I am having major stomach problems!! my stomach constantly feels full, but not full of food it just feels hard and full, and when i eat i feel way to full, i can't breathe properly when lying down due to this. The breathing doesn't feel really like shortness of breathe but more I have to force myself to breathe instead of doing it automatically, and i can't take full breathes because my stomach is so full. When i use the washroom I take very small poops and always still feel full after I am using the washroom 5-10 times a day and a lot of times they are false alarms. A few months ago I got extremely ill This April i bevel The symptoms started as the worst sore throat i have ever had in my life then went to my chest/lungs feeling full of liquid extreme wheezing, to a non painful infection in my right ear, then a few days later my left ear. I could not breathe at all while laying down during the worst of this illness. It lasted about 2- 2 1/2 weeks. After this initial time all the major symptoms were gone but the liquid in my chest and wheezing and slight cough stayed up until mid june when i went to a doctor and he told me to take a medication and if the symptoms did not clear up after two weeks i should get a chest x-ray. but i could not afford the medication at the time so i never got to it and maybe 1-2 months ago the symptoms went away. I still have the occasional cough and liquid build up. I do not know if the stomach thing is at all related to the chest infection or whatever it was.Also I have been feeling extremely tired over the past 1-2 months. I have always had insomnia so my sleeping patterns are out of whack in general but i noticed no matter how much sleep i was getting. but over the past i'd say 3 1/5 months I have been living in a really small living space and got almost 0 physical activity whatsoever! So i kind of associated the fatigue with that. I should also mention that my bloated stomach started happening after a night of extreme drinking I drank well over half a bottle of 47.5% alcohol along with at least 6 shots of various rums and whiskeys. This was almost 3 weeks ago, the stomach bloating started around this time i can not remember if it was right after or not though. I am planning on going to the ER Eventually to get this all examed i would just like an opinion first, because every time I go with something like this to the ER I get turned away saying it's a simple infection etc. I almost died a few years ago due goin to the ER two times but getting told there is nothing wrong with me, within two weeks my appendix ruptured and i was rushed into emergeny surgery on Christmas eve. So I want to know if it is worth pushing and forcing my doctors to examine me in every way possible, or if i should just leave it at their original diagnoses even if they say something like there's nothing wrong.
You are describing the symptoms of someone at the threshold of decompensated liver failure or end stage liver disease. You have already noted that you suffer from pulmonary edema. I would take an educated cated guess that by stomach, you mean abdomen and that you have trouble breathing lying down. I would bet that your abdomen is full of fluid (Ascites), my guess would be four to 5 gallons (yes, that much!), you may have puffy lower legs and feet also (edema).
You need to see a gastroenterologist or liver doctor as soon as possible as if you continue to drink you will not have a long happy life.
Note: this is a personal opinion and should be considered as such. You definitely need professional help however, don't wait.
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