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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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