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I think pretty much ALL of us (meaning D and C types) experience bad bloating from time to time. I've been able to prevent it from occuring as frequently by simply avoiding things containing high fructose corn syrup, but it still gets me once in awhile.Does anyone have any good remedies for at least reducing the bloating when it occurs?Or any other clear bloating trigger foods for anyone?I honestly think bloating is my least favorite of the symptoms because it messes with my breathing and I REALLY hate that!!!
 

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I have never found anything to help with the bloating. I'm a "C" type and even if I have the "c" under control, I still have the bloat. Some days are worse than others, but I don't think it has anything to do with what I eat or don't eat. A couple of weeks ago, I ate exactly the same things for (4) days in a row. Two days I was very bloated and 2 days I wasn't....so I can't Figure it out. Sorry, I don't have remedies, but definte "trigger" foods for me are broccoli, brussel sprouts, all dairy products, especially ice cream. If I eat one dish of ice cream, my stomach blows up like a watermelon. I agree with you, the bloating is the worst.....extreeeeeeeeeemely uncomfortable.Rose
 

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Ask your doctor about Creon.
 

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flux--You mentioned that Creon stuff before and it is an enzyme combo, right? I tried a some enzymes OTC called Rezyme and some from my MD that I think were called Vitalzymes (which I think is very similar to the Creon in terms of contents...though perhaps not in terms of quanity of the various contents. Anyway, neither seemed to work tremendous miracles, though the Rezyme did seem to help me "bounce back" more quickly from attacks--not enough to justify the price, however.Are there specific guidelines for using these that I should've been following which would've increased effectiveness?
 

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I started taking acidophulis with FOS pills about 6 months ago. I take two every night with my dinner and it has helped my bloating a lot. The bottle says to take two every morning after breakfast but the only meal I eat is dinner so I take it then and it has helped me. I don't even know if it is used to help bloating but I stated taking it to help keep the good bacteria and flora in my intestines healthy and this has just been a wonderful side effect I guess. Maybe you should give it a try, I don't think there is any danger in taking this. Loretta
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried acidophilous with little effect other than increasing the "D" symptoms in the past, but I was also screwing around with other supplements, so perhaps it is worth another shot.Also, I really took stock of what I ate this week and I realized that I usually have a max of 1 lettuce salad a week and this week I have had 3 already! Raw veggies are usually a little rough on me in that respect, so backing-off should help I suppose.
 

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Creon has been tested. I wouldn't assume any other enzyme preparation would work. In fact, Creon is specially designed so it opens up in the duodenum and with creon you know what you are getting. It is perfectly possible that what you tried contained too little enzyme.
 
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Pancrease is used to help with digestion of proteins, starches and fats. It is used to treat pancreatic enzyme deficiency. Generically, it is called Pancrelipase. Other brand names include Creon, Pancrease MT, Viokase and Ultrase. Look up Pancrease in your pill guide.
 

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Question for Flux. Can Creon be bought over the counter at a health food store or do you need a prescription?Question for Loretta. What is the difference between the Acidophilous w FOS and Acidophilous w/pectin??Thanks,Rose
 

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Creon requires a prescription.FOS are sugars that contain fructose monosacchrides. Pectin is form of cellulose that contains various different monosacchrides.
 
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