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Bloating getting me down


Hi, I've had IBS for the last thirty years with flare ups every so often. Until the past couple of years it was pain and horrible toilet issues but recently my abdomen has been so bloated it's getting ridiculous. It's got so bad that by midday, most days, my mid area is distended and I look just like I did when I was 8 months pregnant. The area is solid and doesn't wobble or dimble when touched just like in pregnancy. It's really odd and is getting quite embarrassing, I'm not pregnant and can't possibly be so I don't know why this is happening. I'm assuming it's part of IBS but it isn't painful so I'm at a loss. Any ideas?

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How do you relieve the gas I have the exact same symptoms but I only get rid of the gas when I lay down and it all comes out

Hi Nicki mobile . Have you tried peppermint oil capsules . A friend of mine has same problem , had ultrasound nothing untoward . Doc have her some meds and peppermint oil which has helped her a lot . Also try eating less insoluble fiber . Take care . Hope you feel better soon .

Do you see a Gastroenterologist, or Colon or rectal specialist? There may be something going on than IBS..our bodies are always changing. I suffer from chronic and severe IBS-C, so when my Abdomen gets hard, or if I push up under it, and it feels lumpy or heavy, I know that I need to take something for the constipation. Then after I do and am relieved, my Abdomen is no longer as distended or hard..everyone is different though. I would suggest seeing a specialist, and testing to see what it may be. Keep us posted.

I too have experienced bloating, not as severe as your experience though.

I have recently started taking, morning and evening, a tablespoon of Virgin Olive Oil mixed with a teaspoon of lemon juice. So far it appears to have significantly eased the bloating. This might be worth a try for you.

My IBS experience is my bowels just do not move at all, it appears that there is no peristalsis movement at all, and for the last couple of years I have used self administered enemas, not ideal but certainly allows me to continue without to much inconvenience and discomfort.

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