Crohn's Disease Forum » Diet, Fitness, and Supplements » Flatulance from not digesting food??

05-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Flatulance from not digesting food??

I have Crohn's. My dr. told me, after I told him about my excessive flatulence of last 3 months, that "you're just not digesting your food". Ok, why? anyone know what is going on and what I can do. this dr. is not getting back to me with any answers and I'm frustrated, to say the least. I take VSL-3, a prescription strength probiotic almost daily. don't drink milk, etc.
LSS in Bothell, WA
Crohn's diagnosed in 2007 in late 40's
2 intestinal bleeds, iritis, episcleritis & vulva fissures before diagnosis and treatment
IBS all my life, diverticulosis
depression, anxiety, ADHD
Fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, non-alcholic fatty liver disease
2 years on Entocort
2 years on Humira (1st year w/Imuran)
05-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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A lot of carbohydrates and sugar can do this too.
05-01-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Can you try a digestive enzyme? This may help you to break down the food a little easier.
05-01-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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Generally flatulence is caused by certain bacteria as they break down carbohydrates,

Another reason to go paleo?
'Liberation can only be gained by practice, never by discussion'
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05-02-2013, 05:55 AM   #5
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lss -- what an unhelpful comment from your doctor!

For me, GasX and beano have been very helpful. And probiotics can help make it less stinky. [notice I said "can help" -- my farts are still pretty stinky]

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