Today I had my 6th lap (in 12 years). Not sure if any of you ladies are still up but I need some gas pain advice as I am going out of my mind. It seems every lap I have my reaction to it gets worse - this is the same thing that happened at my last one but I assumed they were just useless and didn't push enough of it out. I guess not.
It's so f***ing bad, I can't sit back or lie down. Tried lying on my left, the pain under my diaphragm on the right goes nuts. Tried lying on my right, the shoulder pain made me cry. Managed to get fairly stable sitting in a really uncomfy chair with a heat pad behind my back and slumped over a pillow but now I have awful back pain from leaning over all day. Because I'm in a bloody hotel, I don't have a sofa, and the nearest plug is miles away from the bed meaning I can't rest against the headboard and use the heat pad, which is essential.
I have no peppermint tea, not even a mini bar for fizzy drinks which I know some people recommend. Husband has been literally rubbing my back all night but now he's asleep (long day).
Any ideas? I'm so exhausted, been up since 6am and I have ME. Taken all the painkillers I can (inc morphine and a voltarol suppository).
Has there been anything that has worked for you?