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Can't Burp

Discussion in 'Digestive Disorders' started by bigkev, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. celts34

    celts34 New Member

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    Does anyone know if they sell smooth muscle relaxers over the counter?
     
  2. celts34

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    well i had an endoscopy today (which is a lot better than the barium test) and it turns out that i have 3 things wrong.

    i have a hiatal hernia, GERD, and gastritis. My doctor gave me a prescription for it but i dont know if this will allow me to burp or not..we'll find out soon i guess.I have a follow up in 2 weeks so we'll see what he says about the inability to burp and if these things are causing it.

    well i'll keep updating until i find the answer to the problem.
     
  3. ella bella

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    I must admit, now thinking about it, it could well be a muscular problem as I often find my stomach tensed up but am unable to loosen the muscles.

    Maybe we are getting somewhere.... it'd be great to find a cure!

    :)
     
  4. alwayzhope

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    hey everyone! :)
    i posted a while back. (my post is the longest 1 on here you can't miss it. haha)
    i had bronchitis about a month and a half ago and the doctor that was treating me was actualy interrested in this whole inability to burp and breathing problems from it and everything. i gave him a list of some websites and he went on his own doctors site and look everything up. he took time to look into my case. him and my doctor whose name is julie like me talked about my case. i went to see her last thursday because i had a breathing attack after lunch at school. i didn't want to do the forced burps because i didn't want to throw up because i ate so much. so i went to the nurse (she was very mean about it because she wouldnt let me lay on my back even though i told her i had to do that to breathe. she said people who can't breathe shouldn't lay on their backs because that makes it worse. i had to lean back in a chair.) my doctor wrote a note for me saying i could lay down when this happens...also heres the GREAT NEWS!!! they know what i have!!!!! they're going to tell me soon because my doctor forgot the name and she has to ask the other doctor who has all the information.
    she did tell me that i have a rare condition that not many people have heard of. there are only 5 reported cases in the United States. 5 PEOPLE INCLUDING ME IN THE WHOLE UNITED STATES!!!!! wow. this shocked me. she told me the other doctor looked into it and found the name and everything. they are supposed to tell me everything tomorrow when i go for a followup visit.
    i can't wait!!!!! my whole life i've been trying to get doctors to believe me and help me! i finally found 2 that did. my doctor only remembered the male doctor saying that it was rare and there is no cure but there are medicines to try to control it. she definitly doesn't want me on the heavy muscle relaxers because that is the absolute last option. she said my case is the worst out of the 5 that were reported. as of right now i am on these chewable tablets called simethicone gas relief and the brand is leader. there are 100 tablets and they come in a turquoiseish bottle.if you have any questions about it ask me! they don't make you fart or burp or anything. i guess you still fart as much as usual butit makes you feel likeyou don't need to burp out air because itreduces the air trapped inside of you.they basiclydo something with the gasbubbles while they're still in your stomach! it makes it so much easier to breathe. it really is helping. it's obviously not enough but i can breathe now after i eat! it says 1-2 after meals but i take 2-4 depending on how much i eat since my condition is bad. now after i eat i don't get gurlgles in my chest as much as i used to. i still have attacks but not every day likei used to. thesetablets are seriously amazing.ive tried soooo many medicines and who knew that an over the counter chewable tablet would help more than anything?!? i wish there were a cure but there isn't so i'm going to keep trying things and posting updates. i'll let you all know details as soon as i find out. I TOLD YOU ALL I WOULDN'T LET YOU DOWN! :Di knew i'dd find something out. i never give up. lifes too short to give up. corny statement i know. i just turned 18 a few days ago and this information was what i wished for when i blew out my candles (as i wish for every year) and 2 days later i got my wish this year. i'll keep you all posted! in the meantime try the medicine. and e-mail me or post if you have any questions or want to talk on aim i'm free to talk! i hope i've helped you all. it doesn't stop here. i'll post lots more!!!!! ;)

