IBS Pain/Gas that wakes me up at 7 a.m.
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:38 PM
Posted 21 November 2010 - 07:37 PM
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:53 PM
Itís good to hear itís a normal thing! And this morning I didnít wake up with cramping or pain at all. In fact, I felt fine when I woke upÖand for about an hour after that. But then it started again. Also another thing. I wonít bore you with the history, but due to some female stuff going on (Iím ďsupposedĒ to be post-menopause), my gyno has me on three months of cyclic Proveraóten days on, then off to see if Iíll get a period, then the same thing the next month, and the month after that. Two days after I went off the Provera last week, all this cramping and pain started up again. Today I started what so far is apparently a small period and my cramping was really bad. Took some ibuprofen and it got better. So it could very well be a mix of the two types of cramping? My regular doc did call in some generic Bentyl, but I donít want to take that unless I have to because of all the possible side effects, not to mention it can cause constipation and Iím pretty much IBS-C. Iím ordering some enteric peppermint caps tonight, too.As for the HCTZ, for some reason it seems to work better when I take it at night, although I know that makes no sense. I mentioned that to a nurse one time. She took the same one and said she felt that way, too. I really need to try taking it during the day, I know.Thanks, Kathleen!