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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 3/14/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm going crazy! I actually had to leave work early today because of gas pain... not to mention the temptation to hide around the corner and rip one - I work retail.. retail in a SMALL shop. EVERYONE in the store would know I ripped one. I had to run away! It doesn't seem to ease the pain when I do pass the gas anyway... I don't understand!

I've tried Gas-x OTC stuff - not helping. Pepto - not helping... I've been on a strict chicken soup diet for two days, thinking maybe THAT would help - but it hasn't.

Any suggestions on what I could ask for from my doc?
Any suggestions at all for ANYTHING?
I'm desperate!
26f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade only, every 16 weeks.
Digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
Doing pretty darn good, all things considered. :-)

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   Posted 3/14/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
The only thing that helped amazingly with my severe gas and bloating issues was taking a fibre supplement daily as my GI recommended I do for the rest of my life...of course initially it increased my already severe amounts of both gas and bloating but once my system adjusted to it (for me, 3 months) then all my bloating went away and my gas is so minimal, just a little gassy before bed, hardly even noticable.

Thanks to the fibre supplements I can also tolerate eating fibreous foods without getting all gassy and bloated, and it helped form my stools, cut back on some frequency and basically helped eliminate mucus (I was taking bee propolis before I add the fibre supplement and the BP cut back alot of BM's and mucus and it stopped ALL of my bleeding and lower back pain, the fibre supplements along with the BP just ended the mucus issues for me).

Probiotics are also essential, often gas is a production of bacterial overgrowth which us IBDers tend to if you're not taking probiotics daily (remission or not) then you really should.

This is what I take,

bee propolis
omegas 3-6-9
probiotics (Primadophilus reuteri made by natures way)
fibre supplements (Prodiem, similar to metamucil)
vitamins B12, A, C-Calcium Ascorbate)
Just recently added oil of oregano

Good luck :)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 3/14/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   

I use a fiber supplement for gas also.  My husband who has CD uses Beano and it seems to work pretty well for him.


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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 3/15/2008 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
try charcoal pills. I get them at whole foods.. they absorb the gas and I believe they really work! Prof

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