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Hello @gab002 and welcome to Mayo Connect.

I am sorry to hear of all of your discomfort and inability to find an answer or a cure for it. Many of us on Connect have had hard to diagnose problems and we understand the frustration. While you wait for others to respond to your post: If you are comfortable sharing more, before the problems that you said started six months ago, had you previously had other digestive tract problems or surgeries, such as gallbladder removal, etc.? Do certain foods and/or activities make your symptoms worse? Have you lost much weight due to these problems? Does exercise make these symptoms worse or better?

Have you tried the FODMAP dietary program yet? Since it was suggested by your doctor, it might be worth a try.

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I've had some gastritis/esophagitis periodically in the past. Some of the pain I have now is also in my chest through to my back which was there before I had my gallbladder out. Cardiac was ruled out at that time. I was told I have a small sliding hiatal hernia seen on Endoscopy but can't seem to correlate anything with my symptoms. Nothing seems to make it worse or better. I just started IBGuard today and a Probiotic to see if these might help. I wish I could say I've lost weight but haven't.... just maintained! It's hard to know what to try first.
Thank you!