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How I get rid of pain
mandolin14 posted:
I've had these type of pains for over 20 years. I used to get pains every day in high school and never knew why. I finally realized the pain was caused by trapped gas in my abdomen. I wasn't holding it in, it just wasn't making its way out on its own and would build up over the course of the day and eventually cause terrible pain.

I don't remember how I figured out how to get rid of the pain, but I did, and it works just about every time. It's not pretty, but it works. For me, I get down on all fours and and lay my head down on the ground so that my rear end is up in the air, like a cat in heat. Sometimes this immediately alleviates the pain and I can feel the gas making its way to the "exit." Sometimes I have to sit back up and squeeze my abdomen with my hands, kind of like making a girdle with my hands, and massage stuff around to get it moving, and then lay back in the previous position. It can take a minute or fifteen minutes, but it almost always works, even when the pain hurts so much that I literally feel it up in my chest, neck, face.

All those years in pain and for me it was such a simple solution.

I've also found that it helps to not let too much time go between eating meals. If I go, say, four hours or more between meals, I usually end up eating a big meal and then have a lot of pain and more trouble getting rid of the pain. If I nibble even a little in between it makes a huge difference.
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DonnaMae1956 responded:
I have heard of this technique being used in Yoga years ago. I did try a few times but its just odd to be in that position so I really don't keep up with it. I am appreciative that you shred with what works for you. The more pople that suffer like us know how to resolve that kind of situtaion, the better it is for us to do something so natural and soothing. I stopped having gas pains unless I get a stomach bug or have taken a course of antibotics. Other times its food types in the diet that can trigger these types of problems. Thank you for sharing.

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