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I'm taking GasX strips and a heating pad with me..Some say the strips work, some don't. Most say a heating pad does help. But more importantly to walk walk walk. :)

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And that is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!

OMG!! The gas is SO FRIGGEN HORRIBLE!!! At least it was for me! I was miseralbe from the time I woke up (MONDAY EVENING 5/9) until yesterday!! Nothing really helps!! They say walking does, but it didn't. Gas-X doesn't, bean-o doesn't. NOTHING!! Only time.

I seriously hurt so bad that I could not take a deep breath. I felt as if it was under my ribs and I kept getting hiccups and was about to cry. It was the worst ever!! THat was really the only side effect I had tho, so I can't complain too much! I didn't get the nausea and vomiting that other's do. I couldn't even stand up straight because it hurt so bad.

I did get diahreah last night which I think helped break it up. I tooted loud and hard this morning (TMI I KNOW) and felt like I lost 20 lbs!! It was such a relief!! I still have some sharp pains in the front, but nothing like I did.

I feel 300 times better! It does only last about 3 days tho, if that makes you feel better!!

I begged my Dr. for something and he told me to walk and there wasn't anything to help me! So, Best of luck to you. It does suck and nothing to prevent it!

Kelly ;)

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There are 2 kinds of Gas pains after surgery. One being from the CO gas they use to expand the surgical field with. That pain takes time and movement to go away, Gaxex will not help.

Then about the end of day 2 or beginning of day three you start getting real gas pain from your bowels just starting to wake back up and from the liquids you take in and swallowed air, now that part Gas X will help with! Take it with, it can hurt you and just may help here an there.

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The surgical gas pain was just awful. The Gas-X strips did nothing for me. I just had to walk and move and put a heating pad on as often as possible.

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I actually took the gas-x ultra strength gel tablets- that worked, and oddly enough the pain medicine that I was prescribed helped. Those were the only two things that helped me sleep through the night cause the gas pain was horrible! My gas pains lasted for 2 weeks and gas x and whatever that pain medicine is called were my bestfriends!

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I didn't have problems with gas in the hospital until I laid my bed back to go to sleep that night and was overcome with horrible pain in my shoulders. Couldn't hardly push the button to call the nurse. I would recommend keeping your bed more upright as this really helped me. I repeat DO NOT PUT YOUR BED BACK!!!

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They made me keep my bed at a 45 degree angle the whole time I was in the hospital and the CO gas pain was minimal and only lasted about a day. Much better then when I had my gallbladder out, that was miserable. The extra strength GasX strips worked for me after I got home, they also gave a liquid while in the hospital for gas, it helped some. Some of the other discomfort you feel is from esophageal spasms when it gets mad because it can't move things into your swollen stomach very fast. They can give you something for this too, and it helps. Good luck with your surgery.

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