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Reged: 12/31/12
Posts: 25
Fitness AND dressing issues
      12/31/12 08:28 AM

I'm 19 and my list of health issues(mental and physical) is longer then my grandfathers and I'm about as lost as they get. The relevant things to know: I have back muscular problems that can't be fixed, I get migraines and head aches triggered by heat and exercise, I have a small hole in my heart which means I get breathless quickly and lose sensation in my legs when running(so I don't) and I have hyperhidrosis(excessive sweating).
My symptoms of IBS got really bad roughly a year and a half a go and ever since there has been three very major concerns I have all which I feel fit under "Fitness and Lifestyle" but I'm sorry if they don't.

First concern: I can't ware a bra without pain and I have a large bust(F cup), I'm finding that because I'm bloating so much the under wire digs in and then causes cramps. I've been making do(sort of) with an Ahh Bra but it's causing huge amounts of damage to my back and is causing me so much anxiety I don't want to leave the house. Has anyone else experienced this and found a solution that's a bit more supportive then an Ahh Bra?

Second major concern: I'm finding that anything with a hard or really solid waste band causes cramping and pain which is so bad that I'm having to wear things way lower then what's appropriate or wear things which have cloth waste bands that fall down all the time(cause of course I can't wear a belt to hold them up). What can I do about this in a cheap way?

Third major concern: The first two concerns clearly cause exercise problems but on top of that I'm finding that any exercise(yes even yoga) is triggering cramps, nausea and dizziness and of course because I sweat so much I need to drink and when I drink I bloat which makes everything so much worse. I'm over weight, weighing 86kgs and only 5"2' tall which is very damaging to what is suppose to be my self esteem.
I don't mean to create a sob story but this really is screwing up my whole life, causing more psychological damage and I really don't know what else to do. I have survived some of the worst things that life can throw at you but having IBS so bad on top of this is the straw that's breaking my back. I really, really don't know what else to do and I don't want to end up rotting away like this for the rest of my life.

[Just encase this helps I'm taking both the fiber and the peppermint caps that Heather has and I'm drinking peppermint and chamomile tea (both of which I don't like) daily but so far my symptoms are still very bad and very erratic.]

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* Fitness AND dressing issues RedTearsBlackWings 12/31/12 08:28 AM
. * Re: Fitness AND dressing issues ofaelan   05/29/13 10:08 PM
. * Re: Fitness AND dressing issues Roxstar   06/19/13 11:14 PM
. * Re: Fitness AND dressing issues Roxstar   01/22/13 07:16 AM
. * Re: Fitness AND dressing issues RedTearsBlackWings   03/20/13 03:31 PM
. * Re: Fitness AND dressing issues Boo   07/19/13 11:36 AM

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