When I had my takedown, I never had a lot of gas. I did do laps around the hallway. Partly out of boredom and because I knew it helped. Definitely eat and drink, even small amounts. My problem was I became nauseous and vomited the night before I was to go home. I took in a little at a time and kept it bland and was released later that day. Since then, I’ve never had a problem eating. To be honest, I do get gas, but no real gas pains.