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.
Post Edited (Canyonbabe711) : 1/27/2008 9:03:32 PM (GMT-7)