I got up this morning and I’ve had extreme gut pain since. I’d describe it best as some kind of stomach cramps. No matter how many times I go to the bathroom I still hurt.
I used to have this kind of pain all the time. Every morning was a new dice roll to see if I felt well enough to do anything that day.
It’s one of the things that made me hate going to sleep — especially if I was feeling well at night. Because there’s no way to predict whether I will wake up fine in the morning or in pain. I hated the way it made me totally unable to rely on myself — I’d never know if the next morning I’d be functional or not.
Lately this has not been a problem for me. I tend to have to go to the bathroom a lot every morning, which then settles down by afternoon. But it isn’t ongoing intense pain like this.
The temptation is to eat lots of “comforting” foods like cookies and wait for it to go away. But that probably isn’t going to actually help — and cookies probably are counterproductive. I don’t normally eat such things anymore.
So what can I do that is productive?