Reply to "Abdominal Pain - Possibly from Adhesions"

An unusual thing to try, perhaps, an off label use for Children's Gravol. When severe cramping heralding a partial intestinal blockage begins (lots of adhesions around small bowel), I immediately start taking children's 15 mg chewable Gravol (dramamine), which I carry in my purse. I start with three, let them dissolve in my mouth (45 mg). If cramps continue, I take up to 90 mg (6 pills). Sometimes, it seems to noticeably relax the rippling blockage spasm. To ease the cramping, I always stand up and walk right away, for a couple of hours, if necessary. (sitting or lying down makes things much worse and more likely to progress to vomiting, I find). And I do slow breathing, in and out, consciously using the diaphragm. I have managed to head off what looked to be yet another hospitalization and dreaded NG. (But if the severe vomiting starts, even with this protocol, I know that I have to go and get help in emergency) .... worth a try, perhaps.

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