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Daily Bloating

I have been Dx with IBS. Occasionally, I have a day where I go a lot, and some days not so much. BUt, my worst symptom is my daily bloating. The bloat gets so bad, it interferes with everything. I have tried many remedies, and they usually last a few weeks , then it returns. I have tried Probiotics, Anti-Anxiety (3 yrs), Activia, Fiber (both). I am 47 yo healthy and active. I eat well. I cannot figure triggers. Sexual relationships are futile because who wants to when bloated, and that is almost every day. Been to the doc over and over. Cramping once in a while. I am so tired of this. Laxatives work some, but at what cost? I have research excessive gas, and taking simethicone helps some but I must take 2-3 Xtra Str to get some relief. Anyone have something that helps? I have noticed eating less helps, but I am a 164pd male, 5/8", 31w and workout/active so how much less could I eat? Should I just resign to taking laxatives daily? Doctors really only guess, and other than taking Paxil, nothing helps but long term Paxil is risky and the weight gain was awful! Anyone?
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Hi...I understand ur frustration with this issue...and I find the bloating is worse when I am constipated....and recently I stopped taking my Miralax bcuz it seemed to cause more bloating....but, I found if I drank a glass of apple cider and had at least one piece of fresh fruit I felt better. We do need to eat fiber rich foods...and avoid foods that will aggravate the condition.

May I ask do u also have acid reflux /GERD?
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