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IrishKelly

I Got The Fed Ex Job...i'm So Nervouse About My Tummy Now!

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So, those of you who read on this topic before, i got the job!!

For those of you who have no idea what i'm talking about i'll fill you in. I had an interview a few weeks back for a really good job at Federal Express in human resources doing their interviewing, hiring, conducting orientation, etc... Anyway, when i was sent for my drug test (which of course came back negative because i don't do drugs) i started getting the shivers, nausea, and i was in and out of the bathroom their like 8 times or something. Everyone kept looking at me like i was up to something, and i was worried that i looked "suspicious" to them or something.

So i start next week, and now, i'm soooooooo very nervous that my tummy is going to send me running into the bathroom many times while i'm there. I've noticed when i get nervous i have to literally run to the bathroom. I'm almost wondering if i shouldn't eat anything the day before my first day. I'm so tired of this nightmare, it's almost like things have started to mess with my mind now. Like for example, right before i take my son to Pre-K everyday i try to use the bathroom just to make myself feel better. It's not that i have watery D anymore, but when i have to go i have to go like almost immediately. I'm so scared of this now and i feel like this whole pooping thing has consumed my mental state of mind now when i try to leave the house. Sometimes i feel like i make excuses for not going places just because i'm nervous that i'll have to run to the bathroom or something. Anyone else ever get these feelings? I'm sure things will work themselves out...i've only been on the diet for almost 5 months now so i'm pretty sure i still have some healing to do anyway (i'm hoping that "urgent" feeling will get better). Oh well, thanks for listening.


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First of all, congratulations on getting the job--it sounds great!! :)

Believe me, I understand completely about the running to the bathroom when nervous! There are a couple of things I do when I need to be somewhere. First, I stick to something for breakfast that I know will sit right--in my case, that's a banana. If there's something that you can eat and count on not to turn on you--go for that. Possibly, if not, then on the first morning, tuck something in your purse for later, and don't eat before you go.

Another thing I do is to use Immodium. Two caplets, and I'm good for about a day and a half! :D If I'm home, I tend to just let things run their course and not take anything. But the first day of a new job is very important!

Whatever you do, I would do a "practice run" with it--for instance, if you've never taken Immodium before, don't wait until that morning to try it. Same with not eating/eating something very safe--try a few combinations and see what works best for you.

Above all, relax and enjoy this new position! Everything is going to work out fine :)


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First of all, congratulations on getting the job--it sounds great!! :)

Believe me, I understand completely about the running to the bathroom when nervous! There are a couple of things I do when I need to be somewhere. First, I stick to something for breakfast that I know will sit right--in my case, that's a banana. If there's something that you can eat and count on not to turn on you--go for that. Possibly, if not, then on the first morning, tuck something in your purse for later, and don't eat before you go.

Another thing I do is to use Immodium. Two caplets, and I'm good for about a day and a half! :D If I'm home, I tend to just let things run their course and not take anything. But the first day of a new job is very important!

Whatever you do, I would do a "practice run" with it--for instance, if you've never taken Immodium before, don't wait until that morning to try it. Same with not eating/eating something very safe--try a few combinations and see what works best for you.

Above all, relax and enjoy this new position! Everything is going to work out fine :)

Thanks...i really need this kind of support right now to calm my nerves :)


Gluten Free...negative blood results...absolutely positive diet results.

Dairy Free...absolutely positive diet results.

Egg Free...there goes another one...absolutely positive diet results.

Allergic to Codeine.

"Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know which ones may have gluten in them:)"

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i know this isn't the most natural solution, but i just started a new job myself and have noticed over the past couple months that no matter how careful i am with eating, anxiety can set me off. I went to my GP and got some anxiety medication that has made a huge difference for me. Can't recommend it strongly enough. I know it's not the right thing for everyone, but it my case it has worked great. If you want more details, feel free to PM.


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Thanks...i really need this kind of support right now to calm my nerves :)

Dear IrishKelly,

Are you sure we are not in the same body? I was supposed to have my wisdom teeth and two others out this morning, but seem to have caught the stomach bug my mother had last week. I thought mine was nerves, but then thought maybe I was glutened. The thing is, me and my family have been extremely careful, so the glutening is not as likely. Now I am just weak and tired. Anyhow, congratulations on your job! I was going to apply at Fed Ex Ground here, but did not get there before they stopped running the ad. All those great benefits and that wonderful salary! Phenergan is great for nausea, but it also helps the colon. I have had to take it before for that. It does not contain gluten, either. It is on the safe list. The bad thing is, it makes me so drowsy. Meanwhile, I will probably owe the dental surgeon for canceling so suddenly.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


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Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

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4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

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Fibromyalgia - June 2001

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Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

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Congrats!! You'll do fine, think positive! Also, come up with "plans of action"... for instanace, I wear a pager and when I suddenly have to use the restroom, I'll act like I"m being paged and say "excuse me, that's my daughters school... I need to call right away". (Of course, this only works if you have a kid :lol: ) but you could come up with other responses. I think once you get into a routine you'll do fine. Bring bananas and other foods that you do well with.

Good luck!!


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So, those of you who read on this topic before, i got the job!!

For those of you who have no idea what i'm talking about i'll fill you in. I had an interview a few weeks back for a really good job at Federal Express in human resources doing their interviewing, hiring, conducting orientation, etc... Anyway, when i was sent for my drug test (which of course came back negative because i don't do drugs) i started getting the shivers, nausea, and i was in and out of the bathroom their like 8 times or something. Everyone kept looking at me like i was up to something, and i was worried that i looked "suspicious" to them or something.

