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Favorite tips for controlling gas?
      #40614 - 01/25/04 10:23 AM
Pixna

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One of my big problems is gas. It always seems to be especially problematic when I'm out at a restaurant with friends or when I am invited to their home for dinner. (When I'm at home with just my husband, he copes with it pretty well. ) But when I'm out in public, I'm so afraid I'm going to have an "outburst." What are YOUR best tips for managing gas?

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Re: Favorite tips for controlling gas? new
      #40625 - 01/25/04 11:16 AM
LauraSue

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What works best for me (and I've been bloating up with gas for lets see, um, 30 years??!! Yikes) is Gas-X or Phazyme anti-gas caplets. Also sold as store brands like RiteAid. You'll find it near the antacids. Other people will have lots of other suggestions because everybody's different. But I sure wish I'd found Gas-X thirty years ago!! Just take two before you leave the house.

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Re: Favorite tips for controlling gas? new
      #40640 - 01/25/04 11:49 AM
*Melissa*

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If I'm going to be eating something (beans, broccoli, etc.) that gets me going, I use Beano. Otherwise, I pretty much have an IV of fennel tea attached to me at all times! I use Heather's peppermint & fennel teas and combine them, and sip all day long. Got the idea from Celestial's Tummy Mint. Only difference is they use chamomile too, and Heather's is MUCH better.

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Re: Favorite tips for controlling gas? new
      #40649 - 01/25/04 11:59 AM
LauraSue

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A fennel IV drip -- I love it!! Mags, you're great!

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Re: Favorite tips for controlling gas? new
      #40733 - 01/25/04 04:56 PM
rlan

Reged: 06/05/03
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If it's not related to C (b/c then it seems nothing works for me) then I take phazyme and lots of fennel tea! Good luck!

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Re: Favorite tips for controlling gas? new
      #40784 - 01/26/04 12:40 AM
Linz

Reged: 09/01/03
Posts: 8242
Loc: England

All good suggestions. Plus, you can get yoga positions (generally involving folding your arms over your tummy and bending over) that can expel gas. I go hide in the loo and do this!

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Thank you, Mags, LauraSue, rlan, and Linz!!! (nt) new
      #40800 - 01/26/04 06:31 AM
Pixna

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Mags, Bev and Jarro? new
      #40824 - 01/26/04 07:55 AM
Bevvy

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Mags, do you think the Jarro has been helping us with the gas? It just seems to me that ever since I've been on this stuff my gas has all but disappeared (except, of course, for our infamous lentil gas-producing soup, in which case I turn to the Beano).

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At the risk of sounding stupid..... new
      #40826 - 01/26/04 07:58 AM
Pixna

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What is Jarro?

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No Question of Concern is "Stupid" new
      #40830 - 01/26/04 08:03 AM
Bevvy

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Sorry. That was really a question for Mags. Jarro is a Probiotic. Mags and I have been on it for almost 3 weeks now. I think it's helped me A LOT.

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