What to take for gas

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   Posted 12/29/2010 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a scope done last week and everything is healed! However, that doesn't explain the loose stools, nausea, and gas. I was told to take an iron supplement for my fatigue and those can cause constipation, so I'm hoping that will firm up the stools.
Anyway, what do you all take for gas? I take Beano if I'm eating gassy foods, but I get gas regardless of what I eat. Should I take Beano every day? Would digestive enzymes?
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   Posted 12/29/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it pent up gas? If so, you might have luck with otc anti-gas meds such as Gas-X or Phazyme. If the gas is coming out but there is a lot of it, there may not be much you can do for it. You can try the digestive enzymes to see if it helps though.
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   Posted 12/29/2010 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Renewlife, which makes the probiotic that I now take after having been recommended it on here, also makes a digestive enzyme that I *think* is more effective than Beano. It's called GASstop, and here's a link:


I wish I could figure out the perfect solution, but it's pretty hit and miss for me. I stopped using the mesalamine enemas because they caused CRAZY amounts of gas. I take the GASstop daily just before dinner, and I did that before with the Beano, and I think the new one works better. But it's not perfect. If you find the perfect solution, let me know ;-)

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   Posted 12/30/2010 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I read that you are taking Iron supplements for your fatigue issue but do you know your hemoglobin level? Otherwise Iron is not what you may be needed, as simple as vitamin B-complex could solve your fatigue issue.

For gas issue, I think others are giving you better answers.
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   Posted 12/31/2010 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I know you said you get gas regardless of what you eat so maybe you have already tried this. I used to have major gas all the times. My guts were constantly gurgling and making noise. After cutting out milk and wheat I had a huge reduction in gas. I still get a bit if I eat something that causes gas like cabbage or beans. It takes a couple of weeks for everything to settle after changing the diet so give it some time. My guess it is the bacteria that were feeding off the improperly digested food were dying off.

This may not help you. I know I get more gas regardless of what I eat when I am flaring.

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   Posted 12/31/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have serious gas issues myself, & just recently picked up a homeopathic tablet by Hyland's, just called Gas Relief. You dissolve 2-4 tabs under your tongue anytime- and it really helps! After meals, I would suffer with gas for hours, regardless of what I ate. Now, I pop 2 tabs under the tongue, & have next to no gas. I'm a big fan of homeopathy, as long as it works. Plus Hyland's has been in business for years, they are a very well-respected company. I've tried Gas-X too, which didn't seem to do much.
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   Posted 12/31/2010 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Recently I went through a few days of horrible built up gas in my upper stomach and then it eventually travelled down to my intestines but was not releasing! Horrible crampy feeling but I knew it was gas. I could just feel the gas bubbles. I took gas-x and it went away in 5 mins!! It was amazing!
Then the next day it happened again, this time not as bad and I just eventually released it.
A few days after that I took a gas x again for the same issue and since then I have been ok. That was about 2 weeks ago. I dont really know what caused it but the gas x helped me a lot. good luck.
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   Posted 1/1/2011 2:17 AM (GMT -7)   
kweeks...to me, that sounds like some mild rectal inflammation...if you have it again, then try the supps nightly for a week or two and then if all is fine, go back to every second night.

The not easy to release gas is proably more inflammation rather than just gas. But it's good that the gas-x helped.

just keep an eye on symptoms...
was that during the time from ovulation to period?
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   Posted 1/1/2011 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll try some of those other products. I've been taking Beano daily for the past couple days and it hasn't made a difference. It's not painful or pent up gas...it just happens, particularly after dinner.

deltaforce--I'm officially anemic, but I'm pretty close. A high level of B12 has not helped my fatigue.
Female, Age 22
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