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Gas bubbles in esophagus or what?!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 8, 2007
  • 06:04 AM

I am having increasing frequency of episodes that are driving me nuts. When an episode hits, it will almost always hit within 4 to 6 bites of food. Beef in any form is a frequent trigger. However, other things that will or have triggered it include: corn, baked potatoes, plain rice, baked chicken, slice of garlic bread, tomatoes, fried foods. This is not something that is coming up after a meal. This is when barely starting to eat.

I will have esophageal pain and gas in a bubble. I know it is a bubble as I have managed to throw up several of them and they do not break as soon as they hit another surface. They look like beached jellyfish and have a relatively thick surface for a bubble. Throwing up may or may not relieve the bubble or whatever the heck it is. Swallowing anything to get rid of the gas or whatever is NOT an option. Liquid will not go down. These stupid things are painful and embarrassing. Sometimes it feels like it pops and that's it. No gas comes up, no belching, no nothing. Other times, it will take two to three hours to get rid of whatever it is. In the meantime, no liquid will pass.

I have had several runs with failed biopsies. I have familial polyposis. I have had gallbladder surgery. Interestingly enough, getting rid of the gallbladder eliminated the attacks for nearly a year. They are increasing to about 1 a week. I even went to the ER during one major attack that hit while trying to eat at a restaurant, and the drs. did an EGD. No abnormalities were noted.

I do not have GERD. No ulcers, no weird things going on in the esophagus. The bubbles are mostly annoying except when they move and block off the epiglottis and cause lack of breathing ability.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? Personally, I'd just like to know how to get rid of the blankety-blank things when they show up. I will have to have another EGD done soon as a routine thing since I am at a very high risk of cancer and/or other nasty things in the duodenum. In the meantime, these things are driving me absolutely batty.

BTW, I don't do spicy foods. No tobacco, no coffee, no alcohol. My one vice is diet coke; half the time I drink caffeine-free. I have all the hallmark fun things associated with not having a large intestine. Radical hysterectomy. Partial thyroidectomy due to folicular adenocarcinoma.

Someone is going to be nice enough, I know, to suggest seeing my doctor. I'm planning to do that and also schedule an appointment with my gastro. In the meantime, what are these things and how do I get rid of them???

Thanks!

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  • Thank-you for your input. I am sure we are experencing the same episodes. Do you get the mucous? Did you ever find out what they are and what you can do to prevent them? Thanks again---it is a "little reasuring" knowing that there is someone else experencing the same thing!!!
    chattycathy23 1 Replies
    • February 8, 2007
    • 02:06 PM
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  • Thanks for your input -- I thought I was the only one! Most of the time I do get the mucous stuff. It's like a super thick goo. I don't always get it, though. But when I do, it reminds me of the stuff I see when someone tries to catch a hagfish -- sticky slimy thick translucent goo.And most of the time when I do throw up and the bubble comes up, I will end up with vomit coming through the nose. Definitely not fun.I don't know what the things are. Hopefully the gastro dr. will have a clue. I'd just be thrilled to figure out how to get rid of them pronto when they show up. I've tried those strips that dissolve instantly which are made for gas. Sometimes they help, mostly they don't do anything.It's embarrassing as heck though to have one of these episodes hit when you go out for dinner. If you find an answer before I do, please post. If and when I find out anything, I'll let you know!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 03:34 PM
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  • Thank-you for your input. I am sure we are experencing the same episodes. Do you get the mucous? Did you ever find out what they are and what you can do to prevent them? Thanks again---it is a "little reasuring" knowing that there is someone else experencing the same thing!!! ok i never "throw up" the gas bubble but it does happen to me..... i am very sick right now..the past 5 days ive been having a horible stomach ache... now i am just getting over it.......i had a major gas bubble so i looked up what to do and this is what i foud ....... lay on your stomachwith your knees tucked under you and your rump in the air ( how babies sometimes sleep) it will shift the weight in your body and let gas pass ... it RLLY does work!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 31, 2008
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  • This sounds like something I have been experiencing for the past couple years...I have a hard time swallowing food, usually have to use liquid to force it down and if I'm not careful I will go into a choking/gagging and it might last a couple hours or a few mins if it "clears", or goes down. While I choke, I regergitate or spit up a thick mucous. During this episode I cannot eat or drink anything. I do suffer from heartburn and stomache pains as well.I did a barrium swallow test which gave no answers and next month I have an upper GI endoscopy, hopefully this will find something. I understand your frustration, I am often embarrased when eating around friends and in public places.Just wondering if you have found some ansers to your issues yet? Hope you are feeling better.
