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nanny70
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   Posted 6/4/2007 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone ever have their gut puff up, and make you look six months pregnant, and short on breath?  If so, what can you do about it?  Thanks for the response....I really hope someone knows what I can do, because I feel like I can explode......

7Lil
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   Posted 6/4/2007 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi nanny,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
It sounds like you're having bloating issues. Have you tried taking any OTC meds like Gas-X or Beano? They seem to work pretty well for me at keeping the bloat down. You can also try peppermint... Peppermint tea works pretty good. So does fennel tea.
Another thing to try is to get moving. Exercise helps keep the gases moving which help keep the bloating to a minimum.
Do you drink soda? Carbonation in soda sure makes us puff up.
Hopefully others will be along shorly to give their input.
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nanny70
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   Posted 6/5/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your assistance.  I did drink some peppermint tea.  I had too many soda's on Sunday at a birthday party.  I really paid the price for it yesterday.  I will get me some gas-x.
I hope that it works.

nanny70
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   Posted 6/5/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
about the exercises, I was going to Curves, but I have been having issues with my side hurting really bad. I don't really know what it is. The doctor told me it was my ibs after having a colonoscopy and it revealing nothing wrong. I am going to try to get back in the swing of things, just have a hard time due to my side hurting pretty bad.

Sarita
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   Posted 6/5/2007 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
If you're exercising and have a lot of gas anyway, you might just be getting side stitches that are causing you the pain.  Feels like a dagger in the side.  I used to get them while I was training for cross-country races ALL the time.  What time of day do you exercise?  You might want to try early in the a.m., before you've eaten, to minimize the amount of gas moving around in your tummy.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 6/5/2007 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I get very short of breath when I get bloating. I have lung issues also so it is doubly bad for me. The abdomen pushes on the diaphragm and makes breathing very hard. The other day it got to downright scary as nothing was helping to get rid of the gas. IF you burp a lot it is from acid, if you have it going the other way it is from poor digestion, ie undigested food. at least that is what my Dr. told me. I had never heard that before. Anyway, take whatever you can to get rid of the gas and stay away from carbonated things. I guess you know that now. I take Maalox Max, Pepto, Pepcid often helps though it is not a gas reducing med it does reduce the acid. Peppermint will help temporarily but it causes more acid so use sparingly.

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/5/2007 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
You know, I know carbonation can cause trapped gas, but I sometimes wonder if it could help relieve it too by opening a person up. In my mother's family, nothing is a belch-inducer like Sprite. I don't think drinking it would help lower-down, intestinal gas, but if it's up high, I wonder if taking more carbonation would help get the guts to release some of the gas they're hoarding in there. Carbonated water might also be an option for someone who can't tolerate caffeine.

nanny70
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   Posted 6/6/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your input. I usually exercise right after work. I don't really have the option to go early before work due to my kids and all. Maybe I can at least get a walk in the am. It is a stich in my side really bad...It was fine for the first six months, then all of a sudden....go figure. I need to have more pills with me I guess I just haven't taken a total reality check that I have this disorder, and it isn't going away.....Thanks everyone for the advise, it seems that it is hard to find it from the doctor. They just don't have the time really. I am glad to find this board, it also makes me realize it just isn't me....

7Lil
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   Posted 6/6/2007 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanny,
You are not alone. We have all struggled with either a doctor or a diagnosis, or both. My docs never told me about probiotics or anything useful really. Most times I just got a pamphlet and told to take fiber. It's like "Ya, thanks a lot... for nothing!" Anyway, this site opened my eyes and helped me cope with my problem.
I hope you can find the same help and hope here that I did.
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nanny70
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   Posted 6/6/2007 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
what are probiotics?

7Lil
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   Posted 6/6/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi nanny,
 
Probiotics are good bacteria our gut needs to function properly.  They are found mainly in yogurt.  I eat Dannon Activia and take probiotic supplements.
Here's a good link for you:  Probiotics
 
You will find a bunch of info if you Google it.
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