Having Problems with Gas

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 2/19/2007 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I just joined this site to look for help in reducing the gas problem that I have nearly 24/7.  I'm a 54 yr. old woman with a history of ulcerative colitis that resulted in ileostomy in Dec. '89 and re-hook in June '90.  I had severe diarrhea for the first 5 or so years but now immodium has helped (but not eliminated) that problem.  Now I have constant gas.  It doesn't matter what I eat or if I eat at all, I am full of gas and I am so humiliated all the time.  My quality of life is so poor because I'm too embarrassed to be around people.  I have to go to work so I put up with the humiliation in order to make a living.  I take Beano, Digestive Advantage for Crohn's/Colitis and one for Gas, Pepto Bismal, you name it.  Can anyone help me?

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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 2/19/2007 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Do you have a j-pouch now?

I know that not eating makes things worse with a j-pouch.

Have you tried an elimination diet?  The biggest culprits for gas are carbhoydrates (breads).  I had severe gas after surgery and had to eliminate all wheat products for about six weeks and the difference was amazing.  Do you take probiotics?   You might find that adding probiotics (good bacteria) to your gut will help offset the bad bacteria and settle the gas issue.  I take PB-8, Culturelle is good too.

If you have a j-pouch I suggest you visit www.j-pouch.org for more help.


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

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   Posted 2/26/2007 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Mortified-Do you smoke???
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