I seem to often experience lots of belching and mild heartburn while driving. Or even just riding in the passenger seat. I can alleviate it by sipping water and eating saltines. Gavisgon pills help too.
My husband says that prone position is notorious for lots of upper GI upset. All I know is if I have my youngest daughter in the car, she says it's so gross to listen to. But sometimes I really feel sick from it. And you can't slouch down in your seat. LOL!
I always think I must kink something up in my GI tract.
Does anyone else experience this? Long car rides are a challenge. I usually have to wear sweats, pack the Gavisgon and a zip lock baggie of Club Crackers. And the trusty water bottle. As soon as the first belch starts, I sip and eat a cracker. It does seem to stop the burps. But sometimes they come one after another, like sneezes!
But if I stop the car and walk around, they stop.
Okay, am I crazy or is this a rather normal thing with IBS patients or patients who suffer from GERD?
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!