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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 8/25/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have any really good suggestions for what to do  with the terrible gas and bloating problems that a bunch of us apparently are tormented with? Mine is most unbearable in the late afternoon and right around dinner time. I do well in the mornings, but every day after lunch I am too miserable for words. It improves in the late evening, but there are several hours that are utter hell. I am unable to even function during that time period. I would appreciate any remedies that anyone might have discovered. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 8/25/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Before my surgery my abdomen was distended all the time. I think it was from the damaged/diseased area of colon and its' inflamation.

After surgery I did great, but about a month later I developed some horrible, horrible gas. Very painful and caused me to run to the bathroom for every little (and big) squeak of air, because I couldn't trust that it would only BE gas. I began taking a probiotic (acidopholus)(sp?) and gas-X gelcaps. I have been taking the gelcaps for about 5-6 weeks. If I forget a cap, or try to stop taking them, the gas comes back with a vengeance.
I have mentioned (via phone) the gas problem to my GI and she didn't seem to feel it was worth pursuing, though at my next appointment with her (next week) I will definitely bring it up and let her know it is something we need to get under control to keep me comfortable.
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2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 8/25/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
It seems to me that the docs never take the gas and bloating thing too seriously. It's always been my biggest problem besides weight loss. Consider a course of flagyl in case its bacterial overgrowth. You could try probiotics as well. You can also alter your diet, try eliminating gluten and or dairy. Gas-x helps some. As long as they rule out obstruction the docs don't have much they can give for gas, unfortunately.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 75 mg 6MP. 3mg prednisone (trying to taper). Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).

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