burnabygirl~is your mouth dry when you wake up in the morning? You might be sleeping with your mouth
open, which is giving you more air in your system, and it only has one way out now. I 'retrained' myself to keep my mouth closed and breath through my nose and it has made a difference. It's not easy but can be done! When we get hungry the gas usually gets worse, too, and to make matters more complicated, what works for one doesn't necessarily work for the next person
Filters don't work when you lay down (gravity thing) but do work again when you get up
Thank you, OHIO76!
I took your advice and kept my mouth closed while I sleep since 2 weeks ago. It makes a great difference. I no longer wake up with a balloon! And I don't need anything else, no special pouch with a vent, or Beano.
I just cover my mouth with a piece of cosmetic cotton pad and put tapes on both sides to make sure it won't fall off during the night. I get 8-9 hours of sleep every night now without an intermission.
I think summerstormr has also mentioned the 'keep the mouth closed in sleep' method, THANK YOU ALL!
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly. Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare for 1 year till Nov 2008.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Previous medications: Salofalk enema, Salofalk suppositories, Salofalk tablets 1000mg x 4/day, Entocort enema
Supplements: Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Omega 3, Vitamin C, psyllium capsules (Metamucil), iron pills.
Flared since July 2009. Hospitalized from Nov 22 to Dec 14, 2009. Discharged with Prednisone and Cyclosporine. Hospitalized again on March 15, 2010. Had surgery on March 26, opted for permanent ileostomy and now live a new life.
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