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  1. Amelia Jane

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  2. LAGRINGA

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    Hey guys!
    Add another one to the list... I can't burp either :( Also thought I was just weird. Cool that there's more of us (I guess...though I dont wish this upon anyone)...And I know very well the gurgles...urgh. So frustrating/uncomfortable/embarassing. Does it happen to you guys that you can't talk all of a sudden because your chest kind of convulses? From reading these posts, I suppose I fall into the problem with a muscle category. Well anyway...

    I was wondering if anyone knows any home remedies for this?? Herbs to take, or kinds of foods that help? I don't like the idea of taking any harsh drugs to deal with mine, because most of the time, it just makes ridiculous noises that don't bother me too much (I and the people around me usually just think are humourous).

    The other day, I felt really bloated and uncomfortable, and a secondary mom (I'm studying abroad right now) made me a tea of oregano leaves. (IE dried oregano strained through hot water) It helped a TON. HIGHLY recommend this to the people who get bloated from our fun gurgle monster friend. Tip: add 2 spoons of sugar, and it really doesnt taste bad at all.

    hope this helped...
    J
     
  3. siruhbear

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    ok, i read this forum last week sometime..and i thought it was so odd so many people had the same problem i have. i can't drink soda or anything fizzy or if i eat too fast it will happen..my throat will gurgle and i can't burp ever..it's annoying and sometimes uncomfortable..well i know the only way to get it out is to pass gas or to gag yourself and i actually found a new way to make it easier instead of putting your finger down your throat. you go to gag and arch your shoulders as far back as possible at the same time you are gagging and stick your neck outward...it comes right out.. this sucks and i hope one day they will find a cure..
     
  4. Delia moments

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    Hi
    I have been suffering from a digestive problem for about 8 years. I would be eating and then I would regurgitate the food I had just eatenand no food or drink would go down until I had been sick. It seemed as if food got lodged somewhere in my eosophagus. After years of thinking I was just plain weird this condition got so bad that I had to go to hospital as I was unable to clear the blockage. The doctor told my my eosophagus was going into spasm and gave me pills - boscupam (not sure of spelling) to take when I had an attack. This failed as anything I swallow comes straight back up! The doctor then sent me for a barium swallow X-ray (the thick white chalky drink). This showed what he told me was a cleft and I needed an endoscopey. When I was coming round from the anaesthetic he told me he had found nothing sinister and to keep taking the tablets!!!
    I decided that I would instead change my diet to avoid the foods I knew got blocked like meat, I ate slower and would have to concentrate really hard on the eating process.
    I was recently hospitalised again as I tried my like and ate meat. This has lead me tosee the specialist again another barium swallow but this time I am wiser. I have asked lots of questions and told them more relevant info. He now thinks I have a combination of problems. I have just been referred on to a Professor to have a gastric manometry test done which measures the pressure of the muscles in the eospophagus (peristalsis). One of the questions heasked was about where did I burp from, I had never thought about this before but I can only burp from my throat and not from my stomach (unless I lay on my front then I sometimes burp from my stomach). I also get that gurgling noise that everyone mentioned. I have been diagnosed witha schatzki ring ( a muscular ring that has a web across)problems with the sphincter muscles at the top and bottom and reduced motility.There are a couple of treatments one is a surgical cut to the muscle, another is the balloon type which stretches it and the 3rd is a form of botox injection. The web will probably have to be cut but am not sure at the moment what my original consultant will recommend.
    I really recommend that you all go to the doctor but dont be fobbed off. List your problems, think about all of your symptoms and just go for it. Eventually someone will listen.
    Good luck
     
  5. clair19x

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    i cant believe im not the only one! im 19 n mum couldnt even burp me as a baby but never askeds the doc. i suffer terrible stomache pains all day everyday from this. im constantly bloated and i mean 8months pregnant bloated! no1 understands how much it affects my life, i cant drink fizzy or alcahol, when im out clubbin i feel strange after a while as constant air comes up but never leaves my mouth. ive not even attempted the doc as i no hel say im just unlucky! my stomache jus aches al the time like a tired muscle and i have that groaning al the time, i also spend a fortune on ant-acids. the only thing that helps a bit is andrews salts, i have 2 take it before bed else il wake up with really really bad acid n im too afraid about throwing up so i refuse 2 try that finger thing. sympathy to everyone who cant burp! xx
     
  6. TheMagpie

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    I have never seen this thread until today and must say I sympathise with you all! I am the opposite and the second any fizzy liquid goes in my throat i burp within two breaths - it can be embarrassing, but ive just got used to it now.

