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How far out did u use gas x strips and how often ?

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gas lasted about two weeks for me... it was almost unbearable day 1, and by day 7 it was pretty much just an annoyance, until around 14'sh It was gone.

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Gas X strips didn't really relieve me. I found that walking was the best medicine. My gas symptoms went away within two weeks.

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I only used the gas X during the first week post op. I also just used them as needed. You will know when you need them and if they are working for you.

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My dr told me using gas x was pointless because it wasn't "that kind of gas" I tried it anyway and it did nothing. Walking works the best

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surgery on 4-11-12 and stil have gas walking helps and sometimes i have a chewable gasx. had one today

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My dr told me using gas x was pointless because it wasn't "that kind of gas" I tried it anyway and it did nothing. Walking works the best

This is exactly right (what your surgeon said). So many people get bad advice about this from their surgeons and I don't understand why. Yet 1000s of antibiotic Rxs are written for viral colds, so who knows.

Here's an explanation I've posted before:

Yes - your abdomen is filled with carbon dioxide to create a "cavity" to work in. The CO2 irritates the end of the phrenic nerve in your abdomen (near the diaphragm IIRC) and most likely causes a referred pain toward the other end near the shoulder (actually terminating on the sides of the neck, which is why you might also feel something similar to a "pinched nerve" along with the shoulder pain).

Gas-X is ingested and is not going to have any effect on surgical gas at all. It is completely ineffective outside of your intestinal tract. If it does seem to act on the surgical gas/pain, it is 100% a placebo effect.

Taking Gas-X for surgical gas pain is like putting a band-aid on your knee because your spleen is bleeding.

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