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Need some help in managing very painful gas. Have been gluten free for about six months and have had a really good response from my bowel except for this awlful gas which happens about an hour after I eat. It is really painful and I wind up going into the bathroom to try to pass some of it. Sometimes this leads to small BMs but the gas does diminish for about a half hour then its back again. Usually two or three hours after eating it goes away but then its time to eat again. I think it may be just from incomplete digestion and that my bowel hasn't totally healed yet. It is really driving me crazy. If I don't have the gas problem then I'm just waiting for it to start. It is making me miserable. Any help would be appreciated.What if this never ends? I'm at the point where I am just forcing myself to eat.

Thanks,

Barretts Mom

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Are you consuming milk? Lactose intolerance is quite common, and can cause severe gas.

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That is my symptom, and I've cut out nuts, dairy and gluten (obviously). Perhaps see what else you could cut out and see if it helps?

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That is my symptom, and I've cut out nuts, dairy and gluten (obviously). Perhaps see what else you could cut out and see if it helps?

I am already eating a very clean non processed food diet. Eating only fresh vegetables,rice meats, fresh fruit. My diet is so limited that I hate to cut out any more. Did get tested a while back and found I had multiple food sensitivities, Casin,dairy, soy yeast so I have definitely avoided them. This is so frustrating cause so many of my other symptoms have been helped by going gluten free I almost have a life back after 17 years of being in a very dark place with my "IBS" Now it is within my grasp and I just can't quite get there. I know its only been six months but in some ways these have been the hardest six months of my life. I'm definitely ready for some time where I will just be like everybody else (with the exception of not eating wheat)

Thanks for your suggestion, though

Barretts Mom

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I am already eating a very clean non processed food diet. Eating only fresh vegetables,rice meats, fresh fruit. My diet is so limited that I hate to cut out any more. Did get tested a while back and found I had multiple food sensitivities, Casin,dairy, soy yeast so I have definitely avoided them. This is so frustrating cause so many of my other symptoms have been helped by going gluten free I almost have a life back after 17 years of being in a very dark place with my "IBS" Now it is within my grasp and I just can't quite get there. I know its only been six months but in some ways these have been the hardest six months of my life. I'm definitely ready for some time where I will just be like everybody else (with the exception of not eating wheat)

Thanks for your suggestion, though

Barretts Mom

Been there. After going gluten-free for several months some other food issues popped up that I'd never noticed before, probably because I was always sick from the gluten. For me I had to cut out almonds, soy, dairy, and now...EGGS. I can handle them in recipes (small amounts), but if I cook one to eat as part of a meal I get gas and bloating. You might try taking Beano (assuming it's gluten-free...I have no idea), because it's possible your body is just reacting to the raw goodness of the veggies. Best of luck and don't give up :)

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This does happen to me, not regularly, but enough that it sounds familiar. I think I've narrowed it down to the days that I eat more nuts than other days. My guess would be something else in your diet that you eat each day. A food log may be the best way to figure it out - then remove only one item that you are eating at a time to figure it out.

I'm just over 8 months into healing and know that I still have a ways to go although I have had great improvement these past weeks.

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Sorry, Beano is not gluten free, but Gas-Ex is. I consumed a lot of that.

It is possible that your pancreas is not producing enough digestive enzymes and your food is just sitting there fermenting instead of being digested. Many of us have found help taking digestive enzymes with meals. The supplement should contain amylase, protease, lipase, bromelain, papain, and cellulase. Give it a try and see if it helps

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I think it might just be part of the healing process. I had a lot of issues with painful gas in the first 5 months or so. I haven't made any major changes in the last few months; I think these things just take time.

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I don't know if this would work for you, but I eat zucchini almost every day as a snack - and I found that if I peeled the zucchini, I would not get bloated. It is so weird, but it really stopped the excess gas. Also, when I eat beans, I cook them until they are very soft. That also seems to help.

I hope you feel better soon :)

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My gas got much worse when taking a digestive enzyme. It also caused a lot of churning and pain.

A stool sample a while back showed an abnormally low marker for pancreatic exocrine output. It also showed an over abundance of bad bacteria. Doing some research, I found out that the bacteria can actually be destroying the digestive enzymes. I started taking a very large dose of probiotics for a month. Don't know if that has cleared up the issue. I also don't know if I am producing digestive enzymes and they are being destroyed or if I am just not producing enough.

My doctor said to lay off the digestive enzymes for a while. The one I was taking included pancreatin, betaine, pepsin, ox bile extract, bromelain and papain. Am wondering if the ox bile extract was causing the problem.

Can anyone suggest a brand or type of digestive enzyme to try? I know the one I was using was gluten and yeast free.

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