I have just had a scope procedure done and am frustrated as [...]

Posted by ouchtummy8 @ouchtummy8, Sep 12, 2014

I have just had a scope procedure done and am frustrated as it came back normal and yet I am not normal. For over a year I’ve had horrible indigestion, excessive painful gas, constant stomach and chest pain, often nausea and chills if I overeat. I have not had a gastric bypass but I feel like I have. I tried Nexium daily for months and it did very little to nothing. Zantac, Omeprazole, Tums, complete change in diet.. none of these have helped. The pain doesn’t come and go it is all the time but worse after eating. It is also worse if I skip eating. My diet cannot get any more correct for acid issues and I don’t know what else to do. I’m also now broke after paying for this $1100 procedure that turned up zilch. I am in my early 30s, a little overweight… about 175 last I checked and 5’6. I am very active and do not sit all day at work. I do have a ton of stress, but I think I manage it pretty well. I don’t exercise but I did before all this started and I want to, just can’t work out when in pain. This is why I’ve become overweight this year. I am a non-smoker, and my only medical issues have been occasional abnormal pap smears/ovarian cyst issues and fibromyalgia. Only meds I take are birth control. Someone please help as I don’t know what else to do now. Dr. is prescribing more Nexium, but I’ve been down that road.

Hi, @ouchtummy8. I’m sorry to hear about your pain. Here’s a link to information about lifestyle and home remedies for indigestion that may be helpful http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/indigestion/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20034440. Does anyone else have advice?

I had your symptoms and it was caused by H Pylori bacteria in the gut – have you been checked for that? Also I quit eating after 5pm at night and the acid reflex went away. All gas and bloating when away when I quit eating sugar and all grains – and added veggie juice (not fruit) to my diet. Blood test for H Pylori should be done if you haven’t done it yet. Good luck.

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