Bloating 2 hrs after eating? Is there something to take to stop this?

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pontiac98
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, it's been a while. Just wondering if anyone experiences bloating to the size of a 9 mos.
pregnant person about 2 hours after eating and it takes nearly 5 hours to go away. Does anyone know what is out there that helps this situation?
diag with cd at 15 y/o. 2ft 8 ins of lg.intest removed at 18. now 45 currently on pentasa, nexium dx with menopause at 38. on hrt creams. panic attacks only when driving on expressways.
 


Kriss
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
That's some sever bloating! I use Tums for mine... 3 or 4 seem to help... Good luck...
32 year old female... diagnosed with Crohn's at age 16, then with proctitis in 2005... right hemi-coloctomy April 2001 (removed 12 inches)... currently taking 100mg 6MP, Canasa, acidolpholus, Protonix, B12 injections once a month, 20mg Prednisone, Bentyl and Percoset as needed... just started Remicade


FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
gas x?
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


pontiac98
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   Posted 5/19/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your replies. I have tried.... gas-x, beano, probiotics, mylanta, probably everything
over the counter for drugs. I don't know if I have IBS, I know I have crohn's disease with intesting missing. My dr. wants me to go get and small bowel x-ray to see if I may have an
obstruction. I do notice I have more issues with the white, wheat and pastas, but basically I have
issues with everything. I don't know what type of pants to where cause if I eat something I cannot fit in them 2 hrs later.
diag with cd at 15 y/o. 2ft 8 ins of lg.intest removed at 18. now 45 currently on pentasa, nexium dx with menopause at 38. on hrt creams. panic attacks only when driving on expressways.
 


pontiac98
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   Posted 5/19/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
loobylou, where do you get that "mebeverine" is a prescription or otc?
 
diag with cd at 15 y/o. 2ft 8 ins of lg.intest removed at 18. now 45 currently on pentasa, nexium dx with menopause at 38. on hrt creams. panic attacks only when driving on expressways.
 


pontiac98
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   Posted 5/19/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
loobylou, thak you!
diag with cd at 15 y/o. 2ft 8 ins of lg.intest removed at 18. now 45 currently on pentasa, nexium dx with menopause at 38. on hrt creams. panic attacks only when driving on expressways.
 


nruth
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   Posted 5/19/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had the bloating nightmare ever since my second re-section back in 2005. This is not anything I'd ever suffered from in the past, so it has to be surgery related, I think. Like you, the bloat hits me a couple of hours after eating and lasts for 5-6 hours before improving.  I have an enormous amount of gas trapped in there that is a nightmare to get rid of. If anyone has a remedy for this I'd sure like to hear it. I do believe I'll ask my doctor about the Colofac, however. Also, I've pretty much had to cut out all breads, pasta, etc, because they cause the worst bloating problems.  My stomach swells up to watermelon size on a daily basis and no food seems to be safe anymore. It's just a fact of life anymore , unfortunately.

pb4
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   Posted 5/19/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have IBS as well as crohn's, my GI told me to take fibre supplements daily and indefinitely, good advice cuz this has stopped all my bloating and my excessive gas too, many other benefits as well, cut back daily BM frequency, stopped mucus and given moe formed stools....I've been taking it daily for the last 6 yrs now.

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


pb4
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   Posted 5/19/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Try fibre supplements, it's not quite the same as eating high fibre foods and some fibre is needed for everyone even those that are on low fibre diets are getting some benefit compared to avoiding it completely, that can open up a whole new can of worms. Even try ground flax seed sprinkle a little on your food, like exercise, something is always better than nothing at all.

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


nruth
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   Posted 5/20/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Just curious: is this Colofal available everywhere? Looking it up on the web all I see is in reference to the U.K.

uniqueusername
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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
WoW! I'm new to this whole Crohn's thing (well kinda, it's been four years when I was diagnosed after having my second child). I have been suffering from bloating so that I look pregnant as well, have tons of gas though I've tried Beano, Gasx, etc, and have just been experiencing increasing pain on the left side and stomach area with what I think is referred pain to my back (lots of back pain). I usually start bleeding more when I go to the bathroom, too, after this pain starts.

I didn't realize...well, let's just say that I don't feel so crazy now. THanks.

nruth
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   Posted 5/29/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
loobylou said...

I just googled 'mebeverine usa' and got plenty of info on there :-)

It looks like it is labelled Colospa, and as you have pointed out not readily available in the US,  I am stunned at that as it is widely used here, and in my own experience highly effective.

I found this link which says it is not available in the us but not why?

 http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050201/bmj.html

 Maybe because it might actually work??? confused


Nanners
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   Posted 5/29/2009 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like this med might be something similar to the US's Bentyl or Levsin. They work in much the same way.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

birdiem
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   Posted 6/3/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not diagnosed with Crohn's, but I have colitis from two colon resections. After my surgeries I have had partial obstructions and bloating is a huge issue. I am looking for ANY suggestions (thanks to those who gave suggestions thus far). I also want to say that, in my experience Gas-X with Maalox is FAR superior to regular (or even extra strength Gas-X). I know it sounds crazy, but the difference for me is HUGE. Hope that helps someone.
~Katie
Female, 24
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year; diagnosed with colitis 2007; malrotated colon; no cecal valve, removed during surgery; gastritic emptying; Amitiza;

Lexapro (10mg) for depression

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