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scared2getsick
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   Posted 1/27/2008 2:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone. I hope everyone is holding up ok. As some of you already know, I am an IBS-D sufferer with cramping pain. I have been doing amazingly well overall since starting digestive advantage and losing weight with regular exercise. However, I have been noticing more gas pain lately, especially at night. I also have had some minor constipation. Overall I have been much better, but would love any advice you have to share about reliving gas pain especially. Sleep well all.
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Sarita
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   Posted 1/27/2008 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi scared, good to hear from you! I am so glad you are feeling better - and congratulations on losing weight. Exercise is amazing for pain-relief and I wish more people would exercise regularly. So I applaud you for that. Are you super-buff? :)

As for the gas pain, you might try some Gas-X or Phazyme or any of those other gas-inhibiting OTC drugs. Also, do you take probiotics? Although they initially may cause a slight increase in gaseousness, they do have a long-term effect of decreasing gas production. Do you notice that the pain gets worse when you eat certain foods? Are you eating a lot of cruciferous vegetables lately, like broccoli or cauliflower?

Again, I'm glad you've given us an update on your progress...and I'm sure many more people will share. I've never had gas issues myself so I'm not that up-to-date on the latest and greatest, but there sure are plenty of knowledgeable people on this board, so you'll get lots of ideas.
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scared2getsick
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   Posted 1/27/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sarita. Its good to be back, sort of. :-) I do use Gas-x from time to time and it seems to help. I was up almost all night with gas pain, but never went to the bathroom. This morning after eating an eggo waffle with a little butter, I started a cardio workout. In the middle of it, I began having horrible burning pain in my lower abdomen and mid back. I have gone to the bathroom twice since the pain started and have gotten a bit of relief. So far, the stools are completely formed almost constipated. Is this normal? This burning pain in my back and abdomen has happened a few times now and I was wondering what it might be. Also, what to you for relief from that pain? I wasn't sure if I should take my levbid or zantac. I know that taking Zantac with levid can affect its absorption, so I wasn't sure what to do.

Thank you for kind words about my weight loss. I have lost right around 30lbs and do have muscle now, but nowhere near buff. LOL I have gone from size 12 to size 4. Sorry, I am bragging a bit. Yes, you are right. Overall exercise has been a wonderful cure in a lot of ways for my IBS! I am sure getting healthy in general has a lot to do with that! I just need to drink more water. It is great for stress relief as well, which also helps IBS.

As far as probiotics, all I am taking is digestive advantage. Should I add something else? I also need a chiropractic adjustment. Hope you are well and have a great day.
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gutastrophe
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   Posted 1/27/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Glad to hear you are doing better!

As a gas queen myself, I can tell you that, for me, gas and C go together.  When I am in a D phase with IBS (not often often, IMO!), I rarely experience gas because everything is moving out so quickly the air does not get trapped. 

I have found belly massage to be the most helpful way to move the gas out and often stimulate a bm.  Lying on the left side, especially after meals, is also a good way to get things going.  Heating pads will sometimes calm the fireworks but they are not as effective as a good gut massage. 

My understanding, from my exercise obsessed sister, is that she gets more gas when she exercises.  The up side is that, while it stimulates a certain amount of excess gas, it does also help to move it out. 


scared2getsick
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   Posted 1/27/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh wow. I Didn't know that about exercise. I will try the belly massage. Is the burning pain gas as well? I just took an extra strength gas x and laid down on the heating pad.
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Easta
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   Posted 1/27/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a suggestion. I find that Colpermin (peppermint oil) caplets can be very useful in easing gas build up. I suppose every individual is different but they work for me quite well. I seem to get gas for a while and then not at all. This doesn't seem in any way related to what I have eaten but may be a hormonal thing as I am 51 and probably a bit at sea on the hormone front.

Good luck anyway with whatever you try for the problem.

