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I have had some sort of problem for 3 years, my symptoms are

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Hi! I have had some sort of problem for 3 years, my symptoms are odd and vague and my pcp keeps prescribing me Prilosec and dismissing me.
My symptoms are
Dizziness (bp normal)
Loose stools (constant for 3 years)
Constant (upwards of 2000 times per day) burping, mostly small little burps I can "hide" but occasionally they can be heard, they seem completely unproductive and when I have an actual productive belch (rarely) it feels amazing (for like 3 seconds)
The burping is worse when I'm hungry, it is also bad right after I've eaten
I've gained 104 pounds in 1 year (the first year I had this condition)
I always feel bloated
I look pregnant now
No other stmptoms as far as I can tell although something I feel is worth mentioning, the Prilosec doesn't help at all, and things that normally cause "gas" like soda help my stomach to feel better ... I do not care for soda and rarely drink soda but sometimes I feel so bloated and queezy and I crave it, so I drink one and its better.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 months ago.


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You need to have your thyroid function checked.

Hypothyroid can aggravate these symptoms.

YOu need an H pylori breath test.

This will gets for the ulcer bacterial that causes gastritis [stomach inflammation] and stomach ulcers.

Prilosec is not enough alone to treat this, if you have this bacteria, and you would need the correct antibiotics.

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