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    Old 11-08-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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    Stomach Cramps, any suggestions

    I am having severe stomach cramps and nausea. Am so tender, any clothing touching my stomach area causes pain. Have had this for several days. Taking probotics, carafate, zofran, benefiber. Tried hot green tea. I guess it is the lyme or some of the other co infection trying to get back control of my digestive system. I did have the severe c difficile intestinal infection several weeks ago. But I am not having diareah. My bms are fairly regular.

    You know, I broke my little toe yesterday and the pain from it is so minor compared to the other pains I am having.

    I am scheduled to get picc put back in thursday and restart treatments. I hope that maybe ax will start killing the ketes if that is the problem.

    I have my brothers visitation tonight and graveside service tomorrow. No stress in my life!

    Any suggestions.
    Marsha

     
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    Old 11-08-2005, 02:08 PM   #2
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    Re: Stomach Cramps, any suggestions

    Marsha,

    So sorry to hear that you're in pain in addition to everything else that you have going on! I had bad stomach aches and nausea with the Cats Claw. It got so bad that I stopped taking it all together.

    When I was suffering, someone here suggested that I try ginger tea. Perhaps you can try that also?

    Saying a prayer that you find peace and health,
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    Old 11-08-2005, 04:44 PM   #3
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    Re: Stomach Cramps, any suggestions

    sorry you are in much pain/discomfort....

    not sure what to offer for that but... just ordered Saccharomyces boulardii, a friendly yeast, supposedly one of one of the best things we can take to help re-balance intestinal flora...

    when you research candida albicans and c. difficile, it comes up as one of the top 'fighters'...

    i ordered 4 bottles of it by Nutricology... am so trying to avoid these from getting a foothold...

    i've had diarhea for 5 days or so... just got product yesterday... hoping diarhea is due to some colon cleanse pills i took... but its still going on after ending pills and rectum itches BAD...

    i may post a new thread on this product though... sounds to be a very good probiotic...cj

     
    Old 11-08-2005, 07:53 PM   #4
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    Re: Stomach Cramps, any suggestions

    Hi,

    If the pain is that bad you may want to call and check with your doctor.

    As for nausea, so far the most helpful thing I've come across is New Chapter Ginger syrup mixed with soda water. And keep taking a good quality probiotic regularly. The doctor I go to recommends 3 specific brands, and the one I've used is Jarrow-dophilus EPS by Jarrow. Make sure you don't take it within an hour (preferably more) of your meds and try to take it on an empty stomach if possible.

     
    Old 11-09-2005, 04:39 PM   #5
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    Thanks for info. I do jarrowdophilus EpS by jarrow. also glutimine power. I do have an appt AT Lake Norman Regional at 12/30 to get picc line. Then go to Susan at Berkdale to begin infusion treatments.

    I have a serious problem that someone else may have. Any pain medication that I take causes intense chest wall spasms. Last night I tried morphine liquid to ease my pain and stress from the funeral. Within 10 min. a ball of muscles in my chest wall was into spasms. Pain was major intense. I opened my bottle of nitroglercin. Over the period of 4 hrs, the pain would lesses after nitro, then about 20 min later start to intesify I was weak, fainty, nauseaus. I never got a head ache from the nitro. Over the years, I have tried Many different pain pills; codiedene and others. I have come to the conclusion that I am not meant to take pain med by mouth. Are any of you getting pain meds through i n infusion or as an injection.

    My movements are irregular even I use probotis, Jarrowdophilus and benefiber.
    DOES ANYONE ON THESE POSTS HAVE SPASMS IN THE CHEST WALL. IN ORDER TO STOP THIS PAIN, i TAKE NITROCLYCIN UNDER TH E TOUNGE.. lAST NIGHT IT TOOK 5 NITRO. iT EASES SOME, BUT HAS NOT TOTALLY LEFT. sUGGESTIONS mARSHA

     
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    Re: Stomach Cramps, any suggestions

    Marsha,

    Dr. Crist mentioned an herbal tea, Smooth Move which I picked up from health food store but have not had to try yet...

    magnesium and vitamin c can also cause loose stools, diarrhea.... if you take either one, you might increase to a safe dosage... I take 800 mg magnesium and think it might have contributed to recent diarrhea...

    do hope you get to feeling better... i know this is a stressful time. cj

     
    Old 11-09-2005, 08:32 PM   #7
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    Dear Marsha,

    I hope you got thru today without too many problems. I know it was a rough one. I will be thinking of you tomorrow when you get your new picc-line. I hope this one works out better for you.

