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Distended Abdomen

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  • Posted By: Wesleypipes77
  • August 8, 2010
  • 09:30 PM

From the day I was born I had trouble drinking enough milk, I kept burping it up and couldn't drink much at a time because I had too much stomach acid, problem is that for some reason the doctors never caught on that I had a medical issue so I went on living with it most of my life. This left me skinny and slightly malnourished sometimes because I could only ever eat a small amount at a time. But even though I was skinny even in high school I weighed like 140 pds. yet my stomach still stuck out like a pot belly and sometimes my system would go so acidic ( I believe that is the right term) that I could feel it.
I was finally diagnosed with G.E.R.D. in my 20's ( I'm 32 now)and have been on different medications on and off since (Losec, Rabeprazole, etc..) I thought that once I was on the medication that my stomach distention would diminish but it hasn't. I don't overeat, I try to exercise regularly, I very rarely ever drink and yet I still look like I have a beer gut. I am very self conscious about it I don't even like to go to the beach because my body does not reflect the actual shape that I am in. I talked to my doctor about it and he didn't even look at it ( I think he just dismissed me as fat) He said "oh well some people have a relaxed stomach muscle" this is not true I work my core most to try to fight this issue but to no avail. He also said " I don't see any reason in medical science where there is a relation". Now I'm no doctor but I know that's not true yet he actually said that to me and I couldn't believe it, So it's not hard to see why I am looking for a second opinion from someone who knows better. Please help me I just want the a regular flat stomach like I have worked for my whole life yet never had.

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