Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:23 AM
Hi Sherri-Sorry to hear you are feeling bad. It's so awful, I know because I suffer from it every day. This week has been one of the worst for me, so just know you are not alone. I get some minor relief with some otc drugs. I take Phazyme, which is like Gas-X but only stronger. When I feel awful, I take two which is the max but I usually don't get too much relief. And you can only take two a day. I have terrible C which I think contributes to mine, but I pretty much bloat after I eat anything at all. I wish I could give you more advice. You could also try activated charcoal, although again not much relief for me. I hear the air moving in my belly and like you, when I press on it it gurgles and sounds digusting.Try putting some pressure on your stomach. Lay on your side with a pillow underneath one side. Applying pressure can help get things moving around too. ALso, a heating pad can help. If you find anything that works please share. It's funny because people tend to think that bloating sounds so minor. But unless you have been bloated like us, no one understands how debilitating it can be. I would take a bad case of D anyday over it. I too have had it so bad, I felt like I couldn't breathe and wanted to go to the ER. Sometimes, just going to bed and waiting it out is all you can do. Hope you feel better soon!