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dwood316 posted:
My name is Darrell,i'm 32,and for say,the last couple of weeks or so i've had an odd problem with my digestive system. Lets start at supper time: I eat a normal supper and,depending on what I had for supper,all is well,I usually snack lightly until I go to bed. And when I go to bed is when things start. No matter if I have an empty or full stomach,borborygmus,or stomach rumble,starts to happen and I pass gas too. It makes it harder for me to fall asleep because of the rumble and the gas. The strange thing is,it ONLY happens when I go to bed. When I get up the next day,I go to the bathroom,pee,and eat breakfast,usually toast and 1-2 cups of coffee. Then about an hour or 2 after I eat I go to the bathroom,poo,and carry on with my day. Sometimes I have to go more then once,I guess it depends on what I ate the day before. I was just wondering if it's just normal with my age,or if theres something actually wrong with me. Cause I can remember in the past going to bed and being normal,i'd only have gas if I ate a dairy product before I went to bed,like ice cream. This possible problem has kinda stressed me a bit,cause i'm currently looking for a job,and I just wanna be normal.
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georgiagail responded:
You are normal.

Try avoiding the snacking after supper. And keep track of what you eat at supper. Sounds like something you're having then is causing intestinal gas.

Gail
 
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dwood316 replied to georgiagail's response:
Thanks Gail,its good to know that im ok. I forgot to mention that i'm lactose intolerant,not sure if that has anything to do with it though.
 
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georgiagail replied to dwood316's response:
Yes; it certainly could. The food diary should help track problem foods for you.

Gail
 
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cmessi responded:
I don't want to tell you that you have a disorder/disease when you may not, but my mom has IBS and she has a similar problem...though she gets the gas before going to bed and into the night. I think it may be your body's way of relaxing and maybe are you holding it in during the day? I wouldn't worry too much about it since it's not terribly disrupting your daily routine or anything.
 
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dwood316 replied to cmessi's response:
Thanks cmessi. I don't hold it in during the day,and it doesn't realy disrupt my routine or anything,i think it has more to do with what i eat,im trying to make an effort to watch what i eat. I hope to get checked out someday.


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