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Trapped gas after surgery

I had surgery on Monday feeling a lot better just a bit sore but I'm in so much pain with my shoulders and neck any remedy to get rid of the trapped gas?

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Peppermint tea and just gently walking around helped me. Hope you start to feel better soon. X

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I read on here about sleeping sat up will help with gas which I could imagine would feel uncomfortable! Mine seemed to go pretty fast after a few days xx

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Thank you it's been a nightmare been more painful then the op x

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It's horrible I know how you feel I just wanted to cry so much the pain no one could understand. X

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Literally the worst I feel so bloated and ugly x

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Walking, especially after eating, I found useful. As well as peppermint tea and sleeping propped up. Horrible feeling - feel your pain!

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The gas pains were also the worst part of my recovery. Use a warm wheat bag on your shoulder for the pain. Sleep propped up on pillows.

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Moving around as much as possible even walking around living room helped.i also got peppermint oil capsules from Holland and Barrett which seemed more concentrated than tea x

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I found lying down better than propped up personally and took simple painkillers. Pain settled after about 48hours

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Hi I have also had recent surgery. The nurse at hospital gave me a 'miracle cure' for trapped wind. 2 paracrtamol, hot water and either peppermint oil, mucogel or rennies in a cup stir it together. It works amazing lime within an hour however it does taste horrible.

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I'm willing to try anything at this rate ! Thank you how's your recovery going

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not great 9 weeks post op now and still have pains and frequent bleeding. I do hope your feeling better soon the trapped wind was by far the worst bit.

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I had my op about 8 weeks ago, and remember the trapped gas was the worst part for me. It's so hard, but the best thing for me was to get moving. The more I was up and moving around (even if it was really slowly!) the less painful it was.

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