From: Jean (
Sun Feb 25 22:10:01 2001

At Sun, 25 Feb 2001, toni welsh wrote: >
>I have been trying to get on here for hours, and it would not come up. I
>have been having alot of cramping in the upper part of my stomach, not
>the lower, since Friday evening. I have been eating the same, and the
>gas has been moving out all week end, and it usually doesn't. But
>around five o'clock tonight, I was trying to fix some dinner, and I
>thought I had gas to pass, and it was all mucous. I went to go to the
>bathroom, and the stool was thin and clear liquid, very little, and then
>I tried to go, and I had some trouble being able to go, like someone put
>a plug up there. I did get very small, and thin stool, very little
>though, and since then I cannot pass any gas.. This cramping has been
>going on since Friday, and I have just taken it easy. I am alittle
>scared though, I do not want to go to ER unless I have to.
>I have been sipping on coke, and that has settle my nerves, it is
>caffeine free. I will call the dr tomorrow if this continues though. I
>hate to bother anyone but I am scared for the first time in awhile, I
>have not had that cramping and gas in the upper part of my bowels, I
>Hope to hear from someone, I am having trouble getting the forum to come
>up though, but I am going to try later tonight, I took another shower ,
>I guess I am afraid something is wrong!
>Love to all of you,

Toni, The Coke will just make you worse. It is carbonated and will produce bloating and gas. I haven't been able to drink carbonation for at least 20 years because all those bubbles get trapped inside me and blow me up. I get severe upper abdominal and chest pain from it. I also don't belge. Try kneading your upper abdomen with your fingers to push (the gas?) through, it helps me allot. If it hurts I just hold me breath and after awhile I will feel it move and start getting some relief. JEAN (from PA) >

>I did take senekot to move bowels, and they moved Friday, normally I
>take it again tonight, but I am afraid to woth the cramping. I do not
>know what to do, I feel like the bowel has stopped working again, I know
>it didn't stop working, but it feels funny, and I cannot go!
>Sorry to ramble trying to explain the feeling. Sort of feels bubbly
>sometimes, and it has hurt all week end pretty bad.

Jean (from PA)

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