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01-27-2014, 11:24 PM
I have a little dilemma. My husband has gotten on board with a very healthy new way of eating. He's actually eating salads and lots of veggies and has increased his intake of fresh food and more fiber. He feels great. The problem is that he's been a bit gassy lately which has been difficult for me. Our bedroom is like a gas chamber lol. Seriously, does this get better? Any tips on how to continue breathing and still be supportive?

01-27-2014, 11:28 PM
Learn to laugh about it if you have that kind of relationship. Hubby and I act like a couple kids when gas happens. It helps.

01-27-2014, 11:32 PM
Invest in some Gas-X! :lol:

01-27-2014, 11:40 PM
my dad has a huge gas problem because he has had a lot of his bowel removed. The doctor gave him some gas reduction pills. I don't know what they are called but you could talk to a chemist about it or if that doesn't work see if there is anything available on prescription?

Secret Swan
01-28-2014, 01:39 AM
I don't have personal experience, but in Gulp!, Mary Roach writes about pills called Devrom that make farts not smell. They're marketed to people with colostomy bags, but apparently they work for everyone.

01-28-2014, 09:24 AM
I was going to recommend gas-x, too. Sometimes it gets better because it is the body adjusting, but I am finding that I still have a bit of gas, particularly when I exercise or move around a lot, and I have been eating increased fruits and veggies for a few months now (except for ythe holiday stray . . . ).

01-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Oh no what was I thinking? I'm making navy bean soup for dinner, god help us!

01-28-2014, 10:35 AM
Activated charcoal tablets (otc) reduce a lot of the internal gas so that you don't have as much of the external gas! :D

01-28-2014, 11:05 AM
for most people it is a certain food that causes it more than others, for me, its broccoli! I try to limit it lol

01-28-2014, 11:13 AM
Farts are hilarious! Best see the funny side of it!

Velvet bean
01-28-2014, 01:08 PM
I read somewhere, that you get less gas, if you chew the food really well. :)

03-15-2014, 03:30 PM
My gas is bad. But it was really, really bad until recently. Air freshener at night, sleep in the other room bad.

There is probably a single part of his diet that is causing the problem.

For me, it was seaweed. I stopped having that and my gas got much better, especially the smell!

I would therefore advise that he experiment with dropping one of his foods and see if it makes any difference. It is probably something he eats every day. Start with the usual culprits first e.g. brussels sprouts, cabbage, garlic...

03-15-2014, 11:11 PM
I also discovered after an abdominal surgery that mint tea helps a lot. Also it probably will subside a little after his body gets used to it. I struggled for decades before I figured out a wheat sensitivity. I can eat beans all day with not much problem, have some French bread and I am in agony.

ReNew Me
03-16-2014, 02:28 PM
1. Digestive enzymes taken two or three times a day, doesn't have to be with the meal.

2. Bean-O with the meal (assuming he's not gluten intolerant)

03-16-2014, 02:58 PM
For myself, gas is usually brought on by a CHANGE in diet but not any one thing. For example, if I have a sugar binge day for a few days in a row, then the gas is non stop and unbelievable but my body adjusts after a time even if I am still binging.
Sometimes gas is the result of natural bacteria in our gut.
Different bacteria for different types of energy- (lactose, sucrose, proteins, etc.)
A sudden change in diet also means that the bacterial colonies in our gut will need time to adjust and grow depending on the nutrients they are getting or not getting... in the meantime... gas.

I think if his new eating habits are consistent, then the gas will go away. Always has for me.