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Has Anyone Used Charcoal Capsules For The Gas And Bloating?

Has Anyone Used Charcoal Capsules For The Gas And Bloating?

My doctor says if my current treatment doesn't help I could try the charcoal. I found it at Walmart and almost bought it. I wanted some insight first.

A myIBSteam Member said:

I agree with the above post. However, be careful of when and how you take Charcoal as it can lead to further constipation and can also strip the body of nutrients.

posted over 2 years ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

If you are taking any prescriptions for anything, the charcoal caps will remove them from your system. Be very careful using charcoal caps with other medications. See your general practitioner before starting on charcoal caps. They are not meant to be taken for an extended period of time. Best Wishes to you, Holly! 🌸❤️🌻

posted over 2 years ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

Began them as per GI specialist recommendations. Have been having bloating, numbness, and constipation...new for me...usually have diarrhea. Results of upper endoscopy this morning warrented dx of gastroparesis

posted 9 months ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

Yes, I heard that too.

posted over 2 years ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

Charcoal, fennel, peppermint....but they have mixed results.

posted over 2 years ago
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