Desert, Beano will help prevent gas. The Gas-X and peppermint pills will help dissolve current gas. The probiotics will help your guts create less gas (but only after you get used to them). If you go the route of probiotics, try picking 1 and testing it for at least a week. If you continue to have too much gas and/or cramps, pick another. Read the label... Some probiotics say to take with food, others are supposed to be taken on an empty stomach, while others say it doesn't matter.
We're all different and what works for 1 person may not work for another. For example, I can't handle Acidophilus, it makes me way too gassy. Whereas Keriamon loves it. I, on the other hand, LOVE Culturelle (has never made me gassy) and Keriamon can't handle it. There are so many probiotics out there, keep trying until you find one that works with you.
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