My husband has had lyme disease for almost twenty years and has been dealing with it fairly well through natural means. But his latest problem is bloating. He feels as if he is going to explode, not from gas but like his whole insides are puffed up. His pants don't fit because of his stomach swelling and he is simply miserable. I don't know what to do to help him through this. Does anyone else suffer from this problem and know of anything natural that he can take. At the moment he is taking tumeric, "Healthy Trinity" and peroxide. They all seem to be helping but not with the bloating problem. We sure would appreciate your help. I have beeen reading the messages posted by those suffering from lymes and it has helped me to understand so much better what my husband has been going through all these years. Thanks so much for opening up my mind and helping me to have more empathy to those who are suffering so. My hubby is a stubborn German and tries to overcome everything on his own but he needs help from others who suffer. Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you.
I am terribly bloated too. My sox leave elastic ridges within 10 minutes of putting them on and my wedding ring is getting tough to put on and take off. I cant stand it, its like having extreme PMS all the time. I'd like to loose 10 pounds too and thought that might help. Pattiecake
Posts: 687 | From PA | Registered: Oct 2004
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In addition to the above possibilities, there are more serious problems that can cause "bloating" such as you describe including liver issues. Please have your husband go to see a doctor -- it might be a benign cause or it might be much more serious requiring something more than supplements.
I hope it is benign, but it would be prudent to rule out something more serious. None of us are M.D.'s here.
All the best to you and your husband.
Posts: 689 | From western MA (we say buttER and pizzA) | Registered: Nov 2004
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I've had much less bloating since cutting most salt out of my diet. However, last week I went out for Chinese food and had leftovers the next day. It was really salty. The next day I was so bloated I couldn't fit into my new holiday pants that fit the week before! The pelvic bloat felt like I was swollen from inside. I wasn't gassy though.
I stayed bloated for 4 days and on the 5 & 6th days had to pee so often I couldn't go out. I shrunk back to my normal size. The peeing started after I ate green beans. This always works for me ( I read about string bean's diuretic properties, someplace a long time ago). I should have remembered to eat green beans right away after I got bloated. Asparagus helps too.
Milk products give me a different kind of gassy, sick bloat.