Steely Asked :
Can you give me some advice on a longstanding stomach complaint I’ve been suffering from for about 3 years now.
Over that time, I’ve had three extended periods (several months each) during which I’ve been experiencing a lot of belching (continuously throughout the day, beginning when I get up in the morning) and pretty much constant nausea.
I went to see a gastroenterologist during the first bout, who gave me a sigmoidoscopy and gastroscopy, and decided (since he’d seen spasms in the colon) that I must be suffering from IBS. He then prescribed a series of IBS treatments (colofac, mebeverine etc), none of which worked, until he started me on a course of amitriptyline. This seemed to work, and I was symptom free for about 8 months.