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TATYANA

Reged: 07/22/07
Posts: 370
Loc: Washington, Seattle
Gas-x makes you fart
      #315717 - 09/28/07 06:54 PM

I couldn't understand why I take gas-x when I get gassy and it doesn't stop after I take it, I fart even more. And then I read something on the internet that says: "Gas-X Extra Strength is an antiflatulent. It works by helping the formation of larger gas bubbles, which frees gas and makes it easier to eliminate by belching or passing rectally." So that means that when you take gas-x, it will be easier for you to fart. Then the question is, is there anything we can eat or take that will prevent gas?

Yes! High volatile oil Fennel Tummy Tea will prevent AND relieve gas and bloating.

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IBS-C since 2006. No signs of IBS now, it's been 4 yrs. Only dairy allergy now.

Edited by Heather (09/10/13 02:58 PM)

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Pud

Reged: 06/20/07
Posts: 256
Loc: Long Island
Re: Gas-x makes you fart new
      #315727 - 09/29/07 05:06 AM

if you find something PLEASE let me know! it is my main problem.. i do get D and once in a blue moon C.. but gas is with me every day.. there has to be something to help!!!

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Pud
Long Island
IBS-D & SIBO - main symptom GAS

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meimei

Reged: 12/02/06
Posts: 173
Loc: Chicago
Re: Gas-x makes you fart new
      #315749 - 09/29/07 06:23 PM

Hello,

I find that when I cut down on sugar (all forms) my gas is dramatically reduced. When I use stevia in my tea and eliminate other sugar foods (fruit, candy, sweet cereals, etc) then I have a flat stomach! I have recently increased my protein foods by having more lean chicken and turkey, and that also has helped. I use Gas-X too, but I don't know if it helps.
MeiMei

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line415

Reged: 09/09/06
Posts: 976
Loc: New Jersey
Re: Gas-x makes you fart new
      #315751 - 09/29/07 08:27 PM

Yes, Gas-X does the same to me too. I guess that's the ida. It always feels like it is taking all the "little gas bubbles" in my belly, combining them into "big bubbles"...and then releasing them through the bottom! It's not pleasant but it always makes me feel much better once they are out. Try fennel seed capsules and gas-stop by renewlife as preventative. They help but nothing seems to work wonders. Feel better.

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Originally IBS-D for a million years!
Then IBS-A, Now a transformed slightly C

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Pud

Reged: 06/20/07
Posts: 256
Loc: Long Island
Re: Gas-x makes you fart new
      #315945 - 10/02/07 05:13 AM

maybe cutting down on the sweets would help me too. can you give me a sample of what you eat for a day?

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Pud
Long Island
IBS-D & SIBO - main symptom GAS

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TATYANA

Reged: 07/22/07
Posts: 370
Loc: Washington, Seattle
Re: Gas-x makes you fart new
      #315961 - 10/02/07 11:20 AM

Oatmeal with soy yogurt, peppermint tea, rice with veggies (peeled and seeded), bread, lean chicken and grilled fish, ginger tea

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IBS-C since 2006. No signs of IBS now, it's been 4 yrs. Only dairy allergy now.

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IBSHell

Reged: 05/09/07
Posts: 98
Loc: Connecticut
Gas Preventative new
      #315962 - 10/02/07 11:30 AM

I recently started on Questran which had horrible gas and bloating side effects. I discovered after several horrible days, that if I took the Gas Stop or drank the fennel tea before or at the same time, it would prevent most of the gas from even forming. It helps you get rid of it if it's already in your system. However, definitely try Gas Stop and the fennel tea if you haven't already.

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TATYANA

Reged: 07/22/07
Posts: 370
Loc: Washington, Seattle
Re: Gas Preventative new
      #315971 - 10/02/07 01:35 PM

Thanks. I looked up Gas Stop and noticed that it has several of the same ingredients as Beano that I'm allergic to. I am broken out in rash right now from Beano.

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IBS-C since 2006. No signs of IBS now, it's been 4 yrs. Only dairy allergy now.

