waking up in middle of the night
Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:25 AM
Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:51 AM
Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:23 AM
Well my sleeping schedual is off, 5AM is sorta the middle of the night for me. I have chronic tinnitus, in my left ear; sleep doesn't come easy.
5 am really isn't "middle of the night" they are talking about.Mostly from 5 am towards dawn is when the colon normally wakes up in all of us.2 am is more middle of the night when the colon is normally resting.
I do have gerd, pretty severely i think. infact i'm sure i'll die of esophigal cancer later in life. ._.
Much of the pain at night is often from an upper GI disorder that was in the study like GERD which typically gets worse when you lie flat.
i've never had blood in my stool, ever. i've had mucus but never blood, the only time i've ever seen blood, is when it was the size of a buick coming out(sorry you probably didn't need that mental image.) and no, i wish i could lose weight like that..
The more clear cut red flags are things like bloody diarrhea where the blood is maroon and mixed into the stool or losing weight even when you eat like a sumo wrestler--if that is new for you. After all a few people just have really fast metabolisms but they usually have always been that way.
yeah, the pain sometimes, is mind numbing, where you lose your breath, for just a moment, as you try to regain focus, but it goes sometimes just as fast as it came, and it's not always that strong.And no, i've never had a incident that lasted more than a few hours to a day. as for mild ibs, maybe, but i do get sick everytime i eat. I have to plan my activities around eating, it gets really.. *really* annoying. alot of gas, bloating, and pain. having severe panic disorder *really* doesn't help either.now that you've put my mind at rest a bit, i had been thinking about trying this medicine that was mentioned on the wiki entry on IBS.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberogastbeen thinking of giving this a try, what do you think? worth a go?
When the pain goes away after the "blow out" or BM of any kind that is a very classic, typical, IBS symptom. That is not a clear symptom of something else and usually "seals the deal" for an IBS diagnosis.The only other "at night" thing to worry about you probably don't have. Microscopic colitis typically causes several episodes of watery diarrhea at night and usually isn't as painful as IBS is.IBS is probably the most painful of the GI disorders.That it only hits a couple of times a month also tends to point to mild IBS (even if it is really painful) as MC or IBD's tend to flare up for weeks or months at a time, not do a one day then go away for a couple of weeks thing.
Posted 05 July 2009 - 11:21 AM
Posted 05 July 2009 - 11:29 AM
Posted 05 July 2009 - 02:46 PM
I see, however referring to our first posts, this doesn't always happen at 5 am.sometimes I can get an episode at 1 am, 3 am, 4 am, it doesn't matter.sometimes though rarely it happens in the middle of the day too! but they mostly always happen at night, when i get these episodes.
If you are getting any cues at all your body still knows when dawn is no matter what time you go to sleep. If you see any sunlight during the day or have any interaction with other humans of any miniscule type (including TV) your body knows what time it is in the world no matter what time you went to sleep. Even people who work the night shift don't fully change what the body does as "day" and "night"
you're right, I just wish my metabolism was a bit faster, though to my credit, no matter how much i eat,i can't ever seem to break 230 pounds, but i can't seem to drop under 210.
Mucus is common in IBS. No bloody diarrhea is a good sign, as is a more normal metabolism. You actually don't want to lose weight like that. Everyone I know with a seriously speedy metabolism has a rough time of it. If they can't eat for a day or two for being sick they will drop a lot of weight and usually can't get well until they regain it. It is one of those that sounds fun until you actually have to live like that and being way too thin gets you just as many comments as being overweight.
well, that sounds about right. I mean, i could probably get used to the IBS, if the panic attacks didn't throw me out of wack, they walk hand and hand with eachother. it's these nightly attacks that get to me anymore. i treasure what sleep I can get, when that's interuppted, i'm thrown off like mad.
Well mild is if you pretty much only have a couple of episodes a month. If you have bothersome discomfort every day (even if not these dramatic episodes) that would put you in the moderate range.
Indeed, I had checked that when i first heard of it, i'm weary of herbal remedies, when i first got tinnitus, we tried a handfull of those herbal remedies that swore it'd help me, never did a thing. now i live with a fan going all day and night. it's about 30 dollars for 100ml of it. a search for it on google, brings up quite a bit of mention, and the ratings on amazon.com give it 4/5 stars, with 8 reviews. I'm not sure if that's way expensive, i know one guy on here was trying to sell me some sort of herbal liquid made of a fruit, that he said would cure everything from ibs, to autism, to panic disorder.he wanted like 100 something a bottle.
Some of those herbs sometimes help some people. You might want to do a price check as sometimes something that promotes itself enough to make a wiki page (I assume the company put it up) tend to be overpriced. You might check who edits the page if they identify themselves enough to tell.
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