Sarita
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   Posted 1/27/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know about the burning pain, and radiating to the back - how's your pee? Have you been having any pain during urination?
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/27/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
The buring pain and back can definetly be from acid which is probably what is causing the gas. Is Levbid like Levsin? if so it really doesn't help with gas. No, I am the queen of gas but I would gladly religuish my title to anyone that wants it. I am going thru the worst right now and nothing is helping. I did take a Dulcolax and was able to release some that way but mine in in my throat, mid sternon and all thru the body. I have gastritis, esophagitis and duodenitis based on endo 2 weeks ago but nothing is helping this time. a little help lying on left side as was mentioned. Can barely get my clothes on at times. Seeing Dr. tomorrow and not going to let him out of room without some answers cause the PPI's and acid reducers are doing nothing. Exercise can cause gas because we tend to take in air when we breathe and we swallow it. Peppermint can help but it can also cause more acid reflux so it is a slippery slope. Same with gum chewing. Danged if you do and danged if you don't!

scared2getsick
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   Posted 1/27/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
NO, no problems during urination. I know I am way past due to a visit to the chiropractor. I will tomorrow and that should help a lot, always does. I will the peppermint suggestion. Yes, levbid is levsin in a higher dose. Anyone use zantac or tagament?
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/27/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have sublingual Levsin so taking something with it should not change it. I have used Tagamet and Pepcid. Like I said today nothing is helping. I finally just got out some good old Rolaids. I can hear the gas gurgling up my esophagous and the pain in my back is terrible. This sounds exactly like my Mom when she had a gastric ulcer years ago and had to have part of her stomach removed.
 
Am adding that I finally just resorted to Tums and they seem to be working better than all the fancy stuff I have been taking.

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gutastrophe
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   Posted 1/27/2008 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Canyonbabe711 said...
I have sublingual Levsin so taking something with it should not change it. I have used Tagamet and Pepcid. Like I said today nothing is helping. I finally just got out some good old Rolaids. I can hear the gas gurgling up my esophagous and the pain in my back is terrible. This sounds exactly like my Mom when she had a gastric ulcer years ago and had to have part of her stomach removed.
 
Am adding that I finally just resorted to Tums and they seem to be working better than all the fancy stuff I have been taking.
Canyon, when I get gas that bad and it's all locked up, I take Mylanta.  Not Maalox, not tums and not Pepto - MYLANTA.  I'm certain it's the magnesium that breaks up the trapped gas and gets things moving.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/28/2008 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
The Maalox Multi I take has 400mg of Magnesium also. There are a couple different Maalox out there and some are just like Pepto. This one has a lot of Simethicone and Aluminam Hydroxy or something like that. I know they use Mylanta in the hospital but I never had much luck with it. I will have to try it again. I have never, ever had gas like this. It has been bad on and off since endo and I am wondering if the endo irritated the esophagous or the valves to it. about 2 months ago I had something similar but not near this bad. I honestly am stumped as to what to do except to go on a soft diet for a while. I hope he has something else to try tomorrow cause this is the pits. Much worse than any IBS I have ever had. about to go in and do the heating pad again and watch a movie laying on my left side. Problem is I have to keep getting up to belch. I have never been a belcher though had always had a lot of gas but it never came up. I seem to swallow a lot of air and have bad acid reflux. Not sure what this is. I will get some Mylanta if I can make it to store tomorrow.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/28/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, back from Doctors and he said there is not much that can be done because of my breathing I swallow more air so I need to work on proper breathing and he did give me some powerful cough stuff to tame my cough. Said the best thing was Simethicone for gas. some of the Mylanta's have it in it but there are many different kinds. Said the PPI's will tame the inflammation but the gas discomfort will be harder. Iwent thru the whole list of apple vinegar, Calcium Citrate,etc and he just shook his head no so we shall see. Now I think I might be getting a cold or something and that is not what I need with emphysma. The last one I had put me on a respirator. said he talked to my PCP and told him I would be fine but it would take awhile.

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   Posted 1/28/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
My goodness gracious, you sound like you need a respiratory therapist! Really...maybe you should look into that! As far as the gas goes, I empathize, that sounds miserable. Have you tried the "GI cocktail" yet? It's a combination of a anti-cholinergic, antacid, and a local anesthetic. You might ask your doc about using something like that on the really bad days.
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/28/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a COPD patient and have my own nebulizer at home and have had for 10 years. I am very involved in Better Breathers and am a senior advisor on COPD forums. Shallow breathing is very common with COPD. When we are active we do tend to swallow air but I have done it all my life. Gas has always been a problem for me. This much was very unusual and I think with the esophagitis now it just was worse.I have had COPD for over 20 years but unfortunately I, also have Chronic Bronchitis which is another part of COPD and probably for me the worst part as I am seldom SOB but cough a lot and you take in a ton of air that way. Often times are noses get very congested from the Oxygen so we constantly have to contend with that. I looked up GI cocktail but it looks like it is used mainly in emergency rooms and there are some that feel it is no more effective than an antacid. I do have Donnatal and the antacid but no lidocaine. I have an appt with my pulmonolgist this week so will ask him what he things about that.
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