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Rotten egg burps, throwing up, bloated, etc...

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22,256 words with 26 Comments; publish: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:45:00 GMT; (900234.38, « »)

I am distressed that I haven't gotten many replies to my post. Somebody must know what I have. I am getting it again tonight. Now I know I will not sleep , I will be sick all night long. Then I have to get up in the morning and live my life. These burps are so repulsive I can't leave the house when I have them. I've had a cat scan and an upper and lower GI. No answers. Everythiing seems normal. I have become disgusting. I am getting this every couple of weeks or EVERY week now. They should just send ME to Bagdad, I'd have that place cleared out in fifteen minutes. I can't live like this. I feel like just stopping all eating and then seeing what happens. How long can a person go without food and not harm themselves? I don't know what else to do.

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    • Think you probably need to eat some live yogurt or take Probiotics/Acidophilus to re-balance the friendly bacteria in your gut. This helps with a bloated belly and belching.

      You can go without eating for a considerable length of time, as long as you keep drinking adequate fluids, at least 1 litre a day, but ideally more. However, not eating could just be making your problems worse, as you will probably feel more sick and bloated.

      Try cutting dairy and wheat out of your diet for a bit and seeing if that makes a difference. However, it does sound as if you need to re-balance your bacteria, so Acidophilus on an empty stomach twice daily or eating some live yogurt should do it.

      #1; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 16:58:00 GMT
    • I was hoping you would get more replies to your message since I have the same problem from time to time. My symtoms are always the same as yours- the foul belching, bloating, and always vomiting in the end. I have found that it is best to go ahead and try to vomit and empty my stomach as soon as the symtoms start. Then I can start getting over it. Of course, the vomiting and loss of fluids makes me weak and tired for about a day.

      Again, I have been able to narrow my problem down to eating fish, at least that has been the pattern for the last couple of years. I started out having this about once per year, now it is about once per month.

      I wonder if it is some type of allergic reaction to the fish. I believe I am becoming less tolerant of this type of food. It did not always bother me in the past. Now that I have narrowed it down, I don't plan to eat fish any more.

      I have heard of another person who could not digest shell fish, and would vomit after eating it. Maybe the previous poster has a point about bacteria balance.

      Please let me know if your doctor ever comes up with a cause or cure for this.

      #2; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 16:59:00 GMT
    • I wish I could say that my problem was related to eating fish, but I don't eat fish. I have tried to remember what I've eaten that could cause this but nothing stands out. I don't drink much milk or eat yogurt so I don't think it's dairy either. I do drink a lot of sweet ice tea and I used to drink caoke all the time. I wonder if sugar has anything to do with it.I must find out what is wrong. I am getting this way too much to function.
      #3; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:00:00 GMT
    • Try eating the yogurt as it will help rebalance your gut bacteria. This needs to be live yogurt though.

      Also, cut out the sugar as yeast thrives on sugar and this could certainly be a cause.

      #4; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:01:00 GMT
    • I had the same problem for over a year, I was treated for Acid Reflux, Ibs and finally mis-diagnosed with Diabetic gastroparesis, Which I was taking Reglan for. I was still having the bloating, the disgusting burps, the most miserable feeling. I was not satisfied with this diagnosis; I started researching all of my medications. I learned that the Potassium I was taking which was a slow release caused ulcerations and gastroparesis like symptoms. I took this information to my Dr. and he switched me to a liquid, and most of the symptoms had disappeared. I would suggest looking at your medications. My suggestion is look at your medications, this is where I found my answers when I was grasping.
      #5; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:02:00 GMT
    • food can rot in the intestines producing horrible smelling burps,farts, etc

      these should be tried and often help to make the digestive system work better

      fresh alfalfa sprouts and alfalfa tablets, fresh papaya or paw paw or tablets of either

      also drink plenty of water

      #6; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:03:00 GMT
    • Hi

      Yogurt with live probiotics does wonders , it is also easier to digest for people with lactose intollerance as most the lactose is digested by bacteria , it is worth trying, worked for me and solved many problems.

      #7; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:04:00 GMT
    • The bacteria in your intestines are more than the number of cells in your body. They can get out of balance with your eating habits-- processed food, sweets, cola, birth control pills, alcohol, too much spicy food, medication especially antibiotics, and the list is long.

      Eating a good brand of yogurt as well as taking probiotic supplements help in moderate cases but if you have a full blown yeast infection -- you will need a yeast killer along with the re-balancing program as Sarah suggested.

      God Bless--Harry

      #8; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:05:00 GMT
    • Beth, After you exhaust all aveneus of health from the internal colon and if you still find your stomach in the throwes of difficulty, it might be time for other kinds of consideration.

