so much gas and bloating

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   Posted 7/25/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently doubled my pentasa to 12 pills a day after a 6 week long flare up. It cleared up the flare up and my diet has been able to return to normal but since then I have been having horrible gas and bloating.
I've been taking gas x but it only seems to make me non-stop gassy for hours after wards, not fun.
Does anyone have some advice to help relieve the symptoms?
Diagnosed with Crohn's in April 2010. Currently on Pentasa, trying to find diet and stress relief that works for me.

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   Posted 7/25/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
When I have alot of gas, it's usually because my stomach is making way too much acid, then the acid turns into gas.
I like zantac, I use the 300mg tablets once a day.
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   Posted 7/25/2010 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
You might also want to consider that you may have bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine causing the gas and bloating. You could try a good mixed probiotic but I'd suggest you ask your doctor about the possibility of bacterial overgrowth.
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   Posted 7/25/2010 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I got bad gas bloating and diarrhea when I tried Lialda. I wonder if it could be your increased dosage in meds. Did you check to see if it is a side effect?
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil, omeprazole for reflux, wellbutrin, 5 mg prednisone/day.
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA, LOTS of joint pain followed by a recent set back with the colitis.

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