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sweetmelody
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   Posted 7/5/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm having SUCH bad GAS attacks with this flare!!! They hurt like HE...well you know. I am burping my life away... I hear my stomach and feel it all day long.... I'm tender to the touch...ITS ALL only on my left side.

What do you guys do for gas????? I already took 4 Gas-X

Also... I wonder if anyone knows how much above normal gas people with UC produce...
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest - Lialda 2 twice a day. Left Sided Colitis 40cm up...flare. Also IBS.
Medications: Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Hyomax as needed, 6mp 50mg a day, Rowasa enemas.
I am so sick of this disease!
 
 


basa0806
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   Posted 7/5/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Gas pain is the worst. I get it more often in remission than I did while flaring. Gas-x, phazyme, etc does nothing for me. The best thing for me is to lay on my left side. When my SIL was pregnant and had gas pain it worked for her too.
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006-->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Trying Colazal 3 750mg x2-->Found it to be better than Asacol
25mg Elavil
75mg Effexor XR for GAD

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
Maya Angelou"


sirenshooter
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2011
   Posted 7/5/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Gas-X usually helps for me, but sometimes when I drink my dandelion tea before bed and lay down, it helps all the gas escape. Laying down helps, I know that. But yeah, any hot drink/tea might work. Sometimes I do situps and that seems to help break it up, at least a little lol. Good luck.
19yr old female
Diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
2.5 tabs of Azathioprine 1xday / 2000mg Fish Oil 1xday /
500mg Turmeric 3xday / 1c Dandelion root tea 1xday
Arthritis in both knees (thanks UC)
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome


Old Hat
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   Posted 7/5/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Try eating a plain rice cake at the end of lunch & dinner. I use the no-salt-added kind & dab on some nonfat Brown Cow vanilla yogurt or fruit puree so it resembles a dessert. It somehow reduces the gas produced during digestion. Seems to make one's midsection less puffy, too-- YAY! / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

saposs
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 339
   Posted 7/5/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
my GI asked me to take Zantac whenever i get gas pain. I usually get it at night and it makes me cry... i keep walking in the room as the moment i lie down it really pains like H....
UC forum : Dx Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly - worked for 2 months then re-flare
13 may: canasa 1000 X2 daily for 2 weeks; 30May: LialdaX2 started on 30th may.
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas
Also started Probiotic from 23 Mar & fresh Turmeric root from 25 March'09- stopped both on 10th May
Thyroid Forum: Dx in Dec'08, levothyroxine from 50mcg to 77 mcg in June'09 :-(


fitmom00
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Total Posts : 113
   Posted 7/6/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
GasX and Phazyme did nothing for me too. I would lie on my left side like Samantha said. Some of that left-sided pain could be the UC though. The pain for me resembled sharp gas-like pain. Try a heating pad, too. My doc ended up giving me pain meds to manage it (not the gas, but the left-sided pain from the UC).
Renee
Diagnosed w/ UC in August 2007
Was in remission for almost one year (using only Lialda 4xday)
Rowasa and Canasa did not work.
Current status: In Remission since June 2009

4 Lialda/day maintenance, healthy diet
Starting Colal-Pred trial May 18, 2009, ended when hospitalized two weeks later. Also diagnosed with C. Diff while in hospital.
Currently taking 20mg Prednisone (tapering).


Lonie
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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
All weekend I had terrible pain; not sure if it was gas or what? I was going to ask what to do about them also. My pain was just above the belly button...and the worst I've ever had. It was as if I was almost having an out of body experience...my husband said to me yesterday, "Welcome back." I was totally out of it from the pain. So do you think it was gas too? I swear, my whole body is aching from being so tensed up.

Carol

Remicade - will have my 29th infusion on July 8
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics, Vitamin D-3 (2000 IU)
 
Co-Moderator for the UC Forum
 
 


sweetmelody
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   Posted 7/6/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
mine was just left side.. dunno why not my middle or right... but it could definitely have been gas .. I will try the heating pad next time... I think I'll also try laying on my left side... I remember having pain on my left side so bad one time and wanting to go to the hospital but hubby said just lay on your side and i didnt and it helped a bit (as well as the hydrocodone)

I wish UC wasn't so hard sometimes.
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest - Lialda 2 twice a day. Left Sided Colitis 40cm up...flare. Also IBS.
Medications: Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Hyomax as needed, 6mp 50mg a day, Rowasa enemas.
I am so sick of this disease!
 
