I have chronic stomach issues-- when I eat, I get nausea, extreme gas, my stomach makes noises like a sewage drain gurlging, my belly swells like a pregnancy. This does not relate to what I eat, though since this started two years ago, I have developed lactose intolerance. Bowel movements are totally regular, 2x in the AM, though sometimes undigested roughage is visible.
The only thing that helps with the nausea and allows me to eat ( though it doesnt always stop the gas) is Ativan or Klonopin.
Despite this mystery, I'm wondering if anyone on here has tested positive for giardia who has not had diarrhea..I hear it is hard to catch giardia with the stool tests, but my landlady just told me she had it from her dogs and I'm wondering if that could be what's causing this even though my Dr. said no since I don't have the diarrhea. My husband has the gas, noises, bloat and gurgling, but not the nausea.My landlady had the bloat, nausea, gas but no poo problems. She had all the gastro tests which were negative and had to do a stool test 3x before the giardia showed-- she only finally suspected that because the vet said her dogs had it ( THEY had diarrhea!)
Anyone know a good lab in Los Angeles to test for parasites? Even if my doc doesnt think I have it, I want the test because docs in my experience don't know everything. This is infringing on my lifestyle as the stomach noises are so horrible I don't want to be in public, and the bloating/gas are embarassing so I dont like to eat with people. I don't feel bad at all --WHEN I DON'T EAT!!!