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Stomach pain symptoms caused by excessive mucus drainage
can be but are not limited to
I experienced all these painful symptoms including burning abdominal pain without realizing they were due to the mucus that had built up within my sinuses and then eventually drained down.
The excess mucus was due to a mild food allergy, food intolerance and in some cases a seasonal allergy.
Ugh! The worse feeling ever!
I would also become nauseated. The cramps were so painful to the point in which I would hold my stomach or lay on my side, praying that the excruciating pain would go away.
My abdominal pain symptoms to include bloating along with the gurgling was a constant occurrence. It seemed like everything I ate made my stomach hurt and caused my bloating along with the feeling of:
OMG! I felt so horrible.
Any little thing irritated me while I was enduring this pain. I thought I had irritable bowel syndrome which was suggested by a gastroenterologist but still felt I could not really pinpoint it.
I also started taking Gas-X and fiber pills with no luck whatsoever. Ugh!!
I suffered for about a year or so until a wonderful nurse informed that it was because of the mucus accumulation within my stomach.
I've always been an allergy sufferer but did not realize it could get that bad.
Also, it just wasn't from seasonal allergies, it was also from the certain types of foods that I was eating...omg! An aha moment!
I was relieved to know that even though I was drinking tons of water, eating healthy, taking fiber pills, and all of the things that everyone tells you to do when you feel like you can't go, that it was mucus that was causing me pain all along.
So ask yourself:
1) Do I have reoccurring sinus issues?
2) Do I get ear infections often accompanied by pink eye?
3) Does my stomach hurt after I eat a certain food?
If you have answered yes to these questions, it could be excess mucus in your body too.
My symptoms would come and go but they often came, which was awful. They would be relieved unbeknownst to me because the mucus would eventually dry up and normally this would only happen when I was adamant about taking my sinus and allergy medication.
One thing that has truly been a GOD sent for my pain pain is the use of a
neti pot, which I use everyday ONLY with bottled water. I would love to thank the person whom invented it because it is absolutely wonderful!
Also, just simply try blowing your nose prior to using the neti pot. You may find that a lot of mucus will become expeled this way. If you still feel a bit congested, then definitely give the neti pot a try!
When I'm producing excess amount of mucus due to an allergy,
I normally do several things in addition to the neti pot: