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@faithful55

Hi Helen,
I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing these issues. I do experience the same but mine is due to my Nissen Fundoplication (wrap) for Gerd. Because of my wrap, I do get a lot of bloating and distention. What I have done to alleviate some of the discomfort is to remove gaseous foods from my diet and high sugar content like in sweets. I had a food allergy test that did reveal some foods that were adding to my problem so I removed them. I did some research on the web for herbal remedies that remove gas. I found that DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice) helps to remove gas. I began taking it and it has reduced the gases in my colon and bloating in my stomach. For my situation, I don't believe that Gerd was my main issue, but at that time in the 90's it was the remedy for anything that looked like Gerd. I am getting my wrap reversed next week and pray that this is the end of the road for this problem. May the Lord bless you and give you guidance. Have a blessed day.

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I have the same problem with gas, bloating and distention and have tried numerous things with no success. I hope that trying the DGL works for you. I am going to try it as well. Blessings on both of you.

Hello @faithful55
I’m sorry to hear your having these problems. I’ve slso started a chat “exhausted with digestive issues”. I’ve had many surgeries and issues. Lots of SBO due to scar tissue. This last one has myself and my doctors stumped. I have been severely bloated and my stomach is bruising (didn’t know that was a thing) nothing is working. I’ve started Physical Therapy for PFD and massage to get my insides moving to help with the bloating. I’ve had all the laxatives, I barely eat, constantly in pain and uncomfortable. Have you ever thought of acupuncture Or anything like that? I have tests the rest of this month and then I’m looking for “ alternative healing methods” I’m willing to try anything and it can’t hurt. I’ll let you know if the acupuncture helps at all. It’s one thing walking around with a big belly when I was pregnant, now it’s just wrong and painful.
Good luck to you 😊

Wow! Finally someone who has the same issues! I had my hiatal hernia surgery with Nissen Funoplication in July. A third of my stomach was in my chest. While those symptoms disappeared, I am now so constipated.Miralax wasn't working. Dr, prescribed Lactulose. Even at 4x a day, it isn't working. I git horribly bloated and so gaseous, my hubby won't sit in the same room. I am taking ducolax about 2x a week to clean out my bowels. How did you get your dr. to agree to reverse the Nissen Fundoplication? Does insurance pay for it?

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