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anyone have stomach problems (hunger, diarrhea) while taking step 1?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by hippocampus, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. hippocampus

    hippocampus Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    anyone have their stomach growl during the exam? how to fix the problem and make it shut up? did you have to train your stomach before the exam?
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  3. peter90036

    peter90036 not out fishing 7+ Year Member

    Jul 13, 2005
    next to the pond
    actually about 3 days before i "simulated" what i'd be doing the exam day
    = i bought a pack of sneaker bars and hotdogs and ate that and water for the similar time period in the exam.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  4. Terpskins99

    Terpskins99 Fear... The Stig 10+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    hahaha... without getting too specific, I used to get some sort of GI distress on the day of a big test (more so on big interview days... nice, eh? :D).

    For me, I try to get around it by eating a nice diet the day before (so I know what to expect) and try to get a real thorough poop sometime that morning. :laugh::thumbup:
  5. Keg

    Keg 10+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    Shaker Heights, OH
    One of our small group sessions was on somatoform disorders, and there was a poll amongst the 20 or so people in the room, and something like 80% of us had symptoms of IBS that got worse with exams/interviews/etc. Part of being type A, I guess.

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