4 years of Abdominal Distention and Pain

Posted by Emily.B @emilyb, May 22, 2012

I’ve been suffering with abdominal distention and pain now for almost 5 years. It’s gotten to the point where I look about 6-7 months pregnant by the end of the day and can barely stand due to the pressure. The pain has subsided a bit due to the Cymbalta I have been prescribed but it still comes at times and is unbearable. The pain is all below my belly button and usual is so bad that I cannot stand up. I’ve been to countless doctors and have had every test done. Celiac, Crohns, Parasite, Hydrogen Breath Test, Colonoscpy, MRI..etc. The only thing I have been told is that it is my diaphragm distending and that I simply have to “deal with it”. I can’t focus on school or anything. Has anyone else experienced this??

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have you been tested for h pylori. I have just tested positive but have not gotten my meds yet. I am so tired of hurting but mine is not as bad as yours. I”ll put you in my prayers.


I have been and it was negative 🙁 I did test positive for C DIFF about 2 years ago and went through the treatment but it didn’t relieve me of any of my symptoms. Thank you so much though. I hope your meds help!


My husband had this for years. He was told to eat 5 small meals everyday instead of 3 larger meals. …..
It totally alleviated this condition!

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