    I wanted to post to make a suggestion - it sounds like the issue is with getting the valve above the stomach to open. I hadnt thought burping could be a learned thing until reading this thread, but it looks like it is! Burping a baby is achieved through trying to 'bounce' the excess air back up the oesophagus through a valve called the cardiac sphincter (thanks google :rolleyes:). If your body never learned it, then it literally doesnt know what to do.

    I really dont know what you have all been through with your finger techniques and pressure etc, so I thought i'd fling something alternative into the pot. Have you tried visualisations? Trying to visualise the valve, which is a sphincter-type opening (its all in the name :)), opening to release the air may help.

    Really go for it and spend some time on it when you feel that excess air in the stomach - imagine the valve opening, the excess air coming out, what it might feel like for that air to rush up the oesophagus, to what noise it might make, to what relief you might feel. Id spend extra time on the early parts since the rest happens naturally, its getting that valve to open thats the key. If it hasnt been trained to work, you have to try to train it yourself! Since its a part of your body, its subject to your will to some extent, giving it some attention will increase this extent, and knowing the mechanics of it will help your chances.

    I really sympathise which is why ive suggested this - i dont know if it'll work, but it sounds like its worth a concerted try to me! Like the famous William Arthur Ward quote :

    "[SIZE=-1] become it.If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can"

    good luck and i hope you all find some relief, and one that doesnt involve paying some antacid firms annual bonus!

    Darren



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  7. javi

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    Hi people, I am Javi, 38, live in England and I also thought I was the only human in this world with this burp problem..Now I know I am not...thanks ...I suffered from this along years and tried natural remedies against Candida Albicans( mostly garlic) believing that that was the problem..this helped the situation a little but not up to the normal...I do not know yet if this painful thing can be related to this...as that "fungi"(?) is all around the world anyway...lately and, by the way, not thinking at all about this health problem...I found some information about Ethereum Gold and believing that it is a mystery and probably an ancient magical stuff...(based on scientific studies), and that could help to the evolution of the consciousness I decided to get it from a provider (found also in the net) and had a go...
    Impressively, after a week of taking these monatomic elements, (which induces the balancing of both sides of the brain and also increases the alpha waves), I realised that I haven't had the burp problem at all since I started eating this Ethereum Gold Powder!!, I do not know if it might be a physical problem, but the truth is that the brain controls most of the organs of our body...my anxiety and fears were gone...there was no feeling of stress and the pain in the chest had completely dissapeared...two weeks, ( I loved it), and the 40 doses of the little bottle were gone...give a little time gap until I get another bottle...and guess what? the little burp problem wants to come back... I know this sound weird...but how weird we felt when we wanted to kiss someone we love with this thing and noises happening...?? also..I wanted to add that I used to masage my throad pressing with my finger(from the outside obviously) relaxing these tendom's tension releases a lot of tension and helped the trapped air to come out as little burps..less painful and I easier I believe.
    I mostly posted here because finding that this monatomic elements had eventually sorted a real problem that had me scared...suddenly the fear was gone...
    May we just have fear of all those bad things happening in these days all around The World and some how the body need to release it in some way...
    ??
    I hope this can help someone,
    Wishing you the best moments of your life,
    Javi
     
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  8. peterondiet

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    It sounds like your describing what I call a vurp. Half vomit, half burp and they can taste really nasty.This can sometimes be the first sign of acid reflux disease. Try taking an antacid like Tums. This can sometimes help break up gas and help you belch.If it persists go to a doctor. Long term acid reflux can burn a hole in your esophagus.
     