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Celia

Reged: 05/11/07
Posts: 7
Some tips that helped me new
      #315972 - 10/02/07 01:36 PM

An article I read recently related to snacking and ibs. It said that snacking is contrary to what humans are meant to do and that the cleansing action of the gut works properly only when the stomach is empty. The article specified no more than three meals a day and nothing but water in between.

I have mostly eliminated snacking for a few months and it has REALLY helped with gas and bloating. When I cheat the symptom returns immediately. Yesterday, for instance, I had some soy yogurt a couple hours after lunch. That gave me gas for the entire evening.

Another tip: a naturopath told me once that taking liquids with meals dilutes digestive enzymes and promotes poor digestion. He tells ALL his patients to take no liquids for ten minutes before or two hours after a meal. This is a difficult one to follow. I don't apply it strictly, but I do avoid large quantities of liquid before, during or in the hour immediately following a meal. It seems to help also. (Ideally I take Heather's fiber in water ten minutes before each meal. Teas and water I take upon rising or between meals, meaning two hours after a meal.)

It's imperative to eliminate ALL trigger foods. For me that means eliminating dairy, wheat and corn and limiting soy. Soy I can eat in small quantities with a meal with no problem.

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Celia

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IBSHell

Reged: 05/09/07
Posts: 98
Loc: Connecticut
Re: Gas Preventative new
      #315975 - 10/02/07 01:53 PM

That really sucks big time. Have you tried the fennel tea? I hate tea and never drank it before. But I tolerate the fennel tea (with honey) to avoid the alternative.

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caputsky

Reged: 03/24/07
Posts: 256
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Re: Gas Preventative new
      #315989 - 10/02/07 04:58 PM

You drink the fennel tea before you eat? I thought it was supposed to be done afterwards and that it didn't work as a preventative, only as a way to release the gas? Have I been doing this wrong all along?

Julie
IBS-D,GERD, lactose intolerant

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"We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."

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welshsarah

Reged: 06/30/07
Posts: 297
Loc: England, UK
Re: Some tips that helped me new
      #316013 - 10/03/07 10:09 AM

Thanks for your tips Celia. I found what you said really interesting. When i think about it my gas does seem to be wose if i snack. Interesting... I'm going to try that one out as well as the whole drinks thing. Thanks again.

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Sarah
IBS-C



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Celia

Reged: 05/11/07
Posts: 7
Re: Some tips that helped me new
      #316050 - 10/03/07 07:19 PM

I hope it helps you as it did me, Sarah. I've found that if I am going to cheat on this rule it is best not to do so after dinner. Snacking during the day can give me gas, but snacking at night can lead to worse symptoms in the morning: pain, increased gas and bloating and/or nausea. I think of the intervals between meals as mini-fasts allowing my gut to rest, followed by a longer fast at night. I also sleep better when most of the work of digestion is finished before I put my head on the pillow.

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Celia

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Zara

Reged: 06/07/06
Posts: 883
Re: Some tips that helped me new
      #316057 - 10/04/07 02:27 AM

Hi Celia,

I think your post is interesting. But don't you get hungry inbetween meals? I don't eat dinner until 7pm so that's 7 hours after lunch. How big are your breakfast/lunch/dinner?

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IBS-C, bloating, cramps
pregnant

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JodieKG

Reged: 06/14/07
Posts: 111
Re: Some tips that helped me new
      #316080 - 10/04/07 02:47 PM

Seven hours would kill me! Personally, I can't go more than about 3-4 hours without putting some fuel in my body; I turn into a grumpy cow and get light-headed, and I'm always ravenous when I wake up! I think some people with slower metabolisms find it easier to go for long stretches without food, while others with faster ones need to eat more frequently (did somebody say, "metabolic typing"!?)

I'd like to know what cleansing the gut means actually; maybe Celia you could post a link to the article?

Cheers
Jodie


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line415

Reged: 09/09/06
Posts: 976
Loc: New Jersey
Re: Gas Preventative new
      #316084 - 10/04/07 05:32 PM

Sorry to hear that you're allergic to the ingredients in Gas Stop. How about the fennel seed tablets? I've also read here about eliminating the drinking while eating. K2 says it has helped her, however I am ridiculous about how I drink when I eat. I actually have to have a sip or two of water after each bite or it makes me crazy! When I am in a restaurant, I will not touch my meal if they have not yet brought me a water. lol...I know it's probably the worst habit for IBS. My husband on the other hand can eat an entire meal and then drink a huge glass of liquid afterwards. And 2 hours later?!! Gosh I would die!

