Terrible Gas Pain Is This Normal

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jen327 - January 12

Hi ladies, I am 10 weeks pregnant and have had HORRIBLE gas pain for about 7 hours. I am pretty sure it is gas because when I fart (sorry if it is TMI) I feel a bit of releif. But it won't go away. My OB said to take Gax X and if they does not go away, go to the ER. I just took some. Will it work?


kelley - January 12

Jen I have not tried the gas-x but I have been there girl.... I think that I mentioned it on the August thread like a week and a half ago.... my stomach was in knots and the pain was awful... I found that laying down and flipping helped some helped, I think that it moved the gas through the intestines or something... I was REALLY ga__sy thou and that seemed to help it move through and relieve the pain. If the gas-x works let me know. Good luck!


varughmi - January 15

even i have a severe gas pain... i took tums.. i don't know whether we can take this but i had no option last night. I took 2 tums and then drank coke ( caffeine free) and within 30 minutes things were better. I still feel the gas pain. I am 7 week preg. tomorrow is my first doc visit. so will see what she advices


denimb__terfly - January 15

I have been having gas pains all day!!! It's not even funny because it goes from the pain to the actual gas (LOL). I laid on my stomach for awhile. I tried squatting (my husbands idea) for awhile. Finally, I made a trip to Walmart and walked around for as long as I could. That seemed to do the trick- walking around I mean- it got things moving. Varughmi- tums are fine- I remember with my last pregnancy my doc actually told me to take 2 for calcium. Gosh, I am so glad to hear others are going through what I am. Makes me feel normal :-)


jen327 - January 15

Oh Ladies, I forgot to come back and tell you, I was in SO SO much pain I forgot I even wrote this question. I took the Gas X at 8 pm and by 10 I was free of pain. For about 2 hours if was terrible pain, then fart. But it was not until I took the Gas X that I felt relief. I am now going to take it when the pain happens like this. I refuse to suffer from that pain again. I can't even begin to explain the shear magnitude of the pain. Thinking gas could hurt so much seems silly but I knew it was gas because farting helped. Sorry but it is true. She said I could try Tums or Gas X but the Gas X seemed like it would hit the spot more. Oh, it was such a relif.


stefkay - January 16

Oh jen! I totally had this last night! I haven't really had bad gas at all so far and last night I was almost in tears. I didn't even feel like I could breathe. I didn't have anything to take so I just sipped on a cherry limeade hoping the carbonation would help. Eventually it eased and I fell asleep. I reallly overdid it on food last night. Ugh...


lawlady72 - January 16

It depends on what I eat, but I love spicy foods so it's inevitable I get bad gas. Sometimes I just curl up in a ball and wait for it to pa__s. This may sound really stupid but a friend of mine a long time ago told me if I felt like I had to (ahem) relieve gas, I should lean to the left. Like bend at your waist to the left. Sometimes it works.


JessC531 - January 16

I have this same problem! I am 12 weeks, and my m/s has just started to get better, but now it's being replaced by terrible gas! It is so painful, and I'm afraid to take anything. I just lay down and deal with it, but it is getting crazy! It's good to know I'm not the only one...


jen327 - January 16

I talked to my sister in law, she had the same thing, so unbearable she cried, her OB told her Gas X was perfect to take on a weekly basis but not everyday. So I figure if I get pain like this I will take 1. I tried everything, soda, laying on my side, laying with my b___t in the air like you do with babies. NOTHING worked. I was feeling the same bloated ga__sy feeling today, so I started to drink LOTS of water, but I am nervous it is happening again.


flipthea - January 18

My oB said I could take Mylanta.....I tried it and it worked....try not to take it everyday though.



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