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Does Anyone Else Feel Tightness In Their Abdomen Often?

Does Anyone Else Feel Tightness In Their Abdomen Often?

For the last week or so my abdomen has been tight/kinda hard when I touch/push on it and looks bloated.. is this normal?

posted February 28, 2018
A myIBSteam Member

I can eat something one day and be fine and eat another day at it starts the trouble off. Can't tell what sets it off

posted June 3, 2018
A myIBSteam Member

I started experiencing upper stomach pain and feels like a lump very tight and when I bend it almost burns. My doctor said it’s my IBS. But I’m still worried,

posted March 28, 2018 (edited)
A myIBSteam Member

Yes mine gets that way. I find probiotics help. But not the probiotic yogurt there's not enough probiotics. I personally just eat healthy as possible which sometimes I regret . Fruits are the worst for me so I eat more veggies. I think a journal is a good idea. I mostly accept the pain and have learned to ignore it. Unless bad like this week. I find exercise helps me. It helps my bowel and my mood. I feel happier and usually less pain. I tell myself jokes about it which makes me smile for a second which helps a bit. Right now I'm working on when its really bad and I feel frumpy. I wear loose clothing and my mind tells me discouraging things . so now I look in mirror to see if its true. I wear a fav shirt. Do my hair nice and makeup. And am working on affirmations and saying I notice the bloating big tummy and etc but others usually don't even notice! So don't worry so much! And just be lovely you and have fun! And when my anxiety gets high I'm trying blowing bubbles as part of my meditation. I imagine as I make bubbles that all my sad thoughts go away in the beautiful bubbles and then beautiful dreams in my bubbles. And as both float away I feel more peace and acceptance that whichever happens its ok. I'll deal with each issue in its moment. Hugs and I'll lol shut up for now besides saying. I believe do just whatever works for you!❤❤❤

posted April 27, 2018
A myIBSteam Member

There is also a book you can get called IBS The First Year, by Heather Van Vorous. She has IBS, so she is an expert on it. She has a website: eatingforibs.com. I have found a wealth of information from her website and book. She sells teas & supplements also.

posted March 28, 2021
A myIBSteam Member

Yeppers. Its no fun. And hard not to think oh no!!! I wear pjs then or looser pants. I feel less healthy and feel like a frumpy person then. So I'm working on being less judgmental of myself and just accept Ibs and work on just getting through the symptoms at the time.

posted April 27, 2018

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