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Miracle Cure Wanted for Trapped Wind Hell

(42 Posts)
Saundy Fri 08-Mar-13 07:03:28

Nobody told me that trapped wind was a pregnancy thing blush. I thought this early on my only symptom (other than no periods & positive tests) would be some cracking new boobs (which I'm still awaiting) but no, its awful painful trapped wind.

I can't sleep the night through its so bad. What can a pregnant person take/do?? Has anyone else had this?

It doesn't help that it feels the same as period pains to me (always has) so that makes it even more stressful. Help please.

andadietcoke Fri 08-Mar-13 07:26:46

I had it for a few weeks and it was horrendous. No miracle cure, just to say that it will probably ease in time. I found lying on my left side with my hand under my hip helped to release some of it. I bought gaviscon too but that didn't really seem to help too much.

Persuasion Fri 08-Mar-13 07:28:20

Try walking round. Also sugar water seems to help (literally teaspoon or two of sugar dissolved in cup of hot water and sip)!

HPsauceonbaconbuttiesmmm Fri 08-Mar-13 07:29:24

Mint tea. Or peppermint cordial if you're not a tea person. Several cups throughout the day. Trapped wind is so painful. Hope you feel better soon.

Saundy Fri 08-Mar-13 07:32:28

Right sugar water and a left side lie down it is, fingers crossed and thank you.

EuroShaggleton Fri 08-Mar-13 07:33:03

Walk loads. The jolts and gravity will get things moving.

Saundy Fri 08-Mar-13 07:34:54

Thanks HP will try that one too if this doesn't work, I'm not a tea person but to get rid of this I'm an anything person - it can be my boyfriends first pregnancy mission smile

Saundy Fri 08-Mar-13 07:37:02

Thanks EuroS I guess that just made it my mission wink

miarosemum Fri 08-Mar-13 07:45:01

I second peppermint tea.. Peppermint tea bags only £1 or so in most supermarkets, made with boiling water..no milk..really good for wind/digestion etc.

Ledkr Fri 08-Mar-13 08:00:13

Mont tea here too. I took it into hospital after my section too and was handing it out to other women it works a treat

Slainte Fri 08-Mar-13 08:09:08

Yes peppermint tea, I was also given this after my CS for awful trapped wind in my shoulder.

Slainte Fri 08-Mar-13 08:10:29

Actually, I think it may have been alot of peppermint cordial in hot water as it was very strong.

poachedeggs Fri 08-Mar-13 08:13:40

Get on all fours then lower your chest to the ground so your bum is up in the air. Hold for a minute or so then repeat.

Also, get on all fours on your bed then crawl slowly down to the floor. Seems ridiculous but it really works.
I only discovered this while desperately trying to turn a breech baby, in case you're wondering!

curlyclaz13 Fri 08-Mar-13 21:34:47

another vote for peppermint tea, been a lifesaver ! a box at home and work just in case.

bingeddybongo Fri 08-Mar-13 21:41:38

A really good hot drink and then... get someone to rub your tummy for a bit. DH offered, bless him, I felt like a total idiot lying there whilst he did it but do you know what, after about 10 minutes it worked. And then he really regretted it grin

Saundy how many weeks are you? I only ask as I had strong cramps around 4 weeks (couldn't sleep all night) then at 5 and 6 weeks I had two separate days of what I thought was terrible trapped wind, but after being bullied by DH to go to the doctor, I ended up in the EPU where they discovered a grapefruit-sized corpus luteum cyst (not dangerous but bloody painful).

So if it doesn't go away, might be a good idea to go and be checked out in case it is something else?

And seconding the mint tea and the "Mecca" pose poachedeggs describes above.

kd83 Fri 08-Mar-13 22:48:37

Also suffering from a lot of trapped wind which can feel a bit like period cramps - am currently 8 weeks + 5. It might not work for you but I found the simplest solution was to rub my tummy in a clockwise direction to help shift it round (and out of) my system as quickly as possible.

Zorra Sat 09-Mar-13 06:32:37

Yep, yoga positions, mint tea, rubbing your tummy clockwise (used to do this for DS as a baby with trapped wind smile. If all else fails, acupuncture - I go once a week (am 29 weeks now) and it is the only thing which is sorting my trapped wind and indigestion. I always have to run out at the end of the session so I can trump away to my heart's content on the way home grin

lexib Sat 09-Mar-13 06:54:19

Just tried peppermint extract here (5ml in cold water) for giant bloated belly and i cant recommend enough. I've spent the last few hours more comfortable than I've been in a week
Unless you're an expert at drinking without your lips touching the cup you might need some lip balm to hand though grin

Saundy Sat 09-Mar-13 10:19:20

Thank you everyone. I couldn't find any cordial so opted for a long walk and some mint tea and although not a miracle cure as you say a definite 90% improvement on the night before.

I didn't get to the point where I needed to go for the crazy yoga stuff but its in my back pocket for next time!

I'm 5 weeks TeaandHobnobs so will keep an eye on it, I am finding some relief blush so am pretty sure its wind, but I will keep what you've said in mind.

lexib where do you get extract from? Just in case and why the lip balm - I don't understand?

Everyone Else thank you, you are all life sleep savers!

lexib Sat 09-Mar-13 10:59:17

Extract was just the baking kind... And balm be caused it's pretty damn strong grin so worth it for though

Saundy Sat 09-Mar-13 11:02:49

Aah thanks, its starting again so may have to step it up a gear!

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sat 09-Mar-13 11:11:51

A quick google confirms that you can get Infacol for adults - it's called Windeze, and because it is physical rather than chemical in action it is safe during pg (after all, it's safe to give it to tiny babies directly).

Adreamz Sat 09-Mar-13 11:27:32

I was the same I'm now 9 weeks. I got told by my mw to see gp if it persisted. They sent me to epau. Had a scan and all was fine so they just put it down to bowels! I might try the peppermint tea see if that eases my pain xx

poachedeggs Sat 09-Mar-13 12:56:35

Honestly, do the crawling around thing, it's awesome (less so for spectators) wink

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