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#1 Rowe2

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:02 PM

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I have a slow mobility in my digestive track unless I am hit with an occasional D episode. Just wondering if anyone has experienced shortness of breath due to trapped gas in the stomach or small intestines..I have a lot of gas from the colon. I'm IBS C/D and lean to be more constipated than D.. :(


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#2 SpAsMaN*

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:09 AM

You can use Dulcolax to empty your bowel and then you will know if the gas pressure is the culprit.I warn you tho,Dulcolax is a laxative and you can get cramps and sudden diarrhea.It happen 4-8 hours after you take it and can last for 2 days.Personally,i don't have problem with breathing and i'm Mr.gas.
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-->IBS INDUCED BY NSAIDS NAPROXEN
-->NSAIDS YOU SUCKS!!!
-Permanent discomfort/cecum&sigmoid stuck/trapped gas-
---->IBS-Type constipation normal transit time(diagnose with non-relaxing puborectalis december 2005)
--->Pubic nevralgia
***WORST PERMANENTLY SINCE RIFAXIMIN

#3 Rowe2

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:15 AM

Thanks Spasman..btw..I wish I could get in to that position on your avatar, again. This arthritis has me so stiff I do good to get up out of the floor from trying. :(

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:56 PM

Hi Rowe, sometimes the contractions can effect the diaphragm and breathing, but this might be something to mention to your doctor perhaps. Its not unheard of though.
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:25 PM

Answering you shortness of breath question...yes it can. I had that issue April/May of 2007. I didn't know what it was and it frightened me a little. I felt like I could not get a deep enough breath. It really sucked to be frank. I remember Mt biking and feeling like I could not get a deep breath. That made me aware of the sensation and it focused on it for weeks. Man it was horrible. But it passed. I have it off and on now but knowing what it is makes it easier to deal with. I have C/D with mostly C as well. I think, now I could be wrong here, it is the bloat of gas from being constipated.At least this is my experience. If you start experiencing chronic coughing or unusual pain I would get it checked out.





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