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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted Yesterday 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there anything we can do to help w/ the bloating on bad days?  Perhaps a med or food?  On my bad days I look like I am at least 6 months pregnant.  Any suggestions?
Thanking you in advance!
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Currently Flaring GRRR
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 327
   Posted Yesterday 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Be grateful that those swingy pseudo-maternity tops are still in style, I guess! (At least they are in my backwoods little town...) They seem to hide a multitude of inches! And if you don't have any, a little retail therapy can be fun...
40 years old and female
Dx ulcerative proctitis, 3-5 cm, June 2008 (after 5 weeks of blood and mucous) and still flaring
UNTIL 9/4/08: Canasa 1000 mg suppositories nightly, 25 mg hydrocortisone suppositories in a.m.
CURRENTLY: Proctofoam at bedtime
Effexor 37.5, Clonazepam .5 mg (or more) and Trazodone 50 mg for sleep
2.5 mg methimazole for thyroid
Recently started probiotic (Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra) and acupuncture
Osteopenia (and I haven't even taken steroids!)

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted Yesterday 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Increase your probiotics acidopholis. Thats what i did really helped out alot with the bloating and gas.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment:                               Probiotics & supplements:
1000mg sup asacol                                      50 Billion CFU's acidopholis daily
2400mg oral asacol                                      Digestive enzymes before each meal
35mg prednisone tapering                             5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine                                       folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum                                               Whey protien  
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine. Stay natural as possible.  
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood!

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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted Yesterday 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Taking fibre supplements daily and indefinitely (as suggested by my GI) has gotten rid of the bloat and excess gas for me...among many other benefits, like firming up my stools, cutting back on daily BM's and mucus issues.

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

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 4219
   Posted Yesterday 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I take a combo of Simethicone (anti-gas) and a caffeine free diuretic. I'm pretty sure a lot of my bloat was water retention.

And I hear ya loud and clear. I fit into a variety of sizes. I have my period and look SO bloated and have an interview on Friday. I just don't want them to think Im preggo. Thank goodness for suit jackets. As long as the skirt buttons. Gasp. I have elastic waist back up pants if they don't. Urgh.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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