• bella bella
    May 22, 2009
    Medicines to relieve gas and bloating around my period?
    bella bella
    May 22, 2009

    I have tried over the counter gas meds; doctors suggested digestive health pills which does not help.  It is not the food I eat because one day I will feel fine and the next I will eat the same thing and get gas along with a lot of bloating.  Any suggestions?

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  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    May 22, 2009
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    May 22, 2009

    Hi Bella,

     

    One thing I want to say right up front is that I am not a doctor, but I am wondering about this symptom of yours. Have you ever been diagnosed with irritable bowel disorder or anything like that?

     

    Have you had a gynecological exam lately, including a pelvic exam?  Do you have any other symptoms going on?

     

    I am going to give you the following link, not to scare you but just to give you information.  Persistent bloating and gas could, in some cases, signal something more serious.  Just to be sure, go see your gynecologist and get a full check up.  Most likely your symptoms are not anything serious but I would feel very badly not giving you this information just in case.

     

    Thank you for your question.  Please let us know how you are doing.

     

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    • bella
      May 22, 2009
      bella
      May 22, 2009

      Thank you so much for a response.  I have just had a full pelvic exam and no history of ovarian cancer.  This only happens before my period...I have read this sympton as one of the top 10 signs of menopause. so i am chalking that up to that since I have never had any problems with pap results or any kind of family history.  Other symptoms are some ansomia, tired, not feeling like myself at times, sometimes a little moody.  I feel the body has changed in the past 5-7 years now.  Just wondering if there is something I can do or take to relieve some of the bloating and gas during this time of the month.

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    • Merely Me
      May 23, 2009
      Merely Me
      Health Guide
      May 23, 2009

      Hi again

       

      Oh I am so relieved to hear that you have been checked out for these more serious things. 

       

      Well gas and bloating can be taken care of!

       

      Here is an article which states ten ways to help with this problem.

       

      One of the recommendations is to use products like Phazyme and Gas-X  which contain simethicone to break up gas bubbles.

      Yoga is also a wonderful activity that can help these symptoms:

      Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

       

       

      Thank you for writing back!

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