Constant Stomach Indigestion
I have been experiencing stomach issues for a couple of years now. They kind of started out slow but have gotten worse a little over year ago. My symptoms include indigestion after eating or drink just about anything. I have moderate to severe bloating and gas that slowly is released from the top
and bottom after every meal or snack. Portion size does seem to make it worse but even small portions produce discomfort. I've also noticed high fat or starchy foods seem to be worse. For example peperoni pizza is really bad. It seems as though my digestive system has severly slowed down and my body does not produce enough enzymes in the stomach to break down food. I also have pretty severe constipation. I've been to several doctors and had an upper gi and a colonoscopy. Both came back with no issues and appear healthy. Recently a gastro doc has told me I may have IBS. I was told to over the counter laxatives and stool softener which have helped but not much. They seem to be treating the symptoms not the cause which I believe is in my stomach. I have an appointment in 2 weeks. I'm hoping they can do some kind of test on my intestines to see if there is maybe an infection. Anybody experience any thing similar?