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Old 08-15-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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I need relief from trapped gas

I had a Lithotripsy 3 weeks ago to pulverize a kidney stone. Since then, I still have trapped gas in my stomach, ribs and back. It's so uncomfortable. I'm drinking fennel tea and taking peppermint/ginger capsules. That helps a little bit, but I need something better. I didn't think it was possible to still have pain from a procedure done 3 weeks ago, but my friend's father had a Lithotripsy a month ago, and he isn't feeling well either. I do have a history of IBS/C. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

 
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Re: I need relief from trapped gas

Along with what Katee suggested, I'd get some good probotics in your system and enzymes, trapped gas is sometimes related to good bacteria or enzymes needed.

 
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Re: I need relief from trapped gas

Thanks guys.

 
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Re: I need relief from trapped gas

gonna sound like a simple solution but who knows if it will help...

lay on your stomach.. pull your knees up to your chest (like your kneeling with your butt on your heels and your chest on your knees) and stretch your arms over up along the floor above your head...

its how i get rid of trapped gas and how my husband did when he had his surgery

 
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Thanks Vanima. I'll try that.

To drs, I've tried Enzymatic pearls which did nothing and Culturelle which also did nothing. I don't have a clue which probiotic to try next. Any recommendations? Do the Digestive Advantage products help? I've been taking Citrucel twice a day and still manage to be constipated. I'm so tired of dealing with all of this.

 
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Re: I need relief from trapped gas

flaxseed oil? I dont know how a probiotic would help this. I would first make sure my bowel was ok. Then I would try flaxseed and you can take a pectin capsule.Drink a lot of cold water and Good luck. During this time until your bowel returns to normal it would probably be a good idea not toeat refined or processed foods or a lot of carbonated beverages Probably stay away from heavy meals and meat because it is hard to digest.

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Re: I need relief from trapped gas

Hope it's not too late to make a recommendatio here. If you ever have trapped gas again, get some activated charcoal tabs or capsules. It works like magic. You'll be pleasantly surprised
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Re: I need relief from trapped gas

Hey Chill:

Thanks for the info. I don't need it now, but I recommended active charcoal to a friend of mine who's having surgery next week. Thanks again for posting.

 
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Re: I need relief from trapped gas

RefluxAway from NaturalCare helped me a lot. It's partly homeopathic.

 
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Along with what Katee suggested, I'd get some good probotics in your system and enzymes, trapped gas is sometimes related to good bacteria or enzymes needed.
I agree, if you have trapped gas you need digestive enzymes. The real question is, what is causing your gas. Do you get bloated, as well as gassy? Have you thought about making a log of what foods cause these symptoms.

I would suggest taking Enzymatic Therapy's digestive enzymes (there are various types, depending on the type of foods you consume) and the probiotics. When you took the probiotic, did you take it first thing in the morning, prior to food? The enzymes should be taken after your meals; however you can take them prior, if preferred.

 
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