      I've had GI problems with vomiting and mine are linked to the status of endometriosis and pelvic adhesions in my pelvic area which are compromising the structure of my gut and doing irritable damage from the exterior of the colon.

      I take medications to work with the spasms because the whole key to my health relies on keeping the gut out of spasm.

      I have seen gastroenterologists, urologists, gynecologists and a reproductive endogrinologist for my answers.

      Of all the specialties it seemed that the gynecologist had the least amount of awareness and fewest real answers.

      I eat a lot of Probiotics too. The Probiotics do help in the contribution to a more harmonious gut. When working with an irritable bowel in any capacity it's wise to stay on the calm end of the digestive process.

      The better you eat and better care you take of the internal colon, will definatly help in the contribution of making the intestinal process easier.

      When things get really bad for me I use phenergan suppositories and just ride out the nausea storm.

      Bowel health can be a complex matter.

      It's important to understand what is triggering your gut to react.

      Good Luck in finding the root cause.


      P.S. If by chance your problem is due to problems with the external colon, the problem is something that can not be seen on most of the imaging tests doctors order.

      The only way to know is to have a surgeon go in with a laproscope.

      A good Gastroenterologist could tell you if your situation sounds like pelvic adhesions.

      One of my Gastroenterologists diagnosed my problem in our first meeting.

      [This message has been edited by kat721 (edited 04-19-2003).]

      #9; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:06:00 GMT
    • My husband has the same problem. He eats light through the week and then has "free meals" on the weekends, and it always affects him after a BIG meal. He used to get them every weekend but, he has started eating live culture yogurt daily and that helped some.

      We have also noticed that if he takes lactaid he doesn't have any near the number of episodes. I guess from the enzymes that are in it.

      Long story short, he used to have weekly episodes and we are down to about 1 every 3 months.

      #10; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:07:00 GMT


      #11; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:08:00 GMT
    • Beth, have you been tested for Hpylori? I suffered with the rotten egg burps with vomiting for ten years. I tested positive for Hpylori and was treated for it twice to get rid of it. I have not had another episode since and that was over a year ago. Good luck!
      #12; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:09:00 GMT
    • hi,

      i have those burps and H. Pylori too. was treated w/antibiotics once but it didnt go away. Was just retested to see if the H. Pylori is really gone--after requesting it several times. Hopefully the test will show something and i can be treated--wish me luck.


      #13; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:10:00 GMT
    • I used to have the problem that you are describing but I have not had it for more than a month. I started taking Mastic Gum that I purchased over the internet. Just type in Mastic Gum. I took 2 caps a day in the morning before I ate. I took them for 4 weeks. I did not have any problems. I now just take 1 cap a day. Check it out. It has been a huge change in my life. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/redface.gif)
      #14; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:11:00 GMT
    • I don't know if my fiances problems are the same as all of yours. For 3 years, he was told he was lactose intolerent. He was very careful as things got worse and worse, He was eating no dairy and still getting sick. Then one day someone said he may have glutten allergies. Going on a gluten free diet did nothing to help the problem either. Then one day on a message board I read that someone that had the same stinky rotten egg burps, bloating and diarhhea was happening in the same time frame. It started in the middle of the nite and went on til around noon the next day. I narrowed this down to simply eating before he went to bed. For some reason, when he layed down. something closed in his stomache and the food just layed there rotting, then it would come out and look out! With the help of digestive enzymes and walking after a big meal his symptoms have vanished. Only one bout since Jan 1 2007 and that happened only because he cheated and had some toast right before bed. Maybe your problems arent the same but anyone that has this knows that anything is worth a try. Good luck to all of you....
      #15; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:12:00 GMT
    • Ask your doctor if your symptoms could be due to bile reflux.
      #16; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:13:00 GMT
    • I've experienced this about 6-9 times in my life, and in my case it was always the result of either eating different kinds of foods and/or more food than my stomach was accustomed to handling at that time, OR eating unusual foods OR eating too close to bedtime OR ingestion of some bad germ in the food itself, OR flu bugs that caused the stomach to "shut down".

      In each case, there was one common thread: the stomach could not handle the food, and seemed to "shut down." I interpreted the resulting rotten egg burps as a sign that the food had been held in the stomach for too long a time, and instead of being digested, actually began to go bad, to turn rotten. This is an explanation that is consistent with "hygienic" eating philosophies--that if you overeat, or eat the wrong combination of foods, etc., food will "rot" in your gut.

      Otherwise, I'm very healthy--have been a vegetarian for over 35 years, mostly a vegan for several years, so it isn't "lack of raw veggies" which some here have said would "deodorize" the gut. I looked this up online today because I am suffering from this today, after a horrible illness yesterday which may have been either a flu bug or something I ate.

