A few months ago I bought a weight machine and started working out. I did allot of stomach exercises. After awhile I started noticing that after I ate what I normally eat I was real bloated, might last 1 or 2 days, well I thought that because I was exercising that my abdominal muscles made my stomach smaller, so maybe I wouldn't be able to eat as much as I used to. I stopped exercising ate smaller meals but the problem is getting worse. (today) 24 hours ago I ate dinner I am still full. Here are some other things that I noticed. Pain lower left under rib so bad at times that itwould cause me to gasp. I received a back massager for christmas (one that vibrates) and when I used it, it makes the pain come back, so if I vibrate my back it makes my pain come back. I can touch my rib and it will be sore. I have always had trouble with heartburn I just try to avoid the food and drinks that make it happen. So I have this feeling that I just ate 2 large pizza's with a dull pain on the left side lower rib with an occasional sharp pain, anybody have an idea?
a few days ago I saw a tv programme in which the woman cannot eat well because she continously feels full, the psychiatrist put it down to anxiety attacks; apparently the anxiety causes a physical reaction in which the stomach would fill with extra stomach acid, giving the sensation of being bloated, it happens to me too, I find myself frequently burping for no apparent reason.
But I have to say that this may not be the case for you, it could be something completely different.
I have this feeling of being bloated or soemthing is stuck in my sternum area of my upper stomach. Its awful I cannot sit down calmly because its sorta "in the way" and causes discomfort. Today it popped almost as I leant forward and I felt a shiver or bolt go through my body.. Thought iu was gonne faint or die.. Massive 1 hour panic attack followed at 3 in the morning.. I am only now starting to calm down. Horrrible.