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bananaz

799d

Any tips for trapped gas?! I struggle with this a lot. Especially when traveling or out somewhere (like today) It’s like my body doesn’t work anymore. I roll around on the floor on my stomach to fix it and sometimes not even that nor stomach massages or heating pads work. My doctor gave me Hysacomine or something but it doesn’t do anything…. I’m so frustrated with this aspect of my IBS and feeling like a balloon blown up too much most of the time. SOS

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    • HeavenMyway

      777d

      I don't know if this will help, but I had that issue alot growing up, I'd go sit in the bathtub with hot water to ease the tension, then after when I got out I went to a stool or chair and played on my stomach untill I stopped feeling it move in me, then I'd go, but everyones different, try this method if you get the chance

    • HeavenMyway

      777d

      I don't know if this will help, but I had that issue alot growing up, I'd go sit in the bathtub with hot water to ease the tension, then after when I got out I went to a stool or chair and played on my stomach untill I stopped feeling it move in me, then I'd go, but everyones different, try this method if you get the chance

    • beccars

      777d

      I'm currently dealing with this. Fresh foods learning what the triggers are are hard. I usually make myself go for a walk when I have stuck gas which usually helps it move along

    • Ley

      785d

      I ended up having to be put on dicyclomine and famotidine for ibs and gerds because I was the same way. I was taking gas x like crazy but it was to the point that I was in so much pain I stayed out of work. It’s a prescription though so you would have to talk to your doctor. It has definitely been a lifesaver though.

    • Lucky_H

      797d

      I’ve noticed gas pain or not. Gas is always present. Some conditions, will no doubt create more. The intestines can easily become inflamed. Swollen from the inside causing restrictions. The hyo takes care of the spasms. Just maybe there is an anti inflammatory drug that can calm that inflammation? Ibuprofen helps but you can’t take more than 800 per day. Any suggestions? Prednisone helped but it’s something I did on a limited basis.

    • slothtastic36

      798d

      i take hyocyamine, and i find that it helps more with pain and cramping from bloating than it does for trapped gas. for trapped gas, i take gasx as needed, and i also take the Olly Beat the Bloat supplement daily which seems to help a bit

    • Nannybelle

      798d

      My doctor told me the best things for my IBS-C are walking, lots of water and fiber.

    • Magpie42

      799d

      Are you eating gluten? I used to hate this question but I my GI dxed me with non-celiac gluten sensitivity and had me cut out ALL gluten and so many of my GI symptoms corrected themselves. I'm currently weaning off one med!

      • bananaz

        798d

        @Magpie42 hi! Good question, no I’ve been GF for 10 years. Also dairy free. That helped for a while and now I’m a mess no matter what lol. Thankfully don’t have celiac though. Not sure what is going on inside me really

    • bomb

      799d

      yoga helps me

    • anemone

      799d

      ive used gasx before but i cant promise it works well, for all i know it's placebo. but the idea of gasx is to break up the gas bubbles so they can be released, so it might work?

      • bananaz

        798d

        @anemone yeah not sure how much gas x is a placebo for me as well. I took it almost everyday for 2 years until I gave up spending money on it 😅 I should try it again when Im desperate. hope it works for you!!

        • anemone

          798d

          @bananaz it does work for me sometimes! i use the chewable tablets, i think just because they were the cheapest, and specifically when i have gas pain so bad it's up in my chest too - i'm strange and can't burp though

    • Lucky_H

      799d

      Surgery seems to be a common denominator From adhesions

    • Lucky_H

      799d

      Gas pain seems to be a common problem with my ibs too. I tried to break it down to why. Inflammation. Narrowing of the intestines from the outside in. So I find smaller meals and ibuprofen have helped. Soluable fiber in meals. Lots of fluids. 32 oz is hard for me to force down. Should be much more.

      • bananaz

        799d

        @Lucky_H yeah I also take ibuprofin idk if it helps but it makes me feel like it does lol. I try not to over eat to avoid the pains but some days there’s just so much inflammation. I also definitely don’t drink enough water because I already feel so bloated, I’m with you there.

    • beccars

      799d

      When I stopped eating frozen tv dinners most of mine seemed to stop but in the midst of one. I do the same thing trying yoga and take the pill or try to walk

      • bananaz

        799d

        @beccars yeah walking helps sometimes, looking forward to nicer weather so I can do that more. Thankfully I cook most of my meals and I think that helps. Processed foods are the worst

    • margaretscarry

      799d

      I have 0 clue all i do that works a bit is apply heat to my stomach 😥

      • bananaz

        799d

        @margaretscarry my heating pad is my best buddy haha yeah i agree. I forget it when I travel and miss it so much

    • Mandelion

      799d

      Once I started eating low fodmap foods, my gas issue went away

    • Mandelion

      799d

      Also exercise, stretching makes me feel better to release gas

    • Mandelion

      799d

      IBguard helps me. The medicine you mentioned did nothing for me either

      • bananaz

        799d

        @Mandelion ah yes I did try that on and off… i didn’t get any results with it though

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