I have had stomach pains for over a year now and the gastro doc was of no help...so I did my own experiments eliminating foods and found relief after eliminating gluten out of my diet...and to test myself I went gluten free for two weeks no more pain and then took a bite of bread and whamo I feel thousands of tiny razor blades traveling through my stomach and through my intestines with the lingering pain and bloated stomach...maybe you should try keeping a food diary and separating what you eat and how you feel afterwardView Thread
I work because I have to and that is my life...I have realized that I can not work more than 3 days in a row 8 hrs a day or I will begin to flare...I write my own schedule and take two 15 min breaks in my 8 hour day in which I am on my feet, lifting 50lb boxes and running up and down stairs several times a day...it hurts like hell and I go home and take Epsom salt bathes to relieve the swelling in my joints...I have found though that I am worst off if I am not working...those are the days I tend to not be able to get out of bed...pushing myself to with in my known limits I have managed to hold a 40 hour a week job, but with the consequence of not being able to have a life outside of work...I have no energy and I am in so much pain, I refuse to take steroids, NSAIDS, pain pills unless I absolutely have to...I wouldn't want my body getting used to the medication and then not working when I really need them...I have taught myself to meditate and that is what has helped a lot...I often have brain fog and sometimes I think to myself that I just can't do it anymore, but then I take a deep breath and look around and see what I have accomplished and turn it into something positive...I have six prescription medications I take daily, some I have to take twice a day and that doesn't include vitamins, but I manage to keep my head up high and push through it all proud of what I have achieved for the day...you take it one day at a time...so far I have made it 5 yrs and counting and I am very proud of myself for that.View Thread
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