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  • hey guys, i have the same stuff happening to me, it mostly happens with hot dogs, and i try to eat them to quickly. I do not have any other medical problems, but if I have an episode, it sucks cause I have to go to the bathroom and force air down my throat, which forces me to throw up, and usually it gets the Bubble out, but not always. As I write this in fact, I am still feeling the effects of a bubble from 3pm and its now midnight, and I still cant swallow any food or drink. Im hungry, but I cant eat, any ideas on what to do? And does anyone know a doc that can look at all our posts and figure out what the ***l is going on?
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  • hey i have had the same problems for about 8 years but it seems to come and go..i have not seen anyone mention rather there lymph nodes in there neck on both sides of your throat swell up...mine swell up but then sometimes they are so small i cant tell they are there.......someitmes i go long periods of time where it dont bother me at all then sometimes it does it everyday
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  • I am having increasing frequency of episodes that are driving me nuts. When an episode hits, it will almost always hit within 4 to 6 bites of food. Beef in any form is a frequent trigger. However, other things that will or have triggered it include: corn, baked potatoes, plain rice, baked chicken, slice of garlic bread, tomatoes, fried foods. This is not something that is coming up after a meal. This is when barely starting to eat.Swallowing anything to get rid of the gas or whatever is NOT an option. Liquid will not go down. These stupid things are painful and embarrassing. Sometimes it feels like it pops and that's it. No gas comes up, no belching, no nothing. Other times, it will take two to three hours to get rid of whatever it is. In the meantime, no liquid will pass.Your symptoms describe a textbook case of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE), which I have, and I've been through the same thing. It normally goes undiagnosed for years because ost doctors have never heard of the disease. When you had the biopsies done, did they test for eosinophils? They are a type of white blood cells that people with this disease will accumulate in the esophagus, causing the pains. If this continues to go untreated, you may get a food impaction, where food becomes stuck in your throat and needs to be surgically removed. The most common treatment for this disease is Flovent (usually used for asthma), twice daily, except instead of inhaled, it is swallowed; with no food or drink for half an hour after.Common symptoms include:Esophageal spasms when eating meats, mostly red meat, starches such as potatoes, and breads/pastas, and grasy/fried/fatty foodsAn abundance of acid, often mistaken for GERDA "geographical tongue" where you lose spots on your tongue (called glossitis)Regurgitation/throwing up, sometimes through the noseFurrows and "rubber-band"-looking rings (strictures) in the esophagusEosinophil count > 0 in esophageal biopsies (moderate is 20-40, severe is 90+)Leg pain. This is not entirely understood, but is found in almost every case of EE.Food allergies, not always anaphylaxic, but causing itcing/irritation on the tongue, mouth or throat. A good place for information is the CURED foundation. There's also an eosinophilic disorder group on Yahoo; they have an abundance of information.If tere's anything you want to ask me about your syptoms or about Eosinophilic disorders, you can email me at wingyuy07@aim.com.
