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#1 Lillskuzi


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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:02 AM

Hi all

I have been having some weird stomach pains and wondered if anyone else has had this sort of thing?

Firstly, I would just get a really tight gripping feeling at the top of my stomach, which would feel like someone was holding or twisting it, or tightening a belt. That lasted a few days. Another time, it felt like a lead weight had been dropped in it.

Now it just generally hurts when I eat, even smallish amounts. Sometimes, if I have eaten a lot (and I eat 75% vegetables, I reckon, so quite bulky, but not fatty or rich or spicy or anything) and then have a drink after my meal, I will just be sick and bring up all the fluid and some undigested food. Sometimes that can happen as much as 3-4 hours after eating. So I stopped eating so much veg, and stopped drinking after meals, and now I get a bit of undigested food sometimes, and stomach ache still, but not so much being sick.

Has anyone else had that sort of thing? (sorry for the gory details :blink: ...)

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:17 AM

Lillskuzi, I don't know if you take anything for reflux or not. If you don't maybe you should talk this over with your doctor. Your problems sound so much like how my gut or insides feel like while eating and afterwards. I have gastritis and deal with those issues daily. Yoy need to be taking something to keep your stomach contents from backing up into your esophagus. You don't need to get Barrett's esophagus or other esophageal issues because of overflow or vomiting. My food can still be in my stomach 8 hours after eating. I have very slow motility. You may be dealing with some of those same issues. Definately talk about these issues with your doctor.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:26 AM

Hi Lillskuzi, I also have a probelm with regurgitation. Like Sheryl I have slowly emptying stomach. My gastro prescribed Metoclopramide, which speed up stmach emptying, to take when things are bad, although can be relatively Ok for weeks at a time, so don't take it then.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:00 AM

Hi Sheryl and Lizzie

Thanks for your replies. Yes, I do take Nexium for acid reflux and find it works well. Perhaps I should take a higher dose though; I think I will have to talk to my doctor about that one first. It's a bit scary the way it's come on quite quickly :mellow: