I don't want diarrhea on my wedding day
June 17, 2013 5:14 AM Subscribe
I have been having major stomach issues that I need to solve. Really uncomfortable bloating and belching minutes after eating, nausea, cramps, etc. I'm getting checked out by a doctor, but I suspect it is my old friend IBS coming back after a 6+ year absence. I NEED to get this under control and back to rights ASAP but so far nothing is working. HELP!
posted by PuppetMcSockerson to health & fitness (27 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My doctor is testing me for Celiac disease, gall stones, among other things, but in all likelihood it is my IBS flaring up again. I've had two other major flare ups in the past (one 2002 and the other in 2007) but I struggle with my stomach in minor ways fairly consistently. This flare up is by far the worst I have ever had, and is hitting at an incredibly inconvenient time since I'm getting married in less than 3 months. Almost every meal these days earns me a stomach ache and bloating and belching and feeling like hell, including when we went to the tasting of our wedding meal. I do NOT want to be a disgusting pile of gas and awfulness on my wedding day, so I need to find a way to shut this thing down NOW.
What can I do to get my stomach back to normal? So far I have cut out caffiene, cut out gluten, and am limiting alcohol. Are there any magic pills or foods or diets out there that will calm my stomach and put an end to this flare up? Anything I can do/take when a bad attack hits?
ps - I know that my IBS is triggered, at least in part, by stress and I am doing what I can to address that side of things. The problem is that my stomach problems are causing me more stress than anything else right now. I am getting more and more stressed out the closer I get to my wedding day with my stomach still being an issue. I am scared I am going to spend my wedding day feeling awful and having diarrhea.