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Worried and Confused...

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  • Posted By: KW1991
  • June 19, 2011
  • 06:47 AM

Since February, I have been experiencing an abnormal amount of abdominal pain and having just terrible... well, gas and stomach issues. I lived in Texas for nineteen years, and moved to Maine in February of 2011. Prior to my move, I rarely had any stomach pains (with the exception of menstrual cramps), and rarely had gas-issues unless I got a hold of some really good chili.

But anyway, as soon as I moved, I began experiencing weird symptoms such as fatigue, gas, bloating, and just stomach pains in general.

As for my diet, my mother was a terrible cook (which is whom I lived with for 19 years), and I was often left with making a peanut butter sandwich or a microwave pizza for lunch/dinner. I've also been on a Pepsi-drinking spree since I was nine years old. I can drink five to eight a day by myself. Which I know is a terrible, and I've been getting better.... I also have a texture/consistency issue, so I can't eat anything that is soft (Fruits and Veggie's, mainly. They make me sick.). So I have had nothing but a fatty-ish foods for a lonnnnnngggg time.... but I never felt the symptoms that I currently have. Which is rather odd.

When I moved to Maine in February, I changed my diet and started eating heather. I have lowered my Pepsi consumption down to two cans a day, I started eating some vegetables, and occasionally drinking v8. However, as soon as I started eating better and loosing weight, I started feeling sick all the time. I felt gassy, I had terrible stomach cramps and pains that it would make cry. I've never been in so much pain before.

I've tried GasX, and have purchased Beano. Beano helps, if only momentarily. GasX helps a little, but the stomach pains are still there. My boyfriend suggests that it's a vitamin deficiency but I'm not sure.

I haven't mentioned it to my doctor yet, as I have read online from other people who have similar symptoms, that they simply "Eat too fast" or "injesting too much air when they eat." But, still no positive results.

Being twenty years old, and living with your boyfriend, and having gas-issues is extremely embarrassing. Especially when I feel like I can't stand up or bend down to get something without letting one go. I want to find out what's wrong, but I don't know who to turn to, where to go, or what the french toast is actually wrong with me. : /

I'd appreciate any and all responses that are given...
Thank you.

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