Anyone take activated charcoal?

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   Posted 11/1/2011 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys. Past few days my gut has been crampy, with EXTREME flatulence that smells horrid. No real diarrhea or anything.
Has anyone tried taking activated charcoal? I took it a few times and it seemed to work a bit. But I wanted to ask for some opinions.

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   Posted 11/1/2011 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried it and it bound me up really bad. I wonder if you might have a bacterial overgrowth. I had that and would get really bloated, gassy and some stomach discomfort especially after I ate. There is a breath test you can do to see if you have it, but my GI just went off my symptoms. Gave me a 10 day course of Cipro and it knocked it right out of me. Good luck!
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