Many people with Fibromyalgia suffer from stomach pain but a large number of the general population also suffer with major digestive problems with symptoms anywhere from bloating, indigestion, gas, acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation and pain throughout the digestive system.

There are numerous over the counter and prescription pills for stomach pain but do any really work and what organ damage or side effects are you trading off for? All for a food that isn’t right for your body anyways.

If they really solved the problem, we wouldn’t be seeing monthly prescriptions repeated for infinity or the over the counter remedy we throw in with our weekly groceries. Does anyone ever read the side effects of those products?

In my world, I find the cause of the upset and eliminate it. Growing up as a child, I thought it was normal to have a stomach ache. Now I know it can go away by eliminating certain foods and without drugs.

If you suffer from stomach pain, I would really think about eliminating foods from your diet that can cause these symptoms. Likely culprits would be dairy, wheat, sugar, fried foods and preservatives such as aspartame and MSG. Each on of these are so far spread into our food chain it is a difficult task and takes a lot of persistence to find all the products that have these ingredients.

If it is diarrhea you should consider milk or wheat first but eliminate one at a time. Removing dairy will remove symptoms rather quickly, wheat would take months for your small intestines to heal so you wouldn’t know right away but you should see some relief in your tummy from eliminating it.

Wheat is the hardest to eliminate because it is so widespread into everything nowadays, it is even in liquorice, soy sauces and margarine. It is really worth the sacrifice if you suffer from severe stomach pain.

Lactose Intolerance

As soon as I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant, we discovered that my mother and many of her family were also lactose intolerant and just suffered from the symptoms all their life. How sad is that? Makes me wonder what their doctors were thinking? Some symptoms:

                                     – diarrhea

                                     – stomach pain 

                                     – abdominal bloating

                                     – gas, bloating

Personally, I believe my cysts were caused from consuming dairy products. I lost my ovary at 18 due to a cyst, I was given the Lupron for a cyst and have had other cysts as well. It gives me mucous in my stools, throat, nose and eyes.

I read once that we are not meant to drink milk other than at birth. A mother’s milk has a purpose; for growth and immunity for babies. Then whether it is human, cattle or monkeys, they all move on to food.

The book of blood types says that dairy causes mucous in the A blood type body. I am A blood type and it is true for me. I think the mucous contributes to arthritic conditions and inflammation in the body as well. The more I consume the more I have pain and digestive problems.

You can use Lactaid pills that will help with the bloating, gas and diarrhea but I find they don’t work that well, you still get the mucous and it still wrecks havoc on your digestive system so it just isn’t worth it to me. It takes my body days to weeks to re-coop if I do consume it.

There is life after dairy by the way! Everyone says they would die without dairy or flour. I have discovered a new world of cooking and eating that is rather tasty. When you get away from it for a long time, you find it really doesn’t taste that great and it is very sweet because most dairy is loaded with sugar, dyes, aspartame and chemicals so I am not really missing out on anything after all.

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