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I always get sooo bloated after I eat, even the smallest thing. I'll have an apple and all of a sudden I look 6 months pregnant. It's the strangest thing, and I don't know how to stop it from happening!

I drink tons of water, run about 3 times a week, am 5"3 and 115 lbs, but honestly every time I eat anything I bloat up so much. Not only does it look bad, it makes me feel gross. And it's not like i'll eat a big mac meal and wonder why i'm bloated, i'll have a garden salad and a turkey wrap or something and the same thing always happens. And i'll stay bloated for like 6 hours afterwards, it's really getting on my nerves and in the way of things (I never feel comfortable going out for dinner then having to go to the bar with friends).

Does this happen to anyone else?
Any advice?
Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:02 pm

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It could be that you're allergic to something that is common in foods you eat regularly, which is why you bloat up after eating it. Perhaps gluten or something found in a lot of products, it could be a mild enough allergy that you dont have any extreme side effects other then the bloating.
Nov 22, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

@ malixy

I never considered that. If I went to my doctor, could he test for that?
Nov 23, 2012 @ 06:08 pm

This happened to my brother too

It started happening to him after he left his wife. He was stressed out big time and he wasn't eating like he had bin. After this first started even just a small bit of bread would make him blow up like a balloon. All the Dr told him was that he needed to eat right, witch didn't seem to make much sense if a tiny bite of bread would cause this. His new girl friend saw to it that he started eating better foods every time he had a meal and the bloating slowly stopped. But his stress levels also went down after they got together. You say that you do eat right and get enough exercise, so I really can't say your bloating reaction is caused from eating like it was for him. Myself I thought it also had to do with the stress he had in his life at the time. Ounce he met his new girl friend and she had him eating better, all that bloating slowly stopped. So I think her helping him to relax and just take life as it is, along with eating better helped him. Your best to go talk to your Dr. and if he/she doesn't help go to another one. If you do have some kind of major stress going on too, find some way to relax and get rid of the stress. Maybe that will help you too, but at least you know now that your not alone and it does happen to other people as well. Good luck!
Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:20 am


A similar situation actually happened to me, and my doctor had me take some steps - to help narrow down the reason for my extreme bloating after eating.

First, my doctor had me take out all dairy products. Once we realized it wasn't dairy, she had me take out all starches. This actually helped, but not enough to make me feel comfortable.

She then narrowed it down to be a form of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I guess this can cause bloating, and not always getting "sick" after eating.. I didn't know that. I started a mild form of medication for this, and now I am seriously feeling 100% again.

Maybe this is something you could test out?
Dec 31, 2012 @ 06:07 pm
Ali de Bold

Sensitivity, allergy or IBS

My guess is the same as the others. Your digestive system is not happy. I had issues like that a few years ago and the doctor told me it was very common for women in their 20s. Make an appointment with your doc to get to the bottom of it.
Dec 31, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

Thanks guys!

Finally booked an appt for next week, going to start cutting out dairy this week though just to see if that makes a difference, because I feel like he'll probably put me on a similar sort of elimination plan.

Hopefully it'll be righted soon enough :)
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