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It is really stinky and my stomach feels red raw internally and bloated all the time (I should be eating activia!), but you can feel/see it deflate when I release the wind (it will bloat again in 15-20 mins). It really is sore, and is starting to make me feel sick all the time. What can I do to get rid of it?
I have no idea, but it really hurts! My bowels don't hurt though, just my stomach above my hips to below my ribs. Have gone from a size 8 to a 12 in the past year-could it be that? I am losing it, but it is v slow. Peppermint tea does seem to soothe it a little come to think of it. Thank you.
My dh suffers with this sort of thing. He does this.
Get on the sofa, lean over the arm of the sofa on your tummy and put your hands on the floor. The thinking here is that gas rises and so bum up in the air higher than your gut and with the pressure will help release the wind.
Its easier than doing the headstand the doctore recommended too!
Try ginger - make ginger tea by boiling chunks of the fresh stuff for 20 mins, then add honey (it's hot, mind - as in peppery). Or eat stem ginger (usually in syrup, I think?). Chinese medicine says it's good for wind.
Also you should try a glass of aloe juice first thing every morning as it's very soothing and healing for the gut. Drink about 60 ml then nil by mouth for 20-30 mins to let it do its work undisturbed.
Huge hugs and sympathy for you and your sore tummy.
It has been going on for about 6 months I think, but only recently is it really putting me off food etc (I already feel full/sick because of the mass of wind in my tummy). Where would I get some aloe juice? Sainsburys or health shop? Have yogurt covered ginger-would that work? Yuk to the taste tho! (he he!). Should I try cutting out any foods to see if it helps? Thank you for all this advice!
following on from the earlier over-the-sofa exercises, try kneeling, then sitting back on your heels, open legs wide, lean forward try to rest chest on floor, with arms outstretched. try to to keep bum on heels at the same time.
excellent for relieving stuck wind.
i'd see a doctor, as it sounds like some sort of food intolerance.
you prob need to see your gp 1st to rule out anything more serious especially if this is a newish thing(eg intestinal blockage, diverticulitis, low thyroid activity)then try dietary measures if all else ok
Well at least I know it could be a problem as opposed to me just being smelly! He he! At first I thought it was too much fruit, then poss a combination of eating fruit and drinking coffee, then when I didn't drink coffee for a while I thought maybe it was eating too much, then nibbling too much but not having enough carbs, so have decided I will defo see the doctor, as I can't pin it down to an eating/drinking habit, and I don't drink alcohol v often (probably every 1-2 months), so it is nothing to do with alcohol intake. Will be un-stinky soon!