    * ~ Julie ~ *
     
  5. fuges21

    fuges21 New Member

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    Amazing!I thought I was alone in this world as well. Like the majority of everyone else, I too get those annoying gurgling noises instead of burping. I can relate to the embarrasment as well as trying to explain it to the person next to you. I have given up alcohol (Im in college too:() as well as trying to eat a generally healthy diet. Nothing helps except lying on your back. Oddly enough, just laying on my side at night actually increases the frequency. I recently went to the doctor, who prescribed Prilosec, which got rid of the occassional heartburn. I have been researching our symptoms and have found somewhat close diagnosies. Some say its something to do with "the ring of schatzki", or even an upside down stomach. One person said they had a balloon inflate their 9mm Lower Esphogeal Spincter to 14mm and they were then able to burp. However, no one seems to be able to describe it unless they themselves have it. Im just praying that somewhere a doctor actually realizes that this is an actual problem and there's more than one person suffering (we're not alone!). Hey at least its not fatal...
     
  6. celts34

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    Had the follow up appointment of the endoscopy today and he said the inability to burp must be "in my head". Right when he said that I laughed and told him he had to be kidding.Then he said it could be a muscle problem which i knew all along and he named 3 or 4 drugs that allow people to burp and 3 of them are not available in the US for some reason and the other one he said he wouldnt give it to me becuase he doesnt think people should be on medicine long term. I'm going to another doctor now and this is problably the last hope of getting a cure. Ill repost if I end up getting some answers.
     
  7. mizbelle

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    Just had to post this. Stay tuned to hear about my own harrowing adventures with The Gurgles.
     
  8. vicjoy

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    Hello new member here, I also am unable to burp. Never have been able to i get those strange noises from the back of my throat but never a burp. Ivery rarelyvomitand never burp before hand the last time was 15 years ago. I cannot drink fizzy drinks, if i have a bad attack of gas in my stomach i have to lie on my right side, how this works i don't know but its the only cure for me. I have tried different techniques to make myself burp but they don't work on me. Wheni am bad i find it hard to breath as the pain is quite bad, all this would be eleviated if only i could burp, its such a simple but effective remedy.What went wrong with my contruction. I don't think there is a cure but you are not alone. and neither am i, so thanks.
     
  9. windynights

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    I also am a non-burper but I really make up for it at the other end, hence my name. Shortly after eating I start but it relieves any stomach pain. However if I keep my belt too tight I get stomach pains until I release it. You have to learn the art of silent passing.
    Windy
     
  10. bs999999999

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    I'm glad to hear that other people are having this same problem. I have never been able to burp for as long as I can remember (the only time i've burped is when i'm laughing hysterically and even then it's barely noticeable). Instead, I get this really really uncomfortable feeling of air coming up my esophagus and then a loud throat noise occurs (which can be really awkward/embarassing--i call it the frog noise). It can last for hours for me and the amount of gas pressure exerted on my body can be exhausting.The only real solution is to pass gas (which for me sometimes doesn't even work) or to dry heave. It is defintely a genetic trait passed on from my mother. I find that it happens more when I am sick or when i drink coffee or carbonated beverages. It really is torture. A lot of people think it's a joke but honestly it has made my life a living hell. Is there a medical term for this or anything you can take
     
  11. celts34

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    i havent been on this site for a while because i didnt think people were still posting..but since my last post i went to a good doctor who finally gave me a diagnosis of what i have...they found out it takes me much longer to digest food than the average person. its called gut motility disorder. i guess i have less stomach contractions than a normal person which causes me to feel bloated and sick after i eat. the inability to burp is also most likely related. im not sure if theres a cure but i know theres a medicine that speeds up digestion, but the last doctor i went to is sending me to the best specialist in the area up in boston so we'll see what happens with that. ill repost if i get any more answers.
     
  12. Dreezn

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    Hi, I just registered because i'm a non burper too!

    This is the only information I found on the web about this problem.
    I'm glad i found a thread about this.

    I've been able to burp only once, but never on purpose.
    The thing is that I knew someone who told me he had the same problem,
    but he didn't lay back on drinking alcohol. So one night he got so much
    gas bottled up in his stomach, that the only solution was to vomit
    (he said it hurted like hell). But when he tried to vomit, he succeded
    in letting out a huge burp, the pain was gone, and is able to burp ever since.