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  • I am having increasing frequency of episodes that are driving me nuts. When an episode hits, it will almost always hit within 4 to 6 bites of food. Beef in any form is a frequent trigger. However, other things that will or have triggered it include: corn, baked potatoes, plain rice, baked chicken, slice of garlic bread, tomatoes, fried foods. This is not something that is coming up after a meal. This is when barely starting to eat. I will have esophageal pain and gas in a bubble. I know it is a bubble as I have managed to throw up several of them and they do not break as soon as they hit another surface. They look like beached jellyfish and have a relatively thick surface for a bubble. Throwing up may or may not relieve the bubble or whatever the heck it is. Swallowing anything to get rid of the gas or whatever is NOT an option. Liquid will not go down. These stupid things are painful and embarrassing. Sometimes it feels like it pops and that's it. No gas comes up, no belching, no nothing. Other times, it will take two to three hours to get rid of whatever it is. In the meantime, no liquid will pass. I have had several runs with failed biopsies. I have familial polyposis. I have had gallbladder surgery. Interestingly enough, getting rid of the gallbladder eliminated the attacks for nearly a year. They are increasing to about 1 a week. I even went to the ER during one major attack that hit while trying to eat at a restaurant, and the drs. did an EGD. No abnormalities were noted. I do not have GERD. No ulcers, no weird things going on in the esophagus. The bubbles are mostly annoying except when they move and block off the epiglottis and cause lack of breathing ability. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Personally, I'd just like to know how to get rid of the blankety-blank things when they show up. I will have to have another EGD done soon as a routine thing since I am at a very high risk of cancer and/or other nasty things in the duodenum. In the meantime, these things are driving me absolutely batty. BTW, I don't do spicy foods. No tobacco, no coffee, no alcohol. My one vice is diet coke; half the time I drink caffeine-free. I have all the hallmark fun things associated with not having a large intestine. Radical hysterectomy. Partial thyroidectomy due to folicular adenocarcinoma. Someone is going to be nice enough, I know, to suggest seeing my doctor. I'm planning to do that and also schedule an appointment with my gastro. In the meantime, what are these things and how do I get rid of them??? Thanks! Wow i have never heard a person explain exactly what I have. Soemtimes I cant even eat around people because I am afraid I am going to have an episode of this. I have had it for about 3 yrs now and last night I had to make myself throw up several times to get rid of it. When I do throw up it looks like bubbles and other times it just relieves itself by going away in a couple of minutes. Have you found out what it is? I would really appreciate it if you or anyone could share any information on this with me. Here is my email philinlv@yahoo.com Thank you!!!
    rakkassan 1 Replies
    • January 2, 2010
    • 05:45 PM
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  • I have the exact situation and most described here. About 3 years ago I went to a gastro specialist and explained my problem. He said it's a possible restricted esophagus and did an endoscopy and passed a balloon through my esophagus and blew it up at the mouth of my stomach. As soon as the procedure was done my problems went away completely. Steak which almost always caused my condition to come back in a severe form would go down as if it were water and I couldn't be happier. The doctor did mention that I'd have to do this procedure another 2 or 3 times and sure enough my condition came back about 2 months ago to my dismay. At a business dinner I bit into my 3rd piece of steak and and it got stuck. When this happens my saliva volumes increases 10 folds and since I can't swallow anything I have to discreetly spit into a napkin. Eventually I have to leave , go to the bathroom and force myself to throw up to relive the pressure momentarily. Like all of you it can take 5 minutes to 5 hours to get rid of the bubble. I find carbonated drinkssometimes aid in passing the bubbles before they develope full force. I have also discovered that if I avoid acidic starchy food and dairy product like chocolate , my episodes seem to calm down. It sucks!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 7, 2010
    • 06:05 AM
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  • I have the exact situation and most described here. About 3 years ago I went to a gastro specialist and explained my problem. He said it's a possible restricted esophagus and did an endoscopy and passed a balloon through my esophagus and blew it up at the mouth of my stomach. As soon as the procedure was done my problems went away completely. Steak which almost always caused my condition to come back in a severe form would go down as if it were water and I couldn't be happier. The doctor did mention that I'd have to do this procedure another 2 or 3 times and sure enough my condition came back about 2 months ago to my dismay. At a business dinner I bit into my 3rd piece of steak and and it got stuck. When this happens my saliva volumes increases 10 folds and since I can't swallow anything I have to discreetly spit into a napkin. Eventually I have to leave , go to the bathroom and force myself to throw up to relive the pressure momentarily. Like all of you it can take 5 minutes to 5 hours to get rid of the bubble. I find carbonated drinkssometimes aid in passing the bubbles before they develope full force. I have also discovered that if I avoid acidic starchy food and dairy product like chocolate , my episodes seem to calm down. It sucks!!I have had these episodes for a couple of years, and just today had one that was so bad that I vomited up the few bites of food that I had just eaten. Not so great when you're in the mall food court! For me, it always hits after just a few bites of food, and creates a knot in my esophagus that won't go down. It's very painful, and feels like I'm in real trouble! Gas tries to get up around the food, and I'm alright if I can get the belches up around the food- but, like I said- I'm in a lot of pain. It always seems to hit me when eating french fries the most- like they make a "wad" in my esophagus. Bread sometimes, but today it was noodles. Always starchy, I think. I know gas is the problem, but I'm not usually a gassy person.....I don't belch or pass gas much at all- and not sure I'm swallowing gas. I don't chew gum or anything. I do drink a lot of Cokes (1/2 diet- 1/2 regular)...they seem to help my digestive problems (settles my stomach). Would love to know what works better. I'm allergic to potatoes, and shouldn't even eat the french fries, but sometimes I'm stupid. Bread & starchy things are often made out of potato starch now, so wonder if a food allergy like that might be at play? I was desperate tonight after what happened & googled the subject & hit on this website. Sure has made me feel better to know I'm not the only one & to gain insite into this horrible thing.
