Published Jul 12, 2009
I was wondering if anyone here dealt with excess gas. Lately Ive been extremely gaseous and cant control it. Does anyone have any tips. Its very embarrassing for me.
lay off the beans and gassy vegetables :-)
Yeah i stay away from beans cause there nasty but im a vegetarian.:redbeathe
Might consider having your gall bladder checked out, if you still have it. Invest in some Beano.
Beano rocks! Available in tablets or drops. I think that the active ingredient is simethicone. We give it to newborns alot.
if there is a "trader joe's" grocery store in your area, they sell digestive enzymes that have had great results!
Simethicone absorbs gas.
Was your food possibly spoiled?
I have had terrible gas pains today, so can relate, but think I ate some questionable food yesterday.
VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN
I suggest that you check with your primary care provider. I'm sorry, but as nurses, we cannot offer medical advice here, so I would urge you to be evaluated if the issue doesn't resolve within a couple of weeks of trying an OTC remedy (such as Beano) or adjustments to your diet.
FWIW, sometimes excess flatulence heralds the onset of gallbladder problems. I had a problem similar to yours about five years ago, and once my GB was out I never had issues again, unless of course I ate too much fatty food or drank too much soda. But again, no one can tell you what's wrong but a qualified physician or nurse practitioner.
I wish you luck in discovering the cause and cure for your problem. I know it can be embarrassing---for awhile, I couldn't even walk down the halls at the hospital I worked in without fear of passing gas. And sometimes, I lost control and did it no matter how hard I tried not to..:chair:
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