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What do you guys use for gas and gas pains? I can't find anything over the counter that I like. I finally got the diarrhea stopped, but I still have bloating and gas--sometimes with severe gas pains. Is this normal? Also, is it just a normal symptom of IBS or could it be the food I eat? I don't really eat anything that is normally known to cause gas pains (like ethnic foods). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
 

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Hi ?Jesse. SIBO has been linked to IBS. Read this thread I compiled about SIBOhttp://ibsgroup.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/743...410589#23410589It leads to bloating because of all that extra gas load which the system handles and IBS'ers don't handle even normal gas loads very well.Also many times lactose and fructose intolerance is due to SIBO, so even tough it seems to be food related it is actually a bacterial overgrowth problem. By the way these bacteria which overgrow in the small intestine are not pathogenic- they are just normal bacteria which normally reside in the colon which sort of reflux back into the small intestine perhaps due to an incompetent valve at the junction. This SIBO being related is a pretty recent discovery - you can read about this relationship herehttp://ibsgroup.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/43110261/m/485103561I find Extra Strength Gas-X chewables very helpful for reducing flatulence but it doesn't seem to work for everyone. Also Pepto Bismol and Devrom are good for odor. I have tried Pepto but not Devrom.
 
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