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birdiem
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   Posted 8/26/2007 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
hey all,
does anyone have suggestions on ways to ease bloating? i have been having lots of problems with it recently and i would love any suggestions...i have been taking some rolaids but i don't know if that makes it better or worse.
~b
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
 
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 8/26/2007 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried either Gas-x or Phazyme?
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quincy
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   Posted 8/26/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
What meds are you on at this time? Are you nearing your period?

You could consider changing your diet a bit..milk products can definitely cause bloating/gas.

Any changes in foods lately? Are you drinking products with artificial sweeteners in them? They're notorious for causing gas and bloating.

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


birdiem
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   Posted 8/26/2007 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
i'm on xifaxan and compazine but i am sure it is my inability to stay away from splenda. guh why do i do things that i know are going to anger my colitis?!
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
 
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 8/26/2007 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Because you're only human :)
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Left sided Uc since '92 - meds - Colazal, Canasa (when needed), 6MP (50-75mgs), Forvia, Biotin (IN REMISSION - sort of!)
Secondary Raynauds Syndrome '04  - meds - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia '06 - no meds
Severe seasonal allergies - meds - Allegra 
PLEASE HELP HEALINGWELL CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS BY CLICKING HERE: DONATE
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quincy
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   Posted 8/26/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
And we tend to become addicted and desire what we should not/cannot have. Artificial sweeteners are more addicting than sugar.

Splenda is pure crap....your pancreas releases insulin because it's been beckoned to do so based on the intake of the "pretend sugar"..but there's no sugar to use.


If you're scared of sugar....be more scared of the future problems from insulin surges that your body isn't using.

Eventually, advertisements will read.. "This is your brain on sugar....this is your brain on Splenda". Huffing and puffing trying to find its fix of sugar/energy.

Reconsider..try honey, even sugar in the raw or do some research about stevia or agave.

quincy
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


birdiem
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 8/26/2007 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
GUH thank you for saying that. I needed pounded into my head so I can "get off" the splenda. OOOOHH I wish it wasn't bad...it tastes so good! :) Well, I guess I should start figuring out ways to "quit." Have you heard of Zsweet? I think it might be OK. I have no problem with sugar, I just have a few diabetic friends and refined sugar scares me (and my colon!)
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
 
 
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quincy
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Total Posts : 29860
   Posted 8/26/2007 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh..but you don't have diabetes.  You don't get it by consuming sugar.  Does diabetes 2 run in your family?
 
At least you can control sugar intake....
 
Sweet...now, it sayd "0 calories"....I'd NEVER consider it.  skull
 
Ask yourself why you are "wooed and seduced" by the advertising.  They're making poison based on needs fed by fears.  Be afraid...be very afraid.  devil
 
The generations are getting fatter and less people are consuming sugar...go figure.
 
Eat actual food....and if processed sugar isn't your thing..then do the research and consume a better product than "those".
 
I'm 52, I don't know how old you are...so, my perspective is a bit different than yours. 
I'm just ticked that all the gum has artificial sweeteners in them...I've bought the last of the sugar gum from Walmart...that's got me worried.  eeks!
 
q tongue
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


pb4
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   Posted 8/26/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
drink pure fruit juices/veggie juices if you cannot tolerate eating fruits and veggies, that's natural sugar that your body needs and a heck of alot healthier and better then processed/refined sugar...

Q, people are still consuming too much sugar and that's why they're still getting fatter, not to mention sugar, as evil as it is in itself, is not the only thing that makes people fat...eating too much fat makes people fat too, add lack of or no exercise either and whamo, fatties everywhere.

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


quincy
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   Posted 8/27/2007 1:07 AM (GMT -7)   
There are ways to get natural sugars into the body through fruits, etc...but the body uses it the same as sugar. Definitely go that route, even using fructose sweetener way before seeking the 0 calories promise.

People tend to consume MORE of a perceived good thing....and artificial sweeteners are a huge seduction that promise big...BIG..lol!!

We can control the sugar aspect...refined, that is....but most NEVER control the 0 calorie stuff.

pb4...have you seen the recent infestation of advertising ...it's "beautiful" to drink crystal lite in water...8 times a day. pullleezze.

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


birdiem
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 8/27/2007 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
i'm 22 ( I guess i should add that to my sig) but for me it is less about becoming fat and more about the perils of refined sugar in my colon. but it sounds like the substitutes are worse!!
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
 
 
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schrek-chewbacca hunk
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Total Posts : 2666
   Posted 8/27/2007 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   

s a diabetic, I do use splenda as well as stevia in some foods and natural fructose and honey.  I have a tendency to not use as much sugars in my foods, and generally make my own breads and such to eliminate the processed sugars in processed foods.  For me, as a diabteic, I do need the splenda, and have had no obvious problem with it - however when I do use sugars - my blood sugar sky rockets.

It is a life balance that I think I seek.

bob


birdiem
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/27/2007 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah!! found a kind of stevia that i like! (liquid vanilla creme). no more splenda and no refined sugar!
katie

22

diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon

no cecal valve, removed during surgery





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