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sno92c
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   Posted 7/4/2010 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Does gas ex really work with an ileostomy?
Diagnosed in 2004 with Crohn's disease. Resection in 2009. Have tried almost every medication and nothing has worked. Next step permanent ostomie.


pam222
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   Posted 7/4/2010 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Other people on here say they used it after surgery. I never did because I didn't have any gas issues
27/F Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 Removal of colon, creation of J-Pouch and ostomy; recessed stoma; 12/30/09 Takedown too soon; RV fistula;1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery;
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery; 3/30/10 Takedown again; 6/9/10 Scope and Biopsy--Diagnosed with Crohns Disease (maybe...)
Tried gluten free and dairy free with no noticeable improvement; Was on TPN and IV fluids 2/10-6/10. Currently:Prednisone 40 mg, Culturelle, D, B12, Iron, Prenatal vitamin, Lomotil, Lortab, Humira, Rowasa


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 7/4/2010 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Gas X works on stomach gas; Beano works on colon gas. I don't use either, my surgeon advised staying away from Gas X because he said it sticks to the small intestine.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


summerstorm
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   Posted 7/4/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
it works but only if you take it BEFORE You get the gas! Now it will help some after you get the gas,but its much more helpful as a precaution.
Like say you are going to eat some broccoli or something, take some gas-x first and it will lessen the gas!
Or if i know i am going somewhere and want to make sure my tummy doesnt grumble, i take two of them
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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stillhere2010
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   Posted 7/4/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
It worked really well for me. It got rid of all my gas pain  rather quickly, but did / does not keep pouch from expanding.

esoR
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   Posted 7/4/2010 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I chew a piece of crystalized ginger then spit it out. The ginger juice seems to take away gas. I also use gas x. I never heard of it sticking to the small intestine, but so far no issues from that. Rosemary

sno92c
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   Posted 7/6/2010 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks eveyone
Diagnosed in 2004 with Crohn's disease. Resection in 2009. Have tried almost every medication and nothing has worked. Next step permanent ostomie.

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