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Non-ulcer Dyspepsia, pressure on diaphram to breathe, stomach bloat

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Non-ulcer Dyspepsia, pressure on diaphram to breathe, stomach bloat

Has anyone dealt with dyspepsia where the stomach experiences severe bloating, to the point where it becomes uncomfortable to breathe due to pressure on upper chest/diaphragm??
Experiencing it and its affecting my work.

Wait times are quite long to see a GI specialist or to get an upper endoscopy, so just wondering if anyone has dealt with this health issue recently ? If you can share advice and tips and what helped……thanks.
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What have you tried so far?

Most important thing is to avoid triggers that are known to relax the opening to your stomach, causing lots of reflux. Caffeine was a huge one for me, personally. Also spicy foods, fatty foods, chocolate, citrus, mint, etc. This was the biggest thing that helped me. I can still have a coffee every once in a while, but if I go daily with caffeine, my dyspepsia comes back within 1-2 weeks.

Other things to try - starting a PPI and using it consistently for 4-6 weeks is often recommended. I didn't have super great success with it, but a lot of people do. Might as well try - unless you are older or have some concerning features, most likely you'll be told to do this anyway.

If you're a bit bigger around the tummy, losing some weight can often help too, as it will decrease your abdominal pressure, which forces acid upwards.
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Sleeping on your left also helps, and not eating 3-4 hours of sleeping.
When I'm fat I have acid issues, when lean, not so much.

The foods mentioned above can screw me up. I avoid them. Never drank coffee, I use cooled/cold/room-temp green tea - I figure if I damage cells to induce more replication, my cancer risk goes up. If I need a legal non-dealer derived stim hit, I'll just take half a 200 mg caffeine pill.
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I just try to drink some green tea, chew fennel seeds as they help with the easing of bloating

However, when it gets too bad have to take medicine like Lansoprazole as well as itopride hcl
(Known as stomach emptiers) which help to relieve pressure and constipation etc
I do need to lose weight, cold weather/winter makes it harder. I do take a cup of tea daily but not much coffee although used to drink daily.
I also try and take psyllium fibre husk with water to help relieve the constipation as that also happens when it gets bad.

Have any of you had upper endoscopy with the GI specialist doctors? I’m still waiting on appointment, seems a long wait….
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Suffered years of difficulty swallowing, esophageal spasm, acid reflux, uncomfortable bloating and low appetite.

My doctor started with an H Pylori test (negative) and instructed me to be conscious of my dietary habits. Symptoms persisted so he put me on a low dose PPI, further reinforced the importance of good dietary habits and referred me for a gastroscopy. Things got much better, I've been off the PPI for a year and just had the gastroscopy yesterday which looked good. Awaiting results of the biopsies they took.

Long story short, I'll be sticking to my "restrictive" eating habits.
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apnayloags wrote: I just try to drink some green tea, chew fennel seeds as they help with the easing of bloating

However, when it gets too bad have to take medicine like Lansoprazole as well as itopride hcl
(Known as stomach emptiers) which help to relieve pressure and constipation etc
I do need to lose weight, cold weather/winter makes it harder. I do take a cup of tea daily but not much coffee although used to drink daily.
I also try and take psyllium fibre husk with water to help relieve the constipation as that also happens when it gets bad.

Have any of you had upper endoscopy with the GI specialist doctors? I’m still waiting on appointment, seems a long wait….
Just had a colonoscopy. They do endoscopies in the same place. No one wants tubes shoved into their GI tract, so I'd imagine people who get them really need them (in fact, I'd guess a lot of people who need them don't even get them.)

I lost 50 pounds in a year without doing any cardio, just lazy weights. Just fasted drinking green tea and taking straight salt. Probably can't do that if you have a job...It's a calorie equation, it's easier for me not to eat that 70 calorie Timbit than walking 30 minutes to burn it off. I'm sure I got that number wrong, but you get the point.

I did lose 20 pounds last month - but I was doing green-tea-fueled starvation death marches between Sheppard and Steeles (15k+ steps). I probably wouldn't do that in Scarbs without a personal defense weapon though.
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Macfuzza wrote: Suffered years of difficulty swallowing, esophageal spasm, acid reflux, uncomfortable bloating and low appetite.

My doctor started with an H Pylori test (negative) and instructed me to be conscious of my dietary habits. Symptoms persisted so he put me on a low dose PPI, further reinforced the importance of good dietary habits and referred me for a gastroscopy. Things got much better, I've been off the PPI for a year and just had the gastroscopy yesterday which looked good. Awaiting results of the biopsies they took.

Long story short, I'll be sticking to my "restrictive" eating habits.
hi,

my tests negative too (bacteria and urea breath tests).
can you explain which diet/foods you avoided and which you took?
Did u use any laxatives?
I have been given Lansoprazole 30mg and Domperidone 10mg
Also suggested to take some RestoraLAX on alternate days but in moderate quantity, not full.
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ADenariusSaved wrote: Just had a colonoscopy. They do endoscopies in the same place. No one wants tubes shoved into their GI tract, so I'd imagine people who get them really need them (in fact, I'd guess a lot of people who need them don't even get them.)

