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Type 1 diabetic - Stomach problems (Long burps)

I've been having really back stomach problems for several months now.
The main problem is my burps get trapped in my stomach daily and it feels like I'm going to fall over. It takes time, but finally it starts... 10 to 20 second burps, it's not fun. Sometimes it'll last for up to 30 minutes.
Also I've developed Acid Reflux... and it feels like a heart attack every time.
My bowels are never consistent and had my gallbladder removed about 10 years ago.

I've been type 1 diabetic for 24 years now and afraid it's only going to get worse.
I've lost about 15 lbs. in the past month. I'm only 34 yrs. old.

Also I started exercising everyday, but it seems like it's just triggering it.
I cut out all soda and caffeine drinks. Some days the only thing I can eat is toast and crackers.

I had to go to the E.R. a couple times, but they can't find anything wrong besides anxiety and reflux... something isn't right.

I've had a stress test and gastric empty scan and passed both.

I'm in the process of switching doctors because he won't listen to me... he thinks it's all anxiety related.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has these problems and if so, what are you doing to help the symptoms?

It's killing me... I take 80 mg of prilosec and half a bottle of gaviscon chews daily and a couple alka seltzer. That can't be healthy

Any help would be appreciated.
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replied July 31st, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. It is diabetic gastroparesis, which is a functional bowel decline due to diabetes, leading to reduced bowel functions and worsens this GERD , treatment is mostly supportive, relief of GERD and strict glycemic control and symptomatic treatment with prokinetics, PPIs and diet lifestyle modifications like small frequent meals etc.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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