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It is very tempting to call in sick to work today. The cramps aren't as bad as they were yesterday but they aren't easy to ignore yet either.

[Update: I'm going to go to work. The cramps aren't that bad, and as long as I take it easy then I should be fine. Tonight is only a five hour shift, after all, and I have tomorrow off anyway.]

Current Mood: sick sick
Current Music: None

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d2leddy From: d2leddy Date: December 26th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Geeze. The theme of this years' holidays are sicknesses.
neo_prodigy From: neo_prodigy Date: December 26th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
have you tried kaopectate (sp?). it's usually more effective than peptobismol.
From: claytonzjones Date: December 26th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope you get better... *hugs*
irish_n_sac From: irish_n_sac Date: December 26th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Here's some things ta help..

Hope you feel well soon big guy....Huggs

Stick to the B-R-A-T diet. That's bananas, rice, applesauce and dry toast--foods that are easy to digest and won't hurt your tummy. "High- fiber foods like popcorn, nuts or cabbage can be hard to digest and make cramping worse.

Drink plenty of water. If your cramping stems from constipation or diarrhea, the best way to ease the cramping is by drinking water, water and more water, say women doctors. Water gets the waste products moving through your intestines, which should ease your constipation. If you have diarrhea, drinking lots of water will keep you from becoming dehydrated.

Cook up a batch of chicken soup. Why chicken soup soothes stomach and abdominal cramps and cleans out the digestive system.

Avoid dairy. If you have diarrhea or lactose intolerance, you'll find that milk and other dairy products such as cheese and milk are hard to digest and often cause cramping. So until your cramps subside, go easy on the white stuff " Milk :o)".

Swallow some peppermint oil. If you have bowel spasms or trapped gas, peppermint oil stops the aching, Peppermint oil is available in capsule form in health food stores. "Take one capsule two or three times a day between meals until your cramping goes away.

Or check out herbal teas. "Valerian, fennel, ginger, chamomile, rosemary, peppermint and lemon balm teas also relieve gas and stop spasms of mild stomach cramps.
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