    I echo what cj said about the tea and the Vit C and magnesium. In fact Dr. Crist says to try to get to 15,000 mg of Vit C and back off when you get diarrhea. Same thing for the magnesium but can't remember how many mg he recommended. Don't forget about the aloe master denise told us about too. It is no fun going from one problem to the total opposite. Hang in there.

    Maureen

     
    Old 11-10-2005, 12:21 PM   #8
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    Dear Marsha,

    Once again, I truly feel for what you are going through, I know it's a rough time right now but I promise you that it will get better. Please try to think some positive thoughts like "this will pass".

    I swear by the Aloe Master as I also not only suffered from constipation, but from severe stomach cramps and jabbing pains in my colon.

    The Aloe Master also works as a Detox to rid your body of the toxins as the antiobiotics die off. It actually cleans the "walls" of your intestines to remove those toxins.

    It's not expensive and you can find it practically anywhere on the "net". I personally prefer the Liquid that I mix with diet soda. I believe the Liquid form absorbs into our bodies must more efficiently compared to the capsules.

    I would try to stay away from medications like morphine, when I used to scream from the pain in my legs, I took Advil, sometimes 800 mg. because I was in that much pain. I know that's alot but being the "silent sufferer" I was ready to go to the ER because of my leg pains, instead I took the Advil and that helped me.

    Please keep us posted and hang in there okay?
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    Old 11-11-2005, 12:16 PM   #9
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    Thanks Denise,
    You said hang in there. I am but it is by a thread. (which is frayed) got picc yesterday. B/c of all problems, dr said stay away from any herbs or meds I have not yet tried. Dont want to rock the waves any more than possible.

    Grasping at straws, I did order some herbal pads that you put on the bottom of of feet and they pull the toxins from your body. You use at night. Some Japanese herbs bamboo, wood vinegars, houttuynis cordata, tourmalines, chitosan, loquat leaves, dextgrin, vit c and veg fiber. It says that japanese medical investigators researched thes med and they draw impurities from bodys lymph nodes. Ill let you know if they work. marsha

     
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    Hi Marsha,

    I'm so happy to see you post, it's okay that you are hanging in there, even if it's by a thread. I've been there before and I know it feels horrible. There were days when I would count the minutes as the rough feelings felt so bad and I wanted to either scream, cry, shout, or just go crazy.

    How we manage to get though these terrible times is beyond me but we do and I think we become stronger for it.

    Let us know how the Picc line goes.

    I heard about those foot pads and I hear they work great! I just ordered a whole bunch of medicine so I can't afford those yet. Next on my list is the Vitamin B12 that CS is taking.

    I will be thinking of you Marsha and praying for your well-being, you will be fine, just please keep posting, okay?

    Hugs to you!
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    Old 11-12-2005, 12:42 PM   #11
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    Hello again, Pearscale,
    Do you have problems with heartburn? I read where you take the carafate, usually for heartburn, I take it too (yuck!). I just went to a specialist for my horrible heartburn just last week and I, too, have alot of stomach pains and tendernesss. Doc told me that it could be due to the heartburn and acids in the stomach, which can make your lining sensitive. He said the heartburn comes with later stages of Lymes. I am taking nexium now, 2x/day, and it seems to be helping with the pains in my stomach so far. My heartburn is SO much better! Good luck to you! And I'm terribly sorry about your brother, sounds like such a rough time for you...hang in there!

     
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    Re: Stomach Cramps, any suggestions

    lymesgal
    thanks for your input. yes I have reflux, heartburn, stomach problems. Had first picc line put in couple months ago. 4 days into treatment started diarreah, which became severe. Stopped med 2nd wk and at that point tested positive for c difficile. Havent been on any med last 6 wks. LLMD thought the diareah was more lyme than c diff. diareah lasted 3 wks. Went to constipation quickly. Then started having cramps, major tenderness and pain in stomach area. I start back Mon on Primaxin pulse M W F. I am so afraid of the d coming back. more afraid of what the lyme has done and continues to do to my body.

    I have tried nexium and prevecid. was still having alot of pain and cramps and that is when they switched to carafate. don't know if it is helping alot. still alot of heartburn. Just as your dr said, mine also said lyme can cause alot of intestinal problems. Let me know how you are doing on the nexium. Prayers Marsha

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