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Chronic Mystery Upper GI problem
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mike_1974 posted:
My entire GI tract was messed up 10 yrs ago after getting a parasitic infection on a camping trip. Right now the most debilitating part is upper GI distress that always seems to be triggered by certain physical activities and eating too fast. Ive been taking HCL and enzymes which helps with the eating aspect, but still cant figure why physical activity is causing this. Whenever it is from physical activity, the "flare ups" can last months before they settle down and as a result of this i have to eat less and cut out any type of working out. I am underweight and gained 5 lbs prior to thanksgiving (and looked great) but one day i did some pushups right before eating and for whatever reason that triggered a bad flare up and i still have it. its been almost 1 month.[br>[br>I had an upper GI series in 02, an endoscopy in 09 and a pill cam in 2010. they never found anything wrong. its most likely a motility problem or gastroparesis but i have not been officially diagnosed. Any feedback on this would be great and I appreciate it
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mike_1974 responded:
Forgot to mention- the flare up symptoms are chronic belching, fullness 20-30 min after meals which can actually vanish and then i get strong hunger pains. Also feel the need to keep swallowing to clear the back of my throat


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