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Miracle Cure Wanted for Trapped Wind Hell

(41 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.

DizzyDizzy Sat 09-Mar-13 13:03:24

peppermint tea is supposed to be good, but if like me, you can't stand it.... i kneel on the bed, then bend over, so head's down on the bed, and bottom in the air. i swear it works! you look like a tw*t, but it seems to "relieve" my trapped wind! ha! xx

Saundy Sat 09-Mar-13 14:05:53

Haha right o, on the bed on all fours it is then, if that doesn't work I'll slowly crawl down, if that doesn't bum up push ups a bit & if that doesn't hopefully the delirious laughter will have!

I have to say I'm not massively on board with this still being a thing 9 weeks in, especially as I lose my grip on telling the BF its ok for me not him haha. This seems to be a little advertised 'perk' of pregnancy, I shudder to think what else is in the post!

Saundy Sat 09-Mar-13 14:09:55

Actually something I'd forgotten about (because I'm always half asleep when it happens - but has just happened again) is that when the pain is the worst it seems to go all the way into my right thigh, did anyone else get similar?

BiteTheTopsOffIcedGems Sat 09-Mar-13 14:13:06

I agree with what poachedeggs said.

anderel Sat 09-Mar-13 16:37:21

Rennie Deflatine is safe to use during pregnancy. It worked the one time I took it - at 22 weeks the trapped wind was exchanged for constipation. Otherwise I used the bum-in-air technique with varying success.

Whatever you do DO NOT take Lactulose for trapped wind. My MW suggested it and it made the wind 10x worse. Lactulose has been brilliant for constipation however.

poachedeggs Sat 09-Mar-13 19:01:42

Is it bad that I'm checking back to find out about a complete stranger's farts? grin

Saundy Sat 09-Mar-13 19:47:21

Ahhaha that really made me laugh (which shifted a bit thank you) so no not bad just the rock n roll inner workings of the sisterhood grin

fatandlumpy Sat 09-Mar-13 19:47:25

I'm nearly 20 weeks and I still get trapped wind. It's freaking sore!!! I drink lots of fizzy spring water and try and burp it out. Walking around helps me shift it - but I have to make sure no one else is around...

Saundy Sat 09-Mar-13 19:50:12

Surely fizzy water makes it worse?! The part that's wierd is the accompanying pains in my right thigh - but only on a night. Any other takers for this?

AmayaBuzzbee Sat 09-Mar-13 21:04:11

Both Rennie Deflatines and Windeze tablets work well and are fine to take when pregnant. They saved me from the trapped wind hell and I now have a stack of them so I won't get into those troubles again!

stacey212528 Sat 09-Mar-13 22:48:03

Lie on your tummy for 5 minutes. Works miracles! Obviously dependent on how far along you are. X

dottypyjamas Sun 10-Mar-13 00:20:25

Another advocate here for all fours yoga position, along with Rennies. hope it improves op!

piprabbit Sun 10-Mar-13 00:32:11

The thigh pain might be sciatica - worth telling your MW about if it persists.

piprabbit Sun 10-Mar-13 00:32:50

And I second everyone else who has recommended peppermint tea - works a treat for bringing up wind.

tootssweet Sun 10-Mar-13 00:57:36

One thing that works for my (non-pregnant) trapped wind is a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda dissolved in some warm water. Tastes foul but completely gets rid of bloated wind & pains. DP tried it recently after writing me off as weird for years & he was amazed too.

Yup, Deflatine, bicarb in water, and tummy rubbing. This time round I used the colic rubbing techniques I learnt in baby massage and it worked really well!

The bicarb thing also helps heartburn.

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