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I am 3 1/2 weeks out from surgery. Initially had bad gas for 6 days then it quieted down and all has been good until 3 days ago. I had my usual Decaf chai tea with Protein Powder went walking, got into my car and went into the worst, painful gas attack I have had in a long time. I took gas ex and pepcid and went to sleep, felt better when I woke up, Was fine the next day but it happened again today, I burped and expelled gas anyway I could and it reduced where I could drive but then flared up again. I have been sick and exhausted all day, gas finally went away, with gas ex and zantac. I am still really gassy, burpy and farty, and have not had any desire to eat. I thought the gas was over after 6 days now it seems to have come back with a vengence.Anyone else had this bad of gas?

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Yup, just had a bout yesterday. This is not your common heartburn, it's frantic. All else fades from care but getting relief.

I hit Gas-X, Tums, and milk most of the time. Sometimes I just eat something and it goes away. I also force myself to burp, swallowing air and expelling it hoping some of the trapped gas will go with it. Sometimes nothing seems to work but time.

I am glad it doesn't happen often. It seldom goes on more than a couple hours at most.

What brings it on for me? An empty stomach, rice, too much coffee I think but sometimes I can't trace it back to what I ate. Stress can be a factor, too.

I am following this thread with you hoping some forumites have workable solutions.

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Gmanbat,You hit it right on the nail, all else fades, but getting relief. I woke up this morning with the same pain. I am going back to work,this coming week, and I am wondering if it is the stress. Will take an ativan and see if it goes away. My other thought is maybe I am forming a whey allergy. All I know is I want it go go away now.Thank you for helping me feel better, that nothing is seriously wrong with me. Congratulations on your 130 lb weight loss, I hope to follow in this footstep, just not the gas one.

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Yes, I'm miserable with gas symptoms. I did get some Pepcid AC today. I think that helped some. Before that I've had to take a pain pill a couple of times. This has been going on for a week.

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