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I am 25, m, normal weight

I have had stomach problems off and on for a couple of years. My symptoms change frequently ranging from excess gas & reflux to bowel changes (texture, frequency, and color).

For the past 3-4 months I have been unable to exercise for more than a few minutes at a time. When I begin to exercise, I experience abdominal extreme tightness/burning/cramping in my upper abdomen (center) and extends down to my belly button. I also get weakness and sometimes start shaking. The same occurs when I spend time outside on a hot day or take a hot shower.

When this happens, I have to quit exericse for about 15-20 minutes for the severe pain to subside. If I push myself, I end up sick for days.

I have tried taking antispasmodics (hyoscyamine) and Zantac for reflux without relief. I have also tried taking SSRI's (thinking IBS-stress may be cause), but I cannot tolerate them.

Please help. This all causes me stress and I really want to get this behind me and get back to exercising frequently without these symptoms.

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You should look into autonomic nervous system disorders (dysautonomia, etc). These can cause all sorts of digestive disorders, generalized fatigue/weakness/dizziness, temperature interolerance especially to heat (moist heat alot of the time- like showers etc), and can also act up with exercize and with postural changes (standing up for periods of time etc). It can cause all sorts of problems- some people who have it only have a few and others have alot. look it up- also look up POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). its a form of this disorder and there is a website out there specifically for POTS but also describes the other disorders in good detail. You have to find a good dr that knows about these disorders to know how to diagnose and treat them (usually its either cardiologist or neurolgist). Also a gastro dr would be good to rule out other things too I'm sure. Hope this helps somehow and take care- keep us posted.
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my Daughter has the exact symtoms. Did you find the answer?
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