Ok so I've had the no-burping problem since I can remember. Same deal: the air comes right up, i feel the pressure at the back of my throat, then it goes back down again. Even if i open the throat muscles and tilt my head back etc all i get is that loud gurgling noise. This makes me think it's further down the throat. I get bloated after everything I eat, and I've discovered for those who also suffer it, there are 2 factors which contribute and help a little. One is eating slower. If you eat fast, you gulp air in with the food. If you're careful, chew each mouthful with your mouth shut, 30 times, then swallow, it helps. It sounds silly but it's true. The other factor is swallowing air due to stress or anxiety. They call this gulping air as well, though you won't notice you're doing it: it's a nervous habit. I was on anti-anxiety anti-depressents for about 4 years and didnt notice the problem until I came off them, about 3 months ago, but i finally HAVE stopped and there's no WAY i want to go back on them. I CAN fart it out...eventually. but it takes hours or even days for this to happen, sometimes the air goes right down and then comes back up: just like with my throat, like it's blocked. And of course it's back again after I eat. It leaves me feeling uncomfortable, irritable, anxious and nauseated for...well, most of the time. I also find myself unable to sleep because of it. I DON'T wake up fine again, usually wake up and it's even more uncomfortable. I've been on omiprazole before and all it did was make me more bloated and fart more. I've noticed that clonazepam helps but I am not on that long-term, and makes me think that the burping problem is muscular. My solution therefore is being able to burp. I want to know if there's a procedure that I can have done to loosen the muscles so I will be able to burp out the air like a normal person. I watch my boyfriend burp an earthquake out and he says it provides him with so much relief, and I am SOOOO jealous! I'm so desperate for a solution and so reluctant to be on more pills, that I will happily go under the knife, and believe me: that is not something I take lightly, since I'm highly allergic to most kinds of antiemetics, and have nasty reactions from anaesthetic. Please, if anyone knows of a procedure, let me know and I will take it to my practitioner.
I know that this is a late reply, but I experience the exact same things you do. I''m a teenager, and I get a rising gas pressure in my chest that goes to my throat, but then goes back down (its not exactly relief though when it goes back down). And this cycle continues and builds up. If I am unable to lie down (which seems to make the gas travel down my intestines where I eventually fart it out), they it builds up to the point that I will violently vomit nothing but air and massive amounts of saliva. Throughout these uncomfortable symptoms, I am producing copious amounts of saliva for some strange reason.
These problems do not arise all the time, but like you said, they almost always trigger when I am nervous. There are times when I have had to play in a 2 hour concert (extremely nervous) with the gas pressure continuing to build and build.
The worst part is that its not a known disease and doctors don''t really prescribe anything to solve the problem. I''ve replied to various other threads of many people complaining of the same symptoms, so know that you are not alone.
People who do not experience this often take this problem lightly and often humorously. Because when we do stop to think about it, our problem does seem pretty pathetic. I tell people all the time that I cannot drink soda. If the symptoms do arise, I seem like a weak, pathetic boy who has to, for some reason, lie in the middle of the floor to alleviate the crushing pressure that is building in his esophagus. And hours or even days later, he will release these huge amounts of gas through his backside.
So, all in all, I feel your pain. I''ve gone through all the tests. The doctors assumed it was acid reflux, which I knew from the start that it wasn''t, and I had an endoscopy. I even had a barium x-ray test done, but neither showed any problems. As far as I know, I know of no medical procedure that can fix this problem. I read in another thread that the problem was called the Schatzki Ring (google it), but this problem is often detected in liquid barium x-ray tests, but this was not found in my test.
So I''m desperate and still afflicted by this horrible disease. If anyone, at all, has any solution. Please....help.
Well, I appear to have the same problem as both of you. The solution (or rather, "workaround," which is more like it) is to trigger my gag reflex with my index finger. This doesn't make me vomit, but ratherÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½it releases the air in a loud burp. You may need to do it several times, and I suggest that you practice at home. Use some wadded up tissue to block the noise, and there you go. If you want to be discreet, just wait until the bathroom is empty. It will usually take less than 30 seconds once you get started and train yourself on how to do it.
i have this same exact problem and the gurgling is so annoying and uncomfortable. i just wish i could relieve the air pressure by burping but of course I can't for some reason. I can't make myself gag because I have a major fear and phobia of vomiting and gagging. If i ever feel like i'm going to throw up then i will prevent myself from doing it. I'm beginning to think it is a psychological thing because in since i have suppressed myself from vomiting, I physically cannot burp. Also this happens when I'm anxious and nervous. I'm going to my doctor soon but from doing some research, I found out that they will not diagnose anything because they are unable to see the problem. I'm only a teenager and I don't want to have to live with this for the rest of my life. If anyone knows any information please let me know. Thanks!
I too have this same problem since I was very young. I remember when my sister tried to teach me to "burp". She would swallow air & let out a huge burp. I would just get a belly ache. Sometimes the pain radiates up all the way to my jaw! I have even had friends try to "burp" me like an infant cause I can feel the gas in my throat just stuck there, but that only gets it to the top of my throat then I get what I call "the coils" lol I can almost feel the gas swirling like a tornado in my throat! It sounds/feels like its slowly trying to coil out but it doesn't! I don't seem to pass much gas either. I have IBS-D chronic so most of the time if I think I may fart I have to run to the bathroom cause it's not really gas that's passing. As above if anyone knows any more about this please please let us know...thank you for reading.
I have the same problem too! I don't really have any quick solutions either...but I did find one method that helps. I discovered that swimming helped me get the air out. It makes your abdominal muscles work hard to push it out as you're swimming, and then eventually you'll burp it out. I was out in the pool swimming for about 30 min. It was helpful...but I don't have time to swim all the time to let out all that trapped air. =( So I'll still looking for another solution like you guys.