      Usually fasting for most of the day and then taking a large dose of powdered vitamin C with powdered calcium lactate and powdered magnesium oxide in a lot of water (NOW brand vitamins sells these) when the stomach feels ready to let go of its contents solves it for me, but yesterday it didn't work. I hate to use commercial pharmaceuticals, OTC or other, because I see them as usually just treating symptoms, not causes, and tending to result in dependencies.

      I hadn't vomited in 20 years until yesterday morning. I had woken up with nausea at 1:30 am, actually passed out and fell enroute to bathroom, could hardly move I felt so awful. Had an explosive BM, but stomach still felt full. Back to bed and felt worse and worse until I finally let myself vomit at 10:30 am. Felt much better afterwards, but did not clear everything out of my stomach. Previous night's dinner was still coming up in small amounts when burping. Slept almost all day, had to work a few hours in the evening, felt awful the whole time, nauseous, tired. DEAD tired when I get this. The toxins must really overload the body. Can hardly stand up. Ate nothing all day. In the past, just fasting until the problem subsided was the way to get rid of it, but this time it did not seem to be improving. Finally, last night I tried Alka Seltzer, which helped very little but somewhat. Then 2 hours later tried Kaopectate, and it seemed to help a lot. The rotten egg burps stopped for hours. Felt like the stomach was no longer holding anything up.

      Had not eaten all day yesterday. Some diarrhea in small bits every few hours. This morning, ate watermelon hoping it would push out the residue from the g.i. tract. This had worked in the past. But this time, it seemed to contribute to the return of the burps midday today. A few hours later, tried some Kombucha tea, which is loaded with acidophilus and other probiotics. It seemed to only make the burps worse. Tonight I just ate some yogurt and drank buttermilk. Will not eat til tomorrow.

      #17; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:14:00 GMT
    • I have been having a bout with the stinky burps and lots of gas, and really bad nausea for the past few days. Got it under control this morning. Have take Reglan, Phenergan (tablets and suppositories), PeptoBismol, Tums, and Metemucil (I have also been constipated for quite a while). I don't know which worked, but it took a few days of taking it all to finally start working. Oh my goodness, it was so horrible.
      #18; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:15:00 GMT
    • I have been a sufferer of the rotten egg burp syndrome for years. I used to get this malady maybe once or twice a year, but lately the frequency has increased. My symptoms are the same as those most of you mention. This truly is such a disgusting illness and it leaves me just wiped out after a bout.

      I have had endoscopy, a digestion test, allergy testing and a gallbladder test, all showing nothing abnormal.

      I read a comment online from a person once who had a theory that the pyloric valve was not working properly, so food could not empty into the lower intestines properly. That's the diagnosis that makes the best sense to me. Food gets stuck and rots in your stomach.

      If anyone ever gets an accurate diagnosis from a doctor, I sure would like to hear about it.

      #19; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:16:00 GMT
    • ahhhh once again i am googling rotten egg burps to only find that after many yrs of searching NO ONE has an answer!!! which appauls me as we are going to our dr. and our dr.'s seem to have NO answers! with this many sufferers witht he EXACT same symptoms we all should have an answer by now!!! it actually angers me that they can cure a headache but not rotten egg burps lol well yet again i have them nothing brought them on i know of! but as usual i shall suffer tonight have bad diarhea tom and be all worn out all because of this not being diagnosed!!!!
      #20; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:17:00 GMT
    • Haley...I suffered with rotten egg burps, throwing up, diarreah, stomach bloating, etc...for over 5 years. So I wont bore you with all of the test that I have been thru, the same as everyone else that posted on here (the ones that didn't help). My sickness eventually landed me at a stomach specialist in Decatur, AL. who after many attempts, finally was honest enough with me to tell me that he had no idea what was wrong with me. However, he decided instead of doing nothing to atleast try different prescriptions one by one (process of elimination). On the third try my prescription was for PREV-PAC. I don't really remember exactly what was in it other than penicillian, prevacid and two other pills. You take this twice a day for 7 days and it was my cure! However, 2 years later, I did have one or two egg burps so I immediately went to my family doctor and asked him to prescribe me the PREV-PAC again and it went no further than the burps. That was 1 year ago. So my suggestion to you or anyone else with this problem would be to figure out a way to get a prescription for a PREV-PAC. I dealt with it for 5 and a half years and I feel sorry for anyone who is still dealing with it. THe family doctor (whom I did not initially see for this) called it H. Pylori when I asked him for a refill of the script 2 years later. I don't know if that is really what it was, but the Prev-Pac fixed it! Good luck to you.
      #21; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:18:00 GMT
    • HI I am new to this forum, but so glad to hear that I am not crazy...I have had this same thing 6 times in 7 months..ultrasounds, h-pylori test, aciphex...nothing has worked...anything at this point will help
      #22; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:19:00 GMT
    • If the antibiotics worked, it more than likely was a pylori infection. Just remember that good bacteria as well as bad is destroyed, so you should follow an antibiotic with a probiotic such as acidophilus to restore the normal stomach balance.
      #23; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:20:00 GMT
    • In the late 90's I had the rotten burps and all the fun stuff that comes with it and my doc at that time prescribed the antibiotic that you only take once a day for five days. That was the last of the burps for six years. Then just a few years ago I had these episodes about every four months again and I was trying to get my doc to give me the antibiotics again but he wanted to run a bunch of test first which came up negative on all except a positive for Hiatel Hernia. Then I had another episode and he gave me the antibiotics and have been free from the hell for over six months
      #24; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:21:00 GMT
    • I sufferer from this for years. Started at first just a couple times a year but over ther years started getting more and more frequent. This went on for years until finally was getting it every couple weeks. Not going to bore you with the long long story I first posted on this, just wanted to say its been over 2 years for me now symptom free. I remember how horrible this was for me.

