With the nausea thrown in, it sounds like it could be vagal response, Sherry. The vagus nerve goes vertically through the body. It's part of the autonomic nervous system, which control all of those "non-voluntary" things like blood pressure, heart rate, peristalsis, etc. It can get over-stimulated and cause problems with the GI system pretty easily. Inflamed, swollen, or over-filled organs (like the uterus, stomach or colon) can irritate the vagus nerve and give you cramping, diarrhea, nausea and faintness.
You might try eating more slowly, taking your fluids after your meal (I'm bad about
eating a couple of bites of food, then taking a drink.) Also check to see if it happens with the same foods every time. If you're already doing all this, talk to your GI about
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Posted 9/24/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)
I've been getting a lot of cramps/spasms my dr gave me some domperidone tabs today to take 3xdaily when bad so i will see how they go also good for nausea
Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
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Posted 9/24/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -7)
get on the antispasmodics.... its not a big deal, they prescribe them to me 100s at a time. I take them in flare and in maintenance...dicyclomine(bentyl) i can tell when i dont take them....and they are CHEAP def worth a shot
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Posted 9/24/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)
Thanks for the replies everyone :)
Judy, thanks for that info. Makes sense. And yes, I am horrible too when it comes to drinking my water when I eat. I didn't know that had anything to do with it.
The Bentyl, does that make you sleepy?
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Posted 9/24/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -7)
For many, when inflammed they feel the contractions (cramping) usually due to the inflammation, not everyone with inflammation is prone to feeling cramps, everyone is different.
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Posted 9/25/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -7)
Im new to this crap. this lady that i know has helped me a lot.First of all , i tookexcedrin a lot for my migrains that pms has set off. and the dr. said i had colitis infection from it. from the asa i took foe years. i been off my antibotic for 5 days now. i get the cramps some. and can not have a bm. back to the lady i know. she has diverticulitis. and takes PRIMAL DEFENCE HSO PROBITIC. It replinishes the enzymes. Look up Garden of life. then go to that.it calms every thing down so every thing comes out easy. it has helped me a lot. hope you are better
Post Edited (corkey) : 9/25/2008 4:21:55 PM (GMT-6)
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