Dealing With The Pain Of Bloating

I've was diagnosed with gp in June of 09 after 5 yrs of nausea, vomiting, and the pain usually associated with gp.  I am currently taking Zegrid and it has help quite a bit.  I only eat small meals and make sure that I take my vitamins.  I've lost weight in my legs, hips, arms, neck....everywhere except my stomach.  I stay bloated all the time.  I usually look like I'm about 6-7 mths pregnant.  It's horrible and the tightness hurts.  On days that I seem to empty my bowels completly, I don't feel as bloated.  But, as it takes so long for the food to digest, I don't empty all the time.  I haven't been able to control the bloating.  Does anyone else suffer from this....if so what have you found that works.

mtngirl51 mtngirl51
46-50, F
2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

Has your doctor said anything about SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)? My doc put me on a VSL#3, a high powered probiotic. That plus the liquid diet helps the bloat and pain a lot.<br />
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I have suffered from bloating for years. I found that avoiding dairy help(I mix dairy with an addition protein when I do have it). I also have found taking an epson salt bath helps.