What it feels like....

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gutastrophe
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 319
   Posted 3/11/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
When you open a new bottle of soda pop and all the bubbles start popping and rising to the top?  That's what it feels like in my gut ALL THE TIME.
 
When you open the faucet at the water cooler (the kind that have the big clear plastic jugs on top of them) and the bubbles go gurgling up to the top?  That what it feels like in my gut all the time!
 
How can they call this a "functional" bowel disorder?  How can we function when our guts are at war with us everyday?  What idiot decided this was "functional"?
 
Since beloved kitty died 8 days ago, I've been having trouble sleeping.  I decided to take Tylenol PM for the last few days to help me get some rest.  After 2 days of c and tons of discomfort, I finally discovered that Tylenol PM has diphenhydramine, which always throws my system into a state of chaos.  Sometimes you feel like you just can't win.
 
I'm terribly cranky this morning.  I have an appointment for a haircut today and I am, once again, in a panic about how my guts are going to behave.  And this weekend is the engagement party for my son and his fiance.  It's being held at a venue 45 minutes from my house at 8:30 at night.  How am I going to manage that?
 
Ugh.....

Lady Frog
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 139
   Posted 3/11/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I understand that some days you just can't win. I've made appointments for the Doc for my guts and then had to cancel last minute because the very thing I want under control is out of control. Today every time I stand up my guts sound like at garden hose when you are winding it up and on the reel and all the water is draining out with a gurgle. And then a few minutes later I'm on my way to the bathroom. Gutastrophe, I was so drugged up for my wedding( in my parents backyard, so wasn't like I didn't have a nice familiar bathroom just a few seconds dash away) that my guts were stopped up for a few days. By the time they got back to their version of normal it was time for the family reception that was also in the parental units backyard( only people at the actual ceremony was the parents, my grandparents, our brothers who were our witnesses, and my aunt who offered to take pictures). 75 people, 2 bathrooms, 1 massive panic attack. But like everything else we do get through it. One day we should all just record our gut sounds and make a Christmas CD. They have cats and dogs, why not gut sounds? tongue

Canyonbabe711
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1451
   Posted 3/11/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Anytime you see the ending in a drug that says "ime or mine " you can bet it is going to dry you out in one way or the other. Also, "dryl" If you read the warnings on a drug and it says not to use it you have prostate problems , emphysema or glaucoma you know it has a drying effect. As for functional in that there is no physical abnormality in your system, it just doesn't work right.

Hope you make it tonight and enjoy it. Don't drink any soda and take lots of Gas-x or things with Simethicone. I think you said you use Mylanta. Lay on the bed and pull your legs up and toot away.

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