BLOAT AND CONSTIPATION ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL

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Hello ladies. I have been experiencing the worst bloat and constipation. My stomach is tight, heavy and full. I look pregnant. I never experienced anything like this. I feel so uncomfortable. Last night i felt like it gave me anxiety. Can your gut/stomach give you anxiety ? I tried eating everything, bran, prune juice and laxitive, still nothing. Also i have pain in my uterus and ovaries. Is this all normal. please help

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    My BIG menopause symptom has been the issues with my digestive system. I have been battling with issues for the last three years. I have suffered everything from GERD, bloating, constipation, stomach pains and now two months of painful hemorrhoids. My doctor has diagnosed IBS which can be brought on by the menopause if you haven't suffered before. I have also had lower stomach discomfort too... And all of this has turned me into an anxiety riddled menopausal woman... I would suggest looking at your diet and gently increasing your fibre if it is lacking. Up your water intake too. But do go to your GP and discuss all of this. I have gone on HRT which has eased symptoms (as had the night sweats, joint pains etc etc) but it is not a cure. I can honestly say my menopause has been nothing but miserable so far but thank goodness we can support each other through this forum! 😃

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      Thank you saba for your reply. This is my first time dealing with such terrible digestive issues. I also have been dealing with gerd, upper and lower back pain, stiffness. Never in my wildest dreams would i have thought that this would be my life. I changed my diet hoping it would of gave me some relief but nothing. I have a dr's appointment next week and will discuss this but so thankful for you ladies. Hoping that you feel well soon. take care

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    Hi Hopefore,

    I completely understand your discomfort.

    Have you ever tried Miralax, it always provides me with some relief. It's over the counter. You may mention it to your Internist

    and get their thoughts. They say the brain & bowel are closely related. In other words, if your stomach is bothering you it will cause anxiety and if you are having anxiety it will cause stomach issues. Feel better soon.

    Here for you. XO

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    hope forever

    I went and bought some dulcolax the other day the liquid kind and took a half of the small cup they give you which was like 15mg it worked for me instantly cause that's how meds are with me. but I have been feeling kinda of constipated today to and yes I have been eating fiber greens and etc. I've been dieting to. which I had to cause I had gained alot of weight. its helping a lot with my issues and drinking a lot of water. but I do still have systoms everyday like the burning feeling after I pee and etc but eases when I drink water and take a half of bc but cant take that all the time cause my stomach will burn ugh. I'm sorry you are going thru this try the dulcolax liquid I hope it works for you. also mention this to your Gynecologist it might could maybe give you a supposortory. another thought might be an anemia. though I hope it gets all clear for you soon and you feel better.

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      Hello debra thank you for your reply. I will buy some dulcolax today and Miralax. I am having to try anything at this point. I feel so uncomfortable. I changed my diet and still no relief. This is a living nightmare but thanking God for you ladies. Hoping you feel well soon.

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      Hi Hopeforever,

      There's a difference between Dulcolax & Miralax. Miralax can provide a steady relief of constipation, whereas Dulcolax can be a crampy, one time relief of constipation. If you discuss with your Physician they may suggest you continue to take it beyond the 3 days it instructs on the box. It's the attempt to develop a pattern of regular bowel movements.

      If you decide to try it please let me know how it goes. Hope you feel better soon.

      Here for you, XO

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      hope forever

      hun I do want you to know that after I posted yesterday I took some dulcolax within two hours I was in the bathroom with pain and going so bad that there were missiles I thought I was loosing my insides. not trying to be nasty. but it happened so fast and cramps. could not believe that happened and it took a while cause meds work fast for me. I went a lotttttt. the first time was not bad. but pls be careful with this I don't want know one to have this pain but as soon as I went no pain just a little sore in my stomach. but it did work.

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    Yes unfortunately this is all considered a part of the change. I have experienced and am experiencing this right now. The unrelieved bloating and pressure is unreal.

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    Hi HOPE

    DO YOU HAVE ACID REFLUX/ gerd as well

    I have all your symptoms the acid is killing me

    If i eat its there if i dont its there

    I have been under a gastro consultant for five years

    Three cameras down the throat and two CT scans

    He can find nothing wrong

    I am 52 and two years post meno now

    I have had this issue on and off in perimenopause which lasted 10 years i have to add

    I take a lanzaprazole on the awful days and gaviscon on the better days

    If there is such a thing!!!!

    It seems to have ramped up post meno

    Add to that the constant dizziness and anxiety

    I literally do not know if i am coming or going

    I work three days a week and spend my days off and weekends in the house

    The dizzy head stops me from going out

    This truly is a nightmare x

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      Hello michelle. Sorry to hear what you are going through. Yes i have gerd. Last night i had it quite bad. This morning not so bad probably because i haven' t yet eaten. I feel sorry for you dealing with this hell for 10 yrs. I couldn't imagine. I am 2 yrs in hoping that it leaves. It is truly a nightmare. will be going out today to buy what the above ladies recommended. I will try anything at this point. For your dizziness try gravol. It worked wonders for me. This is truly a living nightmare but we all will make it. Praying for you

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      Hi hope

      I will defo try the gravol!!!

      I was given stemetil by the doctor for dizziness and nausea but i hate taking meds

      Thats another anxiety issue!!!

      In fact there is nothing i am not anxious about right now

      Thank God for you ladies x

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