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Originally IBS-D for a million years!
Then IBS-A, Now a transformed slightly C

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Celia

Reged: 05/11/07
Posts: 7
Re: Some tips that helped me new
      #316096 - 10/04/07 09:26 PM

Hi, Zara,

I do get hungry but fortunately I don't have to go seven hours between meals. Ideally I space them 4 or 5 hours apart with dinner no later than 6pm. An early dinner is preferable because it allows me a longer fast at night. That improves my sleep which in turn improves the quality of my digestion.

I eat a small breakfast to hold me till lunch, which is my big meal of the day. Having the big meal at lunch rather than dinner makes sense in terms of metabolism---I need more energy during the day than I do at night. A big lunch keeps me from snacking in the late afternoon, and a light dinner is easy to digest before bedtime.

I do get tempted to snack at night---an old bad habit of mine---but I "just say no", especially to heavy foods. Eating something high fat at night is a sure way to produce nausea in the morning.

I note that you're a C-er. If your schedule is such that you are forced to go longer than five hours between meals, (and assuming that you're not sugar sensitive) you might try snacking on freshly squeezed vegetable juice, which is readily digested and quickly absorbed because it is full of enzymes that aid digestion. When necessary I juice some up at night in my Champion juicer and then put it on ice in a tight thermos for the next day. Freshly squeezed, pure vegetable juice (I don't include tomato, which is an acid fruit) is the one approved snack for me. It boosts energy without burdening digestion; it is also excellent for C. My favorite is carrot/spinach juice which I find soothing for the gut and delicious, surprisingly---I know it sounds dreadful.

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Celia

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Celia

Reged: 05/11/07
Posts: 7
Re: Some tips that helped me new
      #316097 - 10/04/07 09:30 PM

Hi, Jodie,

I'm sorry---it was a quote from a gastroenterologist in an excerpt from a brief article from a health newsletter that someone e-mailed me and which I've since jettisoned. The article didn't elaborate. I just noted it as a possibly useful principle, observed my symptoms and then (grudgingly) gave up snacking. After trying it for a while the cause and effect (for me) was clear.

Based on what I've read elsewhere I think it probably refers to ensuring complete digestion so that no undigested particles are left to ferment in the colon, causing gas and other problems.

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Celia

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auntdebs318

Reged: 10/18/07
Posts: 367
Loc: Yardley, Pa
To line415 new
      #317654 - 10/30/07 08:31 AM

Hello line415,

I have read a lot of your posts and I can relate to mostly all of them. I was wondering where you are in NJ? As I live in Yardley PA which is 10 min from trenton NJ. My husband actually works in Princeton. I am new to the IBS site for about a month or so now. Its so nice to have met all of these nice people. And to realize all of my fears and anxiety are common with other people. I have had IBS for over 10 or so years and started with panic attacks at age 25. I am married and turning 37 in march and want to start again with trying to have a baby. This year has been a struggle with IBS so it has not put me in the mood per say. But I could use some good support from others whom has kids or was preggo with IBS. It just scares me what I will feel like?? And the one post about you being nervous to take your kids to the school bus so touched home with me. Unfortunally, my mind makes me thinks about things that I dont need to even obsess about it..LOL

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IBS-C gas, bloating and acid reflux

Babies is the plan for 2008!!Hope this IBS cooperates.

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caprice

Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 69
Gas X and Constipation? new
      #317657 - 10/30/07 09:17 AM

I have been taking gas x too but I don't think they help at all and am wondering if they could actually cause more constipation. All I feel is it makes my stomach rumble and make sounds. Any thought?

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auntdebs318

Reged: 10/18/07
Posts: 367
Loc: Yardley, Pa
Re: To line415 new
      #317703 - 10/31/07 06:13 AM

BUMP

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IBS-C gas, bloating and acid reflux

Babies is the plan for 2008!!Hope this IBS cooperates.

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