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Choco
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posted 10-11-1999 01:09 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi, recently I went to the doctor with complaints of bloating and gas. A lot of it. She suggested I may have a "mild form of IBS." So I went on line looking for info on this and I found you! In my reading I have read nothing about my symptoms (lots of bloating and gas) being your symptoms. Do these symptoms fit anyone out there? What did you do about it? I tried Simethecone and it helped only sometimes. I seem to be getting worse. Thanks for this site because this is not something that can comfortably be discussed (or performed) in public.

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stan
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posted 10-11-1999 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stan   Click Here to Email stan     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Sounds all too familiar. Check my post "glad I found this" so I don't repeat all the details. I deal with pain on both sides of my abdomen and sometimes the only way I get relief is to jab my fingers into my side and hold them there. For me, I'm told that where your colon bends (the flexure sites- both ascending (right) and descending (left)) you can get pockets of gas. Of course, I had all kinds of tests to supposedly rule everything else out. The pain may spread out. Sometimes it goes up to where my chest gets tight.

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posted 10-11-1999 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QIsa   Click Here to Email QIsa     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Choco, have you ever tried Ginger capsules for the gas? It works pretty well for me.

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Sisyphus
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posted 10-12-1999 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sisyphus     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Try fasting for a day and then start eating again, limiting your carbohydrate intake. Don't eat bread, pasta, cereal grains, and see if your gas problem is better. I found that my gas problem is virtually eliminated by sticking to a low carb diet.

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Choco
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posted 10-13-1999 12:56 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the replies! I will try the ginger capsules. I will also try the no carb diet for a few days. I can't fast because I'm hypoglycemic and would end up on the floor in a shaking, sweaty heap. I also heard about dairy being the biggest gas maker in our systems. I switched to rice milk and soy "stuff." I'm even experimenting with soy and rice flours in homemade breads and pastas instead of wheat flours. Any opinions on this? Thanks again you guys! P.S. When I go on line, what's the fastest way to find this site? An address?

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summer
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posted 10-13-1999 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for summer   Click Here to Email summer     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi, I haven't been around in awhile but it is good to get back. I just wanted to everyone. It is great being back. My ibs is
somewhat better in some ways but in others not. I am having some D now also with C mostly. I thought I had thyroid trouble but am glad to say I am not. Am seeing if it
isn't perimenopause. Hope to talk to you soon. summer

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wahoo
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posted 10-14-1999 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wahoo     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
One doctor got me a medical article on gas only part of which I could understand but the key was that in many people complex carbos like wheat, potatoes, corn etc. can cause gas. The only one that does not is rice. I eat a lot of brown rice with some wild rice (not really a rice)mixed in because both are good for you. Also, I am lactose intolerant and use the rice milk. I found out that wheat really does it to me. Others might too. I was reminded when a friend brought a fresh loaf of whole wheat bread from a bakery and it was so good that I ate great quantities by itself. Thought I was going to float to the ceiling a while later it caused so much gas.

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