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belching, abdominal pain, fatigue, coughing, etc.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 31, 2007
  • 09:33 AM

My mom has had health problems for years now, and she hasn't had any luck finding answers. She had a lot of abdominal pain up until a few years ago, but then she had her extremely infected gall bladder removed and felt great . . . for about a month. Then her abdominal pain and discomfort returned. Often she doesn't feel like eating anything, or she feels like eating starchy foods like breads. Also, she has a chronic cough that she's had for years. She is very fatigued, she thrashes in her sleep, and she has these amazing unearthly belches from deep down inside of her. A doctor told her she swallows too much air, but they are so loud and long that they wake my dad up at night. I don't think it's from swallowing air! She was diagnosed once with Barrett's (sp?) syndrome, but then she was tested again and told she didn't have that after all. She gains weight easily and doesn't lose it, even when she is ultra-strict on her diet. She is currently going through another panel of tests.

I'm sure all these symptoms point to several different health issues, but if anyone has any insights, I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks.

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  • I had ALL of your mother's symptoms and then some. Find NAET or Bioset therapy and take her. It is the only thing that is going to help. Make it a priority. Don't waste time. Take care....mommy cat
    mommy cat 1,654 Replies
    • November 3, 2007
    • 04:51 AM
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  • Have you looked into celiac disease? It may be worth trying a gluten-free diet to see if there is an improvement.
    lsoroosh 51 Replies
    • November 3, 2007
    • 07:54 AM
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  • Re belching...but some persons gulp air excessively because of chronic anxiety, rapid eating, drinking carbonated beverages, gum chewing, sucking on hard candy, smoking cigarettes, postnasal drip, poorly fitting dentures, or esophageal speech. Because eructation (belching) that follows aerophagia (swallowing air) may provide temporary relief to the patient, a vicious cycle of aerophagia and eructation may ensue.2 Does your mom wear dentures?
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • November 3, 2007
    • 09:49 AM
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  • Thanks for the replies. As for the celiac disease, my husband has that, and we have thought that it might be good for my mom to be tested. She seems to feel a little better when she cuts out the breads and related items. My mom doesn't wear dentures, but she does sometimes worry and drink carbonated beverages. The weird thing is that she belches both when she's awake and when she's asleep-- obviously it's not conscious, but I suppose she could be swallowing air in her sleep, too.Does anyone know why she might be thrashing in her sleep, or why she felt better immediately following her surgery but then regressed into feeling poorly again? Thanks a lot!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 4, 2007
    • 05:36 AM
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