Hi my situation is a bit complicated but basically it is that when I eat a lot, i get excess gas. Like I literally see and feel my stomach expanding from the gas and i begin to burp and emit a lot of flatus. The even greater disturbing thing with this is that it has an ammonia or hydrogen sulphide smell its smell of fermented food. The only relief I really get is to vomit out the food which is fermented and I get a serious diarrhea that gets it out. What is this? I've come up with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome, intestinal dysbiosis, hypomobility, achlorhydria as the differentials. Achlorhydria because I drink baking soda when I have to vomit to reduce the amount of acid as I am also sort of bulimic. Can you give me a reasonable list of differentials and advice?
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replied April 3rd, 2009
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Bulimic people have clinically important gastroenterological disease processes, that require specific diagnosis and treatment independent of the psychiatric treatment.
It seem like you are experiencing symptoms of gastroparesis or delayed stomach emptying, common complain in bulimic patients.
Its typical symptoms are nausea, vomiting, bloating, weight loss, feeling of fullness after only a small amount of food is eaten, stomach and upper abdominal pain, heartburn.
Other symptoms consistent with gastroparesis are flatus, constipation and diarrhea.
Belching is expelling the excessive swollen air, usually, happening when food and liquids, are consumed in large quantities and very fast.
Flatus and diarrhea, usually result from some type of food that isn't digested completely in large intestines (differences in colonic flora and motility play role, too).
Abdominal bloating is very characteristic for bulimic patient due to gastroparesis and because it is believed that bulimic people have hypersensitive bowel and they misperceive the amount of gas as too much.

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replied April 3rd, 2009
I think you're right
Thank you very much. In my research I did come across gastroparesis but skimmed past it because I was concentrating on an intestinal etiology. however I went and really read gastroparesis after your suggestion and I think this could be it. I think I should organise now to go either to a gp first then specialist or directly to a specialist. are you a doctor, nurse or former bulimic?
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