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Embarrassing But Helpful Stomach Ache Tips

heroes-get-made:

I deal with a lot of digestive problems, so here are a few tricks to feeling better that I’ve gained along the way. (This is not meant to help diagnose anything, just to treat symptoms. If you have severe or persistent instances of any of these, SEE A DOCTOR.)

  • GAS — Go to the toilet to see if…

What they said. For nausea, there are some wonderful prescription drugs available, like ondansetron, which is probably the most hardcore there is (without getting into the ones like Stemetil and Reglan which ARE WONDERFUL unless you’re part of the percentage (like me, unfortunately) who get the extrapyramidal effects, which quite literally make you feel simultaneously as if your body no longer wants to be within the confines of your body and like you’re having both a seizure and a panic attack. Why am I telling this story.)

Right, so anyway, Gravol/Dramamine/dimenhydrinate is also an option if ginger sets your stomach aflame, and your nausea is anywhere from mild to high. It’s available in the US, Canada, Ireland, and the UK, without a prescription. Some pharmacies may keep it behind the counter, if you are having trouble finding it. Never feel like you have to tough out nausea by not taking anything. If you can get away with not taking a drug, then that’s a plus in your column. But lots of people with chronic illnesses of the digestive variety will find that those things do more harm than good (like me and ginger). So if you can take something a little more hardcore, then do. It’s one of the most horrible feelings to just have constant uncontrolled nausea.

In agreement with the Imodium - in Canada, they sell the kind that dissolves on your tongue, and if you’re one of those people who can’t dry-swallow pills, these are a lifesaver. If cost is an issue, generic loperamide is definitely fine - and if you are like me and have celiac disease, I find that for some strange reason, gluten is rarely used as a binder in loperamide, which is great!

Gas-X is another drug that is sold as something that will dissolve on your tongue, though bring water anyway, as the taste is just naaaasty. Simethicone, the active ingredient, is also sold generically.

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bobfoxsky:

“You fool. No man can kill me.”

How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

Same thing applies to the Forest of Fangorn fucking up Isengard’s day.

Seriously Macbeth’s little prophecy loophole was bullshit you go Tolkien

(Source: the-peoples-of-middle-earth)

Bump.Bump.Bump.

curvescurlsbabybumps:

So on Thursday I found out I was pregnant. I am plus size and pregnant and I want to record this as I go on my journey for those women out there that are terrified of being pregnant and “morbidly obese.” Which is what I am.

I’m 31, 5’3, and I weigh 238 lbs. I’ve recently lose 30 lbs and I’m not…

Yay, someone who is plus-size and pregnant! A definite inspiration, as I get ready to house my parasite. …poorly put? Poorly put.

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