too. I assumed it was Lactose Intolerance developed later in life (use to drink a quart of milk at a time almost every day after school as a kid). I am especially sensitive to butter now too. I love Lobster, but cannot tolerate melted butter. I seem to be OK with Yogurt and small portions of Non-Fat milk (Starbucks Non-fat Latte).
As a result of what I have been researching on Lactose Intolerance, I am wondering if my problem is not more related to milk FAT, rather than lactose(?) I read that non-fat milk contains the same amount of lactose as whole milk, but I can tolerate (some) non-fat milk, but NOT whole milk or cream. My question relates to Whey Protein, which is high in lactose, according to what I have been reading. I have used it to make protein-fortified smoothies for quite a while with no ill effects. I also add low-fat Greek yogurt, and eat it by itself often with no adverse reaction. I have eliminated butter from my diet, and though it is hard to eat an airplane meal without cheese being injected in just about everything (including eggs), I avoid cheese as much as possible.
I am now wondering if there is another allergy I have to milk fat, and not necessarily lactose, and if there is a way to test or such a thing; and, if detected, can it be cured or treated.....OR, do I just keep avoiding butter, cheese, whole milk, cream (and cream-based sauces) for the rest of my life. It is certainly not the end of the world to continue avoiding these things, but it would be great to be able to eat things I used to enjoy. Ay suggestions would be helpful!
Edited: 02/16/2016 @ 12:48pm
I need help! I've got a bad odor coming from my body, that I can't smell. Yes it's hard to explain. Doctors think I'm making it up. In public people avoid closeness, coughing, holding their noses, avoiding me at all cost. I'm a prisoner in my home. Don't venture out unless low on food and pick times to do it. I'm constantly shamed.im healthy, clean. Homes clean, I can't explain. Have spent last two yrs going to every type doctor to no avail. My family can't smell it either. Has anyone heard of this?
I have acid reflux so bad it is coming up into my sinuses. I was only taking one Nexium (40mg) and then the Gastro added Raniditine (300) mg at night. I have started cutting them in half and it is getting better, but my sinuses and throat hurt all the time. My stomach is upset, and I have explosive gas. I've elevated my head at night. How can I get this to settle down?
Edited: 03/27/2016 @ 7:35pm
I am trying to recover from a c.diff infection. This started with taking clindamycin in mid January and 3 days later I became ill with diarrhea and felt sick, loss of appetite etc...Went to the er twice, tested negative for c.diff on my 2nd visit. The Dr. told me to take imodium to rest my colon since I tested negative. That evening I had diarrhea and took the Imodium. Became constipated with pain lower right side. I went to a GI dr. pleading for help, I did another stool test and it came back positive for c.diff. I tried flagyl but could not tolerate the side effects. Tried vancomycin for 10 days. Did not work. Tested positive again, Went to a new gi doctor who prescribed dificid for ten days. I am 31 days post dificid and I have almost constant gut rumbling and urge to go. My 1st bm in the morning is usually semi normal, but after that they are always either pencil thin and or small pieces (2 to 5 times a day). This has been my routine since the vancomycin. I do not get dull blown diarrhea..... My dr. wants me to have a colonoscopy but I an scared that the cleansing will wipe out all my good flora. I currently take 2 florastor pills and 1/2 vsl3 per day. I eat fermented pickles for the probiotics as well..... I have many food intolerances since this whole mess began (fiber, many vegatables, dairy). I also have a strange taste in my mouth most of the time, have very little energy and fight with depression. My primary gave me Xanax .25 but I only take them at night when I cannot sleep...... Went to a nutritionist who put me on a no wheat, soy, dairy, gluten diet. Does not seem to be helping or hurting. I lost 20 pounds and cannot gain any weight (I weigh 120 at 5'7")... I am thinking it might be sibo, or candida but cannot find a dr. to test for these....I am in the right place for help or advice ? The urge to go is awful and limits my once active lifestyle.....
Thank you, Scott
Edited: 04/12/2016 @ 5:50pm
A f years ago I had a flat stomach and the next day it looked like I was 6 months pregnant. I went to many specialists and they all say all my tests come .ut negative or normal. They say nothing is wrong. My stomach hasn't gotten smaller. It's hard and heavy and hurts. I even had a tummy tuck thinking it would help, but it didn't. It ended up popping back out. I've found rare stomach diseases, but I don't think doctors read those
Edited: 04/10/2016 @ 8:25am
Hi, I have been suffering from small intestine bacterial overgrowth since last Jan. Have gone through a few courses of antibiotics, but whenever it finished, it came back and the stool got loose. I really am desperate, could anyone have suggestion? .
Edited: 04/06/2016 @ 4:42pm
I have a severe problem with my stomach and other issues but one concern is my yeast its overgrown, and its caused me overall breath issues with my breath I have a white tongue and I am looking for a doctor to help because my doctor I see cannot help me, can you help me in some way or refer me to someone?
Edited: 04/06/2016 @ 4:39pm
"With only about 500 reported cases in the history of English-language medical literature, recognition of SMA syndrome as a distinct clinical entity is controversial, with some in the medical community doubting its existence entirely. SMA syndrome is also known as Wilkie's syndrome, cast syndrome, mesenteric root syndrome, chronic duodenal ileus and intermittent arterio-mesenteric occlusion. It is distinct from Nutcracker syndrome, which is the entrapment of the left renal vein between the AA and the SMA.
SMA syndrome is estimated to have a mortality rate of 1 in 3. Delay in the diagnosis of SMA syndrome can result in fatal catabolysis (advanced malnutrition), dehydration, oliguria, electrolyte abnormalities, hypokalemia, acute gastric rupture or intestinal perforation (from prolonged mesenteric ischemia), gastrectasia, spontaneous upper gastrointestinal bleeding, hypovolemic shock, aspiration pneumonia, or sudden cardiovascular collapse from increased velocity of bloodflow in the SMA due to the reduced mesenteric angle.
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Edited: 02/16/2016 @ 12:30pm
I have constant pain and burning in my feet, especially at night..This all started when I was given Levaquin for diverticulitis....Is there no relief for this? my calves and ankles are also painful to the touch....I am so tired of trying to handle this.....
Edited: 03/31/2016 @ 11:48am
I am a relatively healthy person with a problem "bloated belly". My belly gets bigger as the day goes on; doesn't matter if I eat, drink only water, my belly still gets more bloated. The bloat continues up the abdomen into the midriff area...I have to loosen bra or put on a bigger one. This happens everyday. Pretty good in the morning.
Edited: 03/18/2016 @ 3:56pm
I recently failed two preps for a colonoscopy, and I can't imagine putting myself through another attempted prep (stuff makes me hurl). Initially, prior to my 2nd failure to prepare, the PA put me on Raniditone - which is apparently just Zanactz - but now my heart burn is out of control!
I wake every morning with a sinus-load of stomach acid. I already was taking emepresole (sp?) in the morning. This double-dose of anti-acids seems to be on its way to doing me in.
BUT, if I don't take the Randitone - I get the original issue back, which is a horrible pinching pain in my side and massive diarrhea all day. I am at a loss.
Edited: 03/22/2016 @ 10:40am
hello to all best wishes,I am writing from iran I have certain digestive issues which give me lot of problems, most of the times my stomoch is stone hard,colepermin is helping but not geting rid of gas,please advice , thanx
Edited: 03/22/2016 @ 7:53am