How to prevent bloating

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   Posted 12/25/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe I am bloating right now. My stomach area is bigger and it hurts a little. I know that I have tightened intestines right now because of my last colonoscopy and that it is possible that food could get stuck in them. I have Immodium Advanced and I am thinking to take it. The problem is that I have to wait until I have a bowel movement. Anyone know of any other treatment for bloating?
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily

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   Posted 12/26/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Immodium is for stopping diarrhea NOT bloating. Do not take it for that. Its very common for us to have the bloating, I would try something like GAS-X for the bloating. Good luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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   Posted 12/26/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
If my bloating or need to pass gas gets bad, I lay on my side on the bed. Sometimes alternating sides. This will some times
help some of the gas to move... Lay in the recovery position!!

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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   Posted 12/26/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Taking firbe supplements daily has gotten rid of my bloating and excess gas as well, it's been about 5 yrs now and I still take one fibre supplement a day as my GI instructed.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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