  9. RettAnderson

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    This thread goes back to 2005. So what's you point now - if you don't mind me asking?
     
  11. Holistic

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    The thread may have been started a while ago, *serendipity*, but appears to be ongoing, with many replies in 2007.

    It would seem, therefore, that the inability to burp is a problem experienced by many, with a variety of contributions here. So with respect, may I ask what was the point of your post? :confused:

    Holistic
     
  12. Alleviatestress

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    Reflexology! I tried hand reflexology on a collegue who had trouble burping - I worked over the stomach, diaphram and lungs and he burped within a few minutes - I showed him what to work over and he was fine after 15/20 minues.
     
  13. noEructation

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    How does one do this?

    I've had this problem probably my whole life (30 yr male) but most noticeably over the last 10 years. Doctor says he's never heard of the inability to burp unless it's been after the fundoplication surgery. I have most all the symptoms listed by other folks here, and yes I did join the forum just for this thread! I likely dont have any constriction of the esophagus (like shiatzkis ring, etc) as I have no problem swallowing food. The "gas-bloat syndrome" that I was diagnosed with is almost certainly GAS BLOAT (and not excess liquid or solid) as after I induce vomiting (only air comes up first, so no food!) I always feel a LOT better. Makes me think: "If I could burp, my problem would be solved!"...

    How was your reflexology performed (specifically)?

    Thank you!

    PS Anyone know what's going on with this thread? It's confusing, compare these:

    http://www.healthypages.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=18945&page=4

    vs

    http://www.healthypages.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=18945&page=4

    Both are page 4 of the same thread, but a lot of posts are cut off on the 2nd link?
     
  14. noEructation

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    oops. forget the thread thing i figured it out.

    but the reflexology?
     
  15. MaxMarginal

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    Amazing

    I am so happy to see this thread. No one believes that I have this very same thing that you have, the forced burps, the gross gurgles that have made for awkward makeout sessions. I love you all.

    Max
     
  16. yoda42

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    Me too - Doctor was baffled

    I've had this same gurgling/ not burping thing for years now.

    I've been to the doctors a few times, they've tried endoscopy ultrasound and various prescriptions but found nothing. The best he could say was try and eat slowly and don't eat or drink too much!

    I might print out this thread and see another doctor about it now!
     
  17. gnarlytom

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    An answer?

    Hello, i joined this board a while back, just to make a post in this topic, but it seems i may now have a partial answer.

    I am a medical student (still!) and i have come across something that seems to explain my symptoms. This does NOT mean that i am diagnosing you all, and please just take my explanation here as just a piece of information in a jigsaw, not a complete answer. i am not a qualified doctor - just a student.

    There is a variant of IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) called functional abdominal bloating. This is the same condition as the Pain-gas-bloat sydrome described by one user already in this thread. i beleive i may 'suffer' from this condition.

    The severity of this condition varies greatly from person to person. Some estimates ay that 20% of the population have the symptoms of IBS, but that only 10% will consult their doctor about them.

    The symptoms of functional abdominal bloating include:
    - feelings of fullness and blaoting after meals
    - loud audible bowel sounds
    - excessive flatulence (gas)
    - nausea

    general symptoms of IBS include
    - sensations of bloating - generally this will increase as the day goes on
    - altered bowel habits (constipation / diarrhoea or both)
    - increased pain and sensation in the digestive system
    - general uncomfortable-ness in the digestive system

    You do not have to have all these symptoms to be diagnosed with IBS, and note that in pain/gas/bloat syndrome there isn't normally any diarrhoea or constipation.

    Now this sounds a lot like my symptoms!

    But here is the 'bad' news. Doctor's don't really know what causes it. In people with IBS, with all the tests and scans and investigations that are currentlyavailable the whole bowel appears normal. basically, if they can't find anything wrong, but you are still experiencing digestive symptoms of some kind, they say you have IBS.

    doctors think that it may be linked to abnormal nerves controlling the digestive system - this could be anywhere from your brain to your spinal chord to your digestivge system itself. Infact, there is a very high incidence of anxiety and depression amongst sufferes of IBD.

