What do you guys do for gas?

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 7/5/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
What do you guys do for gas? Does Simethicone work? It's really bad today. I was running around Target trying to get away from it! Then I would have to pretend someone else did it. Argggh!

I guess I could handle the gas...sometimes I just worry about what may tag along with the gas.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 2 pills 3 x/day, Canasa supps
Supplements: vitamins, probiotics
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 7/5/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Canasa X 2 
Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 7/6/2008 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
It wasn't until I started taking fibre supplements daily (as suggested by my GI) that I got my gas under control (it's very minimal anymore) and my bloating completely gone...he told me to take it daily and indefinitely which I've been doing for about 4ish yrs now.

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

at wit's end
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 7/7/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I switched to the powder metamucil that you mix 1 heaping tablespoon into 8 hours of water or other liquids and I am having bouts of bloating and gas but it is better. My stools have always been formed but I go more than twice a day occasionally. And my tight pants pushing in on my gut don't help things. They are pushing into the area right below my left ribs and that I've determined is where the stinging sensations and the catch in my side are coming from.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance. 

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 7/7/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Gas-X seems to work for me most of the time. My doc told me they actually use the liquid form of Gas-X after colonoscopies to help clear up the air they put in your colon for the test.

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Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 7/7/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
GAS-X, it works wonders. My doc at UCLA told me to try it and he was right. I take half of a extra strength in the morning(needing it or not) and the other half at night(same thing needed or not). I am mostly gas free for now. Everything else I point to my husband......and smile
Terri, 49 year old female
Diagnoised Uclerative Colitis, Dec, 2006 and Pan-Colitis June, 2008
Allergic to 5-ASA's, Prednisone for the time but, tapering off
no other med regimen yet.........
Still new to this condition with a positive outlook........

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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 7/7/2008 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Gas X is wonderful!
34 year old female, Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis 5 years ago
Current Meds: Remicade every 6 weeks, Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Prevacid, Sustenex, Lialda, Lexapro (anxiety), Synthroid, Iron, vitamins, Fish Oil
Expecting first child 12/08 via gestational surrogate!!!!

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