Post Edited (spasman) : 10/27/2007 5:51:32 PM (GMT-6)
You may have some sort of sugar or sugar alcohol intolerance. Lactose, fructose, sorbitol - the list goes on and on. It may be difficult but I'd recommend going on an absolutely sugar-free diet for two weeks. No processed foods, no carbonated anything (since it usually contains a sugar or sugar alcohol, such as sorbitol), no sweets, no fruits. No alcohol. Essentially, you'll want to go with rice, steamed veggies (raw veggies can cause excess gas), proteins such as chicken or fish or nuts...I can't think of a lot off the top of my head but do a little research and you'll find some creative things. In short, nothing with an "-ose" or "-tol" suffix!
This takes a lot of work, even for 2 weeks, but if it gives you a clue about your tolerance to sugars or sugar alcohols, it will be well worth it. You definitely won't be starving, but your diet will be bland for a bit.
Gas-queen checking in! I just flew across the country and I have to tell you it was the single most miserable experience I've had. The flight to my destination (the red eye) was practically powered by the gas I passed. The gas literally kept me from sleeping. I was saved only by the fact that my son was seated beside me and I had an aisle seat which I specifically requested so I wouldn't be "heard". But the flight home was horrific as I was cramped between a large woman and surrounded by young, handsome military men. I made so many trips to the bathroom just to pass wind that I'm sure they all thought I was some kind of freak.
Here is what I know about my gas:
-I have two kinds: trapped or passing
-Passing gas usually happens in the morning, after meals, and in the evening.
-Trapped gas is excrutiating and usually has me praying it will start passing.
-It's at it's worst when I am not having regular bm's.
-Sitting makes it worse (in the car, at a desk, on a plane, in Church, at the movies)
-Fiber creates unbelievable turbulence in the gut.
I am always amazed at people who don't pass gas. How is that even possible???? What is that like????
Post Edited (phalo) : 4/18/2013 12:54:42 PM (GMT-6)