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   Posted 5/8/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I just saw a commercial for Beano and wondered if anyone has tried it for the gas, bloating and general pain that most of us experience.  I sure would think it's worth a try.  Anybody???
Diagnosed 8/2009 with proctitis and left sided UC
Asacol 400mg, 3 pills, 3 times/day
prednisone - tapering and presently down to 5mg
Canasa as needed 1000mg
Cortisone suppositories as needed
Multi-vitamin and fish oil or flaxseed oil capsules
Metamucil once a day

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 5/8/2010 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Back when didn't know I had UC I tried Beano hoping for relief from gas. My problem was too big for Beano to handle. I've tried all the OTC there is. Good luck with your try.
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of suffering and no remission ever
Jan 2010 started SCD diet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices)
Bleeding stopped in 3 days, other symptoms improved slow & sure
Diet: Gluten/grain-free, fructose-free (blueberries OK), dairy free (swiss cheese OK), starch-free
I eat: Protein(meat/fish/eggs,no soy), nuts(soaked/roasted), non-starch veggies, nut-flour muffins
Daily: fish oil, Vit D3 1000 2Xday with oil/fat, veggie juice, sunflower seeds, probiotic VSL#3
Highly recommend: the book "Life without Bread" and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 29636
   Posted 5/8/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
It's used as a digestive enzyme for certain the search for Beano and use it accordingly.

I use it (when I remember), and it helps.
It should be taken with the first bite of food.


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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 5/8/2010 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I use Beano when going out to eat - just back from vacation and used it eating at Red Lobster - helps with gas and IBS especially, for me!
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines including rectal meds, etc. 
Prednisone for about 5 months - tried 6 MP with no help. 
No prescriptions now except for Cortifoam about once a week.  Now treating only with Imodium and Pepto Bismal and below....
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.

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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 136
   Posted 5/9/2010 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Works if you take it before food.
Male 42
UC diagnosed in summer 2004
Currently on Asacol 3 X 4
Also Fish oil, flax seed powder, psyllium husks and powder, benefiber, pro-biotic tablets...

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