      Anyway, haven't had the dreaded burps or the dreaded sickness that followed after the rotten burps for over 2 years now. Acid reflux surgery did for me. If you want my theory on why it fixed it, you will have to search for my other post. Not stress, not eggs, not food allergy, not lactose intolerance, if you have been to a thousand doctors which I do suggest you do to rule out all the bad stuff and they through up there hands saying they just don't know, then you may want to print my previous post and talk it over with your doctor. My theory is bile gerd in combination with your less. My Less was was not closing at all when I had the less test. Anyway, regardless if I am right or wrong, haven't had it for over two years now since pushing to have the acid reflux surgery. Anyway, not sure anymore about dates, I think this feb or Mar will be 3 years if I am not mistaken. Wish you all that have it the best, and like I said, if doctors have exhausted everything and cannot figure it out, find my post on this board, print it, talk it over with them. Worked for me. The only reason I keep posting is I suffered for so many years with this and don't want anyone else to. Wish you guys the best and don't forget, prey for the answer. :) You will find it.

      #25; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:22:00 GMT
    • Steve,

      I've read your posts on what you went through and after 2 1/2 years of this myself, I'm coming to the same conclusion you did. I've done all the vitamins, acidolphilus, digestive enzyme pills along with traditional PPI treatment, lifestyle changes, nasal irrigations, etc...and I'm no better off today. I think it's just hard for me to admit that I can't do anything about a wonky LES muscle other than surgery at this point.

      My problem doesn't happen with burping, though. I do burp a lot but the odor doesn't come up at that time. It just seems to come up as part of my breathing and talking. Usually after I eat or if my stomach is very empty and growling. Sometimes I can smell it and it's something akin to the rottenest flatulence odor. Sometimes I can't, but I can tell it's happening because of people's sudden jerking back from me during conversation. It's particularly bad when it happens in the car, I've had friends say "whoever is cutting the cheese better stop.." and I know it's me and my acid reflux.

      It used to happen every now and then, but it's pretty much an everyday occurrence now. It's also affecting my sinuses as I think the acid goes up and bothers my nasal passageway. The resulting post nasal drip then goes into my stomach and makes me extremely nauseous. Yes, I used to think it was sinusitis only, but I think it's acid reflux induced because the sinus pain usually happens after I eat. I get nauseous in the morning when the PND drains once I get up and have a cup of water/tea.

      The problem is that 2 ENTs have diagnosed it as LPR but the GI doctor didn't. I did 6 months of PPI's (even double dosing), cut out certain foods, lifted the bed and nothing really helped. I had terrible throat problems. I then tried Lexapro to help with anxiety. It helped with the anxiety but never eliminated the odor issue. The strange thing is that my throat hurts less now, but the odor issue has increased in frequency. I went through endoscopy, double probe PH testing and manometry exams. All were "normal". The GI doctor recommended speech therapy for aerophagia. He would never acknowledge the odor issue.

      My conclusion is that I tested "normal" for my LES muscle but that I have transient relaxation of the muscle and these openings have steadily increased over the last two years. Hence the almost everyday occurence of the odor. I just can't figure out how to talk to a doctor to somehow treat this? PPI didn't work the first time around (both Protonix and Nexium) and since my LES muscle is "normal", surgery doesn't seem like an option.

      #26; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:23:00 GMT