No Pressure On Waist - Can't Wear Pants!
Posted 08 May 2007 - 11:16 PM
Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:00 PM
I have looked around the forum, but have been unable to find anything dealing with this subject. If I missed something, please let me know.I cannot handle any pressure on my waist/abdomen. I wear pants 2 to 3 sizes too big, held up with suspenders so that there will not be any constriction on my waist. Because of this, I can’t tuck in any shirts. I have to wear everything out to avoid directly showing my huge waisted pants or anything else that may be visible due to the space between the pants and me. And, when I say I can’t handle any pressure on my waist/abdomen, I mean I can’t. It is not just “uncomfortable”, or just something that happens after meals. It is all the time. If I do wear something too tight (which in this case would be anything that is tight enough to stay up by itself) I get pain in my abdomen that allows me to do little else but lay down. I get a headache, and my ability to think is destroyed by crabbiness.I know that this is not a “mental” issue for me, because I have been in many situations where I was not thinking at all about my waist or pants yet began to quickly degenerate to a crabby, painful mess. It wasn’t until later, when I took the pants off, that I got relief and realized that the pressure around my waist was the culprit.I have read and heard from many IBS suffers that they get abdominal pain after eating certain foods, too much food, or wearing really tight clothing – but I have not come across anyone else who just can’t function when they have ANY amount of tightness around their waist.Does anyone else have this issue, and more importantly, has anyone been able to overcome this somehow? Peppermint pills, fiber, water, etc. all help with food based pain and regularity, but do nothing for this waist sensitivity. I would really like to be able to exercise again, and consider employment that requires your shirt be tucked in. Any help is appreciated.
Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:36 AM
Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:45 AM
oh yes, i get that too. i have SIBO as well as chronic constipation and when i'm really backed up and bloated with stool and gas i cannot tolerate any type of pants even my trusty one-size-too-large elastic waistband drawstring pants. fortunately i'm a woman so then i can turn to my comfy tent jumpers. don't know what i'd do without them.years ago i used to bib overalls when this happened. they were pretty comfy too. not exactly in style any more though. but when i'm that uncomfortable i really don't care about style--lol.
these are just my own thoughts. for expert medical advice please contact a health care professional.