    Georgie Boy 1 Replies
    • January 20, 2010
    • 02:05 AM
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  • I started having this problem at age 42. I am now 73. It did get worse over the years but I slowly learned how to manage it somewhat. I haven't been to a doctor about it. When I start eating I go about it very slowly and chew well. Start with some softer foods. I drink a little as I eat. I can sometimes tell when it is going to hit me and when I feel that way, I excuse myself and go to the rest room. Sometimes just walking will help a bit. In the last few years I have been taking Beano with my meals. This has helped tremendously. I recommend it. I also sometimes take a GasX before going out to eat. It seems to be worse when I go out to eat or am on vacation. I think it might have something to do with tension and not relaxing the stomach and the esophagus. Hopes this helps someone.
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  • This is me. I just went to the gastrointerologist and he wasn't sure what it was since I take Protonix and have had an endoscopy about a year ago. My symptoms started about 6 weeks ago out of the blue. It truly freaked me out because I am a speech language pathologist who regularly per forms modified barium swallows, diagnosis dysphagia and treats it. I am now going to the head of gastro at major hospital for a differential diagnosis. We will see. Hopefully it goes away soon or is managed better.
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  • Well, I see some of my own problem here. I've never experienced a gelatinousness bubble coming all the way up, but I've had the knot in the esophagus, seems like just above where it enters the stomach. The first time it happened to me was about fifteen years ago while eating a roast beef sandwich at one of the well known fast food restaurants, was like a tight vise in my chest and kind of scared me (heart attack??? NO). After a couple of later episodes and suspecting it was tied to certain foods, I decided to cut out beef, bread, dairy, fatty foods and almost anything starchy. The problem did not occur again. But, that's kind of difficult in our culture to cut all that out, besides, I like a lot of that food. I began to reintroduce each of those foods one at a time. First, beef, and no problems. Then, dairy and cheese, no problem. The first time I ate bread, bang, there it was. I also learned that it didn't happen every time, and rarely with fresh bread or whole grain bread. Seems like it's always the cheaper breads, breads that are made in advance, like the typical hamburger buns sold in the fast food shops. Also, sometimes I've noticed the problem with tater tots. I've never been certain if it was the wheat in the bread or gluten in white bread, or perhaps a reaction to preservatives in processed foods (???). If the problem is going to arise, it will happen within the first few bites. I rarely drink carbonated beverages, but I've noticed that when the knot occurs, a sip of carbonated beverage will break it right up. I have noticed very tiny little belches do occur and if I do this enough times, the knot will gradually dissipate. Carbonation really speeds the relief though. Non-carbonated beverages and water actually add to the pain. If I'm going to eat a burger or piece of pizza, I will have a glass of pop nearby for relief. If we order pizza, I try to order "thin crust" as it is less likely to cause a problem than the thicker crusts that most others prefer. I'm in otherwise very good health and nothing has ever been diagnosed as being seriously wrong.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 28, 2010
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  • Wow! This is exactly what has been happening to me for the past 12 years! At first it only happened once or twice a year, now it's very common. I always thought I was swallowing too much "air" while eating, and tried to be more careful. But that didn't help. Sometimes forcing a Dicetel pill down (for my IBS) helps, but not always and even then I have to wait for it to dissolve, plus the pain from swallowing. I haven't seen a Dr b/c I've never really known how to describe the problem. It doesn't always happen with the same foods, or even the same amount of time (minutes, or hours). Also I thought it sounded ridiculous to go to see a Dr and say "I have issues with bubbles in my esophagus". I figured they would just give me the run around.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 5, 2011
