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odd stomach bloating - any ideas?

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sweetheart Thu 09-May-13 10:45:19

I've been experiencing odd stomach bloating since Friday and I've no idea what's causing it but I have a big event this weekend and I really need to be on top form for it so I'm looking for any ideas of what can help here.

Bit of background.....
I've been ill with a cold for over a week - different symptoms each day, constant headache, sore throat, tooth ache etc etc.
On Friday I was running late for something so at lunchtime I stuffed a sandwich down my neck - was exhausted, finding it hard to breath whilst eating and afterwards I got all bloated out. Saturday it was so bad I took some Senakot tablets to try and flush my system out.

My cold has cleared up and I am feeling nearly back to 100% but now every time I eat something my belly bloats out so I look pregnant. I've tried switching foods and nothing seems to work. It's not PMT as I have the injection so I'm a no period zone.

Any ideas what it could be and how I can stop it?

I had been doing the 5/2 fasting diet for the last 4 weeks but I haven't had a fast day for a week now because I need to eat more for the big event this weekend - do you think that could be causing it?

Any thoughts would be really helpful!

digerd Thu 09-May-13 10:54:17

Looking pregnant is the main symptom of Ovarian Cancer, but it does not happen only after eating, it is permanently swollen.

Seems like a digestive problem to me. I would see GP if it continues.

sweetheart Thu 09-May-13 11:11:51

digerd it's not permanently swollen - only at certain times - usally after eating.

digerd Thu 09-May-13 11:49:58

If it has started only in the last week when you are not doing the diet, it could be that.

Sorry but I don't believe fasting is healthy. I certainly could not do it without feeling faint/fainting and having other horrible side effects.

But that is me. Definitely see GP. Good luck.

HadALittleFaithBaby Fri 10-May-13 16:48:23

Have you considered taking a probiotic? I find they really help my digestive system.

Nellymay Sat 11-May-13 12:32:44

it could be candida - and/or a food intolerance - keep a diary to try and highlight any triggers
candida creeps in when you are run down - google candida and see if any of your symptoms match

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