Hi Dr David - yes i have been on a strict diet for the past 3years. I have had no alcohol, spicy foods, garlic, onion, soda drinks, tomato, coffee or tea. I never eat fried foods. Even when i avoid these foods I still have the stomach pain and bloating. Sometimes bending over can bring on the problem or wearing a belt around my stomach area. so i have some similarities with reflux problems but nothing seems to help make the pain go away. i have a very pleasant lifestyle with little stress or anxiety. i don't worry about problems and have a great husband, job and two dogs.