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Backed up gas?

Stivkinh
Stivkinh

So this might be a bit of a strange one, has anyone had backed up gas? I’m not sure that’s the correct term but google liked it. I’ve had chest pains for the last 4 days, I’ve also had a stabbing pain in my back. I have had these pains before, before my CAD diagnosis and my two stents. Sorry to be graphic but they ease off after a visit to the toilet. I done a bit of searching today and backed up gas can cause all the symptoms I’m having and they are similar to the symptoms my blocked artery was giving me. I’ve ordered some peppermint tablets, worth a try I figure.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?

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I have Diverticulitis, which can be exacerbated by some commonly prescribed heart meds. i.e. Omeprazole

Stivkinh
Stivkinh
in reply to iandeare

I will look that up, thanks for the info.

Graphic!!?? I had to apologise to the whole room after eating dinners laid flat on my back and meds change caused a week of vacating air....! So uncomfortable lol.

Stivkinh
Stivkinh
in reply to Ginger1971

Haha! I think I need to try that!

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star

You mentioned previously you were on a plant based diet. If this is a fairly recent change it.can take a time to adapt!

Stivkinh
Stivkinh
in reply to MichaelJH

I’ve been on that diet for 4 months or so and I’ve had these pains before, before the diet. I’m connecting the dots and I know it’s anecdotal but it does seem to fit the bill. I am also lactose intolerant so food allergies are a real possibility. Thanks for the reply Michael.

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star
in reply to Stivkinh

Some years ago I felt I had food allergies but after getting nowhere with my GP had tests done privately. I was absolutely fine with the usual suspects (gluten, dairy, eggs, etc.) but off the scale with MSG and soya. There are other foods I also have to avoid but not really relevant here. The MSG was no surprise as I had been hospitalised after eating Chinese so just avoid it. Soya made sense when I was told and explained some unpleasant events.

I recommend you go for allergy tests. My incidence of stomach events dropped right down afterwards.

Stivkinh
Stivkinh
in reply to MichaelJH

Where did you go? That’s interesting.

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star
in reply to Stivkinh

Try your GP first as they are more sympathetic to allergies these days. If no joy I know Spire offer private testing. Mine was arranged by an independent health food shop but unfortunately not many exist these days having been displaced by Holland and Barrett whose main aim is to shift goods!

Try Cambridge Nutrition Sciences... I took one of their test 2 years ago and discovered MILK to be my culprit. 30 years of stomach problems solved with a test that including P&P was £66 and took 40 minutes to do in my kitchen. Absolute heaven since and do check drugs... loads are full of hidden lactose.

Indegestion/heartburn usually only happens when I've missed reading food labels now... if eating pre-prepared/processed foods I eat lots of vegan products as they definitely contain no milk.

Good luck.

Hi, I will definitely look into that. I used to take neurophen when lactose gave me a headache till I noticed they were coated in lactose!!

I’m dairy free and plant based so I hope it’s not a food allergy, I will have nothing left.

Thanks for the reply, appreciate it.

I have had the backed up gas after recent stay in hospital and lying down a lot of the day and night,The other day the pain was all round my shoulder blade in my back and went up into my neck and jaw,so I thought maybe I was having a heart attack,but I had this before and it turned out to be trapped wind,and after much burping pain was relieved,but this time I couldnt seem to burp no matter how much fiz I drank ,so I tried WINDEAZE tabs,they didnt work straight away but after about 3 days it cleared.It is unbelievable just how much trapped wind hurts.

Stivkinh
Stivkinh
in reply to junik53

Yeah, if I’m right then the pain is very harsh. If I hadn’t had my stents fitted I’d be less worried but every little niggle seems like the end of the world. I get the pain in my back too, a stabbing pain. If the peppermint tablets don’t work I will give the WINDEAZE a go, thanks for the tip.

Sorry to hear of your plight, gas can be very uncomfortable if that’s what it is. Have you mentioned this to your doctor? It might be worth doing so. I had severe bloating and a Helicobactor bacteria was the culprprit. I am also lactose intolerant and it’s amazing to find most medications contain lactose, it’s hidden in food products too so maybe that‘s an issue.

Peppermint tea, sipping hot water and plenty of gentle exercise will help to releave pain and wind. Personally, I take a spoonfull of Optifibre, a plant based product which helps to support the working of the colon. However, movement is key, good luck.

Hidden
Hidden

Peppermint tea, colpermin - available OTC and Fibrogel are my friends as I have diverticulosis as well as heart issues

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