I appreciate the information. I did take Zelnorm the past couple days, but I had only been off it about a week and a half while trying the Amitiza. It hasn't work, but maybe I needed to stay off of it longer. I will try that. When you go off Zelnorm for a period, what do you do? My pains are so intense I can hardly stand it. I finally gave myself 4 enema's tonight. Sometimes I have my kids (teenagers) sit on my stomach or I lie on a stool pressing on my gut. I hate this! I never feel relaxed. I was taking Ambien at night to sleep & I did sleep great, but I stopped taking thinking maybe it was tranquilizing my gut, but I'm no better when I don't take it.
Any ideas for stopping the gas?
This is so embarrassing. I work 9-12 hours a day at a desk and lots of travel.
I have tried most things over the counter.
I have tried beano, Gas X, tums , rolaids but none seem to work well. Today ordered Advantage for Gas and Constipation and Aloe Vera Tablets (never tried). I have been trying Advantage for IBS the past week and Activa but no real difference yet.
I have been on Miralix,Zelnorm, Bental and recently Symax and Amitiza. I have been to 3 doctors since January regular family who keeps telling me its stress and an gastro and a gynacologist (thought maybe I had a pelvic organ relapse). I've had a cat scan, colonoscopy (2nd one - I'm 44) and vaginal ultrasound (lots of fun). All came back great. Therefore my boss thinks I am now well. I've had this 30 years and I am not well. It gets worse every day. I must agree this is stressing me out and it is not in my head!
I have used over 200 suppositories, numerous enemas both fleet and water in the past 6 months. This is not normal.
Today I hurt so bad that I had to lay down in my office on the floor & that was just to make it thru the day. I have to travel alot in my job both on planes and in cars. Sitting for hours just sits me on fire internally. I am absolutely miserable.
I just if the stuff above doesn't help, I can go back to the doctor, but I'm not sure what he can do. It seems I am on the best meds available.
I take a gas pill as soon as I finish eating. Often wash it done with a glass of wine if I am having a glass. It seems to work quicker if I take it then as it prevents rather than have to try and get rid of it. If I do get gas. I take one Dulcolax which doesn't make me go but seems to get my insides going and the gas breaks up. I had to stop the Ambien as it caused terrible stomach pains and just a general discomfort in the stomach for me. I switched to Lunesta and have not problems.
I take a Tagamet(cimidene) before I eat. I quit the PPI's as they were not helping and they now say they may cause bone loss. Besides they were very expensive. I get more relief with the Tagamet. Acid causes gas, also. The combo peppermint, fennel and ginger help with gas also. Just keep trying. It sounds like stuff just isn't moving and perhaps you have a motility problem and could use Reglan or Motilium to keep things moving better.
Yes, I have tried most everything OTC. I have been trying taking a Gas X during meals. I have ordered the following: Advantage IBS for constipation & IBS gas pain - & aloe vera tablets. I have been taking the Advantage for IBS. I can't tell a difference yet.
My co-workers bug me the most when we travel out of town. When we are in town, they are always out of there every night 1-3 hours before I am. Today, I did get pretty irritated because one of the guys told me he had to leave to pick up his daughter from day care because she was sick and he sure hoped she didn't have what I have as he would hate to see her constipated all the time - haha. I told him he was very rude and I was sure she would be fine. He said he didn't mean to be but her was really worried about that. I told him he thought about my stomach a bit too much & I was tired of discussing it.
I normally don't discuss my business too much with everybody at work as it is very embarrassing, but I had so many tests this year & I had to keep going to the doctor so I just told them the truth. I was also on new meds and they made me feel really "loopy", nausated, etc. I didn't want people to think I was dying, but now I see why I should keep my mouth shut. I mean sure it's funny to have IBS(NOT), but not everyday. I do try and have a sense of humor about it, but I can only take so much.
Oh well, lesson learned!