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wayne
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posted 10-13-1998 08:03 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have severe stomach cramping in the morning when I first get up. Hard coughing, sometimes throwing up, like my stomach is in a knot... Nausea and stomach spasms bigtime!!! I take a couple of Librax and sometimes the pain and coughing eases some after about 30 to 60 minutes.... Does anyone else have this problem... What do you take for it....Doc says this is IBS....I can't take this every morning!!!! It's funny, when I'm on vacation this does not happen....Thanks for the comments

kidjj
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posted 10-13-1998 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kidjj   Click Here to Email kidjj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wayne, Just out of curiousity do you sleep on your stomach or back. I have had similar experiences with vomitting and nausea in the morning and found that the only similarities to the times that I had them was the way I slept. I slept on my stomach. I think this caused aome type of problem in the way my food was digested and moved throughout my digestive track because of the pressure put on my stomach and other parts of my body. I sleep on my back or side now and have not had a problem since.

laur3
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posted 10-13-1998 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for laur3   Click Here to Email laur3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this sounds like a dumb question but have you ever tried relaxation tech's? I mean everyday for at least one month. I have found it to help with these symptoms almost the same as you are having, once and a while I still get that if I eat right before bed time but after reluctantly doing this relaxation thing for 1 month it has almost gone. I was so skeptical. I just take 15 min's per day and relax and focus on some thing and say something like i am in perfect health from head to toe, then scan my body and concentrate on letting the stress go out of each part of my body at a time then just do this till I go through my whole body all the while saying the little phrase(whatever I pick for that day) and it helps so much, Just a suggestion, good luck Laurie

wayne
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posted 10-13-1998 04:13 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the replies.... I sleep on my side. I go to the Doc again next week... They may put me on prozac or something... I don't sleep well. I'll try the relaxation tech. Again Thanks...

Poopeyhead
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posted 10-20-1998 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poopeyhead   Click Here to Email Poopeyhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think laur3 is right on with the relaxation techniques. I had extreme pain for over 2 years ALL THE TIME!! It never went away no matter what medication I took. Turns out my pain was caused by stress, the same cause of my IBS. That;s probably why you don't have the symptoms when you're on vacation.

I learned to deal with stress from some "Anonymous" programs, along with some other illegal drug "situations" I had, and applied some relaxation techniques, and have not had the pain since.

May be worth looking into. Please respond and let us know what happens.

Poopeyhead

biddy
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posted 10-24-1998 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for biddy   Click Here to Email biddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
bridget,
Hi, I too suffer from cramps that kill. Last week I went to my general practicioner for te cramps/ nausea which is flaring up 20 hours a day going on 3 weeks. I was given shots of anti spasmodics and several prescriptions. Now a week later I am on an iv drip due to dehydration, all this to get me through to my appt. with my specialist on Mon

Krissy8
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posted 02-18-2000 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Krissy8   Click Here to Email Krissy8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too have severe stomach cramps when I wake up. But I don't sleep on my stomach most of the time. But when I wake up i get bad cramps and then my stomach churns and the next thing i know i'm vomiting everywhere. this also happnes at night. not 7 days a week but most of the time. howeer, it is only in the morning, and at night, usually starting around 10 pm. does anyone have any ideas on that this is or ho to treat this? please e-mail u're suggestions and stuff to me. thanks u
-Krissy

trainier
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posted 05-30-2000 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for trainier   Click Here to Email trainier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,
For the past three weeks, or so, I've been suffering from Stomach cramps. The cramps reside right around the area of my gall bladder, but seem to be deeper. The doctor did tests and could find nothing wrong. The cramps start at about 6 pm every night. They exist during they day, but are very mild. My stools are pretty normal, I eat pretty regularly as well. I'm only 20 years old and am very confused of these symptoms. About 4 days ago the cramps moved up into my shoulder. The cramps in my shoulder (right), feel like real tight knots. The cramps seem to relieve themselves when my arm is straightened or pointed in the air. I also can feel a buring warm sensation in the same area as the cramps. Could you please help me with this?

-Tim

Lennie
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posted 06-06-2000 05:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lennie   Click Here to Email Lennie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey...when I was first diagnosed as having ibs, my cramps would come whenever they decided to show up, but within the last 4 years or so, they were getting worse at night. My doc put me on elavil, 25 mg one time at night, and I have not had a bad attack since. Elavil is actually a anti-depressant, but is also used for chronic pain relief. It works, but it will also make your head really stupid...if you know what I mean. I also tried Donnatal extentabs. This has a small amount of Phenobarbitol in it, and is time released over a 12 hour period. It works well without any side effects. Hope you the best of luck, and keep your chin up, it does get better.

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