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Old 11-18-2002, 03:20 PM   #1
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About once every few months I get these terrible stomach pains and bloating. I don't know how to relieve the pain at all. Although the pain tends to occur at the very beginning of a meal (even if I have only had a bite of food) I can't seem to attribute it to any particular foods, dairy, etc. At its worst, it often has me doubled over in pain and takes hours or up to a day to completely go away. The days I am in pain I can't focus on anything else. I have tried Gas-X, Maalox, Tums, etc. and nothing relieves the pain or pressure. Sometimes lying down with a heating pad on my stomach helps, but that is not always an option. I think it is just gas, but I am not sure. The pain and bloating are my only symptoms. FYI: I am 25 yrs. old.

Can anyone recommend tips, advice or an over the counter or at home remedy??? Please advise!

 
Old 11-18-2002, 06:06 PM   #2
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Try using good old bicarbanate of soda aka baking soda in water. The directions for how much to use should be on the box some place.

 
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Old 11-20-2002, 07:29 AM   #3
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Thanks! I once tried 2 doses of Extra-Strength Alka Seltzer and it worked pretty well. (That is sodium bicarbonate,too.) Other times, it didn't work at all!

 
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I almost forgot one other suggestion. You may want to try charcoal tablets/capsules as those can be helpful too. 7-up is also good for helping to bring up gas if you drink it straight down and not just sip it slowly.

 
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Thanks...and, again, I neglected to mention that I have tried those too! They work well, it's just that I recently had a huge bloating/stomach pain attack where both the Alka Seltzer AND charcoal tablets didn't work. That is what ultimately drove me to write to this message board.

Please keep the tips going!

 
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