Bloating with no release

Bloating is a funny thing. Most people associate it with eating certain foods. But for me, I’ve never really gotten it from the “usual suspects” of fried foods, dairy, or gluten. Sometimes I get it post ovulation. Other times, I’ve gotten it as an indicator that my period is about to come. In the last day, though, it just feels like excess air being stored in my lower abdomen. I keep wanting to burp or fart, yet I cannot because nothing seems to come out.

I woke up in the middle of the night last night to pee, and when I went back to bed, even though I felt exhausted, I could not fall back asleep because of the amount of bloat. I kept trying to release it. I drank more water. Nothing seemed to help. It lasted for over an hour, and finally I was able to release it both ways and felt relieved. And then, I went back to sleep.

Well, pregnancy symptoms… Bring it on. I can handle it.

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