    I knew hem pretty wel, and I don't think he was lying about that (why would he).
    This leads me to believe that it is possible for some people to "learn" how to burp

    unfortunatly, i never succeded in this myself.:(
    (I never tried it his way, but i'm not really willing to do that)
     
  13. Alleviatestress

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    Hiya,

    Reflexology is helpful for this.

    When I was at work a few weeks ago, one of the security guards was having difficulty burping - I gave him hand reflexology over the diaphragm and he burped within minutes! I showed him how to do it himself and he carried on burping until it was relieved:)
     
  14. jayoh

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    [hr]Wow! I am a 19 year old male living in wales, and have had this problem since I was little. I also thought I was the only one, Untill one day I was speaking to someone and found that they had the same problem. Aw it was great. We had a moment!

    Also I realised that I am not as freaky as everyone made out I was. Although a lot of people still look at me as if im from another planet when I tell them.

    When I was about 6 or 7, for a year I had a serious lack of energy and knew I was not right. After a long time of suffering. (no one believed me) I went to that god awful place the doctors. And they found out that I had sytecosis ( not sure on spelling) But it is a form of bird flu.
    It is a cardiovacular problem, and effects the lungs.
    (I did have pretty s*kanky chickens, and my friend had a chicken that laid green eggs),
    (this was a long time before the whole scare about bird flu. I am now 19)

    I am pretty sure that it was after this that I could no longer burp.

    I noticed in one of the posts, that her problem also started after a chest infection/ problem.

    I also get horrible bowel/ stomach pains.
    The air seems to grumble up in my throat, but does not seem to escape and there is very little relief.
    I very rarely feel sick though, and do not like making myself feel sick.

    I used to find it embarrasing in quiet situations as it seems really loud, and yes mine was also usually worse when I would drink beer.
    It's been so long with it now though that I dont really notice it or care!

    I do compensate by farting quite a lot, and I also have quite a weak bladder.
    My diet as far as im concerned is pretty healthy. And I eat a lot, however dont seem to put on any weight.
    My weight is always around 9 1/2 stone rarely going over 10 stone. And from day to day it will fluctuate from 9 to 10 stone. I put this down to having a fast metabolism rate. My dad is the same!

    I started looking up on this problem, as today I let out one of those involuntary, pathetic burps. which is always a nice surprise. ( usually 1 to 2 per year)
    I never realised it was such a common problem though.

    I have no advice on a cure, and have never seeked professional advice. I have just accepted it.
    Recently though I have not noticed it as much.
    It could be due to the fact that I have been singing loud a lot.
    I also drink a LOT of tea. dont think that does anything though.

    peace No burp Brothers!
    (burping is filthy anyway! if it werent for the sweet, sweet relief!)


     
  15. gnarlytom

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    Hello!

    I also have the burping problem! After just about every meal for an hour or two i have the gurgling noises and a general feeling of being uncomfortable, Excerscize is a no-no during this time. My friends dont beleive me/make fun of it, and i get a lot fo stick when we go out for drinks, because i just cant take more than a few pints of beer, even then i have to drink them so slowly. If i have too many i have to stick my fingers down my throat as if to be sick (because i feel so ill) and then huge burps happen and i feel so releived! My girlfriend thinks the garling noises arehilarious.

    I dont particularly mind not burping, but the gargling and uncomfortableness after every meal isnt really great. I havnt had fizzy drinks for a few years now (excpet beer) in an attempt to stop it getting really bad.

    I can remeber burping a few times in my life, usually when im laughing hysterically, and then a little burp might just pop out.

    Definately means i have more gas coming out of the other end! Particularly at night! I go to bed with a pot belly, and wake up looking normal nealry every night.

    I am a medical student, ive got exams this week, but when ive got time ill have a look thorugh all my books and see if i can find anything on it.

    Good luck everybody!
     
