Hi new to this forum but finding it very useful with all the info - could sit reading it for days and still be more. My problem is constant stomach bloating - i'm at my wits end having tried loads of things i.e. homeopathy, probiotics and digestive enzymes - the latter two help for about 4 days then I get a feeling of being bloated all over like I've gone up a size - which is a horrible feeling and not something I want as I'm trying to lose weight. Why does probiotics and enzymes do this make me feel like my weight has increased - is this temporary, would it settle down? So I quit after the four days. Green tea helps but after 4 days I get the bloated all over feeling. My diet is restricted having done anti candida diet and restricting sugar, wheat and yeast yet still I bloat. So not really sure what it is or where I go from here. I bought some liquid betaine hydrochloride and it's sitting in the cupboard as I'm nervous to take it - I aggravate on most things I take so have to take things very slow. Can someone help me with the betaine - what will it do for me - will it help the stomach bloating, will it make my weight go up, will it give me the bloated all over feeling after 4 days - does it have any side effects. Despite a restricted diet for what I eat I should look anorexic - yet I don't because I find the weight very difficult to take off. I'm desperate now as I just don't know what else to do, where else to go and how do you get checked out - our GP doesn't believe in alternative therapies etc. Any help on the betaine will be greatly received, and also why probiotics and enzymes do that - because when I take them I do get a feel good factor. Thanks everyone.