gas pressure/bloating never ending

I experience gas pressure/bloating whether I eat or not. I chew gasx like candy not help. I take double doses of miralax 2x a day and double the max dose of MOM 2x a day and I still can't completely empty my bowels. I wil go a little bit here and there for like a week then stop completely for days on end back to going a little bit here and there, just a vicious cycle. The problem is this causes my j-tube to feel like it is being pulled tight which causes pain. One minute I feel fine the next minute I can't walk due to pain. I am so frustrated and right now feel like ripping out my j-tube.

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Hi~
I unfortunately have the same problem...
Miralax seems to work pretty mimally. I often find I have to rely on suppositories when things get real uncomfortable to "re-start" my system in to some type of order.
The other med if you can take pills that might help with making you be more "regular" is senokot. You probably would want to check with your doc first and do just the senokot or miralax and not both. (Usually I do one or the other) Senokot does work by causing intestinal contractions, so it can be a little strange with being tube fed.
I don't know how to get rid of the gas and the bloating other than to try and get more regular, which seems so hard to do with such a poor diet and being tub-fed.
Do you take a stool softener daily as well?
Good luck - it's a frustrating issue
Reni

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I have a MAJOR issue with this aswell, the gas builds up so bad i have very bad gas pains but cannot pass or even go to the bathroom most days even tho it feels like i really have to. Then somedays it all comes out, then goes back to major constipation again. This only started 2 months ago so im thinking its something else new aside from the GP. But i find mornings is when it ALL ( air) comes out but it just builds and builds from noon thru the night, very uncomfortable. even sipping water, or eating nothing gives me gas now. UGH but i see my GI next week and im hoping it can be fixed by antibiotics or something SOON!

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That is me too one day it all comes out then back to major constipation. Since my stomach does not work pills take too long to digest. I have to crush them and put them in my j-tube. No I don't take stool softener because my GI doc feels it won't help. The other issue is I have colonic inertia therefore stuff just sits in my colon fermenting and building up gas. A few weeks ago I called my GI doctor and they squeezed me the nurse practitioner who felt I had SIBO and put me on medication for 7 days. I felt fine but a few days later was back to where I started.

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That is what i am hoping i have just SIBO and not some other damage to my intestines also now...im also hoping my GI will just put me on antibiotics and not make me do that hydrogen test first, Yuck! ....

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I have an appt on the 23rd and going to let them know that issue persists to see if they will put me back on the med or give me an antibiotic.

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I have digestive issues and candida (a yeast overgrowth) is a big cause and I also have went gluten free in the last couple months and has helped with the gas, bloating, reflux. I also use Natural Calm magnesium which helps the bowels and a great calmness for anxiety. Yeast and gluten play havoc on the body.

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Oh and a good probiotic and digestive enzyme might help as well. It helps breakdown foods/proteins etc. As my body doesn't absorb nutrition as well due to my digestion.

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HAVE YOU TRIED MAGNESIUM CITRATE--IT IS CARBONATED SO I WOULD LET IT GET FLAT FIRST. MY DOCTOR HAD ME DOING A COCKTAIL OF MIRALAX AND MILK OF MOM, BUT HAVE FOUND THE MIRALAX DOESN'T DO MUCH. SO I GO THROUGH A LOT OF MILK OF MAG AND I HAVE THE MAG CITRATE.
WHEN THINGS ARE REALLY BAD WE USE SUGAR. SUGAR LEADS TO DUMPING IN ME. SO MY DOCTOR WILL HAVE ME DO A CHOCOLATE MILK SHAKE--BUT IT WILL RESULT IN POOP. BUT I CANNOT DO IT IF I'M ALONE AND HE REALLY DOESN'T LIKE TO DO IT IF I'M NOT IN THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE MY BLOOD SUGAR BOTTOMS OUT BIG TIME. BUT I'D RATHER PASS OUT IN THE BATHROOM THAN GET ANOTHER OBSTRUCTION.
THE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH SIBO AND ANTIBIOTICS, IS THE ANTIBIOTICS SEEM TO BE NEVER ENDING AND MY LIST OF ANTIBIOTICS I CAN TAKE FOR ANYTHING IS GETTING SHORTER AND SHORTER DUE TO REACTIONS. FRUSTRATING

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What kind or band of probiotics are you guys taking? im really scared to try them, my GI told me to start align months ago but i read about horrible reactions of upset stomachs and vomiting from it, and there is no way i want to feel worse than i already do... do you have to get used to them first or something? I figure its worth a try at this point.

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I take some natural ones through a local health food store. They are gentle and don't cause me any irritation. I wouldn't let the fear stop you. Just think if you could start feeling somewhat better. Your digestive tract needs good bacteria in it to function. I also take digestive enzymes to help breakdown food. Natural supplements typically don't cause those kind of reactions if you take the recommended dosage. Meds typically cause those reactions.

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Would a J-G tube be helpful so you can vent you stomach? It may also be your formula as well. A dairy-free, gluten- free formula may help. They can both cause horrible gas and inflammation even if you aren't technically allergic to them. And us GP'ers and any digestive sufferers are very sensitive so I feel your pain.

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sorry to hear that I kind of know what you are going through I get so distended I look six months pregnant Im to the point of not eating at all it only makes it worse!! I really have no hope of getting better and am very depressed because of it I've had all these tests and they have got some diagnoses for me but this won't go away no matter what I do!

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The formula I am on is lactose free and gluten free.

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I have mild gastroparesis and taking Donperidone. I started drinking plexus slim the pink drink and it makes me feel so good so I added the priobodic and bioclense and have gone from stomach ache everyday and gas and bloating. It was just a cycle but since I've been on plexus slim I have no pain in stomach and no gas and bloating. I finally feel normal again. Plexus slim has also helped tremendously with my fibromaligia pain. Plexus makes pobio 5 (probiodics) I take 4 pills a day and plexus bioclense and i take 4 pills a day and it allows me to have bowl movement everyday. Something I never had ever in my life. Try plexus it's a miracle!

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