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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

Gas (Definition)

"gas" is, of course, a phase of matter - the air we breathe is a gas. In a medical context, "gas" can refer to having too much gas in the bowels, causing burping, or cramping in the belly. It also can refer to flatulence, ...Read more

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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Stay away from foods you're allergic to
Once
Try simethicone to relieve symptoms
Once
Drink less sodas, carbonated beverages
Daily
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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?

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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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Keep a food diary for triggers
once
Avoid splenda, sorbitol, prune juice, gummy or jelly candies
once
Take simethicone or Beano as needed
once
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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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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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Treating Gas & Bloating (Checklist)

Eliminate dairy foods
daily
Eliminate gluten
daily
Drink water
6x day
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more

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