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My final bellyache
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vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: June 8th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Respect from one shell-dweller to another. House stuff plus bad weather plus vague angst about jobs plus deeply crap weather and NO SUN: gah...

j4 From: j4 Date: June 9th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe we could hide in a shell and say "GAH!" together some time...

Diet - the only specific foodstuff that seems to make any difference either way to the ongoing stomach problems is beer, which reliably makes it worse. (Gah! Not fair!) Last night we had lots of spicy vegetables and some tasty fresh fruit, which is probably completely against advice for bad stomach but I had a nice recipe that would use up all the slightly-old veg-box stuff... and this morning I felt a little bit better. Though I also spent most of yesterday evening in bed with a hot water bottle (heat on the stomach seems to help more than anything else) so maybe simply sleeping was what helped.

This latest attack of stomach doom does seem to keep making me so tired I can't move, all of a sudden it's like having flu or something & my limbs feel too heavy to move. I cycled into work okay this morning but then was seriously struggling to climb the stairs to the office. :-( Maybe it's some kind of virus or something, in which case it will probably go sooner or later.

The time of eating seems to make a slight difference -- eating one of those pro-macro-badscience-biotic yoghurts every morning seems to have helped a bit over the last few months, but I suspect that's more to do with Making Sure I Eat Breakfast than the yoghurt itself (need to test this by eating something else in the mornings!); and over the last couple of days having lots of small snacks seems to help keep the worst pains at bay. Maybe I have a tapeworm & it needs regular feeding. One of my teachers at school told us that the way to get rid of a tapeworm was to hold a piece of really ripe cheese in front of your open mouth, & it would come up and bite it, and then you could wind the tapeworm round a pencil & extract it. Yes, she was completely loopy. :)
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