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3/13/12 7:59 P

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Went to the pharmacy to fill my Amitiza RX and left without it. $244 out of pocket!
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SUZIEBOO Posts: 86
3/13/12 3:40 P

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Sue, I haven't noticed alot of gas with sugar but something I may need to keep an eye on better. I get sooo much gas when I drink soda's, I have basically stopped drinking carbonated beverages and I feel soo much better. No Iam curious on the sugar thing.
I'm not saying that stopping soda has cured me, sometimes still get gas from certain veges but I need to check on the sugar. Thanks!

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3/8/12 7:35 A

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@Klane..thanks for all the info and your help.

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3/8/12 6:50 A

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I followed that during the beginning stages of the FODMAP diet. I started off with just chicken- grilled or baked with nothing on it, white rice, and milk or cottage cheese (I was tested ok for lactose). I was on this VERY boring diet for about a week. Then I started adding the low FODMAP foods. I first started adding one food at a time for 4-5 days each. I could tell which foods were triggers and which were not. It has really worked out. The only problem is that it is extremely boring. when i cheat, which i do do (peanut butter), i know i will have problems. but the boring diet is so worth it without having to take meds. i dont know about your issue with the rice- maybe just add less rice and more chicken?? This is where i got the FODMAP foods from:

http://ibsdietplan.org/the-low-fodmap-di
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I hope this helps. It has helped me alot.

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3/7/12 11:14 P

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So after the chicken and white rice, did you add foods back in? I lean towards constipation so that would basically stop everything and that has its own set of problems. I don't eat fried foods and tonight dh wanted fried chicken from the Walmart deli and I'm regretting it already. I'm having stomach issues as well as bowel probs. So. Much. Fun. NOT!

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WOW Klane..I'm absolutely in awe right now. The reason is because I thought it might have been my homemade yogurt or less water but I think that you're right. I'm in Thailand for the winter and I've been eating a lot of chicken and white rice...like... lots of it! And that might have been my cure after all. I'm just floored by your post. Thank you :)

Do you still eat chicken and white rice once in a while to make sure that the problem don't come back? Do you have a problem with D or just gas?

I'm not familiar with the FODMAP diet...will have to research it.

@Thintwin2...no, you are definitely not alone in this...I'm so amazed at how many people has the same problem.

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3/7/12 9:47 A

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Thintwin2,
I have been dealing with the same exact issue since i was in high school. i am 35 now. Just last year decided i can no longer just put up with the isolating nature of this disease. never knowing when my insides will be loud and want to be heard, let alone the pain/uncomfortable feeling from it. i thought it was just me. finally last year i decided to go to a GI specialist. went through many tests- bloodwork for celiac, upper gi with barium swallow, colonoscopy, etc. When it finally came up that everything was normal, i was beyond frustrated. That is when my dr told me of what I now believe is the cure- and i wish someone had told me years ago- chicken and white rice. I ate this for a week and the symptoms basically disappeared! I also am following the low FODMAP diet, which has helped tremendously. i hope this helps...

-Been there, Thintwin2

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3/6/12 8:38 P

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Hang in there Sandra...the GI Dr. may be able to help you to releive some of your problems. I know exactly how frustrating it is though and a few months ago I was at my wits end as well.

But for some reason I am so much better now and I hope and pray that it stays that way. I'm not sure what happened except that I'm eating Homemade yogurt now instead of store bought and I drink less water. I know that everybody says to drink more water but I seem to get diarrhea when I do.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Thank you everyone for your input. I saw the Dr tonight and we are going to try a couple med changes and if that doesn't help he recommended a GI doc in the nearest larger city. Seems like when I cut back on sugar and carbs in general, it helps the gas, I do agree with you there. I have been hungry but don't know what to eat as vegetables and healthy foods cause cramping and gas so I fill up on less healthy choices. My weight is at an all time high. I'm feeling pretty frustrated right now but at least I have some things to try. I HATE this disorder. My dr was so sympathetic and encouraging but it's awful to know you have something wrong with you but there is no pathological cause or illness, or cure. It just feels like I'm dying sometimes and it feels like I will have a stomach ache forever.

Just venting. None of us deserve this.

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I haven't been very active with the group for the past few months but I'm still around. I've been trying to limit my time on the computer and have a happy balance.

I have to respond on the gas issue and what I found my problem to be. I had terrible smelly gas as well and I finally found out that it was due to sugar. Whenever I would eat deserts or anything with sugar I would get a lot of gas, very embarrasing and not fun. I started noticing that when I would go on a sugar free diet and try to kick this awful addiction, I would be gas free. My son has noticed the same thing even though he doesn't have IBS.

