gas and bloating

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Crohn's newcomer
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/26/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it alright to take mylanta for bloating and diarrea.my buddy at work says some of them products contain something that is harmfull in your intestines.I think it was something about bacteria.Any imformation please.Thanks

malakai
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 10/29/2007 12:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I would ask your GI doc what they suggest since you are newly diagnosed.

I know when I had the gas and bloating, (I looked like I had a kwashiorkor belly) I just suffered through it because I didn't even think about OTC gas products. about a month AFTER I got diagnosed my coworker with an autoimmune disease told me to try dietary enzymes cause she said it helped her digest her food better so I did and I feel it helped me with keeping it less gassy and poofy. As I am healing with time, da belly is slowly getting flatter and flatter. =0)

This might sound silly but depending on if you are a man or woman, wearing looser pants/underwear or dresses with no waist or a very loose waist TOTALLY help to at least make you feel more comfortable esp during the first month.

take care
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Meds:
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II


gachrons
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 10/29/2007 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Just wanted to ask how your doing? Hope things are looking better for you today. Some people try gas X but you could ask your DR. what is best for it. Has he got you on some meds? lol gail

Nanners
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   Posted 10/29/2007 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I take Maalox or Mylanta occasionally for my gas. You can't use it too much though as it can add to the D. Have you tried Gas-X?
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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