Thanks for the 'pep' talk! The cramps from my period have finally eased (whew) and the heating pad felt wonderful when I got home
but I'm still horribly bloated and spasming (is that a word?) from the IBS. It's strange this bloating - I'm like rock hard, not squishy, so to speak. Normally, I can massage the gas where it finally breaks up and does something. This time...it's not working. If nothing happens (going to the bathroom is a good start) and I'm still hurting as bad as I am in the morning, I'm going to the ER. Something just isn't right.
I will call my doctor on Monday regarding the gas-x stuff - just to make sure it's ok.
Thank you again...I needed a good whine today.:)