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Woke up with Cramps-Aerophagia
It was a decent night of sleep. I was dreaming, no hose tangle, no dogs wanting out. And then I woke up with a major cramp at 4:30am. "Darn," I thought, "I don't normally get ovulation cramps". I tried to go back to sleep, but the pain was quite sharp and piercing.

I thought of a teen I know who had just posed to FB and described menstrual cramps as a small dwarf sticking a knife in her guts. "Yep, that's it."

I got up to use the washroom. And then I started belching on the way. I woke the dogs, but thankfully not the husband. For the next 10 minutes, I continued this unladylike behavior. Then I remembered someone's post here about aerophagia.

So, yeah, I finally got it. And boy was it uncomfortable. On the plus side I got to see night turn into day. Nevermind, I'm going back to bed. Maybe I'll turn down my pressure by.2 or something tonight.
04-24-2015 05:38 AM
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RE: Woke up with Cramps-Aerophagia
I get both dry mouth, and aerophagia. I empathize. :hug:
04-24-2015 08:45 AM
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RE: Woke up with Cramps-Aerophagia
Hi trailrider,
Before you re-adjust your pressure, you might raise your head a bit with an extra pillow, see if that will help you; another thing you can try is to raise the head of your bed some.
Good luck to you, I know that must have been uncomfortable.

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04-24-2015 10:40 AM
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RE: Woke up with Cramps-Aerophagia
Asides from knowing I can get sympathy here (*sharp look at dear husband), I wanted to mention this so others would be able to look it up later and realize "Aha, so that's what it was..."

It was interesting to me that it occurred in the deepest REM/dreams I've had in awhile.
04-24-2015 01:06 PM
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RE: Woke up with Cramps-Aerophagia
Glad you shared. Sorry you were feeling so rough. And now I have this mental image of you belching away... Smile And dwarves. With knives. Ouch.
04-24-2015 02:50 PM
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RE: Woke up with Cramps-Aerophagia
Don't...eat...the...air!! But in all seriousness, I'm sorry you had that awful wake up call. Since, I'm sure your husband like most other husbands, and likes to occasionally "Dutch oven" you, I would have woke him with an earth shaking belch, but that's just me Smile hopefully, this is a one time thing for you.
04-25-2015 11:53 AM
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RE: Woke up with Cramps-Aerophagia
Truetopath, I read your line in the voice of Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh when he was stuck in the hunny tree. "Don't (smack) feed (smack) the (smack) bear!" as he pounds in the sign.

"Don't (smack upside the head) eat (ditto) the (ditto) air!" with a look of exasperation.
I'll try to remember that!
(This post was last modified: 04-25-2015 07:18 PM by trailrider.)
04-25-2015 01:32 PM
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RE: Woke up with Cramps-Aerophagia
(04-25-2015 01:32 PM)trailrider Wrote:  Truetopath, I head your line in the voice of Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh whenhe was stuck in the hunny tree. "Don't (smack) feed (smack) the (smack) bear!" as he pounds in the sign.

"Don't (smack upside the head) eat (ditto) the (ditto) air!" with a look of exasperation.
I'll try to remember that!

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04-25-2015 04:41 PM
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