Sunday, December 11, 2011

Back rubs & bloating

I don't know about you guys, but GasX works for me...most of the time. Then there are times like tonight when I'm a complete idiot and decide that I'm craving a cheese quesadilla...a WHOLE cheese quesadilla...and eat one. Then GasX does absolutely nothing.

The gas gets so bad that it causes stomach cramps that take my breath away when it shifts. I can't sit up straight, I can hardly breathe, and I sure as heck can't talk. It just lodges itself in massive pockets along my GI tract and moves along when it feels like it. It feels like a baseball sitting in my stomach, trying to get through.

That's where my boyfriend's amazing back rubs come in. He's gotten really good at tailoring the massages to disperse the pockets of built up gas so I can feel somewhat normal again. I've found that it helps the most when he sticks to the area below my ribs on the outside of my back and kind of wrapping around to the sides of my stomach. It definitely is a little uncomfortable when it starts shifting the gas all around, but it's 10 times more effective than GasX.

With that said, the bloating has obviously come back, but it's only bad when I do stupid things like I did tonight. It still isn't as big of a problem as before the manipulation, but it's not as good as it was right after I had that done. Stools are still awesome though lol

1 comment:

  1. I know exactly what you mean! Back rubs work wonders when I'm like that. We're lucky to have great OH's that help us through this horrific disease x