Aibu to ask you to help me figure out why I'm so effing bloated?
DextersMistress · 02/08/2015 18:03
It's been going on for about 9 or 10 months now, every time I eat my stomach goes massive. I'm not exaggerating, I look 7 months pregnant. I saw the GP back in December who said I was constipated but surely that wouldn't still be the case? Blood test for celiac came back negative.
Please help me figure it out, can post a pic if it'll help.
shushpenfold · 02/08/2015 18:06
Keep a food diary, noting when you're eating gluten/wheat, dairy etc. A Nutritional therapist whom I knew said that you often experience symptoms on the meal after the meal containing the thing which sets you off - in my case gluten and although not coeliac, most definitely intolerant. I can cope with it in an evening meal only and if i have days in a row when I go off the rails, it deteriorates fast,moving from bloating to diarrhoea. Good luck.
QueenOfNothing · 02/08/2015 18:08
You can still be sensitive to gluten even if a celiac test came back negative.
I'd certainly eliminate gluten for a few months to see if it helps. (Gluten peptides can stay in your body for around 6 months)
I'd also probably eliminate dairy to see if that was the problem.
Sallystyle · 02/08/2015 18:23
I spend most of my life being bloated.
Sometimes I look 9 months pregnant.
All I know is that it is much better if I eat like a hamster.
It's horrible and I fart all the time but after years and years of it I have not been able to notice a pattern. My mum is the exact same way as me as well.
SaucyJack · 02/08/2015 18:25
The implant is as good an explanation as any. My get up and go turned into a sit down and eat Pringles within a couple of days of having it fitted :-/ I also look about 6 months gone.
Are you eating more since having it fitted, or is it all just bloating from your usual diet?
SniffsAndSneezes · 02/08/2015 18:34
Same thing happens to me OP! I'm usually a size 8 but I get so enormous I've been offered seats on the tube I tried cutting out gluten but it made no difference (although if PP is correct about the 6 month thing it may not have been for long enough). I've been tested
For coeliac and thyroid function, been told it may be a touch of IBS and taken mebeverine but again no difference. So if you do ever find out what it is let me know!
mrwalkensir · 02/08/2015 18:49
Look up FODMAPS en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FODMAP . I've only just discovered this. Have had years of pain/bloating especially with fruit, cheap bread (Cranks brown wholemeal much better), milk - waist measurement pretty much doubles in size. Since going low-FODMApP, my whole gut has been happier
mrwalkensir · 02/08/2015 18:59
Good idea londonrach. Re the cramp thing - ate half a small pack of minstrels at work the other day. Despite having taken lactase pills, was in so much pain half an hour later that had to go home. And when I was probably in overload, a pizza session literally made me feel like my innards were scoured out. Symapthies extended to all ...
ghostyslovesheep · 02/08/2015 19:02
see I have IBS and suffer horrible bloating but it was coupled with feeling full, pain and sometimes not being able to sit down
blood tests etc did indicate possible serious issues - in the end it was more adhesions and endo - plus IBS
do follow it up with somebody medically trained to give advice x
QueenOfNothing · 02/08/2015 19:06
This Site says gluten takes at least 3 - 4 months to leave the system.
I'm certainly not suggesting go gluten free for 6 months and do nothing else. But equally going gluten free for 2 weeks isn't really long enough to find out if gluten is the problem.
It probably takes longer than 2 weeks to work out how to go gluten free! You have to read every single label........
My DD used to get a lot of bloating, and I kept trying gluten free, and thinking that wasn't the problem. But it was the gluten. She just had to go properly gluten free for a while (can't remember how long) for the bloating to go. Certainly a food diary wouldn't have shown a link.
DextersMistress · 02/08/2015 19:10
My stomach aches as its being stretched so much I think.
I have bad wind sometimes with the bloating.
poss tmi coming up
I also have piles, which used to come and go but have been constant for around a year. I bleed from my bum everyday (bright red) and get a lot of dark brown jelly like mucus.
I told the GP about this in December, she diagnosed irritated piles.
Periods are all over the place, I'm currently on for the 4th time in 6 weeks.
I'm pretty much fucked aren't I
MadauntofA · 02/08/2015 19:13
Stopping dairy made a huge difference to me - bloating, cramps, wind+++ and terrible headaches but took a few hrs after eating to start. I stopped for 2 wks and felt amazing, tried a glass of milk and had symptoms +++++ so now figured out what dairy I can and can't eat. A food diary made it obvious for me
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