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Pin Cushion
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 442
   Posted 10/19/2003 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
How many people suffer from gas and having to "burp" your bag several times a day?
Anyone got suggestions on slowing down gas production?
I have eliminated as much as possable all milk products, the obvious veggies, caffeen, and beans from my diet and it seems nothing helps. Some days I am stepping outside every 30 minutes. I have even woke up a few nights with my bag so full it is about to explode, in fact it has blown the seal twice in my sleep.
I have a sigmoid colostomy, disconected on 3/03 then removal of sigmoid and all after on 6/03.
I have Crohns, Insulin dependant diabetic, fibromyalgia, Asthma, and Ostio Arthritus.
Now you probably know why I use the name "Pin Cushion"  LOL

Pin Cushion

* I think it may be time for a colorful metaphor*


sooper
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 815
   Posted 10/19/2003 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, swallowing air can make things worse... Any foods that cause gas, carbonated beverages, drinking out of a can/straw - smoking - etc. Youll have to hope someone else has some other suggestions. Good Luck.
Cheers


Suzy2
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Date Joined Aug 2003
Total Posts : 335
   Posted 10/20/2003 3:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if Charcoal biscuits at mealtimes might help as these can absorb gas.

Bag Lady


niki
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Date Joined Apr 2003
Total Posts : 58
   Posted 1/4/2004 12:57 AM (GMT -6)   
my granpda is on a lot of pills for diabetes and blood pressure and i know that some combinations can cause you to get more gas...

OzCrohnie
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 61
   Posted 6/1/2010 3:35 AM (GMT -6)   
sooper said...
Any foods that cause gas, carbonated beverages, drinking out of a can/straw


I can kinda understand the drinking out of a straw, but why does drinking out of the can cause gas? OR, is that just because drinks in cans are usually carbonated and carbonated drinks cause gas?

I think it's time for an experiment... :p
Male, 22, diagnosed with Crohn's at 13.
Permanent ileostomy in February 2010.

Medication: Salofalk, Infliximab infusions, Humira injections .
On and off Prednisone for years. Currently only at 5mg
Loperamide (aka Gastro-stop) when needed.


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Allison77
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 6/1/2010 5:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I chew Gas-X like candy. Oscar is REALLY gasy and I have cut out carbonated beverages and stay away from foods that increase gas but nothing really works. If you find something, please let us know! LOL.

-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


Shaz032
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1245
   Posted 6/1/2010 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Be aware this thread started in 2003.

Please don't bring up older threads like this. It's much better to start a new thread on your chosen topic otherwise people don't realise that they're responding to people who probably left the board years ago.

Thanks :)
Ileostomy for 34 years due to UC

Moderator of the Ostomy and Psoriasis Forums

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OzCrohnie
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 61
   Posted 6/1/2010 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Yer sorry I didn't realise there was a rule for this forum that stated that we weren't aloud to comment on old topics. Although some of them are still relevant if you ask me, have you figured out if drinking out of a can makes people gassy??!
Male, 22, diagnosed with Crohn's at 13.
Permanent ileostomy in February 2010.

Medication: Salofalk, Infliximab infusions, Humira injections .
On and off Prednisone for years. Currently only at 5mg
Loperamide (aka Gastro-stop) when needed.


Favourite Quote: Unfortunately my quote (while perfectly acceptable in Australia) contains language that is considered unacceptable in some countries outside of Australia. I guess that's what happens when you comment on a forum used by many different cultures. So I've provided a link to the Wikipedia entry for the quote instead.


Shaz032
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1245
   Posted 6/1/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi OzCrohnie, there's no doubt they're relevant but others join the thread often think it's current and reply to people who are long gone. It's just less confusing (esp for newbies) if you start your own thread.

To answer your question, drinking out of a can CAN make people gassy (as does drinking through a straw) but it doesn't stop the majority of people. I guess you just have to weigh up whether forgoing a favourite drink vs emptying the gas out of your bag is worth it :) For me it is so I'll keep drinking those drinks. I figure I'm in charge of what I eat or drink, not my stoma.
Ileostomy for 34 years due to UC

Moderator of the Ostomy and Psoriasis Forums

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I'm not a complete idiot - some parts of me are missing!


summerstorm
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 6/1/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
take some gas-x before you eat something that causes gas, it will help alot
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

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