    This definately does not mean that everyone here (myself included) has a psycholigcal condition! many patients with IBD have no evidence at all of this. However, the 'treatment's' that are recommended for IBD basically involve reassurance of the patient (that nothing is physically wrong in the digestive system). Some centres even recommend hypotherapy (although this is not for everyone)
    some doctors recommend anti-dpressants, but there is not much evidence the prove that they work. In severe cases, they may help the patient become less anxious and thus improve their symptoms.
    often when pain /gas/ bloat syndrome is diagnosed the patient will be put on a very low dose of an antidepressant with a muscle relaxant.


    There is a phenomenon call 'somatisation' whereby a person may subconsciosuly (possibly due to stress / anxiety / psychological problems) alter their bodies functioning to give physical symptoms. This may explain some cases of IBD.

    It is also worth noting that placebo drugs that have been used to treat IBD are up to 50% effective! so basically, if you take something beleiving that it is going to cure you, even if there is no scientific prrof that it can do anything, there is a 50% chance your symptoms will go!
    I think that many of the therapies described on this forum may be working via this mechanism.

    It is important to remember that your mind CAN alter the way your body works, and that this almost always happens subconsciously.

    I hope that by this explanation some of you may feel like you understand your symptoms a bit more, and this might make you less anxious about them, and possibly even improve them (oh if the world were that simple!)

    If you feel like you are a 'worrier' and that this may be causing your symptoms, it may be worth visitng your GP and having a chat with them about this, and possibly looking for ways to reduce your anxiety.

    Feel free to message me if you would like any more information or explanation.

    One more quick bit of info -
    in 30% of people , IBS symptoms only started after they had diarrhoea - perhas some people on here can trace back their symptoms to a bout of diarrhoea they caught from food?
     
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  18. pinkprep16165

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    Me too

    I have the same problem to but my burps get stuck for so long I start to dry heave my parents are taking me to the doctor tomorrow because they are so freaked out by this
     
  19. louisec82

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    Genetic

    Hi all.
    I am 26 and have never been able to burp. As a baby if my parents tried to wind me after feeding me, I would throw up instead! I get the gurgling after eating but unlike some people that have posted on here, I find it funny! I do find if I am drinking a lot of fizzy drinks I need to wretch (almost throw up) to expel the gas but I am then fine again. It doesn't really have an impact on my life except I am naturally polite at meals (no loud belching!). I don't have any problems with the 'other end' and am sure some of the gas must make its way all the way through my system.

    Of note, many people on here have said that they thought that they were the only one unable to burp, but for me this was never the case because although my mum can burp with the best of them, my dad also can't burp. Then along came my little brother (now 21) who also can't. I think this may show that there could be a genetic cause as otherwise it's one hell of a coincidence. No idea what it is though.

    To anyone that is concerned about it I would just say to enjoy it. You learn to live round it and the gurgling can be really funny (especially if you have a few people together who all do it!) My husband thinks it's cute and if I ever complain about his burping, he just accuses me of being jealous!!
     
  20. fisher92

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    So glad im not the only 1 :) im not a freak woo!
    Ive experienced the same thying for about 8 months or so, since last july, my mum thought it was due to stress of my exam results due in august, but its march now and they're still here :(.
    Sometimes they make me feel really sick but other times they come and go within 5 minutes, so id have to say i dont have them a serious as some of u others who have replied. (i feel for ya).
    theres only been one case where it has really got me down, the night before my exam results they took over my life! i think its because i had everything happening at once! i was stressed, nervous, was the wrong time of the month, had too see some people i really didnt want to see and my best mate wasnt well so i had everythin hit me all in one so yes i experienced these dreaded dry heaves!
    I had them really bad yesturday but they went as soon as i went to bed (which was lucky some nights they dont) but i have to ask, does any1 find they go worse when smoking? if any of you smoke> just something ive noticed.
    anyway if any1 finds out what this is actually known as let me know so i can tell my mates instead of them laughin at me lol
     

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