I lost 50 pounds in a year without doing any cardio, just lazy weights. Just fasted drinking green tea and taking straight salt. Probably can't do that if you have a job...It's a calorie equation, it's easier for me not to eat that 70 calorie Timbit than walking 30 minutes to burn it off. I'm sure I got that number wrong, but you get the point.

I did lose 20 pounds last month - but I was doing green-tea-fueled starvation death marches between Sheppard and Steeles (15k+ steps). I probably wouldn't do that in Scarbs without a personal defense weapon though.
i do need to lose many pounds.....maybe that is a problem causer too.
But i am also diabetic type 2 so maybe the medications been messing with the nerves in stomachs?
Anyway hopefully situation improves as it can affect work which i cant afford to lose working.
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apnayloags wrote: i do need to lose many pounds.....maybe that is a problem causer too.
But i am also diabetic type 2 so maybe the medications been messing with the nerves in stomachs?
Anyway hopefully situation improves as it can affect work which i cant afford to lose working.
One of my buddies fought with lifelong obesity, still does. But he was praising this 'Ozempic' drug.
Check out (real MD) Dr. Jason Fung on YouTube, he's a nephrologist / diabetes specialist that works out of the Scarborough area hospitals? He uses fasting to treat his type 2 diabetic patients, presumably go to him from blown kidneys.
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apnayloags wrote: i do need to lose many pounds.....maybe that is a problem causer too.
But i am also diabetic type 2 so maybe the medications been messing with the nerves in stomachs?
Anyway hopefully situation improves as it can affect work which i cant afford to lose working.
Do you take metformin? Common GI side effect is reflux.

If you need to lose weight, you can talk to your doctor about using a GLP-1 agonist.
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Phonophoresis wrote: Do you take metformin? Common GI side effect is reflux.

If you need to lose weight, you can talk to your doctor about using a GLP-1 agonist.
So that's what Ozempic is...Are you a physician?
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apnayloags wrote: hi,

my tests negative too (bacteria and urea breath tests).
can you explain which diet/foods you avoided and which you took?
Did u use any laxatives?
I have been given Lansoprazole 30mg and Domperidone 10mg
Also suggested to take some RestoraLAX on alternate days but in moderate quantity, not full.
I'm roughly following a recommended diet for someone with "GERD", emphasis on roughly. It's a bit of trial and error and you'll find conflicting info on a lot of foods.

Breakfast I dropped bread for oatmeal and coffee for non-caffeinated tea. Lunch was always a sandwich or leftover dinner. Now it's a smoothie (water, oat milk, banana, berries, whey isolate, hemp hearts) and raw veggies with hummus, usually a piece of fruit or an oat bar for a snack around 3pm. Dinner is some poultry or fish with rice/rice noodles and veggies. Sounds boring but there's a ton of variations of that from sushi to taco rice bowls to pad thai etc.

I do best without any breads, coffee/caffeine, alcohol or fatty/spicy foods. Also, not eating 2 hours before bed/laying down and sleeping with a thicker pillow. Never needed laxatives, that end has been remarkably normal. For myself it took months to get used to and begin seeing/feeling the benefit. I lost 16kg of excess weight a long the way which helps too.
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Thanks for your replies, now i hav to try and make dietary changes
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apnayloags wrote: Thanks for your replies, now i hav to try and make dietary changes
It's all diet, bodybuilders usually say abs are 90% diet, 10% training. As long as you create a calorie deficit, thermodynamics doesn't care how. Either exercise for hours, or eat nothing...I got frustrated when cutting, so I just went 0 calories to ensure I had a deficit. It actually works really nicely when you calculate it mathematically. Get your BMR through some online calculator, that's what you burn just to stay alive. But talk to a doctor first, I do not know how to handle diabetes II, because I was drop them risks whenever my a1C goes near 6. One of my buddies does 20-24 hour fasts as a type II but everyone is different. You don't want to ketoacidosis yourself (this would happen to a Type I for sure using long-fasting regimens). Dr. Fung talks about putting his patients at 72 hours, but he's supervising them. Or maybe he says he supervises when they go beyond 72 hours...Worth looking up/clarifying. I got cut with no cardio...in fact, I never do cardio, too much work, you gotta like...sweat and stuff, it's gross. I just do weights because it's easy, an I take care of fat through diet only. Walking is the only cardio I'd consider doing but it takes a ****ton of time. The good thing is, whatever you do, you'll get really rapid progress at the start. Bodybuilders can be idiots that go against medical advice, but they get results! So I use their bro-science, screw medical science, I'll believe the MDs when they're ripped and jacked. But seriously, use an MD, you don't want to F around with diabetes, ketoacidosis kills...Otherwise you can be a normal person and create a 500 calorie deficit per day on your BMR value, should lose a pound of fat in a week...at least

Pound of fat is 3500 cals, it is a cube of side-length < 8 cm?
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