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  • I've had the same problem as described in the posts above for at least 12 years. I've had two barium swallows during that time which showed nothing.During certain times of my life it's worse than others. Fortunately, I've finally been able to curtail it! Most of you are initially going to discount my answer as being too simple because I did the same when people told me to do it, thinking they didn't really understand what was happening. But where I used to get this problem once every two weeks at its best, and once a meal at its worse, I now can't remember the last time it happened...at least a few months.I've made an acronym to remember what to do. The trick is remembering this BEFORE you begin eating because, for me at least, it always happens within the first couple bites.S.mall bites! - consciously take a smaller bite of food than you normally do. It doesn't need to be ridiculously small, just make sure it's not a full mouthful.O.ne bite at a time! - This is one of the important ones. At the beginning of a meal I tend to "double-bite". E.g. taking a bite out of a sandwich and before fully removing it from my mouth I take another. STOP IT.O.verchew! - Overchew your food before swallowing whatsoever. If you've taken 3 or 4 chews, take 8 more. Make sure your food is well masticated before swallowing.S.low down! - This was the advice I always pooh'poohed thinking that I was eating slow enough. You'll probably feel the same way. You're wrong. For the first couple weeks where you change your eating habits, you should be the last one at the table to finish your first helping. BY FAR. It also helps to completely put down your utensils between bites as well as take a drink of water between bites. Also, you should consciously ask yourself between each bite whether you feel the "bubble" forming. If you do, don't take another bite or drink until it's gone.B.urp! - if you think you might have a burp coming, don't you dare take another bite of food until it has passed. Obviously you don't have to tear out a roaring burp lest you offend your tablemates. But as I'm sure you'll agree, it's less embarrassing to burp then it is to go cough up a bubble of food for 15 minutes.Ok that's it...I realize the acronym itself makes no sense but I believe that is the order you should consider each thing. Please go and try each of these. I know it sounds way too simple but I promise you it will help. Also - beware of especially rich and salty foods...I find they exacerbate the problem so I am especially wary around them.
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  • I have the exact situation and most described here. About 3 years ago I went to a gastro specialist and explained my problem. He said it's a possible restricted esophagus and did an endoscopy and passed a balloon through my esophagus and blew it up at the mouth of my stomach. As soon as the procedure was done my problems went away completely. Steak which almost always caused my condition to come back in a severe form would go down as if it were water and I couldn't be happier. The doctor did mention that I'd have to do this procedure another 2 or 3 times and sure enough my condition came back about 2 months ago to my dismay. At a business dinner I bit into my 3rd piece of steak and and it got stuck. When this happens my saliva volumes increases 10 folds and since I can't swallow anything I have to discreetly spit into a napkin. Eventually I have to leave , go to the bathroom and force myself to throw up to relive the pressure momentarily. Like all of you it can take 5 minutes to 5 hours to get rid of the bubble. I find carbonated drinkssometimes aid in passing the bubbles before they develope full force. I have also discovered that if I avoid acidic starchy food and dairy product like chocolate , my episodes seem to calm down. It sucks!!I want to thank everyone that has shared their stories! I have had this problem for the past eight years. I went to the doctor back then and told him my symptoms and he told me to quiet eating meat. I felt like an idiot. Never told anyone that again, unless they happen to be there when I have a episode. I have made it a practice to stand while eating to make it easier to swallow. Thank you for validation! God Bless You All! Good luck...
