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wintersky

Need Something To Relieve Gas.. Constipated...

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Hi everyone.. I am new here.. and self diagnosing becasue i have most of the symptoms I read here... I have just started this past monday.. gluten free and dairy free diet.. to relieve my pain in my lower left side/front.. I can tell it is gas bubbles.. they gurle and occassionly I can pass the gas.. sorry but i must be descriptive... I used to take exlax or stool softeners to help me go but i think i read that i shouldn't.. I eat salad about every day.. oil and red vinegar... I have fruit for breakfast, and I am taking lactobacillus chewables to help repair my insides ..( the pharmacist said that was a probotics, not the brand name..) and eat meat and veggies for dinner.. last 2 nights I had 1/2 bak pot.. I did not go today in the past i would only go 1 time a day.. if i skipped a day i would get like this all cramped up and miserable.. what can I do?? does prunes work?? is there something that works without fail that i won't become dependant on til my system is working better???

I have also put off going to the dr.s til I try this diet for a couple of weeks... to see if i get relief... I am kinda scared to see if I have damage... can my sysmptoms tell me how if any damage has been done??

so many questions..sorry... what else is really good at repairing the gut..no dairy either tho, please... I got soem cod liver oil capsules.. I read they were supposed to be good.. the ingred do not list any forms of gluten, and no phone #.. should they be ok??

I hope anyone can help.. thanks..Kim

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I will suggest a probiotic (bio-k makes a dairy and gluten free one that I use and love).

Definitely eat prunes - that is a great idea. Try eating higher fibre foods, too. What's your diet like? Are you making sure to eat a lot of fibre?

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I will suggest a probiotic (bio-k makes a dairy and gluten free one that I use and love).

Where can I get bio-k?? thanks..Kim... my diet is fruit..bananas and an orange or 1/2 cantelope, lunch is salad with beans or meat... oil and red vinegar.. snack is apple, tortilla chips, slasa sometimes.. then dinner meat and a veggie.. snack .. grapes or carrots.. boring huh??? i am afraid to eat much else.. :huh:

kim

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activated charcoal works really good if you can get it!

I second that! Charcoal capsules are great! For milder cases, I've tried chewing on a teaspoon or so of fennel seeds, which works ok but charcoal's better.

Also, I try to have a cup or two of pure peppermint tea each day, (just pure dried peppermint, about a tablespoon, steeped for 10 minutes in boiled water. Remove the soggy peppermint, drink the tea:)

I'm not sure this helps with gas relief, per se, but I think it helps aid digestion so that gas is less of a problem when it does come on.

Also, for really bad gas pains and no relief at hand, try bending over (gently) from the waist a few times, this helps to expel it. Also, gentle but firm pressure with your (flat) hand from the top of your ribcage down to the top of your pelvic region will help to expel it. As unpleasant as it might be, you want, ultimately, to get the gas OUT. :):)

AQ

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Where can i get charcoal capsules? I have been using splenda in my coffee in the am so I will switch to sugar... I love an occassional diet soda(d. coke or d. pepsi.. not good for me with this type of condition? thanks..Kim :blink:

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Pumpkin is good for the intestines!

We use pure pumpkin (not pie filling pumpkim with added sugar etc) in dogs when they have diarrhea or constipation - workes nice and is natural!

We add about a tbsp of pumpkin to their food twice a day - that would be for 20 - 40 lb dog, we double it ( 2 tbsp) for 40 -70 and 70 + , we give 3 tbsp in a.m. and 2 at night.

I havent tried it myself so dont know the palatability for people LOL.

I know Australians use a lot of pumpkin - maybe someone from there could add a recipe ( ? )

Sandy

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wintersky,

You can get activated charcoal capsules at GNC for $6.99/100 ($5.49 w/Gold Card). Puritan's Pride (you can find them online) also carries it for a reasonable price.

Probably lots of other places carry it as well, these are just two I know for sure.

AQ

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I would definitely stay away from the artificial sweeteners for the time being. I can't do Splenda, nutrasweet or Sweet & Low b/c they all cause horrible gas pains & gas. At first I thought it was the carbonation, but I tried drinking Crystal Light (nutrasweet) and iced tea with splenda or sweet & low.

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