Over the past two years I've been having gastrointestinal complications. I have posted information on that on here before, but two years ago I started experiencing bad stomach cramps that lead to blood in my stool. I was taking medication for that for about a year and the cramps subsided but the bleeding was still there, not so much though. My GI doctor was hoping it was a temporary thing and with meds it will all go away but I'll see what other things she suggests. Right now I haven't experienced a lot of bleeding but I am always bloated and feel extended. I usually gets very bloated at my upper belly righ after I eat. My stomach sticks out and it gets really hard right below my sternum where my ribs end. It not only looks weird but it's very uncomfortable. Sometimes I become so bloated that I feel like it pushes on my lungs and it becomes difficult to breathe. My bowels also havent been that great, its been a LONG time since I had a good bowel movement. I have changed my diet a little bit but no matter what I eat I still feel like my stomach is going to pop. Sometimes I wonder if spasms are triggered in that area duing digestion and is what makes my stomach feel hard and extended.
People have suggested to take Gas-X because I also have problems burping, others have suggested Beano, and others say to take Metamucil because I could have distention. I really don't know what to do anymore.
If I were to drink Metamucil, wouldn't that constipate me even more?
And has anyone tried Beano?
Resting my head on a table while seated helps me burp, it seems weird but it does help. I came to this discovery when I was at the library and became sleepy and decided to put my head down on the desk. While in this position, I burped and relaxed my stomach and OH MY GOSH!! It was the longest burp I have ever had. All this gas was released, I felt such a relief, I was in heaven! It doesn't happen all the time but when it does, I feel so good after.
What do you guys think this means?