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Monday, July 21, 2008 Olivia hannah, Community Member, asks

Q: Fibromyalgia and Bloating?

Does anyone have problems with bloating with Fibromyalgia?

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arlene, Community Member
8/ 4/08 5:01pm

Yes, i have this problem also. I found out in January ''08 about the FM. I was on zelnorm, but was recalled for some reason. I try to drink lot's of water and eat alot of fruit, but does not seem to help.

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carla, Community Member
7/21/08 10:55am

yes i do my stomach tends to go really hard to sometimes, im not sure what to take just yet because i was only told last week i have it so im kinda new to it all really but suffer really bad with the pain.

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GERRY SWEENEY, Community Member
8/27/08 10:34am

YellYES! I HAVE SEVERE BLOATING ALL THE TIME.AND SEVERE CONSTIPATION,ALONG WITH THE EVERYDAY PAIN.BEEN TO GASTROS.AND NO RELIEVE BEEN ON 3 MEDS TO TRY TO HELP.DRINK A GAL.WATER A DAY AND EAT FRUIT AND LIQUIDS TO GET NOURISHMENT.HAS ANYONE EVER GOTTEN ANY RELIEF OR DO OTHER CONDITIONS JUST KEEP ADDDING ON WITH THE FIBRO.......?

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Sherryruth, Community Member
10/23/08 5:10am

Yes I go through a box of Gas X about once a week to 2 weeks.  My stomach looks like Im pregnant most of the time.

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Renee, Community Member
4/ 7/10 6:56am

wow - that is exactly how I look -it is so embarassing - I am afraid that someone will ask me when I am due and nothing really seems to help - and when I bloat like that it becomes difficult to move also - anyone know why this happens and what to do about it - I used to be a tiny person at 4'-11" - 96 lbs. - now I look like a beer can on stilts - I HATE this - pleeeeeez if anyone has any answers I would love to hear them

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Donna, Community Member
9/ 9/09 4:33pm

I've had Fibromyalgia for just 3 years, I never thought that my bloating was a sympton until I read other articles.  I was diagnosed with IBS by my doctor, the problem is that no matter how many times I change my diet nothing works.  I have tried eliminating the trigger foods and eating high fibre diets, drinking lots of water etc and still be in agony all night with bloating and wind. It always comes on late in the afternoon and I have it all night, then in the morning I'm fine again. I find that Activia yoghuts which are supposed to combat bloating actually make it worse and fruit and vegetables are just a time bomb.  White bread is better for me than wholemeal.  I find a high carb diet helps but I've gained about a stone and half in the last 3 years so have to be careful. It would be helpful if anybody else has the same experiences because I'm thinking I may have a food intolerance.

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Carol d'Haitre, Community Member
5/ 4/11 2:31am

Yes and it does not matter what I eat.  Even with small portions, my midriff can look like I swallowed a watermelon.  I wonder what can I do about this.

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bonnie, Community Member
6/ 8/13 3:14pm

I had ibs, fybromyalgia  for years and i still havent found the any relief  i am bloated everyday and some day or worse than others. high fiber diet  works in a way.  then i cant eat anything i feel stuffed like a turkey.  I wish i had some answers too. tried different meds  they all make me sick 

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lorraine, Community Member
10/22/13 7:55pm

This has been the most fustrating thing in my life!!I've been thru 5 back surgerys and thinkn my bloat and feeling flu like for years,so I've been trying to figure out what the hell my problem is cause no doctor knows shit.... so is it pain killers,,bad well water,mold in my house,vitamins,gluten,dairy,diet soda,vodka,allergies....I could go on cause I have no answers and I'm going crazy cause I just want to feel normal!!I've been two G.I.docs.acupuncture,exrays.ultra sounds,endoscopy,colon oscopy,blood work,holistic and more....I've change my diet time and time again(and take a probiotics and take digestive enyzymes) and nothing seems to help.I really look and feel six months pregnant somtimes nine months,sucks,I really think that I have fybromyalgia....anybody have a clue or advise??Love to here from you,Lorraine

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By Olivia hannah, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/22/13, First Published: 07/21/08