Post Edited (Ash83) : 2/9/2008 4:02:20 PM (GMT-7)
opened ended bag vs closed ended bag is what I think Amey meant.
Yes, ativan can make you sleepy, but if you are really stressed and stress is causing blockages, and you are in pain - then I think ativan can help. IMO. I have a pretty high tolerance to meds but if I am feeling really stressed, it doesn't make me sleepy, just more relaxed. Like I said tho, I haven't had to take them for about a year now for stress. When combined with pain meds, it sure can make you sleepy.
If I am in pain, I am over "toughing it out". I will take the pain meds. Pain does nothing positive for my body except exascerbate the problem for me. Just a vicious circle. Again, abdominal pain is really minimal for me now, but recently with my shoulder surgery, I took the meds til I felt I could tolerate the pain. Even shoulder pain affected my gut.. just put it in knots. I guess I am a wimp with age!!!!
You left us last night in the chat room.... are you ok? I hope I didn't offend you with my typo last night (?)
Great News!! Glad you had a good nights sleep, that always makes you feel better. One thing that I was told to help dehydration, besides drinking, is to increase your sodium so that your body will retain more fluids. Good luck and keep drinking!