Does anyone else have problems with their digestive tract when a flare up begins? I describe it as if I can feel my whole body shutting down. (And I can actually feel it happen). Immediately I start having problems such as huge swollen tummy when eating (I'm normally a size 12 and my waist goes to 42"). Then I have constipation and can go days without going, currently 6 days. I have no power or need to go. But suffer horrendous pain. I was hospitalised for 6 days in 2009 and had enemas and morphine but no diagnosis. Been treating it with Movicol and Mebeverine when I feel it start. Just had X-rays and CT scans but all clear. I've an appointment with a gastro guy at the end of November, but want to go with more details or a better way of explaining it. As Fibro affects muscles and ligaments, isn't the digestive tract just one long muscle so why wouldn't it be affected? Currently sitting with a tube up my nose, down my throat and down into my tummy as they also think I have silent reflux. Again I think this is another muscle not working properly due to my Fibro.
Or could it be the other way around? The Sunday Times had an article about leaky gut. It could be the cause of ME. Could it then be linked to Fibro?
Feeling sore, exhausted, choking (only 5 more hours to go), fat, old and crying all the time (but then this could all just be the menopause!!) Just want to curl up and sleep forever.