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8/27/13 12:20 A

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I also have that problem, though less now that my stress level has gone down considerably. Mine was a mix of lactose and gluten intolerance. While I can now have some of both, the best suggestions I have are:
1. Try probiotics with a bifidobacterium strain (lactobacillus is okay, but doesn't seem to work as well) every day, or even twice a day.
2. Try to lessen your intake of uncooked milk products as well as gluten (wheat, barley, rye, spelt).

While neither of these is likely to take 100% of the problem, neither will interfere with existing meds or health issues (though I am not a doctor yadayadayadda...). I hope it helps! I do notice that, though I do not have celiac disease (yay!) I still bloat up like a blimp every time I have too much gluten, and bread is a major weakness for me now that I can eat it without being totally miserable. Good luck! (If you do want more info on this feel free to PM me as I was completely gluten free for over 6 years)

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8/22/13 10:25 A

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Dandelion root tea is supposed to be good for bloating they say it is a natural diuretic.

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8/22/13 7:32 A

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To me it sounds like either a dairy or a gluten intolerance. When I was on remicade, I developed allergies and intolerances like crazy!! Try eliminating some foods from your diet and see what happens.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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8/22/13 7:25 A

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Since i have been on methrotrexate and enbrel my stomach is so huge it's uncomfortable. Any suggestions ? I eat less but it still gets bigger . I get up that way ! emoticon emoticon

sunrise141 caption of the team GOD ANSWERS PRAYER.My first name is Vickie. Just got off of predisone have gained weight and quite logging my food but am starting back today logging what i eat and cutting down on sugar !

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