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Nat & Richard wrote:
> JANIEWANI@aol.com wrote:
> > I RODE THE TEVIS LAST YEAR (1997) -- AND WHEN I REACHED THE 70 MILE
> > MARK, MY STOMACH HURT LIKE THERE WAS TOO MUCH ACID OR SOMETHING. AND AT
> > THE END OF THE RIDE I THREW UP.
> > I COMPLETED THE LAKE HUGHES "CALIFORNIOS" RIDE AND EXPERIENCED
> > THE SAME SYMPTONS EVEN THOUGH I WAS CHEWING ON ANTACIDS THE
> > WHOLE RIDE.
> > HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED THESE UPSETS?
Janie, I get the same thing happening to me---not during rides, just day
to day. In my case, it was partially because I have stomach ulcers (not
unusual in grad students) but it also happens when I just haven't eaten
enough and I'm doing something strenuous for a long time.
You might ask your doctor about it if it ever happens at other than long
rides. Otherwise, I've found that steadily munching on some sort of
complex carbohydrate will take care of it---it seems to be related to
just not enough food in YOU and low blood sugar and stress. Simple
carbos like Gu or fruit or fluids will help keep your blood sugar up,
but won't help the tummyache for more than a few minutes---at least
that's true for me. Anything like crackers or bread make the discomfort
go right away and just a bite every 20 or 30 minutes keeps it away. A
powerbar might be okay, you'd have to try it out yourself.
Good luck, I hope you solve the problem, I can really sympathize with
how uncomfortable it makes you feel.
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