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I've been having constant stomach problems, feeling sick everyday abdominal discomfort( gurgling, bloating) chest pain with burning. Currently taking pantoprazole prescribed by my doctor. Endoscopy report normal I'm at my wits end as to what to do

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Hi. Your symptoms sound much like my husband's. He found out quite by chance that he was lactose intolerant. He now uses lactose free milk, non dairy spread in stead of butter, only eats cheddar cheese which is low in lactose or you can buy lactose free cheese. Avoids ice cream like the plague. I read all the labels of bought in cakes etc as mostly contain whey powder or dried skimmed milk which both crease him ! He has been very much better since starting this regime several years ago now. It is worth a try. Hope it helps.

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W1lb_y in reply to Beadlady

Thanks, will try the no lactose regimen for what it's worth. I keep wondering if the doctors are missing something SMH!

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Beadlady in reply to W1lb_y

My husband was treated for an ulcer for several years, and even had his gall bladder removed, which turned out to be healthy ! One night we had a shop bought fish pie for tea and he was in agony all evening. I got the packet out of the bin and went through every ingredient googling for intolerances. Came upon lactose, looked up the symptoms and bingo, ever single one he had suffered for years, bloating, burping constantly, griping pains, heartburn, reflux etc. Next day I bought a load of lactose free milk, butter, cheese etc and within a week he was so much better. ! Its worth a try !

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Rosepetal60 in reply to W1lb_y

Beadlady gives a very helpful reply and I would just add to this by saying keep a food diary of what you are eating. It took me a while to find out I needed to be Gluten free. As soon as I cut out Gluten/ wheat, I felt so much better. Good luck.

You might also take a look at the Irritable Bowel Syndrome site on HU.

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