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Jamie lee
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   Posted 11/30/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
please help i have a high fiber diet really eat well but my ibs so sore pains trapped wind and full i have broccoli each day with chicken for tea is the veg making it worse

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/30/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Broccoli is one of the worst gas producers along with cauliflower. It may be good for you but it certainly isn't recommeded for problem with gas. I would certainly stop that and go for something else.

Easta
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   Posted 12/1/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I have found that I am a lot better in the wind department since cutting down on the recommended "five a day" portions of fruit and veg!! Quite a lot of fruit is wind producing such as apples and apple juice and I also find brocc and cauliflower not helpful.

Peppermint oil capsules seem to help a bit as does not drinking with meals but afterwards instead. I think it's very much a question of trial and error for each individual really. Good luck!!

Marsky
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   Posted 12/1/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
When I have trapped gas, I find that walking up and down our staircase really helps dislodge it. Try this!

Also, I've rubbed my stomach starting on the lower righthand side, where your appendix is and your large intestine starts, then slowly massage upwards, across and over, then downward on your lefthand side. In a sense, directing the gas out. I don't know if this really works or not but a nurse suggested it after one of my colon surgeries when I had trapped gas - I was miserable and was ready to try anything. The staircase idea is something I came up with on my own. I think I must have noticed after running up and down our stairs probably doing chores or laundry, I noticed I was letting go of pent up gas! So when I get messed up, I try both - the steps and the rubbing.

Post Edited (Marsky) : 12/1/2007 1:39:32 PM (GMT-7)


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/1/2007 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Activity usually can help release the trapped gas. I hate to admit this but when I go shopping I seem to have to release gas more. When I lived in the country and my dog was getting a lot of gas. They told me to walk him more or put him in the car and drive him around. When the dairy cows get bloated them put them in a truck and drive them around. Glad I am not behind it. LOL

Marsky
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   Posted 12/2/2007 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the daily laugh about cows farting from a truck! LOL

Yes, walking really helps. We eventually bought a treadmill and when I use it daily, I do feel much better, all around. I sleep better, feel more energetic and it also helps with these IBS symptoms I get now (from colon resection, GB removal, no sigmoid area, etc.). It's just an easy exercise to skip but I need to get back on it. I also like having a treadmill, b/c if I suddenly need a bathroom, all I have to do is take a break but get right back on it. You can't do this if you're far from home on a walk!
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