Belly weight gain/bloating - maternity pants?

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   Posted 7/30/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I've put on over 30 lbs since staring biologics & it all seems to be in my belly, which is also bloated all of the time.  I have to buy pants that are baggy everywhere else just to make them fit over my gut.  Have any of you ladies tried maternity pants?  I was thinking if those would be more comfortable.  Maybe I can pick up a cheap trial pair at Target & see how they work out for me.  I've ordered a couple of stretchy skirts from Lands End that don't have a waistband, hopefully those will work out.

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   Posted 7/30/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   

You are not alone. I think thats just the way it is for us Crohnies to always have the big bellies and be thinner every where else. I can't wear the elastic waist stuff as all it does is give me a bad stomach ache. Funny you say has anyone tried maternity pants, I have a few shirts that are actually maternity shirts. I always wear baggier shirts to cover my belly.

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