My GI diagnosed me with mild IBS several years ago and told me to use simethicone (gas-x) as often as needed. The simethicone is unpredictable in that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It doesn't matter how much or how often I use it. This has not been a serious problem for me until now.
I am going to start 8 wks of radiation to the pelvis (prostate cancer recurrence) on the 15th. My radiologist says I must keep the bloating in control or risk damage to colorectal tissue during radiation. Please share your ideas and routines that have worked for you. I've eliminated many food items from my diet but I still get these random bloating episodes. I'm sure that anxiety is a factor but that is not going away anytime soon.