  16. fuges21

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    I think it would be a good idea to have an actual medical proffesional to look at this forum. Obviously if numerous people have almost the exact same unusual symptoms than there must be a similar problem amongst us. We've all been to the doctor and we've been told "it's nothing" and to "get over it" but only we can tell you that it's something for real. If a doctor sees these posts than hopefully he/she will realize that this is a serious condition and this forum is probably the best bet at solving the mystery. Think about it...tons of posts by people with, most likely, the same condition and all of us describing our numerous yet also consistentsymptoms. They went to medical school, not us. Let them figure this out and then who knows, maybe they'll name the condition after whoever solves it. I just think we should put this forum to good use because, like everyone else, I thought I was the only one with this. Now I know there are other people going through the same thing everyday you can't help but to hope that someday we can all just....burp.
     
  17. icantburp

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    this is affecting my social life. let's say i go on a date, or just a friendly outing with friends, and then bam, all of a sudden i can't hold a good conversation anymore because of the uncomfortable feeling, im forced to lie down in the dirty bathroom, and worse of all i ruin the mood in the car ride home when im being unresponsive, keeping myself from throwing up. sigh... i wnat to learn the finger and tongue trick so i can just do that in the bathroom next time
     
  18. alwayzhope

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    One of my doctors saw this forum and has no idea what it is but didn't seem too interrested in researching it. I recently got an endoscopy done and the found that I have esopheagal spasms. This seems to be what causes the air to be trapped in my chest. the muscles contract and tighten to the point where air can't come out and while these spasms are happening is when the gurgling sounds come. this is what i got from the diagnosis.

    Also, in response to the person wanting to learn the finger thing where you just force yourself to burp, you have to build up your gag-reflex. You have to put your finger in the back of your throat as if to make yourself throw up, but instead you build up your gag reflex so within time you will be able to just burp out air until you feel like throwing up, then you stop and wait a while if you need to do it again. I was in 7th grade when i finally started getting used to this. For a few months i'dd throw up almost everytime i did this, then your body gets used to it and your gag-reflex gets stronger and you learn how to just get the air out before throwing up...still some food that wasn't digested good, or some stomach acids or mucus might come out sometimes when you do this even when you developed a great gag-reflex because that's just how the body works, but it is nothing like throwing up a whole meal. It takes a while to get the hang of and it's gross for a few days/months until it starts to work at it's best. When you finally get the hang of it you'll put your finger in you throat/mouth and loud burp-sounding noises will come out along with a flow of air that you will feel coming out of your mouth and you'll feel your chest loosen and exhale the air. it's so loud that it becomes a problem if you're in a public place. people might think you're bulimic when in reality it's just air coming out.

    -if you're in a public place, the first time you put your finger in your throat, put your other hand on the toilet handle and flush while the first burst of air is coming out because that is always the loudest. then flush again if you need to.

    -it takes a few months to get the hang of it but it's worth it.

    -i do this after every meal and it's better if the people closest to you know about it so they don't worry if they hear you. you don't want any misunderstanding...plus maybe they'll know someone with the same problem. get the word out and DON'T be embarrased. I was for so long and then just a year or 2 ago I told all my friends...now it's a lot more comfortable when I have to constantly slip away to the bathroom.

    -To the person who posted above me about laying on the floor in the bathroom to breathe: bathroom trips are a lot quicker when you just have to go in and do the finger thing to force air out. I hope you can learn and get a hang of it because it really helps! Good Luck!!! ...and if you need any more tips you can send me your screen name! :)

    -read my previous post about a medicine that helps take away some gas before it even gets to your chest area. It is a little bit helpful...any relief is worth a try.

    -message me you AIM or AOL screen name or an e-mail address if you would like to ask me any questions or would like to share stories and compare problems. I'm out to find help and I see a lot of doctors. Send me messages with the e-mails and screen names if you would like to be kept updated and compare stories.

    I hope my latest post is helpful! :) If anyone has any advice you should all post it too so we can use eachothers tips to feel better!!! :)

    * ~ Julie ~ * :D
     
  19. jayoh

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    whoever sent that email is an ass !!

    If you dont suffer with it or know anyone who has it, then please keep your trap shut!
     
  20. fuges21

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    Obviously the person who sent the email has some insecurities and has bigger problems to deal with than worrying whether or not people are faking not being able to burp. I wish him/her good luck and hope he/she can find some answers at this very site for whatever is troubling them.
     

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