Reply to "Gas, gas, gas"

First remember that you are only four months from take-down.  You're pouch is still in the process of adapting and you're still learning what you new "normal" is.  Unfortunately, it takes a while for things to ease up. (Sorry, but it took me at least a year.)

Carbs and sugars are gas promoting.  Think of sugar dissolving and feeding the bacteria in you gut.  They have a party and wallah - you have gas. I understand the need for carbs to help thicken things up, but you have to be careful because too much of a good thing is too much. You may want to start a food journal to see what types of food are affecting you the worst.

That being said, have you tried taking Gas X for the excess gas?  It has been my friend when I ate too much of something that caused painful gas.  I also take Beano before eating anything that might be questionable for gas. For example: I take it before eating any vegetable, beans, or oats.  Another thing to try is peppermint tea.  It helps me to settle things down for me.  I love sugar, so I have to be careful I don't overdo with that or I get pouchitis too.

I hope you get some other practical advice from more of our friends here. 

 

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