Patient Comments: Indigestion - Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia)?

Comment from: ticktock51, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

My dyspepsia symptoms include fullness in my abdomen, nausea at times, and deep belching with a foul taste. It feels terrible and lasts for hours. I have used Zantac with some relief. I also use Titralac, which is an antacid. I have used the yogurt Activia, and it is true you do get some relief after the 10 days, but you have to continue it daily. I also have IBS, and I think that causes my symptoms to worsen.

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Comment from: Lorrie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 12

Following a total hysterectomy three weeks ago, I have been suffering from dyspepsia following meals, including nausea. I have lost my appetite and am able to eat only very small portions when I do eat. I have post-surgical pain at the incision site, which is lessening every day. I am taking mild laxatives to stimulate my bowels. Before this, I have never had any digestive problems whatsoever. I assume this is a typical reaction following abdominal surgery, but the pain of the constipation can cause nausea and quite a bit of distress. I am an otherwise healthy 76-year-old woman.

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Comment from: JJ, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

My dyspepsia symptoms are stomach pain and belching, bloating, and cramping under my ribs in front. Sometimes I have nausea. It lasted last night for 13 hours! At its worst, I also get heart palpitations and lightheaded. Nothing relieves it. I have been on Nexium for two months and at first it seemed to help. Then, in the last week, it has come back stronger than ever. It kind of scares me. I wonder how bad it can get.

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Comment from: EW, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

My dyspepsia symptoms are nausea after eating, then fullness and burping. This fullness and burping can go on for hours. I also sometimes have air that comes out of my esophagus, but not as a burp, as a noise. I cannot control this. I am unable to lie on my left side until late at night when my stomach is empty because of this air/noise. I have been on Prilosec for four years now. It helps me get through the day, but the symptoms do not go away.

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Comment from: brnbrklyn, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

My dyspepsia consists of chest pain, abdominal discomfort, and mild upper back pain, much like gas in the back. I also have water brash at night (excess saliva) and some mild nausea. Basically, I'm a mess. I take Prevacid, but it takes weeks to kick in.

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Comment from: debbieo32, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

My experience with dyspepsia was a tightness directly below the sternum typically accompanied by mild nausea and belching even when doctor recommended diet is followed. The feeling recurs, but not after any particular food. It will linger for days at a time. Stress does seem to aggravate it.

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Comment from: MB, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: October 14

With my dyspepsia, my belching episodes last for hours. They are extremely uncomfortable and can leave my throat sore. They often occur at night, and I have seen no correlation with diet. I have tried eliminating different foods, but they still occur.

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Comment from: Jay, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

With my dyspepsia, I basically have a feeling of a full stomach, occasional cramping, frequent nausea and an increased body temperature.

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Published: July 25

My dyspepsia symptoms are of two different types: My most common are: pain in my stomach, such as an acid-burning feeling, but without any GERD symptoms or esophageal symptoms of any kind. This pain is always accompanied by or followed shortly by, trapped gas and bloating. These symptoms are temporarily relieved best by Mylanta. My less common are: intense episodes of cramping, which are relieved by Levsin. At its worst, this particular symptom is sometimes accompanied by sweating followed by a drop in blood pressure and feeling faint. These symptoms are relieved by lying down and also massaging the stomach.

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