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#21 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

Hi Sloan,

Please keep in mind that I am not a doctor; I have no medical training at all. It's my understanding that stomach problems are very common in the general, healthy population, and I am not aware of psoriasis causing stomach/heartburn/burping problems. However, some g.i. problems could be caused by medications you are taking to treat psoriasis (or other things), so be sure to review all your medication side effects.

We welcome people with all sorts of autoimmune diseases, including psoriasis, but because we are largely geared towards scleroderma, people may wrongly assume you also have scleroderma. So please, just ignore us when we make that assumption, okay? We'll try to remember, but, well, most of us have trouble remembering what we had for breakfast this morning.

It's my understanding that people with continual burping issues will want to have a physical to rule out any nefarious underlying cause of it. Sometimes we can get in the habit of swallowing air when we are eating, drinking or talking, and burping is simply the release of that air.

Please be absolutely certain that your doctor knows about all the herbs or over-the-counter meds you are also taking. Sometimes they can conflict with prescriptions or even worsen the condition. Also remember that most people need to make lifestyle adjustments in addition to the meds, such as avoiding problem foods, elevating the head of the bed, etc.

Your regular primary care doctor should be able to handle all these issues, as well as give you advice if they feel you need to see any other specialists. Take care!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:14 PM

Hello!

I found this forum on a google search and thought I'd explain my problem and see if anyone has any input. I took an over-the-counter thyroid medication that I bought back in April of this year. I feel like a fool for taking it now! I thought I "might" have a thyroid problem....little did I know...now, unfortunately, I have a much bigger problem. I took this capsules for 2 days at the most...and then a "funny" thing happened. I began burping. I immediately got off the pills. I only took them for 2 days. But the burping never stopped. Unbelievably, I have not stopped burping ever since. The burps are deep and "gutteral" sounding, pretty unnatural in the way they sound and feel. It takes a lot out of me to burp like this all day long without relief. Sometimes I've gone maybe an hour with no burps but other times it is constant and takes all I've got to deal with them and takes my concentration away from other things. The only time I do not burp is when I'm laying in bed, in a horizontal position. Also, there is no acid reflux going on. It seems like the burping is coming more from my throat than my stomach.

SO, I am wondering if anyone has any ideas, theories, etc...at this point I'm pretty much open to anything! I did go to the doctor once and he recommended Omeprazole, which I have been taking consistently for about 2 months but I don't think it's really working anymore, though I think my burps might have been reduced a bit for awhile. I am hoping to get some assistance from a local hospital so I can go to the doctor again and get some tests done. Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to afford it. Thanks for this forum and I look forward to hearing from anyone who might have some suggestions!! :)

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:50 PM

Hello Melissa

Welcome to the forums!

You don't say whether you have scleroderma or diagnosis of any illness so I'll address the burping aspect of your post. Firstly, I am not medically trained I am a layperson with scleroderma so consider what I say in light of that. I went a'googling the symptom of chronic burping and found that it can be caused by fatty liver, removal of gall bladder, gastritis and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder) to name but a few.

Obviously I have no idea what is causing your constant burping but clearly something is so you need to see a doctor and have some blood tests taken to establish whether the cause is benign or serious and what can be done to lessen the symptom or, hopefully, eliminate it entirely!

Please let us know how you get on and keep posting.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:07 PM

Thank you so much Amanda, I appreciate your looking into things and I will do some reseach of my own based on what you said. Yes, ultimately, I just need to get to a doctor!..and I hope to be able to soon. ...I have not been diagnosed with anything else.
Take care!
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:10 PM

Hi Melissa,

Welcome to these forums!

Although thankfully you're not suffering with Scleroderma, chronic burping is unpleasant enough!

Like Amanda, I have no actual medical training (apart from an out of date first aid certificate!) so I would also recommend that if it persists you consult your doctor.

It's my understanding that people with continual burping issues will want to have a physical to rule out any nefarious underlying cause of it. Sometimes we can get in the habit of swallowing air when we are eating, drinking or talking, and burping is simply the release of that air.

Please be absolutely certain that your doctor knows about all the herbs or over-the-counter meds you are also taking. Sometimes they can conflict with prescriptions or even worsen the condition. Also remember that most people need to make lifestyle adjustments in addition to the meds, such as avoiding problem foods, elevating the head of the bed, etc.


Shelley's quite right; I would certainly mention about taking that particular thyroid pill if/when you see your doctor.

Do keep posting and let us know how you get on.

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