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Weird stomach issues

Hi everyone. I'm here because I was wondering if anyone else is dealing with what I am. I've had MS since somewhere between 2008-2009. Diagnosed in 2012. I've had random nausea since ms has come into my life. Oddly sometimes I'll feel nauseated before I realize I have to pee. But over the past few months I've felt a burning pain after I eat, I rarely feel hunger, in fact often my cue to eat is my blood sugar will drop. I've had weird random burning pain throughout my abdomen. This past week it's been a lot worse and more frequent and have no bearing on how recently I've ate. Anyone else out there ever dealt with this?

  1. I'm sorry to hear that you're dealing with nausea and some discomfort in your abdomen. Anytime you have discomfort in your abdomen, I think it's important to connect with your doctor. They're best qualified to determine what it could be caused from and how to best address it. So if you haven't done so already, I would reach out to your doctor to either schedule an appointment or to speak with their triage nurse.

    I do not have a medical background, so I can't speak from a medical perspective, but just because you mentioned, the abdomen, I thought I would also pass along the link to this discussion here about the MS hug to see if it resonates with you or not.

    Either way, we're certainly glad that you're part of this community so we can all be reminded that we're not alone in this journey with MS.
    - Alene, moderator

    1. ,
      I'm saddened to hear how challenging it has been for you.
      Digestive issues are quite common for those living with MS.
      This article may provide some helpful information on stomach issues and MS:
      In the meantime, (as Alene mentioned) we always recommend bringing any new or changing symptoms to your healthcare provider's attention.
      ~Doreen (Team Member)

      1. Thanks guys. I ran across an article about MS and digestive issues the other day. I never really thought about the burning pain being linked to MS before that. I guess I'll check with a doctor just to make sure something else isn't going on.

        1. , I hope you're doing well and that you were able to talk to your doctor about your digestive issues.

          Please feel free to update us, if you feel comfortable doing so.

          Best, Erin, Team Member.

      2. Many peopl with ms have motility problems like me. Food stays in stomach a long time causing problems, then into colon, another problem. There are certain foods that you might need to stay away from. Nuts are a probem for me

        1. , thanks for joining this conversation. You're right that many people with MS deal with motility problems, including gastroparesis -- Thanks for mentioning that it might be a good idea to avoid certain foods, especially if they seem to worsen digestive issues. I bet will appreciate your input.

          Best, Erin, Team Member.

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