What to do for trapped gas!!!

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rita5287
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   Posted 6/5/2011 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I never really used to get gas b4 my ileostomy but now i do it it feels trapped. It's been 8 days since surgery. Any suggestions??
Diagnosed w/UC 4-7-09. Have had 4 colonoscopies. 1 sigmoid colonoscopy n 1 endoscopy. Went from proctitis only in rectum to full pan colitis. No Meds have worked for me not even remicade. Been hospitalized 3xs n 5 mnths. Have Gastritis also. Current Meds: pred 40mg 7days tapper to 5mg. Nexium 40mg. Asacol4800mg. Xanax1mg.Tylenol w/codeine.having proctocolectomy on 5/26/11.

Bay Area Guy
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   Posted 6/5/2011 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Walk, walk, walk, walk, and, then, for good measure.....walk. When I had my ileostomy taken down, I had terrible gas while I was in the hospital. Walking was the only thing that helped to control it. It lasted about a month, although not as bad as in the hospital. The surgeon, the nurses, heck, even the janitor kept telling me to walk!

summerstorm
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   Posted 6/5/2011 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Lay on your left side if you can stand it, that helps a lot. Also take some gas-x, it does help. its really for stomach gas, but it does help. It helps more as a precaution, so take two in the morning.
And walking does help, but when i get trapped gas really bad i can't stand to walk, i just lay on my left side and force out some burps, lol.
Hope you feel better!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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rita5287
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   Posted 6/6/2011 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thnx soo much it's true it works!!! Even though it hurts to walk it helps. God bless
Diagnosed w/UC 4-7-. Went from proctitis only in rectum to full pan colitis. No Meds have worked,Been hospitalized 3xs n 5 mnths. Have Gastritis also. Current Meds: pred 20mg 7days tapper to 5mg. Nexium 40mg. Xanax1mg.had proctocolectomy on 5/26/11. Went really well despite code blue! Healing now. Ostomy is gonna take sum getting used to! Nxt surgery n 3mnths!
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