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ChristyJ
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   Posted 4/2/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
confused  Wow, for the last month or so I have had such an increase in gas that it amazes me.  My diet has not changed at all.  Nothing is different.  I am currently having a minor flare, but that just began 2 days ago.  This gas problem began at least 4 weeks ago.  Anyone know what could cause this change and what works?

Harpo
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   Posted 4/2/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I think its because your colon isn't processing material properly right now..
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.


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love4cats
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   Posted 4/2/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I started having bag gas about 3 weeks ago and am having a small flare that started this last week end.
 
 
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006
 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 4/2/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
The consistent bad gas (if you've not been changing/adding anything to your diet) is a symptom that you probably have very mild inflammation low in the rectum.

Now that the symptoms are more obvious...it would be a good idea to start the rectal meds.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


NMcP
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 4/2/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Boy, maybe a diet diary is in order. When I change my diet I get really bad gas. I also get rather windy when I am stressed.

AshNH
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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I would suggest doing some minor excercise or whatever you can do. Walking also works for me in that regard.
Ash 39 NH, vegetarian
Current meds: Asacol 12/day, Imuran 150mg
L-glutamine, Coconut Water, Rowasa(as needed)


quincy
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   Posted 4/3/2008 1:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Next question....are you chewing or consuming any artificial sweeteners? All of the gums available have sweeteners.

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Harpo
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Total Posts : 262
   Posted 4/3/2008 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
quincy said...
The consistent bad gas (if you've not been changing/adding anything to your diet) is a symptom that you probably have very mild inflammation low in the rectum.

Now that the symptoms are more obvious...it would be a good idea to start the rectal meds.

quincy


I disagree with that. How is inflammation in the last six inches of your colon going to cause increased gas?

My advice is try chewing your food slower and very thoroughly for now and maybe try a probiotic possibly with some helpful enzymes to aid digestion. Talk to your doctor if you believe you are in a flare.
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.


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suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 4/3/2008 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like an inbalance of bacteria in the gut. I would recommend you start taking a good probiotic.

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


quincy
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Total Posts : 30090
   Posted 4/3/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Harpo said...
quincy said...
The consistent bad gas (if you've not been changing/adding anything to your diet) is a symptom that you probably have very mild inflammation low in the rectum.

Now that the symptoms are more obvious...it would be a good idea to start the rectal meds.

quincy


I disagree with that. How is inflammation in the last six inches of your colon going to cause increased gas?

My advice is try chewing your food slower and very thoroughly for now and maybe try a probiotic possibly with some helpful enzymes to aid digestion. Talk to your doctor if you believe you are in a flare.

Can't explain it exactly...but low in the rectum inflammation will cause increased gas as well as stomach discomfort/pain believe it or not.  Gas and  constipation are one of the symptoms of UP....that's why many of the UCers don't recognise it as a symptom because it's not of the norm for them.
 
Could be imbalance of bacteria in the gut...could be food/drink intake....could be probiotics or digestive enzymes if they've just been started ......but if it's consistent and out of the norm for someone with UC who hasn't changed anything...I'll bet without a doubt it's early symptoms to a flare. 
 
quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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