Gas Pain

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ChrisD
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Gas Pain

Postby ChrisD » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:03 am

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I have been posting in another forum on my Dificid experience. I am sorry if it is not proper to have multiple forums but wanted to ask folks about the following topic. Aside from urgency, my biggest problem is gas and gas pain. I pass gas all day long and its painful. Most days it is worse than the urgency and wbm. What have others done to combat this. My diet is really not one that should create gas like this. I feel like I can turn the corner if I can get over the gas and pain which i think is making my movements worse.

Thanks

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Re: Gas Pain

Postby CindyP » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 am

Post infectious IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can be really tough to deal with.

Some things I've tried:

Simethicone for gas. Doctor recommended. It's called Gas-X.

FODMAP diet. This is about eliminating foods that ferment in your gut, causing gas and pain. There's a great app from Monash University in Australia that will tell you everything you need to know about IBS and the diet. The app tells you which foods are high in FODMAPs and which are low. Very helpful. (BTW - two of the worst culprits are onion and garlic.)
https://www.monashfodmap.com/ibs-centra ... t-the-app/

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Re: Gas Pain

Postby AllisS » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:38 am

Personally, I wouldn't recommend that you attempt the FODMAP diet at this time. It's an extremely restrictive diet, which makes it hard to follow. I think you have enough on your plate as is. Gas-X is OTC and can be rather helpful.
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Re: Gas Pain

Postby ChrisD » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:07 pm

What’s interesting is that I am following a low fermentation diet and also eating foods that you would think would not cause the gas and bloating. I’ll try GasX.

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Re: Gas Pain

Postby georgina » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:31 am

I have found that the fennel tea is very helpful with gas , for me . Give it a try , have a cup, won't hurt , might help .

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Re: Gas Pain

Postby ChrisD » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:19 am

I finished the Dificid on Monday. The gas pain has greatly subsided. Problem is I am still having the runs. I know that it can take awhile to heal. My doctor suggested I take Questran, which others have suggested as well. Is it best to take it now or give it a few days/weeks to see if the Dificid did the job?


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