Reply to "Day 4 in the hospital after take down spams and no appetite"

I am over on year post op and I am still having major issues with gas. I agree that there is no medication that helps much with gas, only medications that help pass it (Simethicone aka Gas-x does not stop gas, it breaks up gas bubbles to make it pass easier). Beano only works for what it is intended for, beans and cruciferous vegetables. The only way to relieve the pain is to pass the gas and avoid gas causing foods like sugar and carbohydrates. I have been dealing with SEVERE gas problems/pains for over a year now. Also most pain meds slow down the gut and could actually be making problems worse for you. I relieve gas by laying flat on my tummy or all fours. That is the only way I can pass gas. Also, if i got a lot of painful rumbling/spasms it almost always means I have to go, even if it feels like I don't or if I just emptied. Things will get better, fried foods and anything thats hard to digest cause me problems and I avoid them. 

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