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Excessive Burping Throughout The Day?


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#1 constance

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 07:50 AM

Hi Everybody, Hope you are all having the best day possible and your feeling all the wonderful support that this group offers. I know I sure am, now that I have found this forum. You are all so informative and supportive. I am going through diagnosis, as I have mentioned before. Last year I was diagnosed with Hashimotos. Now I am fighting my way through all the stalling and waiting and asking for more tests. I can't believe how assertive we have to be on our own behalf. That isn't always easy when one feels ill or scared. Anyway, I see my general doctor again Monday to ask her, what next. I want a referral to a rheumatologist and a cardiologist. I have Shortness of Breath that has progressed and a blood pressure of 206/60 after the 9 minute treadmill test. I did get good news from the pulmonologist this week that he sees no sing of heart or lung involvement after looking at my chest xray and echo results!! He did not feel a need to do a CT scan though I wished he would have. I fianlly let myself relax and believe hm. :-) Anyway, sorry; long story. I also have a problem with belching throughout the day. Some days I hardly notice and some days like yesterday (I decided to write down how many times I belched) I belched more than 50 times... I am wondering if I have Myositis with a weakening of my diaphram and whatever??.. Oh man. Sorry guys. There aren't many people I am talking to about all this as when I do I sometimes think they think I'm just crazy about so many different symptoms when I look normal (except for my right hand which has enlarged fingers and deformed knuckles and is tight..... I appreciate any comments or information you might have that could help me with the direction I push for now. I just want to know what I have and get on with working at helping it... Thank you all so much. Let's make the best of our moments and love everything that IS right with us.... Love, Connie

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:28 AM

Hey Connie,
That BP is soooo high!

When I was getting diagnosed my pulmonologist and I were looking at my chest x-ray. She said to me - if I were a regular doctor looking at this chest x-ray I'd think nothing was wrong, but because I'm a specialist I know what to look for - She also had me do a pft and ct scan. I guess I share this story because if you have shortness of breath your lung issues may not be showing up on the x-ray. You may want to fight for that ct scan.

I used to burp tons and tons. I'd out burp my husband. Zantac has since taken that away. You may want to ask about a GI med or see a GI doctor.

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#3 janey

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:29 PM

Connie,
I have polymyositis and I've never had the burping problem that you have. I do get burpy now and then when my heartburn acts up. So as Peanut suggested, you might try an OTC anti-acid and see if it helps any. Please mention it to your doctor on Monday as well. It might be good to get an endoscopy and take a look at your esophagus.

Glad to hear the pulmonologist says no lung or heart problem! :D You might ask again about the CT if for no other reason than to get a baseline. That's one of the reasons for all the initial testing - to get baselines so you can catch problems before they get too bad. A CT tells a lot more than an x-ray. You still need to find out what's causing that crazy blood pressure. That's just not right.

Let us know how is goes on Monday.

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#4 Vee

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 04:47 AM

Hi Connie,

I totally agree with Peanut. I think you need that ct scan, like Janey said, if for nothing else, a baseline. And it does take a specialist to read the xrays, to know what to look for.

Yes, we do have to be assertive with our doctors. Sometimes they just don't get it. Don't be shy with them, It's your life not thiers and you hired them, not the other way around. Second opions are great, too.

Keep pushin'
Happy people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have!

Warm and Happy to you! Vee

#5 aniwallar

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:43 AM

Hi Connie:

I agree with everybody else. The CTscan is very important because it works as a baseline. Ask for it and if your doctor says no, ask again. That was one of the first test my doctor sent. For me it was good because the doctor was able to find other things not associated with my Ss (we think), that were kind of wrong.
Don't be shy, we have to be very pro active when it comes to our health.

Warm wishes,
Ani