My section was last week and today I'm having the WORST gas pain. I didn't know gas pain could be this bad. ANY suggestions welcome. AM DESPERATE.
It's not terribly natural, but the only thing that helped me with the same exact thing was Mylicon. The hospital nurses suggested it, because I was in AGONY with the gas, and it really did help.
I found that rocking and walking around slowly helped a good bit. Hope its over soon for you
Ugh... the gas pain is the worst. I just took some generic brand of anti-gas tablets which were made of simethicone, I think. Mylanta also has an anti-gas medicine in it.
Anti-gas meds and walking will help you a ton.
My gas pain was so bad I couldn't lie down without being in total agony. It hurt to lie and getting up hurt more.
It never totally went away until my bowle were moving well for about a week.
Hope you feel better soon.
I was literally unable to move for almost 4 days in the hospital because of insane gas. They tried the mylicon and gas-ex tablets, but the only thing that ended up working were Dulcolax suppositories. I really really didn't like the idea of a suppository, but within an hour I was able to get up enough to start walking the rest out. At one point I actually had a bubble of gas move all the way up into my neck/soulder region and I was having a terrible time holding my 10lb baby. If nothing else works, try the Dulcolax. I only ended up needing it twice.
Yesterday I Gas-Xed, baking sodaed, walked, walked, walked, and then walked some more, and drank as much hot tea as I could hold. I'm much better today but MAN was that awful. No wonder babies cry so much when they have "a gas bubble." It needs a more serious name. Like Intestinal ThunderCon Level Five or something.
Originally Posted by NiteNicole
No wonder babies cry so much when they have "a gas bubble." It needs a more serious name. Like Intestinal ThunderCon Level Five or something.
Glad you are feeling better
Intestinal ThunderCon Level Five
I remember all too well the gas pains I had after my C-section 6 months ago. They were uber painful. I always tell people the labor contractions were a piece of cake compared to the gas pains. To make it worse my stomach was so distended from the gas that I looked like I still had a baby in there! The anti-gas pill and stool softener help but so does time. The gas pain eventually goes away though at the time you're sure you're never going to feel better.