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I have been in this situation before from eating too much fiber! Taking a warm bath might help to ease the pain some. You could also try taking some over-the-counter gas relief medicine. It may take some time but don't worry, it will get better! Good luck.
Thanks, everyone =)
Does anybody have suggestions towards foods I should eat to get rid of some of the bloating? I was planning on lifting weights and eating some protein after-- would that be a bad choice?
One way i tend to get rid of unwanted gasses is to stand with my legs slightly apart, raise my arms above my head and stretch as tall as possible, then slowly bend over at the hips and just let my upper-body hang down. It helps me a lot.
Try sitting kneeling down and sitting back on your heels. Place a rolled towel against your lower abdomen and then lean/bend forward toward the ground (modified version of what someone already said). Your knees would be against your chest if it wasn't for the towel. That will do the same thing as kcp118 said only it will be quicker (from my personal experience). You'll have to stay in the position for a short while and make sure you relax your muscles as much as possible.
Lots of fruits and veggies can give you gas, and since htat makes up a large portion of my diet I'm pretty used to your situation. gas-x is your friend. :)
I suggest lowering fiber intake, that works for me.
For some reason I've noticed since I've gotten older, Milk seems to really bother me like that. Didn't use to or at least I didn't notice that it did. I bloat and get acid reflux and if it's near bed time.... I can't sleep for the farting and the belching... really romantic I'm sure. I love milk so I use it in moderation and early in the day. Also learned to love soy and rice milk.
A sure fire way to get the gas out for me is to attend a really crowded and quiet yoga class. LOL I've yet to figure out a way to "pull your knees to you chest, hold it and... reelaaax..... " while trying to keep the sphincter muscles tight .... Sorry TMI????
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.