two months ago I started getting severe abdominal distention with no change in diet. I have had stomach problems in the past, but those have been resolved for a year now by reducing coffee and eating better.
I'm not overweight, I eat healthy, I exercise... nothing has changed.
I went to my doctor a month ago and he suggested IBS, which I don't have any of the symptoms for asides from the bloating and distention. All of the 'trigger' foods are foods that have been a part of my diet forever. He told me to keep a food diary and come back in a month.
It went away for about a week and a half, long enough for me to see that without the distention most of my ribs are now visible, which I can only imagine is because I have barely been eating trying to control it. The past week it's come back and it's intolerable. It's hot outside and I can't go around in three layers trying to disguise the fact that I look pregnant. And I'm not pregnant, I took a pregnancy test and everything.
I think that there is something seriously wrong.. I don't believe I have IBS. My gums have been bleeding when I floss and brush my teeth, which makes me scared I'm becoming malnourished..
It's completely intolerable and my next step is to stop eating completely, which would kill me.. and I don't want to die, I just want the distention to go away.