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Painful tummy bloating/swelling

Hi, one of my main symptoms is my tummy swelling up/bloating and it's really painful and very embarrassing as I look pregnant! I take ibuprofen and other painkillers but nothing seems to help, is there anything anyone can suggest?

Thanks x

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I normally do tumuric and ginger in hot water drink like having a cup of tea..even add a green tea. .I have about 1/4 of tea spoon of each ..Regards

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Green tea should be avoided by suffers of endo

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Where can I read this? I was told to avoid green tea because of the estrogene in it..

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I know how you feel I suffer really badly with this. I find the IBS tablets with peppermint in help to make me feel more comfortable. And I find just have to watch what I eat x

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It's such a pain! And so embarrassing! X

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Try reading up about FODMAP diet.

It teaches you which food to avoid that cause excess gas & bloating of the stomach.

I was advised to try this by my nutrionist.

I will be starting this diet soon too.

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I've been following that strictly for 4 weeks and its left me worse than before I started! Going to see the dietician again on Tuesday, hopefully she can advise something else. Apparently 4 out of 5 that try it have good results, so definitely worth a try.

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Cut out sugar and caffeine.. It works wonders...

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Maybe leave the green tea..but still try a little tumuric and ginger :)

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I found cutting out all cows products n red meat has worked wonders with bloating.

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Ginger is great - the best way is to go grain, dairy and sugar free. It's also the worlds most depressing thing to have to do.... I did it for a year. It helps - but now my endo is so bad that nothing helps. I wish I could take my own advice - but I love food - and it loves me back... food is love.. (obviously not) - best of luck - ginger is really good and peppermint tea.

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