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   Posted 3/21/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to hang out on the colitis forum a bit--I basically have surgery induced colitis. But the effect is the same as IBS-C so who cares? Anyway, I have been having way more bloating and pain than unusual. I don't eat flour, dairy, drink coffee or alcohol. I take Milk of Magnesia and Amitiza. NOTHING HELPS THE BOATING AND PAIN!!! Any suggestions?

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katie; 23
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year; diagnosed with colitis 2007; malrotated colon; no cecal valve, removed during surgery; gastritis emptying; Amitiza; Levsin, occasional peppermint oil/charcoal

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 153
   Posted 3/21/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Katie,

I'm on the UC board mostly, but I have IBS as well. I have heard fennel tea helps with bloating/gas. I have yet to try it though. Just read this tip recently and haven't found any yet. In the meantime, I take Gas-X, but that doesn't always help.

Good luck!
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006
Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
Medications: Canasa (helped the first flare when it was just proctitis); Rowasa enemas (did not help as the following colonoscopy confirmed pancolitis); Lialda (2 pills in the morning, 2 pills in the evening, soon to be 2 pills in the morning only once I'm off steriods); Prednisone; Protonix (only took while on prednisone); Remicade infusions, started at 5mg/kg, increased in March to 7.5mg/kg (started Aug 2008 - 6 infusions so far, next infusion on 4/30 continuing every 8 weeks); Zyrtec-D (for allergies); Toprol (a generic form, 25 mg, for a rapid heart rate)
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex w/vitamin C, Iron supplements, Omega-3 Fish Oil (coated, not sure how much except one soft-gel daily), Aloe Vera supplement (currently taking one daily, will increase to two soon)
Diet: Spinach and Sunflower seed butter diet (starting 3/22/09)
Current Status: Reached remission for a few weeks in October 2008, but symptoms returned after I allowed myself to enjoy wine again.... gave up wine and have not been in full remission again yet. 

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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/16/2009 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Sugar Intake plays a Big role for me when it comes to Gas & Bloating!
I think it upsets the weed beasties? Good Luck
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