I've not had much of a gas problem and couldn't relate to some of the posts on the forum about
people dealing with these issues UNTIL I tried a herbal remedy for a few weeks. I was sitting by myself at a corner table in the local Starbucks and just had to fart.
The smell was so bad that even I couldn't stand it and had to leave the table and walk discretely out the store. As always happens in these cases, as I was walking out, one of the Starbucks Associates decided to sweep the floor starting with the exact spot where I had been sitting.
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw her drop her brush and scamper like a rabid dog to call all the other associates. The smell was so bad, that I think she wanted them to 'smell it, to believe it'......
It seems I've lost all shame since being diagnosed with UC, so all that's left to say is avoid gassy foods; but till then, fart on! fart strong!
Rio, 31 yr old male - diagnosed with UC in 07/2006.
Alternative therapies for several months (SCD, ayurvedic treatment, VSL#3): didn't work and became anaemic. Canasa, 2 daily: remission for a month then flared-up.
07/07-11/07: 4800mg Asacol (6 x 400mg, twice a day) & Aloe Elite.
Completed first (6 week) tapered course of Pred in 10/07, flaring up since coming off it.
11/07: Switched from Asacol to 12 x 750mg Colazal (3 weeks on it and symptoms got worse)
12/07: Asacol 4800 mg, Started Azathioprene 175mg, Prednisone 60mg - taper.
Post Edited (Rio in Maryland) : 2/2/2008 1:48:36 PM (GMT-7)