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I have woken up with severe stomach cramps and gas each night and morning for a while now, what could be causing this and how do I make it stop? Its ruining my sleep. Thank you.

I have woken up with severe stomach cramps and gas each night and morning for a while now, what could be causing this and how do I make it stop? Its ruining my sleep. Thank you.

Food: Take metamucil 1 tablespoon with a full glass of water at dinner time. Stop eating all processed foods like cereals, crackers, bread, chips etc. These get digested very quickly and the bacterial use the sugars for food with the byproduct of gas. Stop carbonated beverages. If that fails see your internal medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the gas they use to put patients to sleep?

Can you please explain the gas they use to put patients to sleep?

Several: The most common are ethers like isoflurane, desflurane, and sevoflurane and nitrous oxide. There are others but not commonly used because of expense or need for sophisticated equipment. ...Read more

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When i sleep on my left side i find i get really bad gas on my right side. When i turn, i can pass it. Why?

Easy answer!: Think of a glass of soda--fizz rises to the top, right? This happens with air in your gut. As you see from colon anatomy, there is a left (descending) & right (ascending) part of the colon. Turning onto your left side allows right colon to fill with air (the "bad gas" you're experiencing); turning onto your right side moves gas to left colon which permits easy passage of it thru the rectum nearby. ...Read more

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Hi I've been experiencing dizziness, gas buildup and numbness for the past 2 weeks. It starts in the evening, and can't sleep. ?

Hi I've been experiencing dizziness, gas buildup and numbness for the past 2 weeks. It starts in the evening, and can't sleep. ?

Nonspecific symptoms: These are nonspecific symptoms that could have many possible causes. A detailed medical interview and exam are needed to start sorting it all out. Good luck. ...Read more

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My breastfed five month old keeps waking up from gas, what can I do to help ease his discomfort and have him sleep more than an hour at a time?

My breastfed  five month old keeps waking up from gas, what can I do to help ease his discomfort and have him sleep more than an hour at a time?

Probiotic: You have probably already tried mylocon drops (simethicone). They can help a little. Try a probiotic such as bio gaia or jarodophilus (buy at health food store or on line). Can also try yobaby yogurt. If stools are firm/pasty then treat for constipation. ...Read more

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My 6week old is having v smelly runny poos v smelly gas and has been quite unsettled the last few days, not sleeping well? Could this be his formula?

My 6week old is having v smelly runny poos v smelly gas and has been quite unsettled the last few days, not sleeping well? Could this be his formula?

Possibly: If you have been using the same formula since baby was born and are mixing it the same way, it's unlikely it's his formula. However, if something has changed, from formula type to the water you use to whether you use powder vs ready-to-feed, it could affect him. As likely, though, is that he may have a little stomach bug . If vomits, use a feeding of pedialyte, but if persists, call your peddoc! ...Read more

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My stomach grumbles all the time especially when I'm in class and when I lay down to sleep at night. One reason for this may be because I feel very ga?

My stomach grumbles all the time especially when I'm in class and when I lay down to sleep at night. One reason for this may be because I feel very ga?

Gas: Hi TPierce, Sorry to hear you are feeling uncomfortable. I hope I am interpreting your usage of the word "grumbling" correctly, but it is a normal thing to feel and merely indicates that your intestines are contracting or moving - as they should. If you are having "gas", there are ways to change your eating habits to minimize it. Here is an article for more info. http://wb.md/2hNY0Na ...Read more

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My baby is heaving gas problem he is not sleeping crying a lot please tell me any solution his age is 1 n half n tell me gasi foods to avoid?

My baby is heaving gas problem he is not sleeping crying a lot please tell me any solution his age is 1 n half n tell me gasi foods to avoid?

So called "colic" : Is the first sign of oxidative stress that involves the brain, making him irritable. He badly needs some vitamins and you may have to change the diet, particularly stop sugar. ...Read more

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Since last 1 wk whenever i eat gas(acidity) is forming and there is a slight pain in the stomach. Due to this not able to sleep. Whats the issue?

GERD: Gerd is common and can disrupt sleep, sleep apnea also increases gerd but your onset is just 1 week, r/o h pylori, sleep apnea etc. ...Read more

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What can cause severe gas buildup when. Sleeping? I wake up 2-3 times a week in agony . Gas meds make it worse. I have diagnosis of IBS and gasrtrioparisis

What can cause severe gas buildup when. Sleeping? I wake up 2-3 times a week in agony .  Gas meds make it worse. I have diagnosis of IBS and gasrtrioparisis

See Gastroenterologi: Your ibs. And gastroparesis may be the cause of excessive gas accumulation and causes pain.Get a gastroenterology consult. Meanwhile have very small but frequent meals instead of 2-3 meals a day, increase your fiber intake. ...Read more

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I am super afraid of needles and I have to have an iv to put me to sleep for surgery. What can I expect can they give me laughing gas while they do it?

I am super afraid of needles and I have to have an iv to put me to sleep for surgery. What can I expect can they give me laughing gas while they do it?

Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) & clear cover: ~1 prior to planned IV likely=better option; greatly reduces local skin sensation; primary basis of discomfort. However, will need to plan & persistently request/insist on this in advance else rarely done or Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) on hand plus must be applied to planned IV location & kept in position for about an hour prior using a clear cover; Opsite or clear plastic like food wrap. Or: http://www.cmedintl.com ...Read more

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Getting laughing gas for dental procedure and I am scared about the gas, will it put me right to sleep or make me feel high i don't like feeling spaced?

Getting laughing gas for dental procedure and I am scared about the gas, will it put me right to sleep or make me feel high i don't like feeling spaced?

See below: Nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation is a safe and effective technique when administered by trained personnel on carefully selected patients. It has both analgesia/anxiolysis effects (the gas works by elimination of pain and anxiety in a conscious patient). Nitrous oxide is absorbed rapidly, allowing for both rapid onset and recovery (about 2-3 minutes). ...Read more

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In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more