 


qwerty1
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 7/6/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Might be a stupid question but how do you know the difference between gas pain and 'normal' UC pain?! I experience several different types of pain but don't really know for the sure the difference between them?

22 year old female, from the UK. Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08. Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect! Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
  
Currently taking daily: 
15mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering), 100mg Azathioprine (started taking 11th May),1g Acetarsol suppository, Asacol suppository (alternating nights)1g Mesalazine granules x 2 
Motilium (anti sickness), 1.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping), 10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety), Probiotic Multivitamins, Nutren Build up drinks. 
                             
                             


saposs
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 339
   Posted 7/6/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
for me...when i have gas pain...i feel as if my chest will burst open with as that gas pressure.... it seems the gas keeps building in and fills the chest with so much air that it pains like hell.... the moment i am able to burpp... all that gas disappears...it then comes back after 5-10 minutes with same pressure...this can go on for hours. It then gives me body ache,..head ache..back ache....all the aches!!
UC forum : Dx Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly - worked for 2 months then re-flare
13 may: canasa 1000 X2 daily for 2 weeks; 30May: LialdaX2 started on 30th may.
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas
Also started Probiotic from 23 Mar & fresh Turmeric root from 25 March'09- stopped both on 10th May
Thyroid Forum: Dx in Dec'08, levothyroxine from 50mcg to 77 mcg in June'09 :-(


sweetmelody
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 650
   Posted 7/6/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
saposs about the same for me except i can keep burping and burping and it doesn't really help..... and i just feel really bloated from the gas and you can just telll...
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest - Lialda 2 twice a day. Left Sided Colitis 40cm up...flare. Also IBS.
Medications: Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Hyomax as needed, 6mp 50mg a day, Rowasa enemas.
I am so sick of this disease!
 
 


onebumgut
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 7/7/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I too get terrible gas pains. Gas X and Phasyme sometimes work, but lately rather that laying on my left side..which used to work, I now try to lay on my stomach. I had remembered from a past colonoscopy a few years back that my GI had me lay on my stomach in the recovery room to get out the gas. It TOTALLY works!! I think the added weight from our bodies push out the gas a little better.

Hope that helps.
UC - diagnosed in 1993
Pentasa - 4 - 500mgs /day
Probiotics
Accupuncture with herbal supplements
Canasa when needed


fitmom00
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 7/7/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I know it's gas pain when I let one loose and feel better. HA! :) I remember doing yoga positions trying to "work it out" -- doing the duck walk across the floor (this one really works), lying on your stomach w/ pillows stacked up underneath it so your booty is in the air and pressure is on your tummy, things like that.

Otherwise, I knew it was the UC. They really are similar, but the UC pain was more constant for me and included sharp + achy pain.
Renee
Diagnosed w/ UC in August 2007
Was in remission for almost one year (using only Lialda 4xday)
Rowasa and Canasa did not work.
Current status: In Remission since June 2009

4 Lialda/day maintenance, healthy diet
Starting Colal-Pred trial May 18, 2009, ended when hospitalized two weeks later. Also diagnosed with C. Diff while in hospital.
Currently taking 20mg Prednisone (tapering).


basa0806
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 2103
   Posted 7/7/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I know its gas pain when its really sharp and it feels like...hollow? I don't know how else to explain it. The pain I got from my UC was always achy and crampy, completely different.
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006-->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Trying Colazal 3 750mg x2-->Found it to be better than Asacol
25mg Elavil
75mg Effexor XR for GAD

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
Maya Angelou"


sweetmelody
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Total Posts : 650
   Posted 7/7/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
can gas pain ever feel like a kidney stone sharp?
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest - Lialda 2 twice a day. Left Sided Colitis 40cm up...flare. Also IBS.
Medications: Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Hyomax as needed, 6mp 50mg a day, Rowasa enemas.
I am so sick of this disease!
 
 


wrxBRAH
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 312
   Posted 7/7/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes initially when I was being diagnosed with UC, I felt like a dagger was jabbing me from the inside out. Gas is the worst part of UC. If I could pass gas without having to go the restroom, UC wouldnt be that bad. I know Im not having a flare when I can pass gas with normal means. GL those late night bathroom romps are quite painful.

basa0806
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 2103
   Posted 7/7/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never had kidney pain, so I wouldn't know. Usually when I've got gas it starts up in my chest and moves down the left side. I never ever get it on my right side. The one time I did have gas like pain on my right side it was an ovarian cyst.
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006-->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Trying Colazal 3 750mg x2-->Found it to be better than Asacol
25mg Elavil
75mg Effexor XR for GAD

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
Maya Angelou"

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