Posted 05 December 2003 - 12:51 AM
Hi Angela!The brand I use is called Pepogest, and it is available locally here through Whole Foods Market, but you probably don't have one in your area. I don't buy it in the store, though, because I can get it for so much of a discount by purchasing it online. Are there any big cities near you? If so, I would try to call around to health food stores and see if they have them. That way you could try a bottle first to see if they work for you.If not, you can always find them online. I buy mine here: http://www.seacoastvitamins.com/NaturesWay/pepogest.html
I'm sure you can purchase it at many other sites, though. At Whole Foods it is $12.99 per bottle of 60, and you can get it there for $5.99. I buy 3 or 4 bottles at the same time because shipping would get expensive if you just buy one at a time, but at first you should probably just see if it works for you...On a more embarassing note, I often have a lot of trapped gas in the morning and have trouble getting rid of it as well. When nothing else works (and when no one else is in the room), I drape myself over the arm of the couch so that my knees are on the sofa cushion and tummy is on the top of the arm. Then I let my head and arms drape over the side, which puts all the pressure on the abdomen and elevates the behind. It sounds so silly, but it does seem to work sometimes. You might want to give it a try when you're desperate and ALONE!!!
I hope you are able to find the peppermint oil, and most of all, I hope that it helps you! Maggie