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ExD Thu 11-Jun-20 12:37:41

I feel as though my stomach (not my gut) is full of wind and I desperately want to burp - but can't. I've had it about a week and its so painful its stopping me sleeping.
I had a telephone conversation with my GP and he suggested acid reflux and recommended gaviscon - but even though I explained there is no acid and no heartburn he said try it for a week and report back. I feel 'fobbed off' but concede he has many much more serious problems to deal with that a bit of indigestion.
I really really need to sleep.

Although he said avoid fizzy drinks - I feel like drinking a glass of fizzy pop quickly - and hopefully provoke the much needed burp.
Would that be a really bad idea?

downtoearth Tue 16-Jun-20 08:02:14

Perhaps the need for masks is not due to covid at all ,but because of a number of gusty grans visiting the high street gringrin

MissAdventure Mon 15-Jun-20 23:49:36

Same for me, but usually in Poundland.

It makes me cross when I've gone in for a leisurely browse, but I have to keep walking briskly away.

downtoearth Mon 15-Jun-20 23:01:58

grin gringlad I am not the only one so afflicted

Whingingmom Mon 15-Jun-20 22:46:15

Downtoearth
Not just me then - except I hiss/bubble around the library for some reason. I’ve yet to be shushed by the librarian though!!

Whingingmom Mon 15-Jun-20 22:44:31

Dontmindstaying
Ranitidine has been removed from pharmacies and no longer prescribed inall forms in US, and in some forms here, due to cancer causing ingredients
www.pharmatimes.com/ . It might be worth discussing with your GP

ExD Fri 12-Jun-20 12:17:31

Lol Downtoearth, my wind would come out the top end - if ONLY it would come out!
Good hints for the other job tho'.

BBbevan Fri 12-Jun-20 08:54:31

downtoearth. What can one say? 💨💨💨

Fennel Thu 11-Jun-20 19:39:49

grin downtoearth.
Best way out!

dontmindstayinghome Thu 11-Jun-20 16:47:45

grin downtoearth grin
That used to happen to me as soon as I reached the second aisle in Quik Save! Doesn't seem to happen now that Quik Save is no more!

OP it does sound like acid reflux to me. I get it if I drink alcohol on an empty stomach - its absolutely agonizing. It can also cause a persistent cough.

I use Ranitidine prescribed by my GP but it is also available in OTC preparations. Buscopan is good too.

downtoearth Thu 11-Jun-20 16:37:31

I always pay a visit to Tesco, it never fails.

My trapped wind always wants to escape as soon as I enter the buliding.

Fortunately as more people are wearing masks, I adopt the deflating balloon technique and give a slow hiss all the way round.

If it feels loud and proud then I adopt the 'Mince' , buttocks clenched along with jaw until I reach the sactuary of my car, and try not to in there too long.

Fennel Thu 11-Jun-20 16:27:15

I get that too if don't take lansoprazole. I've been diagnosed wih gastritis, and a small ulcer which comes and goes.
For getting rid of gas try pulling your stomach musles in and out as fast as you can to move things down.
Also a little orange juice in hot water slowly helps.

BlueBelle Thu 11-Jun-20 16:17:46

Sounds very like trapped wind which can be very painful boiled water (cooled) can help Acid reflux doesn’t always cause heartburn It can cause really what seem like unrelated symptoms a rough throat, a cough (especially early morning) a croaky voice
I don’t think your doctor has fobbed you off it seems like the most likely first appointment diagnosis obviously if it doesn’t stop with the meds he will investigate more

EllanVannin Thu 11-Jun-20 16:16:17

Over eating or eating late can cause stomach problems. Plus as you get older the digestive system doesn't work as efficiently as it did because everything slows down.

Whingingmom Thu 11-Jun-20 15:33:46

I had similar symptoms and a horrible cough. No indigestion or heartburn. My GP suggested it might be “silent “ reflux - you don’t get any of the typical symptoms of heartburn etc. I admit I was rather dismissive, but Omeprazole once Daily 30 mins before breakfast is helping. Google silent reflux or silent GERD, lots of symptoms you wouldn’t expect.

Mamissimo Thu 11-Jun-20 15:11:58

A lot of you are describing symptoms that could be gallstones? I am waiting to have my gall bladder removed and attacks start With a feeling like trapped wind and it’s far more uncomfortable sitting down. Attacks are usually after eating - particularly a meal with a fairly high fat and dairy content like a restaurant meal - and last between two and four hours. It’s very unpleasant.

It took me a while to get a diagnosis - I was given antacids, buscopan and omneprozole and it was only when someone noticed that my liver function was affected that the penny dropped with my GP.

Might be worth suggesting it?

MerylStreep Thu 11-Jun-20 14:57:26

ExD
A lot of stomach problems can be stress related. You have mentioned your home situation with your husband. Perhaps you could try to to be a little less stressed, if that's possible.
The gut is not referred to as the second brain for nothing.

Callistemon Thu 11-Jun-20 14:35:17

You may need a teaspoon of sugar ready because bicarbonate tastes foul.

EllanVannin Thu 11-Jun-20 14:29:02

Bicarb is the best thing as mum often had that, Callistemon.

EllanVannin Thu 11-Jun-20 14:25:27

I thankfully don't suffer any stomach pain at all, never have, or indigestion-----all my wind congregates in the lower part and comes out of the " back door ". Not lady-like I know, but the best way to get rid of it.

Callistemon Thu 11-Jun-20 14:11:25

I took a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in warm water last night because I had a pain which could have been wind (it happens but rarely).

It seemed to work, if you have any and can't get out to buy anything else.

Elizabeth1 Thu 11-Jun-20 14:07:41

Drink more water and a strong glass of andrews may help you to burp and it’s good for constipation. Here’s hoping you get to the root of things soon have you had a gall bladder scan who knows perhaps it’s the gallbladder.

lemsip Thu 11-Jun-20 13:32:47

also if you're relatively fit lay on the floor on your tummy and very gently roll side to side,it will shift any wind!

MissAdventure Thu 11-Jun-20 13:32:24

I get very similar problems if I overeat, particularly cheese or bread, and also if I don't take omeprazole.

It doesn't feel acid-like; it's really painful!

lemsip Thu 11-Jun-20 13:29:42

drink more water. I also second the peppermint oil capsules also buscopan. I always think of plumbing, when you have to flush things through. So water is my remedy. not to much at once of course but frequently throughout the day

MamaCaz Thu 11-Jun-20 13:26:37

Just to add, since this began nearly 30 years ago, I have tried all manner of indigestion remedies and tablets for releasing trapped wind, but none have given even the slightest bit of relief from the pain.
Actually, that's not quite true - Andrew's liver salts helped slightly - that will be the fizziness, I guess!