This is crazy, but I discovered over the past year or so that when I have lower-bowel cramps, if I drink a Schweppes Bitter Lemon, it actually helps "untie the knots" and resolves the cramps.
I have not discovered that other soda pops do anything at all. I drink few sugary drinks or soda pop. And I don't know if it has anything to do with the quinine, the lemon zest, or what. I just know it's working for me.
Things that didn't work for me included: dietary changes, Zelnorm, Mylanta Gas, homeopathic remedy for colic, peppermint tea... until now, it's just been "deal with it" but this seems to be working. Hallelujah!
I would love to hear if it helps anyone else.View Thread
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