Hi, does anyone sometimes get a pinching feeling in their intestines?
Pinching feeling: Hi, does anyone sometimes get... - IBS Network
Hi Maureen . Yes I get this all the time, sometimes it’s in my right side at ribs , or in my right side lower back . It moves but always right side. Think it’s wind to be honest, I get a lot of that 😂. Started on the olive oil , just got to get dose right. Also bought some papaya as I was advised it is a digestive enzyme. Hope you have a reasonably good day today. God bless.
Hi, thanks for replying, nice to know I am not alone with this. Mine is on the right side at the moment, kind of in the hip area when sitting down but when I stand up it drops down into the groin area. I saw the comment about the papaya (never tried one myself), don't forget to keep us informed about how it all goes. All the best. Maureen.
Papaya tastes quite nice . Sounds like you get same thing as I do , mine moves to groin as well . I have also started on paroxitine , didn’t want to take but can’t cope with the anxiety IBS causes. Just a low dose , seemingly it helps to calm the bowel . Side effects not to bad .Will keep you posted, god bless.
Hi I’ve been on paroxitine for 15 years now. It took me nearly 10 years of suffering saying I’m not depressed it’s my IBS! there wasn’t much research about IBS and antidepressants then. it was the was the best thing I ever did. It’s not a cure by any means but still gives me the attitude ‘oh well if belly kicks off it kicks off’ and off I tgo
to work used to do nights but finally found the confidence to do days It really does help relax the gut and you. gives you the confidence to say ‘hey whatever ‘and try get
On with your life. hope this helps to give you hope for long term future.
Awe thank so much Lynne for your help. I have been struggling for few months now, and didn’t want to take them , but anxiety was getting worse . Did you get many side effects? I am only taking 15 mgs at moment at don’t feel to bad , but just started on them on Wednesday. I am so delighted to hear you are feeling so much better, anxiety is horrible as is ibs . God bless you my dear . Take care and thank you again x
I just got off Paroxetine. It helped stop my symptoms for 8 years. But I was on it way too long. 20 plus years. It can be bad to get off after being on it for a few years so I waited until I was sick again and took the opportunity as it couldn't make me worse really. I had poor advice about needing it long term, as research suggests you get the full benefit of brain changes in 6 months. So don't stay on it much longer if you can help it. It's a good tool though.
What I get changes a lot from day to day. Sometimes it is pain, other days it is a feeling of wanting to go to the toilet all the time, which usually gets the better of me and I end up going back to the loo, but still feel like I need to go and other days it is nausea, although that usually makes me go back to toilet too, but again the nausea just comes back again each time I go.
This sounds like incomplete evacuation. Do you take a laxative or use suppositories or mini-enemas?
No, I don't take anything like that because I tend to consider myself as having IBS-D as that's how it started 30 odd years ago. But I have been wondering about this recently, and tried some Rhubard Complex which was supposed to be like a colon cleanse but it made me more constipated, so I am at a complete loss now what to do.
What I have been doing for years and has worked to some extent, is going three times a day which has been spaced out during the day, depending on what was happening in my life at the time. But over the years I have become more dependent on hot drinks to help me go and I am still stuck in the loo a long time each time I do go.
Yes, I get you. I too started life under the IBS umbrella with the 'D' version, but it changes for everybody over time I think. Even if your stools are soft, but you can't empty out properly, it's classed as constipation. Try a good laxative - you may have to experiment with a few to get the right one for you. I take Movicol a couple of times a week, sometimes just half a sachet. If the stool feels as if it's stuck in the lower part of your colon, you could try glycerin suppositories or Fleet or Micralax mini-enemas.
If all these things fail and I just can't get myself clear, I fast for between 48 and 72 hours and take Movicol as well. It's a bit drastic, but it works for me!
Take some care over this, if you neglect it, it can cause diverticultis
Hi, thanks for the reply. Would milk of magnesia do instead of movicol as I have a full unopened bottle sitting on my kitchen counter looking at me everytime I go into the kitchen, it's been there about a year but is still in date.
I am not sure that I am very constipated because if I go the three times and keep going until I think I have got it all out on the last attempt, I generally feel like I have diarrhoea when I am finished and after some time usually feel reasonably normal.
I am not sure about the fasting for more than a day though, I think I would start being sick if I did that because if I am going out in the evening (which isn't very often) and I don't eat all day, I can come over really sick if I can't find any food to eat (if we were going to a party or something like that) and then I need to find something plain that I can eat pretty quick.
Milk of Mag might work for you, give it a try when you have a bad day.
