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Bloated like hell! Help?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 18, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Hey!

So I have IBS-D and it's not getting better. Since a few days, I'm really bloated, it actually really really hurts. Problem: Tomorrow I'm writing my Finals, 5 hours in a small silent room with plenty other people.

Is there ANYTHING I can do? :(

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on February 19, 2013
at 12:48 PM

this is so so great! thanks :)

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on February 18, 2013
at 09:25 PM

SCD permits fruits. I would omit fruits and, in effect, go VLC for awhile. If you are not eating are and are still bloated then you should perhaps try eliminating individual foods (eg, eggs). And you might want to see a doctor and get a stool test, get tested for H. pylori, etc.

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on February 18, 2013
at 09:14 PM

not eating any of those (otherwise i wouldn't be paleo) :/

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at 09:14 PM

i'm already doing the scd but it doesn't help :/

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thanks, this is all what i'm already doing :/

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on February 18, 2013
at 08:41 PM

I wouldn't eat anything if I was that bloated. Obviously, your gut is very angry so adding food won't help.

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on February 19, 2013
at 02:17 PM

Bluekitty, have you looked into FODMAP intolerance?

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on February 19, 2013
at 11:09 AM

Drink lots of water. Sounds counter-productive in IBS-D but helps to speed things up a bit and clean out the gut quicker than drinking little water or no water. On days when it's too bad just don't eat. It was difficult for me to identify my triggers initially, so I just stopped eating. It solved the immediate problem of gas and bloating, as long as I was filling up on water.

After your exams limit the different types of food you consume. Then start re-introducing them one by one. I lived on only oatmeal for the first five days! I found out that I'm intolerant to most veg so now I 'drink' my veg in the form of green powder and red powder. These are also low carb when mixed with water but I prefer to mix them with peach juice, or apricot juice with a little water because they add flavour.

Also, for the immediate relief of bloating, I add a tablespoon of organic cider vinegar to an eight ounce glass of water and drink that about three times a day. This works almost immediately so you'll probably only have to do it a day or two. Although there is not enough information on the internet about consuming too much apple cider vinegar, I grew up in the Caribbean and we would add about a tablespoon of it to an onion and garlic based fresh pepper sauce that we ate everyday with our meals. This allows you to eat all the chilli peppers you want without suffering from heartburn. (I started suffering from IBS-D when I moved away).

Initially, upon the advice of my doctor I was taking a lot of supplements including fiber. Now however, the only thing I'm still taking is acidophilus lactobacillus. With IBS-D your body either gets rid of this bacteria too quickly, or does not produce enough of it. I still get infrequent attacks from time to time, but they are nowhere near as severe as in the beginning.

These are the things that worked for me. Good luck on finding what will work for you.

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on February 19, 2013
at 12:48 PM

this is so so great! thanks :)

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on February 19, 2013
at 12:31 AM

I would recommend you fast until your finals are over. Gas is created in your gut through fermentation of undigested food. A certain level of gas is normal, but constipation could be worsening it, for instance. After the fast you may want to consider some drastic measures, to be discussed with your doctor. From a course of wide scope antibiotics followed by serious amounts of probiotic foods to gastric cleanses (enemas with stripping agents), etcetera. It's not paleo, but as far as i know paleo people didn't have the broken intestinal flora we modern humans have.

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on February 18, 2013
at 04:13 PM

Lactose intolerance, gluten-intolerance, fructose malabsorption, alot of different food intolerances could cause it. You should do some elimination diets to try to figure it out.

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on February 18, 2013
at 09:14 PM

not eating any of those (otherwise i wouldn't be paleo) :/

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on February 18, 2013
at 04:06 PM

When you are done with exams (sorry, no quick fix) take a look at the GAPS diet or Specific Carbohydrate Diet to end this IBS for good and feel better all the time, even in stressful situations.

75d65450b6ff0be7b969fb321f1200ac

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on February 18, 2013
at 09:25 PM

SCD permits fruits. I would omit fruits and, in effect, go VLC for awhile. If you are not eating are and are still bloated then you should perhaps try eliminating individual foods (eg, eggs). And you might want to see a doctor and get a stool test, get tested for H. pylori, etc.

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on February 18, 2013
at 09:14 PM

i'm already doing the scd but it doesn't help :/

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on February 18, 2013
at 09:00 AM

Avoid chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, carbonated drinks, the artificial sweetener sorbitol (found in sugarless gum and mints), and fructose (the simple sugar found in honey and many fruits). These can worsen diarrhea symptoms. Your eating history can help you determine if any of these are triggers for your symptoms. Good sources of soluble fiber include oat bran, barley, the flesh of fruit (as opposed to the skin), and navy, pinto, and lima beans. Drink Plenty of Water for IBS. Espeacially barley water.It is very good in this case. Have plenty of yogurt containing active bacteria, such as acidophilus

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on February 18, 2013
at 09:02 AM

thanks, this is all what i'm already doing :/

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