GAS

I have had my pouch for nearly two years and take Fibercon and up to 8 Imodium daily.  I still have a lot of gas that hurts because I cannot safely pass gas without getting to the toilet.  I have taken Metamucil it does not seem to work any better for me.  I get so uncomfortable because I am making the gas stay in until I get to a restroom. Does anyone have advice?

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Matt, have you reduced gassy foods from your diet? Have you tried Beano when you eat cruciferous vegetables? Have you tried reducing or eliminating the fiber, at least as an experiment? Have you tried substituting a very different kind of fiber (e.g. Benefiber)? Have you tried a probiotic? Have you discussed the possibility of SIBO with your GI doctor?

Don’t do all of these at once. Try one thing at a time, and be patient.

I found that Metamucil gave me horrid gas. I now take plan psyllium husks, but take a gas reducer (like Beano) with it. Anytime I think I may eat something that might cause gas, I take a couple of the gas reducer tablets.  (They work like Beano, but are just a store brand and usually cheaper.) Someone on this forum recommended a charcoal supplement, but I've never tried it.  

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