So i start next week, and now, i'm soooooooo very nervous that my tummy is going to send me running into the bathroom many times while i'm there. I've noticed when i get nervous i have to literally run to the bathroom. I'm almost wondering if i shouldn't eat anything the day before my first day. I'm so tired of this nightmare, it's almost like things have started to mess with my mind now. Like for example, right before i take my son to Pre-K everyday i try to use the bathroom just to make myself feel better. It's not that i have watery D anymore, but when i have to go i have to go like almost immediately. I'm so scared of this now and i feel like this whole pooping thing has consumed my mental state of mind now when i try to leave the house. Sometimes i feel like i make excuses for not going places just because i'm nervous that i'll have to run to the bathroom or something. Anyone else ever get these feelings? I'm sure things will work themselves out...i've only been on the diet for almost 5 months now so i'm pretty sure i still have some healing to do anyway (i'm hoping that "urgent" feeling will get better). Oh well, thanks for listening.

Well sweetie congradulations on the job! And I totally understand what you're taking about, i dealt with the same thing, but at the time I didn't know what it was. During my senior year of high school i missed 28 days due to exactly what you're talking about. My family thought it was just a bug, then the last week of my senior year, I woke up with an unbearable pain on my left side. We went to the emergency room, they gave me morphine and everything, it was bad!!! THey did x-rays, thinkin' it was kidney stones, then the Dr. thought it was, gall stones, they they thought I had IBS (irritable bowl syndrome), then they thought this and thought that, finally I got into GI doctor and he said hey lets do this, so I was scheduled for a colonoscopy and an endoscopy a week after my high school graduation. They found out that I have celiac disease, it was the most dreadful thing to hear, b/c EVERYHING has wheat in it! But back to what you were talking about, I use to go to the bathroom EVERYDAY at school, w/ watery D, I actually had went on myself several times b/c I had such a long way to walk to the bathroom and then tryin' to get the teacher to even let me leave class. My senior year was ruined, but...all i can do is look towards the future. Don't dread going out, just deal with it. I'm in my 1st year of college now and I'm still dealing with it but I can't let it stop me in my tracks, i've got things I see myself doing in the future, and sittin' on my butt at home because I'm afraid "it" might hit me ain't it. Although, I do dread my public speaking class...I will be a CRAPPY MESS....haha...but just realize that their are more people with our problem than let on...go to that job and do your best...ALWAYS...ALWAYS...ALWAYS REMEMBER: God doesn't give you more than you can handle!!

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Well sweetie congradulations on the job! And I totally understand what you're taking about, i dealt with the same thing, but at the time I didn't know what it was. During my senior year of high school i missed 28 days due to exactly what you're talking about. My family thought it was just a bug, then the last week of my senior year, I woke up with an unbearable pain on my left side. We went to the emergency room, they gave me morphine and everything, it was bad!!! THey did x-rays, thinkin' it was kidney stones, then the Dr. thought it was, gall stones, they they thought I had IBS (irritable bowl syndrome), then they thought this and thought that, finally I got into GI doctor and he said hey lets do this, so I was scheduled for a colonoscopy and an endoscopy a week after my high school graduation. They found out that I have celiac disease, it was the most dreadful thing to hear, b/c EVERYHING has wheat in it! But back to what you were talking about, I use to go to the bathroom EVERYDAY at school, w/ watery D, I actually had went on myself several times b/c I had such a long way to walk to the bathroom and then tryin' to get the teacher to even let me leave class. My senior year was ruined, but...all i can do is look towards the future. Don't dread going out, just deal with it. I'm in my 1st year of college now and I'm still dealing with it but I can't let it stop me in my tracks, i've got things I see myself doing in the future, and sittin' on my butt at home because I'm afraid "it" might hit me ain't it. Although, I do dread my public speaking class...I will be a CRAPPY MESS....haha...but just realize that their are more people with our problem than let on...go to that job and do your best...ALWAYS...ALWAYS...ALWAYS REMEMBER: God doesn't give you more than you can handle!!

LOL LOL LOL...OMG you are an inspiration to us all...this is the best and most encouraging advice i've heard in such a long time (no offense to the rest of you great supporters here). Thanks and God Bless :D


Gluten Free...negative blood results...absolutely positive diet results.

Dairy Free...absolutely positive diet results.

Egg Free...there goes another one...absolutely positive diet results.

Allergic to Codeine.

"Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know which ones may have gluten in them:)"

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I get the nervous stomach thing too....my mother always made fun because anytime I was super anxious growing up, I'd go into the bathroom like 20 times in an hour...actually my eldest sister has nervous stomach too.

I find giving myself the mental peptalk of "you'll be fine, you know this, just breathe and relax" Then I do a few deep breaths & stomach seems to settle down.

Maybe it's leftover from the days when you had no choice...ya know like sense memory?


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I get the nervous stomach thing too....my mother always made fun because anytime I was super anxious growing up, I'd go into the bathroom like 20 times in an hour...actually my eldest sister has nervous stomach too.

I find giving myself the mental peptalk of "you'll be fine, you know this, just breathe and relax" Then I do a few deep breaths & stomach seems to settle down.

Maybe it's leftover from the days when you had no choice...ya know like sense memory?

Yah, i wouldn't doubt it ;)


Gluten Free...negative blood results...absolutely positive diet results.

Dairy Free...absolutely positive diet results.

Egg Free...there goes another one...absolutely positive diet results.

Allergic to Codeine.

"Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know which ones may have gluten in them:)"

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