Are gut and bowel problems common with HS? I have had on-off gut/bowel issues for years (although only HS diagnosed last year) - some days when I have a lot of pain - sharp usually - in the bowel area; others when I have a sensation of a very great pressure under my sternum and down the right side of the front of my rib cage, often later succeeded by difficulties breathing and then relieved by the most incredible belching; and some days with acid reflux. Then nothing for days or even (bliss!) weeks. I have now also been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia. Does any of this resonate with others with HS? And any advice? I am loathe to take Omeprazole (a PPI) every day ad infinitum - stomach acid serves a useful purpose when not causing me horrid symptoms. I have considered a low GI diet; I already cut out dairy and gluten. Are there any other drugs or even doctors I should be considering? I am in the west of Scotland so don't have access to the London-based specialists although my rheumatologist is very supportive. Many thanks in advance! (have posted similar on Lupus forum, by the way)
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