Is gas and nausea like this normal?

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neondream
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   Posted 6/8/2008 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Ive been flaring for a few weeks now. The blood and d have improved with increased prednisone. Last time I had a flare in January, the prednisone made me a little nauseous. This time around I get very nauseous, my lower and upper stomach cramp really bad and Im very gassy! The gas smells of something terrible, but relieves the nausea and cramping. Ive had about 6 waves of this feeling today and over 10 yesterday. It wakes me up at night too! Bleh. Ive had UC for several years and this is the first time I've felt like this tapering off the pred. Does this happen to anyone else? I'm interested in anyones experience with over the counter gas medicine. Its not alright to be this gassy and smelly in public! skull
20. Female. California.
Diagnosed left sided Ulcerative Colitis at 15, first symptoms at age 11.

40mg prednisone daily. (Been on prednisone 5mg-40mg for the past year)
Now down to 30mg

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pb4
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   Posted 6/8/2008 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I was super gassy and bloated...my GI told me to take fibre supplements daily for the rest of my life (this was about 5 yrs ago now) and I'm no longer gassy (just a little and it's barely noticable at all) and no more bloating either.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Severin
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   Posted 6/8/2008 1:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you contacted your GI regarding this?

Have you been tested for C.Diff?

When I got really gassy and it stunk to high heaven, I mentioned it off-handedly to my GI and that certainly got his attention. Ended up on a dose of Flagyl which both improved my symptoms and delbt with the super-stinky-gas-of-doom problem.
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    - 1x teaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day;
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neondream
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   Posted 6/8/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I told my GI about my symptoms and he just shrugged it off, said there wasnt really anything I could do about it. He said it probably was so smelly because of the blood. I still have a little bit of blood, is it bad to take fiber supplements?  I have metamucil but I'm afraid to use it since theres still sopme blood. Is Flagyl a precription? I need a quick fix because its bothering me at work.
20. Female. California.
Diagnosed left sided Ulcerative Colitis at 15, first symptoms at age 11.

40mg prednisone daily. (Been on prednisone 5mg-40mg for the past year)
Now down to 30mg

Multi Vitamin
Digestive Advantage Chrons and Colitis
Iron Supplement
Allergic to- 6mp, Asacol


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 6/8/2008 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Flagyl is a RX but be sure you're taking a good probiotic when taking antibiotics because antis kill off everything and make your system even more vulnerable...it's suggested we tend to have bacterial over-growth issues due to IBD and therefore taking a good probiotic daily and indefinitely is best...there are lots of posts here regarding probiotics you should read, they're pretty informative.

Like I said, my GI told me to take fibre supplements daily and indefinitely and I've been doing so for the last 5 yrs with nothing but benefit...initially it increased gas and bloating for about 3 months but it was well worth it, and it's normal, just your system adjusting to it...don't be afraid, always start with a small amount (drink plenty of water with it) and only increase if necessary and slowly.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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