my stomach is also very bloated. the doctor thinks that i am retaining fluid. i am taking Clarkia , and my tummy seems to be going down a bit. i was reading another post, and it said that a trauma can cause your body to go crazy. my daughter was murdered 10 years ago, ever since i have had this tummy. well its actually more than my tummy, it swells all the way up to my chest. i dont know the answer, but i can relate!!!!