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Painful / Sore Stomach after any meals.


I am a 25yr old male, with history of Severe UC, Currently my medications are Imuran, as well as Mesaline (5ASA).
I have had quite a range of symptoms over the period of having the disease (nearly 3-4 years) ranging from the standard significant weight (20kgs) loss, extreamly painful abdomen, loss of apetite, constant nausea, B12 Defiency, Iron Deficiency, (Blood Transfusion), Immune Weakness, sleep problems, fatuige, lethargy, and all the standard things associated with UC.

It was diognised as UC, through numerious tests and the likes, so there is no doubt that I do have UC, but thought it would be best to ask this question in this form to see if it is related.

I have found over the last few weeks (since moving into my parents house, whilst my partner and my house is being built for 3 months) that whenever I eat anything, and it hits my stomach, I get signifant stomach pains, bloating, pressure and fullness, it is always made worse by eating food, and over time it gets better (a few hours) however as soon as food or drink hits my stomach again it is made worse.


Stomach Pain
Fullness and Bloating
Tender to Touch
Upset Stomach
Sometimes a bit of a pulsing pain / sensation.

Sometimes it will get a little bit better if I lie down, but not very much, it will go from a moderate pain to a dull pain,

I was wondering what could cause this, could it be related to the UC, or would it more likely be something else? I am not sure if I should see my IBD specialist, who is more aware of the UC and medications I am on and the likes, or If it would be unrelated to the UC and I should see my GP who is not yet as filled in on my UC treatements, symptoms and the likes.

Thanks for any help!
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This Yog pranayam will help to bring the UC and other symptoms under control gradually(6 to 9 months).
You need to help your body to build up your immune system.The breathing exercises – pranayam, is a holistic approach creating extra oxygen supply in the body and will slowly help with the health problem.Do the pranayam to see the benefits.Build up your timing slowly.Drink pommegranate  juice daily, drink warm water and avoid cold drinks.

Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.Duration upto 5 minutes.

Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it very gently.

Anulom Vilom - Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30  minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 10 times

Press the calf muscles(between knees and ankle) on both legs for about a minute.

Only by doing you will benefit and will feel good that you can do something to help the body.Copy and print this to master the technique.This is  simplified pranayam for everyone and you do not have to go to classes to learn. This is for life unlike short term classes where you do it in the class then stop when classes are over.  The pranayam should be continued once a day at the minimum timing(about 45 minutes total) for rest of life to stay in remission.
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Whilst I thank you for the advise in terms of holistic approaches to medicine, I am more interested in the causes of what I have, as well as short term approaches to minimise symptoms and long term approaches to prevent, or remove the intial problem.

Whilst a holistic approach may have some benefits to some, I personally have been quite skeptical, having been told previously that my UC could be fixed by following the lemon detox system, or a hypnotic approach.

Being a Science professional, I really only give much emphasis to proven, or medically trialed remedies, that is not ment to be offensive in any way, rather that It is my way of operating, and by that logic, any effect is going to be minimal based on that.

I am keen to get one of the experts opinions, on both my first post, and their comments on the holistic approach.

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