What do you use to help your pain?

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jrlm
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   Posted 4/15/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I know when I have pain, I will use a hot water bottel or heating pad, especially when i am in agony i absolutely NEED a hot something to take my mind off the pain.
I was curious what any of you do when you have a lot of pain?
xo jess

Normal
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   Posted 4/16/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just getting ready to post the same thing jrlm when I read the post on fennel.  Im going to try that. SO sorry to hear about your pain, mine is terrible today. Take care

Lady Frog
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   Posted 4/16/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Belladonna and a heating pad. Plus I always keep an empty 2 liter bottle in the car so that if I am at my parents or relatives house I can fill that with hot water in a pinch if my tummy acts up while I am there.

Kimo
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   Posted 4/16/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink really hot tea and that seems to help calm my stomach down. Also my girlfriend will give me a light tummy massage when there is alot of bubbles in my stomach that makes it feel a little better.

jrlm
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   Posted 4/16/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah i just started to drink tea, and I have been on soo many different diets. i was off dairy adn wheat and fat and al that for about 6 months, and now i am eating wheat. its so hard to tell what not to eat someetimes, but i find tea does sooth my stomache when I am having a lot of pain

Kimo
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   Posted 4/16/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I understand. Im just recently keeping a log book with the things Im eating so I can I identify what gives me the most problems. It does drive me a little crazy cause somedays the things that usually bother me dont and the things that I thought were ok start to bother my stomach. It seems to have no rhyme or reason. Yeah I drink alot of tea and it seem to make me fell better.

jrlm
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   Posted 4/16/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
OH i am the queen of food logs.. I have done so many in the past 2 years to try and figure otu something, and it hasn't helped because like you said, there is no pattern at all. I mean I know i can't eat like fatty foods or fast food and stuff, but i hate when i get pains just out of the blue

Kimo
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   Posted 4/16/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah its really got me wondering what caused this problem. I cant even imagine having this for years. Its only been a little over 2 month that Ive been feeling like this and its taken over my life. I have eliminated all the things that I used to do (Smoking, drinking alcohol, eating fast food, drinking soda, chewing gum and many more) Now I just eat bland food and water or tea, work out 5-6 days a week, sleep 8-10 hours a night and i still feel the same as the first stomach attack i had 2 months ago. The doctors are running the gamit of tests on me and so far everything looks normal? They think its stress related but I dont have any more stress now then before my first attack. Its very upsetting

jrlm
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   Posted 4/17/2008 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
that really sucks.. yeah I know what you mean by eliminating a lot. I haven't drank for a while, and its something I like to it with my friends and have fun. But, i never feel good enough lately to do anything. And everything is 'normal' for me too. I have had all the tests that have been needed. Its cool that you work out.. i find i am always afraid to do that because it brings on the pain. Do you work or go to school or anything?

Kimo
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   Posted 4/17/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I find that going to the gym even if its a little uncomfortable helps me to take my mind off the pressure. But I dont go if Im having a full blow attack. Im in the Airforce but on leave for the past few weeks while I get some of the teast done. If it gets better I should return to work next week after my stomach ultrasound. I pray.

jrlm
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   Posted 4/17/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
good luck to you!! I hope you do get better. And I hope to start going to the gym once I can control these pains more.

Kimo
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   Posted 4/17/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks. i hope you fell better too. take care

purdylady
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   Posted 4/17/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
hey everyone, i know what you mean about the pain. it is unbearable sometimes. i do use a heating pad, but sometimes it seems like its to hot n i have it on the lowest setting possible. i do put it over a blanket, because i know its not good to be directly on the stomach.i try to keep myself busy, but by the end of the day i am so beat and by the end of the week i just want to sleep on the weekends. i just drink water. occasionally treat myself to coke.i do eat a high fiber cereal for breakfast but not sure what else to eat, i do try to get some vegetables n fruit in my tummy, but that sometimes irritates it to,like one of u said it's hard to tell what is helping n what isn't. if anyone has any other ideas. i would appreciate it. best of luck to all of you going through the same pain.

Kimo
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   Posted 4/17/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont think I get enough fiber in my current diet. So Im going to try starting tomorrow with fiber cereal and activa yogurt. I read that the activa yogurt is helpful in getting the digestive system on track. I will just keep trying until I find something that works too.

jrlm
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   Posted 4/18/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah, iam on a new high fibre diet too:) and yes activia yoghurt is very good for people with IBS. my dieticien told me to start having it once a day, but I am not eating dairy at the moment. I would reccomend it to anyone else tho

Carie
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   Posted 4/22/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink Monavie, an acai juice. So far so good. I have been drinking for 10 weeks and have not had 1 problem. I have had IBS, Fibro, Pernious Anemia, RLS for many mnay mnay years now. Anyone else drink Monavie? Is it helping you too? 

purdylady
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   Posted 6/11/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Carie,

What is this juice that you are talking about Monavie acai juice? Can it be found in the grocery store or a nutrional store? I have had snapple that contained acai juice in it....Thanks Lora


Post Edited (purdylady) : 6/11/2008 1:58:41 PM (GMT-6)


7Lil
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   Posted 6/11/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
FYI.... Acai helps digestion and has loads of fiber in it.
 
I'm from Brazil and grandma has been telling me for years to find a way to locate acai here in the US.  Finally the juices are popping up.  I can find them at most large chain grocery stores.  I can even get delicious desserts made from acai at Brazilian restaurants.
 
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purdylady
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   Posted 6/12/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi 7lil,

Thanks for the information about juices I will be on the lookout when I go grocery shopping. Hopefully, I will find something. Thanks again..smiles..Lora

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