• 1 month ago

    Ongoing issues

    For about seven years now, I get stomach aches and diarrhea EVERY night. It began as normal stools and eventually escalating to nausea and diarrhea, and feeling like absolute garbage. I have trouble distinguishing between heartburn and acid reflux and nausea. What makes it worse is that I spent so many days of my childhood with stomach viruses that I am absolutely TERRIFIED of throwing up. When I start to get heartburn or acid reflux or nausea, whatever the heck I’m getting every night, I freak out and make the stomach ache even worse. I take a Gas-X if my symptoms flare TOO much and sometimes baking soda mixed thoroughly with water. It helps, but only for a couple hours before my bout of stomach issues return. Let me add that all of these symptoms always occur about 2 hours after eating EVERY night. I haven’t been diagnosed with any kind of gastrointestinal disease, mostly because it is just too expensive to visit a doctor. Any tips? :(