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  • This thread is so validating. I have had similar symptoms for about 8 years or so. At the urging of my husband I finally had a swallowing study done yesterday, which showed nothing abnormal. When I exerience an episode, it is also within the first few bites. My problem foods are beef, rice, and bread, although other assorted food items have been involved. When food gets stuck for me I experience some small burps. Sometimes the food will go down with water, but that is very painful. Other times I have to throw up to clear the obstuction. My worst and most public episode was while having dinner at the home of some friends, After 3 bites of prime rib, I was done. The food wouldn't go down and I couldn't throw up. This lasted for hours. I kept trying to sip various beverages trying to wash it down. That eventually worked, but in the meantime, I just had a buildup of fluid in my throat with no place to go. I was told yesterday to keep a food journal to see if there are any clues. I'm going to do that, because something is wrong. I guess it's up to me to figure it out. I'm 53 years old. For the majority of my life I could eat normally. What changed?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 19, 2012
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  • I'm delighted to find this thread. Today I had the worst episode of this whatever-it-is that I have ever experienced. I had gone with a friend to try a new hamburger place. I took one bite of my hamburger and felt that pain I've felt before. This was very bad, though, and I explained the situation to my friend before going to the bathroom where I was able to vomit a little bit of mucous. However, it did not stop the problem and I ended up having to go home. It was a long trip and I had three more episodes of strong pain followed by vomiting that provided some relief. When I got home, I had one more. This has happened before, but it has always been when I was eating rice. No rice today. It happened about a month ago at home. The pain is severe and sometimes I feel dizzy as if I'm going to faint. After I can get the "bubble" you speak of to disappear, I'm fine. Thank you for talking about this. It's certainly not something I've discussed before but it helps a lot to know that other people understand.
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    • February 2, 2012
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  • Thank you for this thread this is me i forgot! I am now 31, a few years ago i was diagnosed with ee (easonophoilic oes....blah spelling!) and since i have not had an episode in ages i forgot about it. Going through a strange 2 hours after food episode now and thinking i may be pregnant- my symptoms seem to come up in pregnancy.The worst was 5 years ago when i did not realise i was pregnant with my first daughter. I went on a hair raising white water rafting trip in a swollen river in borneo then straight after was offered rice and beer. I had a mouthful or 2 of rice, a sip of beer and it was all over. I could not move the air bubble i staggered around the bush (ok its not bush in borneo i guess its jungle!) trying to vomit but the bubbles kept coming. Had a feeling coke could help but that was a 2 hour train ride away. I was beyond caring what people thought of me as i kept discreetly burping and half vomiting and spitting mucous on the train... coke coke coke.... finally i got a coke and managed to burp about 40 mins later. When i came back to aus i saw the gastrointerologist and was diagnosed with ee.I had a few episodes with pasta/rice before cutting out alcohol altogether when my daughter was 6 months. I think alcohol may make symptoms worse because i had no more.Fastforward 2 years i ate some of my daughters cut up carrots while driving and they all got very stuck in my esophagus. Ended up on a side street trying to vomit/ burp it up for about half an hour as it was too painful to drive. Positive pregnancy test the next dayTonight i ate beef, rice & veggies, went to bed early and suddenly severe bubble like pain between my shoulder blades begun and i had to get up walking around and moaning about bubbles- husband immediatley said you must be pregnant- such an attractive/ feminine symptom! Thanks for the suggestion to lie with knees on chest/**** in air as it has helped it a bit. My best tips for reducing ee- stop drinking any alcohol, beware of raw carrots, rice, red meat and tinned salmon. I think i have been self medicating by drinking small amounts of soft drink (lemon) with dinner and when i eat out. Good luck to those just identifying with this condition- my gastro said it is dietry related and that once you figure out the triggers and avoid them symptoms ease.
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  • One more thing- I am having another minor episode after eating cereal this morning and i just realised that a week ago i changed my milk from A2 to a cheaper one. An hour after breakfast i still have small air bubbles coming up and i'm now thinking that this recent flare up is due to my milk change. From the A2 website;"The major difference is that a2 Milk™ does not contain A1 beta-casein protein, which releases the potent opioid BCM-7 on digestion".http://www.a2milk.com.au/faq.phpI have a strong hunch that this is the main trigger for my episodes as i drink a lot of milk in smoothies & milo. My kids seem healthier when i give them a2 but i can't explain exactly why maybe because i have been reading too much about the permeate added back to cheaper milk and am seeing through tainted glasses!Oh air bubbles go away! Good luck all :)
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