An Over 50 Moment Here - Bloating

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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having an over 50 moment here!  We have had posts on bloating before, went back 5 pages or so to try and find some bloating posts.  Anyway, I am so bloated,  I feel like I am 9 months pregnant - which at my age - thank you God I am not!  Love those Grandbabies!  Anyway, what do you guys do when your this bloated?  Help - I need relief!
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2855
   Posted 10/9/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Try gas-x, and try pumping your torso down forward when on the toilet.
For me it usually just takes time, unfortunately. So uncomfortable!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 2400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy, dairy-free diet. Replete probiotic. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? 
Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & now recovering from irritation scope caused. Will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/9/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Seriously i used to sit on the toilet and and grab my gut shake it, poke and prod my intesine area, message it and wait a few minutes and then pass some gas. Since i started probiotics its gone away, but once in a blue moon i get some gas and i have some otc gas medicine i just pop. I forget the name of it though started with a ph i think.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment:                               Probiotics & supplements:
                                         50 Billion CFU's acidopholis&Bifidobacterium daily
2400mg oral asacol                                      Digestive enzymes
10mg prednisone tapering                             5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine                                       folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum                                               Whey protien  
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,sugars,yeast. Stay natural as possible.  
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 742
   Posted 10/9/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
If I'm bloated or gassy, I roll around on the floor on my stomach.  You'll look like an idiot, but you'll probably feel better.  wink   It tends to break up the gas bubbles.

Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 3X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed.
Diet/Exercise:  Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.  Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare

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