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Acacia users!
      #219492 - 10/14/05 01:05 PM
Augie

Reged: 10/27/04
Posts: 5807
Loc: Illinois

Does the gas ever go away? For those who take this as their daily SFS, did you ever have gas with it? Do you have it after reaching your maintainance dose?

I've been on it about 5 weeks and I have wicked, smelly gas. Is this just part of IBS and not to blame on the Acacia? Or is it time to say "Acacia isn't the one for me"?

It is getting more stool out of me, but at a very gassy, smelly price. Does the body ever get used to it? Should it have by now?

Thanks to anyone.

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Re: Acacia users! new
      #219498 - 10/14/05 01:30 PM
Shell Marr

Reged: 08/04/03
Posts: 14959
Loc: Seattle, WA USA

I don't know if I will get in trouble to suggesting this or not cuz I personally don't take Acacia YET.... I have some to try but I really like my pills I take now..... but anyway... maybe you can stop taking it and try something else and see if the smelly gas goes away?? If so, then you know what caused it....if not, then start taking it again....and eliminate out other things. Just a suggestion

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Re: Acacia users! new
      #219511 - 10/14/05 03:21 PM
Alyson McG

Reged: 05/20/05
Posts: 317
Loc: Vancouver Washington (IBS-A, but D prominant)

Mine didn't go away until I stopped using it. I am, for the most part, completely stable. I think it was just time to give it up. Good luck, I know exactly what you mean. I know I could hardly stand to be around myself, I felt soooo bad for my family.

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Re: Acacia users! new
      #219528 - 10/14/05 06:32 PM
Little Minnie

Reged: 04/16/04
Posts: 4987
Loc: Minnesota

My opinion on smelly gas is that it is *gross alert* passing old stool from being C. So I think the stool is maybe moving along and getting more ready to be released on a normal basis. I don't think acacia causes smelly gas. When I have a couple days of smelly gas I know I am backed up and I usually drink a lot more and possibly take a Phillips chew.

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"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!

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Re: Acacia users! new
      #219563 - 10/15/05 07:34 AM
Angela E.

Reged: 10/14/04
Posts: 2518
Loc: Michigan

Beth-
I still get gas occasionally and I have been on Acacia for a year now. I think Tamara is right. If it is really smelly then it means you have old stool in there. When I have more gas it us usually when I haven't gone in a day. I only take Acacia at night usually 1 tablespoon. I know it is better to take it througout the day but i honestly can't remember to do so. That could be a cause of why I have so much gas in the am time when I first get up!!

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      #219570 - 10/15/05 08:10 AM
Augie

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Posts: 5807
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I had a big ole BM yesterday morning and yet, had the worst smelly gas all day long. So, I couldn't have had stool still in me...I mean it was a load!

This confuses me, since I have the smelly gas even when my colon empties out.

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I'm afraid... new
      #219572 - 10/15/05 08:19 AM
Augie

Reged: 10/27/04
Posts: 5807
Loc: Illinois

...if I stop now, I'll have wasted 5 weeks of increasing it and will have to start all over again.

What kind of pills do you take? And how much? You're a C, right?

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Thanks again LM new
      #219577 - 10/15/05 08:31 AM
Augie

Reged: 10/27/04
Posts: 5807
Loc: Illinois

Sounds like you think I should continue increasing the Acacia, right? Did you have problems with gas when you took it? What is your maintainance dose? I just don't know if gas is just part of living with IBS or if it would get better by stopping the Acacia. I never had it like this before Acacia! But, the stools are getting more regular!

How much do you drink per day, approximately?

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Beth, Hang in there and stick with it! new
      #219590 - 10/15/05 09:08 AM
Johnny T. Reb

Reged: 07/09/05
Posts: 987
Loc: Lake Linden, Mich in the U.P. IBS-C

Beth, I get a lot gas too, especially when I don't go enough,
like the last few days. If the BM's are getting better that's
really good! It's got to be making you feel better if you're
evacuating the stool. The gas may be embarrassing at work,
but that's not nearly as bad as not having good BM's or BM's
at all. I'd put up with a ton of gas if I could have good
BM's regularly. Stick with the acacia, you're probably
getting better! -Bob

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Yes I think you should increase new
      #219654 - 10/15/05 06:30 PM
Little Minnie

Reged: 04/16/04
Posts: 4987
Loc: Minnesota

that is my opinion. I think your problems are what I call a poop deficit and by getting smooth and regular you will end the cramps and bloat and pain. I take 2T a day. I keep the acacia in a glass container with seal top and put a tablespoon in there and put 1T in with the malto meal and 1T in with my evening tea. I drink 100oz a day most of the time. I am in a poop deficit right now too because of having the D last week and three days of C and been wanting to go throughout the day but can't. Anyway I think increasing acacia is worth a try. I just feel that since you already feel crummy you should go ahead and try it!

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"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!

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