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Ocean2
Bloating in recovery

Hi does any body else struggle with crazy bloating and flatulence during recovery?!? Just makes it so much harder... if so what do u do to hel? ✌️

jeba237
Totally normal

Hi Ocean2,

Yes. This is very normal in recovery. It does get better and just takes a little time and patience!! I know it can be hard to push the negative thoughts out of your head when you feel bloated, but realize that it is just that....bloat. Nothing else. Flatulence can be a tad embarrassing sometimes, but guess what, we are all human and it's just part of being human!! Just be patient. I'll be thinking about you! Keep us updated!

wtmann321
yes!

Yes! I bloat so much throughout the day it is unbelievable. I look pregnant sometimes. I basically only wear dresses and leggings now because of the "swelling." It's very difficult.

jeba237
How are things?

Hi Ocean2,

Just wanted to check in and see how things are going?

chunkymonkey68
I Totally Relate

Last 2 months ago when I 1st got a job i fit into my work clothes, like dresses perfectly.

Now w/ the extreme heat, hot summer that is, I drink tons of water and am retaining and therefore my dresses seem snug fitting now due to my bloating.

I just tried on some new clothes today that ordered few months ago and I could kick myself in the butt because I hadn't a clue that they would fit tighter but it's just water retention.

I try to keep drinking water.