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kimber9807
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   Posted 3/24/2010 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone had laroscopic gas pain before.  How long does it last? The nurse said it would be gone by last night and it wasnt. It wasnt this bad when i had gynecologic surgery in the past.  My shoulders and chest hurt bad. Nurse just said doing alot of walking and it will work its way out. sad  Its true I had my gallbladder out. Nurse said gas x wont help because the gas is not in my stomach.  Any suggestions? I think I wouldnt be in that much pain if it wasnt for the gas pains.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
 
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.


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   Posted 3/24/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Peppermint tea works wonders on that type of gas pain. I had exploratory laprscopic a few years ago and somebody here on HW suggested peppermint tea. It worked great. I started getting the pain in my shoulder and drank peppermint tea and the pain subsided. Mine lasted for about 2 days.
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kimber9807
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   Posted 3/24/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Red. I will try that. I am just so miserable.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
 
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.


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   Posted 3/24/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I know that feeling only too well so my heart goes out to you....I hope this pain subsides soon for you and that you start feeling better soon!
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   Posted 3/24/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
It can last up to a few days...And as someone said, the walking around can help..but it's really just time that's needed and it will subside..I've had too many lap procedures to count! And that was always the part I dislike the most...

I promise you will feel better soon! Just try to move around a bit and then distract yourself with tv/movies while you are recovering...That's what I have found with my pain...I try to watch a lot of funny things during the day to keep my endorphins going and not pay attention to the bad stuff..

Sending you hugs sweetie:)
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   Posted 3/24/2010 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear Kimber,
 
    Oh that is the worst! Gas and intibation "irritation" are the worst. I never tried teas, but about 3 days later it started to ease up. Both, the pain and irritation from tube and pressure from gas.
 
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kimber9807
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   Posted 3/24/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks Dani.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
 
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.


skeye
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   Posted 3/24/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
My mother had a laproscopic hysterectomy done earlier in the year. I remember her having gas pains for at least several days after the surgery. I hope your pains resolve quickly! Feel better!

Skeye

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   Posted 3/24/2010 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
After I had a c-section with my youngest, I was out of my mind with gas pains. The doc's told me the same thing about Gas X, but my girlfriend who had had several laproscopic procedures told me it worked for her and she went out at midnight and brought it to me in the hospital. I felt it did help quite a bit. I would try the tea first, but if that doesn't work, I don't think it would hurt to try the Gas X. I would recommend checking with the pharmacist to make sure that it will not interact badly with any other medication you may be taking.

I hope that you are feeling better real soon, keep us posted!

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ekkorose
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   Posted 3/25/2010 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I hate those gas pains! They are so darn miserable.

Try "pushing" at where the gas pain is with the heel of your hand and basically walk it out of the spot it is stuck in. Peppermint tea helps but if you have any GERD issues it can make that worse since it loosens smooth muscle tissue. If you are up to it go to your local hippy store and get a tummy tea with fennel or catnip in it. Those are both great for gas pains and do not make heartburn worse.

Another trick I learned after my many many laps is to lie down on the floor and put a pillow under where it hurts. It may be REALLY painful at first but it will help move the bubble.

Best of luck and I hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 3/25/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
The last one my mom had she had terrible pains and had to call the doc. He called in some pain meds and that helped her alot.

Just because you feel you might be in over your head, doesn't mean it has to be a disagreeable feeling. You may just live up to the moment.


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   Posted 3/25/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope you are doing better today Kimber..just sending a quick hello:)
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ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006
 
 


kimber9807
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   Posted 3/25/2010 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
box.yeah I am on pain meds while I heal from surgery
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
 
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.


kimber9807
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   Posted 3/25/2010 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Snow,I am hanging in. still have the gas pains. I hope you have a lpn.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
 
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.


Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/25/2010 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Kimber, I just saw this! I am so sorry that you are going through the gas pains and you are right, they are awful! I had my gall bladder out and the same thing happened! It was such a mess. I will give you two different things that I try, one is the peppermint tea, however pepperment candy helps as well! You don't have diabetes so, you could try it and the other is Soda water and bitters. I first found that when I was a bartender for several years while putting myself to school and my stomach was bothering me. One of the other bartenders suggested that and I love it! It helps a lot. Anyway, take care and I hope you are feeling better today!
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   Posted 3/26/2010 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi kimber
I know where you're coming from as a fellow fibro, gerd, scoliosis, and disks sufferer, + post-polio. I had surgery for a paraesophageal hernia last fall and have had trouble with gas since then.

Keep off gassy foods for a while - broccoli, beans, cheese, milk, anything with sugar, bread, eggs, most starches.
Non-gassy foods: rice, summer squashes, carrots, greens rew and cooked.

As a GERD patient you may also have food intolerances, aka allergies, which "trigger" reflux. If so you'll want to keep a food journal and identify the culprits. Be specific. It's not just a hamburger, it's a bun, meat, mustard, ketchup, pickle. I've posted often in the reflux/gerd forum how to do the food challenge test.

I can eat the meat just fine. It's the rest of the burger that contains the sulfite that is my trigger. Lots of meds have it too, so I keep lists in my purse and was glad to have them along when I got hit by a girl running a red light last year.
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kimber9807
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   Posted 4/9/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I bought some peppermint tea I am going to try it . I hope it helps me.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/9/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok Catz4 I will bite What is soda water and Bitters! I'm not much of a drinker, so I don't know what Bitters is :) Sorry, but I'm still a little wet behind the ears, even at 54yrs of age :)

SE

Also Kimber I have to agree with Alice on the Rice and Carrots, as they will not cause gas. I think I listed this to you before on another post.

I have been following this thread, because I also have gas, but I don't think it is from the surgery! :)
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 4/9/2010 2:23:03 PM (GMT-6)


shalit1
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   Posted 4/4/2011 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm about to go through my second surgery 10 years after the first and brought up gas pains with the nurse doing my pre surgery assessment, she told me if I have gas pains to drink peppermint water, as this will relieve the syptoms, this can be bought from most pharmacies.

Hope this helps

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