Fasting isn't for everyone, but it works for me when all else fails. During one, I drink a lot of plain water, tea without milk and sugar and have a small glass of warm water with honey and lemon if I start to feel a bit weak.
It really is a case of horses for courses, but at least you're getting some different ideas to try if you want to.
I don't get nausea as much as I did when my tummy was more runny, I had it most of the time then to varying degrees. But what happens with me (then and now) is as soon the poo comes out the nausea goes just as if I had been sick (but I wouldn't have been able to be sick) but then it just comes back again and I have to go to the loo again.
Well I don't generally take anything for it, as I have never found anything that helps yet. I tend to just hold my breath for pain, paracetomol don't do anything and no one has given my anything else for pain. Usually it's just a decision on whether to go back to the toilet which then entails going back to the toilet again. That all take a very long time and then quite often I feel worse and achieve nothing all day.
I assume you are having your tea hot, my problem with hot drinks during the day is that I have used them so long for going back to the toilet that now it's dodgy to have a hot drink, if I don't want to go back to the loo. I tried some fennel tea a while back but that made me dash to the loo on several occassions so I gave it up.
Going back to your stinging sensations, I have had something like that, in my case I would put it down to stomach acid dribbling down into my bowel. What I do on those occasions is to have a small glass of milk and sip it slowly. It works for me most of the time. Might be worth giving it a try if you drink milk, or if not, perhaps one of the alternative milks would have a similar effect.
Yes, I can hardly remember what life was like without it, I have had it more than half my life now. Sometimes in my dreams I don't have it and then wake up and remember that I do. It would be nice if friends and family could be a bit more understanding and not put you down all the time, like it's all in your head. I always say that if there is a god and I manage to get to heaven after my death that I am going to ask for a refund!
Yes, actually it's going right now..it's in the very lower left of abdomen. Once I did get blood work done, and I was told a UTI can cause punching feeling..so I take these antibiotics, it seems to help..but the pinching feeling keeps coming back and then last time, they said no urinary tract infection. One Doctor said possible small hernia..but tests came back all well..so not sure why I get this a lot. I think it is most likely trapped wind or I am constipated. I also get a pinching or pulling feeling..like a "stitch" under my left rib cage. They just say, its due to a 1.5 cyst on my spleen. It goes away after taking the Senna..but it is frustrating to be in discomfort a lot and all tests come back good..so I think in my case..constipation.
Hi Maureen I have replied to bornagain47 as the paroxitine antidepressant really does help relax the gut and helps you to cope with the anxiety and stress of it all. Hope this helps. Doesn’t stop the IBS symptoms altogether but does really help. the pinching I get is on the lower left size of my stomach. I also
Take kolantigan gel it helps calm the stomach cramps. My doctor hadn’t heard of it many years ago it was suggested by a friend.
It really does calm the cramping.
Not a miracle cure but does help.
Hi Lynne, thanks for replying, I googled the antidepressants but they are SSRIs. I tried Prozac about 20 years ago but only managed to take them for about a month and had to stop them because they were making me worse. I ended up sitting on the floor shaking like a gibbering wreck, I phoned my husband at work and he said phone the doctor, so I phoned the doctor (this was a Friday afternoon) and he said stop them immediately and make an appointment to come in and see someone about it. I never did make an appointment and nobody ever asked why, but by the end of the weekend, I was back to normal (for me anyhow).
Regards the gel, again I googled it. It has antispasmodic which have never helped me, simeticone which didn't do much for me either and the other two ingredients are antacids. I have a doctors appointment next week and one of the things I was going to ask is if I have low stomach acid. I have tried the bicarbonate of soda test a couple of times and that suggests I might have. If that is the case, taking antacids would not be a good thing to do.
Sorry to be so negative, but thank you anyway for your help, I do appreciate it. Thanks again. Maureen.
I'm the same way..can't do SSRI's. I too had the same experience with Prozac..back in 1994.. It was just awful. Then Zoloft, then Lexapro which gave me permanent Tinnitus. Them Cymbalta which sent me to ER. Something about SSRI'S..make me feel no emotion..a zombie like feeling. I can only take meds like Remeron, Klonopin (anxiety, panic attacks), Wellbutrin, Busphar, and Seroquel. Don't know what I will do if they give out.
Hi Maureen if you feel you have low stomach acid, you could try a little tip that I have found useful, a tablespoon of Cider vinegar in a cup of warm water in the morning half an hour before eating it has worked for me when I feel I can't empty fully, and actually seems to calm the stomach, when you would think it would be the opposite being acidic, hope you feel better soon. Calli xx