I've had the gurgling/gas problem for about 15 yrs. For years, I thought I was the only one!!! Until, one day I started doing my own research and found this forum where others describe the same/similar symptoms. Too many of us have this problem so there has to be some kind of link to what its causing this and how to cure it. At some point in our lives we had a normal stomach and we were all able to eat normal everyday foods. So what happen from that point to now?
It sounds to me that some symptoms described here are a little different from my mine, but are identically described as mine. Here is my situation; my symptoms are the loud stomach gurgling accompanied with excess gas/burping. Sometimes it feels like the gas is trapped and I have to force it out. But I certainly don't have any cramping or pain. It seems like whenever I eat sometimes not all the time my stomach starts to make the noises after. It seems like the noise come from my left hand side of my intestines. I do understand that some noises are normal, but not the loud ones like mine! Sometimes its so loud and overwhelming that it causes me to stress about it more. Especially, when I know I'm going to be in a quiet room with people!!! Usually, I try to avoid those situations but sometimes they are unavoidable, still no matter where I am I shouldn't have this kind of problem.
In hopes that I might be cured I even went to the GI specialist. She recommended eliminating certain foods/carbonated drinks from my diet, taking PROBIOTICS; ACIDOPHILUS/BIFIDO, and also fiber pills. At my visits with my GI specialist I spent more time in the waiting room than in the examining room only to get no answer but that the gurgling/gas is normal. I've paid so much money to be hearing that and no end result!!
I've even tried all kinds of antacids, probiotics pills, high in fiber diets, low in fiber diets known to man and nothing seems to work. I do have to say that drinking Ginger Ale seems to work a bit plus alka-seltzer, now I'm not so sure. My stomach seems to always make noises after I eat even sometimes early in the morning but that's a rarity, but definitely when I'm in some sort of quiet room situation with other people that it seems to get more aggravated. That's the worst!! I'm tired of suffering from this and hope there is some kind of answer and cure for this.
I'm not a doctor or a pharmacist to say that there's a link, but I was wondering if any of you out there with this same condition by any chance suffer from Acne? Have you guys ever taken antibiotics like Tetrecycline and noticed that this problem started the minute you took these pills and no longer could eat the same kinds of foods or had the same stomach as before? From my experience I always thought that it has something to do with either stress and definitely the antibiotics I took 15 yrs ago that caused this problem and I was never the same. I also think that doctors out there know what is causing this but aren't willing to cure us for the reason that they will lose business. Because in the last 10 yrs or so the GI medical industry has gotten bigger and also more probiotics, antacids, etc have been surfacing more, why? Are the doctors to blame?!
Please let me know of some sort of cure or some kind of solution.
Stomach growling, or rumbling can result from incomplete digestion of carbohydrate-containing foods including milk and other dairy products (due to lack of certain enzymes important for digestion of different types of sugars), incomplete digestion of gluten in food, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and high-fiber whole grains.
If you are diabetic or you may have diverticuli (out-pouchings of the small intestine), you may suffer from small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (bacteria stay longer and multiply in the small intestine, leading to symptoms like rumbling sounds, burping, abdominal bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Another condition that makes bowel activity much more noisy than normal, is irritable bowel syndrome.
Stress can trigger or intensify the symptoms of IBS.
It is very possible that the history of antibiotic use has altered your gut flora, leading to your currant complains.