How Often Can You Take Gas-X

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   Posted 2/28/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I got some extra strength Gas-X tablets, and notice that it says not to take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours. Is that your experience? I'd appreciate some guidance. Thanks!

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   Posted 2/28/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Dencha, welcome to the other side; I just read your last post and I'm glad to hear that it went so well. Like Teala, I'm surprised you're home so early, but if you're okay, that is all that matters.

I too, was concerned about the number of gas-x I could chew and my Dr.'s said don't worry about it. The danger is not so much in the amount that you're taking, but why you're taking so much. In your case it's a diagnosed issue and you're using this now to take care of the gas and issues from surgery; others may be using it indiscriminately instead of getting a diagnosis. For you, right now, don't worry about it.

I'm glad you're okay!

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   Posted 2/28/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Janice. I appreciate that information. It's so great to have fellow travelers to support us through this challenge.
Hopefully I'll be able to of help to someone else. Thanks again!

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   Posted 3/1/2009 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
What you have written already has probably helped more people that you could imagine.
Reading the updates from people who have recently gone thorough this reminds me of the little things I have forgotten about. Things I will be glad to remember if I do have to have mine re done.
Again, I am very happy to hear you are doing so well. Remember that things can get a little worse before they get better at times. Just hang in there and keep getting your rest. It is surprising how much this surgery takes out of your strength and stamina.


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   Posted 3/1/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your kind response and good wishes, Bill. I know when I was trying to find the courage to go forward with this surgery, it really helped to hear the experiences of others. I'm just hoping I can help someone else make their way down the path to this decision and recovery.

The doctors have a different mindset than the patients do, that's for sure. I asked a million questions of the nurses (they didn't know that much). I wanted to know all I could before leaving. I clarified and clarified what was being told to me. One nurse commented that I'm a "detail person". I guess that's true.

If it weren't for all of you, I'd be alone and unsure, and afraid of everything that is happening to me. Now I know that what I'm experiencing is typical, and has been experienced to some degree by everyone who has followed this path.

I do know that the wrap will swell more and more over the next two weeks, so I expect symptoms to increase. Patience, patience, patience. I'm glad I'm on this side of the surgery, though. I definitely needed to do this--and now I need to live the recovery.

Thanks to all of you, and your support and encouragement, I have the tools I need to do that.
Many, many thanks from the bottom of my heart!
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