Not sure it belongs in nutrition per se, but I have no doubt it is nutrition related. Anyways… Every now and then I have severe stomach aches (upper right part behind lowest rib) due to abdominal bloating. I can’t pin down what causes it since when I eat the same things the day before it often doesn’t bother me at all. But last Sunday I got it again. Left home with some minor aches. Rode for 2 easy hours and when I got to the coast and had to do the stretch with the headwind and I had to put some power down the pain got excruciating. I couldn’t put out any power to speak off and it was a sufferfest to get back home ( practically had to breath like a woman in labor to keep the pain a bit in check). As soon as I get of the bike I’m fine in like 30 seconds, but when I bend over on the bike it hits me again in no time.
Any ideas how to go about tackling this? I read more fiber, less fiber, less coffee (and even more coffee), I had 1 beer the night before so I could try to ditch that I could cut down on dairy (although I usually have no problems handling milk)… any other ideas would be very welcome.
I rode on Saturday afternoon for an hour with a decent amount of effort without any problem whatsoever (well sore legs and I forgot to fasten my handlebars and saddle). But Sunday morning … brrrr what a difference. So much NOT fun.
It’s now the day after and I’m fine… although I do feel some niggling in my right upper stomach (where the pain was yesterday). I have no pain (less than 1 on a scale of 10) but there’s still something not quite right.