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Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 8/21/2007 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
can anyone give me dvice about dealing with gas. The past 3 nights I have hd the worst gas cramps and painns ever. Any hepl?
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's. Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 165lbs). Starting HUMIRA 9/10/2007.


EruditePaul
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   Posted 8/21/2007 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   

I also have issues related to gas pains.  Sometimes I walk fast to relieve the gas trapped in my digestive system.  Other times I lie down on the bed, using the palm of my hand to gently move clockwise and counter-clockwise on my belly, to help gradually release the gas.  Lying on one side of the body for a few minutes and then turning to the other side quickly also help pass the gas.

  


Diagnosed with CD in 1994;

Currently being treated with TCM.


at wit's end
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   Posted 8/21/2007 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Laying on my stomach helps rid the body of mine. But if it is intestinal gas and not stomach gas try some activated charcoal or another type of charcoal product called charcocaps. If it is stomach gas, then something like gas-x or phazyme should help. I don't have Crohns but I have UC. Good luck.

pb4
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   Posted 8/21/2007 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
When I complained to my GI 4 yrs ago about bad gas and bloating he told me to take fibre supplements daily for the rest of my life...works like a charm, no more gas, bloating, mucus, bowel frequency has gone way down, instead of many trips to the can with little deposits I go fewer times with larger deposits and I can also tolerate eating fibreous foods without getting all gassy and bloated, popcorn, all fruits, nuts and veggies, beans ect. Nothing but benefits from taking fibre supplements daily, my GI is definitely on the ball (helps that he's one of the lead researchers in Canada for crohns and UC)....he knows his stuff, even encourages me to take the natural stuff I take because to him the only important thing is that I feel better regardless of how it's accomplished...I'm either allergic or non-responsive to tradtional oral RX...so he said stick to the bee propolis, omegas, probiotics and fibre supplements.

:)


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


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 8/22/2007 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I use Gas-x mostly at bedtime, I seem to notice more gas then. I also on occassion use a heating pad and drink hot tea.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


73monte
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   Posted 8/22/2007 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Pb4,

Can you suggest a fibre supplement type? Canadian as well, (Southern Ontario).


My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07 with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 1500mgs of Pentasa, and iron supplement.


pb4
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   Posted 8/22/2007 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi 73monte :)

I use Prodiem stool bulker (not the Prodiem laxative which are little round dark brown pills)...if you cannot find it you can use metamucil tabs, they are similar to one another.

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


MishBall2
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   Posted 8/22/2007 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Erudite's tips are good ones that (inadvertantely-LOL) have helped me.

I've also figured out that cheese gives me gas big time.
32 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 


CroneGal
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/22/2007 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I too, am dealing with terrible gas pains currently! I drink LOTS of ginger and/or peppermint tea and dont go anywhere without my "Magicbag" (heating bag)! Walking lots i guess can help (sometimes).

princesa
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   Posted 8/22/2007 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Intestinal massage does the trick for me. You might also want to use a food diary to look for gas-causing culprits... attack the source of the problem. Carbonated drinks, sugary foods and high carb foods are common offenders.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps
 
 


Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 8/22/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
My big gas issues are in my lower small intestine. I get no relief until I I go to the restroom for number 2 and then it all pours out. But until then it's just insane pressure and cramps, Will Gas-x help me?
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's. Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 165lbs). Starting HUMIRA 9/10/2007.


Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 8/25/2007 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
im still having issues with gas, Im going to call my gi monday. What im noticing is after I eat I can feel what I assume is air moving around in my small intestine. But it just builds up til I have a bm. the pain can be intense at times. enoungh that i have to grab something a grip it till it passes
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's. Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 165lbs). Starting HUMIRA 9/10/2007.


Anne2
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   Posted 8/25/2007 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   

I also take a fiber product, Benefiber Powder and it has been a life saver for me. When I have problems with gas I take a tablespoon of organic honey and sprinkle it with a teaspoon of cinnamon best thing I found to control gas.  You  can also take it before meals to stop indigestion and bloating.


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