Then it all made sense to me. We all know how bad sugar is for us and for our bowels.

Food for thought!

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3/4/12 10:30 A

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Excessive gas sounds like you have carbohydrates fermenting in your intestinal track. What kind of diet are you following?

Look into FODMAP, GAPS, or SCD..these diet plans all address the carbohydrates that are responsible for so many of the IBS symptoms. I'd be very careful following Heather's IBS site...all the gluten and starchy carbs she recommends can cause worse symptoms. Trust me...I suffered through her diet several years ago.



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3/3/12 5:29 P

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Well i've learned to just buckle down and get on a regimen of vitamins, ensure, and to basically just listen to my doctor. Because it is hard to live with this ibs i've had it for 10yrs. this year an i won't lie sometimes i get pissed off tjat i have to live with it but i just thank god for being there.

Well i've been keeping to my stress free life goal. all thanxs to sparkpeople for haveing that stress buster challenge. luv ya'll


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3/1/12 9:31 P

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I've been having gas and burping. I just found out 2 weeks ago that I have gallstones. Those symptoms are a sign of gallstones. I did not have typical pain. And with IBS, I have pain off and on so I tend to ignore it. If you symptoms change from what is "normal" it doesn't hurt to talk to your doc. You can also get a consult with a specialist. Best wishes!

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2/20/12 7:38 P

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Because of the IBS, I've had to practically stop eating anywhere but home. It's easier to just decline an invitation to someone's home for a meal than to have to come up with some excuse why you can't eat what they have prepared, or deal with the embarrassing consequences if you try to be polite and eat it anyway. Stomach noises or gas are the best scenarios to hope for in those situations. Restaurants are almost completely out, which isn't such a bad thing when trying to watch your weight. Everyone's triggers are different, but for me fiber supplements and pre- and probiotics are things to be avoided. I used to try metamucil in the mornings, but could only take it every second or third day or be house bound.

 
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Gas is also a big problem for me. I take soluble fiber before meals. As others have mentioned, I do drink a lot of water because my doctor advised me and I try to exercise daily. I also have had to miss many activities due to gas or fear of having gas in front of others. It is so embarrassing.

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I too suffer from gas. The best treatment for me is to take two Charcoal capsules and repeat the dosage a few hours later. I take Charco-caps. I also take different probiotics on an empty stomach, drink lots of water and exercise after meals, even if it is just a walk. Sometimes I take a fleets enema as well. Today I am also trying papaya & pineapple enzymes with meals. I eat raw pineapple on occasion but just a little since I have acid reflux. Peppermint pills sold on Heather's website are great for gas and cramps. A heating pad also helps. Gas is usually the result of the bacteria which forms in the intestines from slowly or undigested food. Fiber, water and eating less carbs speeds up the transit time. The probiotics counteract the bad bacteria and that is why they are so important.
Hope this all makes sense.
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Thanks for replying. I have given up pop, tried Heather's site, I've been awake since 4:30 this morning because of my "stomach". I think the next step is to call the Dr. Thankfully my old one nobody liked moved, so now I have a great one who listens and cares. Usually by the time the apt rolls around, the symptoms are gone. Oh well, I can always cancel. In the meantime, I might try the soluble fiber idea before meals. I remember Heather advising that too. Thanks!

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2/15/12 10:03 P

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I hope I can help a little bit. I really don't know what bentyl is, I have never hear of it.
Sorry!
There is an IBS website called Heather's IBS, has great info.
I have learned to take a soluble fiber before each meal. It really seems to help a great deal I think, of course everyone is different! I have also stopped drinking soda's or anything carbonated.
It's always great to figure things out on your own, isn't it?? LOL
I hope I helped a little bit.
Take care! Sue

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Hi, I am a 51 yr old female who has IBS-A but right now I'm suffering from excessive gas that is most troublesome late afternoon and evening. It is so bad we don't go out in evenings anymore and my dog who is the stinkiest in the world, leaves the room when I pass gas. I feel like an adult with colic! One night at Bible study, I had to suffer for 2 hrs with bubbling and churning guts because I had to hold it. Not fun! So here are my questions:

1. Does Bentyl relieve gas or just help cramping?
2. Is there anything that helps?

I have had normal stools lately, am avoiding all gas-producing foods, eating smaller meals, exercising every day (which has not helped at all) have tried yogurt, probiotics, benefiber, OTC gas reducers (worthless!) am not under excessive stress except for this. I am ready to become anorexic or go on a liquid diet or remove my innards! This is an isolating condition, I am becoming a hermit! Any advice will be appreciated and just knowing there are others out there helps. Thanks!

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