Whole Foods Lifestyle - Painful Embarrassing.......grrrrr.......Help!




Lacyt74
07-16-2014, 01:12 PM
I have been on my super veggie charged eating plan for about three days now and I have a painful problem. I have the most painful atrocious gas in five counties! I cannot go back but I am in pain! Any tips for living with this or alleviating somehow? :o:fr:


nonameslob
07-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Oh no! I can't help but laugh though hehe A terrible problem to have for sure especially when it is painful :( For immediate relief, take Gas-X! Works for me. But your body should get used to it if you continue eating in this way, so I think long term everything should settle down ;)

Would love to know if anyone else has other suggestions.

Lacyt74
07-16-2014, 01:56 PM
Yes me too. Thanks, I do have gas x, but you answered one of my questions of whether it would quiet down after a while. Thanks! :)


nonameslob
07-16-2014, 02:07 PM
Yeah, I think they say about a week or two for it to feel normal. My mom had a similar issue recently when she started using a Nutribullet, but felt better after 3-4 days so hopefully you're in the home stretch!

IanG
07-16-2014, 02:49 PM
I have really bad gas and it has never gone away. I live with it and consider it quite healthy (although others around me would disagree). Movement really helps to shift it. Walking and especially running.

JerseyGyrl
07-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Taking a probiotic may help.

kurisitaru
07-16-2014, 05:10 PM
My ex boy friend had really bad gas. He just farted all the time and that was that. He ate healthy it was just something that he did.

I've taken Beano before... was helpful.

As for the pain, don't hold them in. XD I know... embarrassing in some situations, but it is never a good idea. Walking helps, and if the pain is really bad, consider seeing a doctor.

souvenirdarling
07-16-2014, 05:16 PM
I have limited gas by avoiding certain grains. Friends have mine have complained about veggies like broccoli, which doesn't affect me the same way.

Is your diet mostly raw veg? It doesn't sound like it's agreeing with you :(

Lacyt74
07-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Mostly raw veg, yes. But the pain is happening and no release. Lol I took gas x and all is well for now. On a high note, I have lost 8#

:df:for each 5lbs gone

:df:

maddierep
07-17-2014, 02:06 AM
have you tried ginger? My mother always told me to add ginger to dishes which can cause gas.

Wannabehealthy
07-22-2014, 11:54 AM
I have always heard to up your fiber gradually to avoid gas problems. When I first started eating high fiber I started out slowly, but still got gas. The pain is scary because I have had 2 bowels surgeries in the past. My body adjusted over time and I have recently increased my fiber to a higher level and am going though another adjustment period. You could cut back a little, but if that's not an option, it should improve in time, a couple weeks.

muguet
08-01-2014, 11:30 PM
Oh goodness, if it's the same thing I had a few months back, I feel your pain! What happened to me was that I started taking Greens+, a green powder that you took as a supplement. I went a little overboard and started to bloat and have serious discomfort related to gas.
The story ends with me in my bed 3 days later freaking out because I couldn't "go" at all. I called a nurse and she finally told me that broccoli, known for doing that, probably was the cause of it (it's the first ingredient in the powder, from what I remember).
She recommended hot water, water in general and pears. It passed but it was really uncomfortable and annoying.

What wannabehealthy said is true, fibre helps digestion but really goes against you if you go overboard. Try pears and hot water, it worked for me, and then gradually increase your fibre intake (avoid broccoli for a while!!).

Hope this helps!!

giselley
08-09-2014, 12:03 PM
When you shift from one "menu" to another, the gut flora needs to change as well. Starting a vegetable or fibre rich diet necessetates the growth of a new kind of benificial gut flora. Once this is grown in the fermentation vat experience should go back to normal.

MauiKai
08-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Beano before, and there will beaNO gas after.

Firecracker777
08-26-2014, 09:16 PM
If you increase your fiber intake too quickly it will cause excessive stomach gas that leads to pain. I found this out first hand!! The best thing to do its gradually increase the amount you take on.

Tanyanka
10-21-2014, 09:50 AM
I swear on Fennel Tea. It always helps me in such situations.

Claygirl1518
10-21-2014, 01:19 PM
I'm with Firecracker777!

I've had this problem as well (as has my husband). It's the extreme increase in fiber and the change in your daily diet. Your body just needs time to adjust, so it's freaking out a bit. It's worth it though! Take whatever of the gasx, beano, that help you, and hopefully in the next week or so you won't need it anymore!

ANTICAKECHICK
10-21-2014, 01:30 PM
Gas and constipation are something I have had problems with since infancy. Like, painful to the point of nearly passing out. (and my tummy is SO loud! Even when I don't let it out, you can hear it rumbling around in there!) I've tried TONS of different things. Peppermint helps with the gas- more specifically- peppermint water helps (helps babies too!) Taking a good probiotic can help (I use Advocare's Probiotic Restore Ultra), and water. Obscene amounts of water. Water water water. I don't know WHY the water works but it does. Good luck!

Marina Brasil
10-21-2014, 09:34 PM
I'm a vegetarian with a high fiber diet. I have maybe 3 BM a day. The more fiber you take, the more water you must drink, or you'll be in a lot of pain. Fiber without water leads to constipation.

IanG
10-21-2014, 09:41 PM
Well, I have added kale to my usual intake of kimchi and my gas is even worse. I am not constipated. Quite the opposite. I have to run to the toilet. I am explosive! I still consider it a small price to pay since these foods are helping with my weight loss.

The trick for me is in the timing. An hour or two from lunch I need to be in a restroom. Not in a gym, for example.

Basically, this stuff is fermenting in my gut. And going crazy. But in a way I can live with (just).

(and my tummy is SO loud! Even when I don't let it out, you can hear it rumbling around in there!)

That's me. It GROWLS. Like a lion.

Beano cannot control this beast. No amount of it.

Marina Brasil
10-22-2014, 08:12 AM
Well, I have added kale to my usual intake of kimchi and my gas is even worse. I am not constipated. Quite the opposite. I have to run to the toilet. I am explosive! I still consider it a small price to pay since these foods are helping with my weight loss.

The trick for me is in the timing. An hour or two from lunch I need to be in a restroom. Not in a gym, for example.

Basically, this stuff is fermenting in my gut. And going crazy. But in a way I can live with (just).



That's me. It GROWLS. Like a lion.

Beano cannot control this beast. No amount of it.

His is me! If you eat a lot of fiber and drink enough water you willl NEED a bathroom after meals! Lol! My friends tease me on this....!

faiora
10-24-2014, 05:21 PM
Does Beano actually work for people?
My mom got a little bottle of Beano when I was a teenager, and her, my sister and I all had it with meals or whenever it was we were supposed to take it... I remember it actually made me gassy, and I wasn't usually gassy. Mind you, I was a healthy weight at the time so maybe that makes a difference? Also, I've always been mildly constipated so that could be a factor (I wasn't on a high veggie diet like some of you guys).