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Sitting In My Office With Gas!

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I'm not really a good one to answer that debmidge, since I have many continued problems despite going gluten free.

But I wanted to ask, has he cut out all of the "gas producers", i.e. beans, cabbage, etc.? I know for me cabbage is an absolute killer!

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Karen

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He hasn't eaten beans, cabbage or any vegetable like that in over 20 years. That's one of his problems: no roughage. His guts (other than where celiac is involved) can't take vegetables.

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Deb--In answer to your question, yes, I am 100% gluten-free. I eat at home, prepare my own food and am pretty much a fanatic about it--I'm super sensitive, and am really trying to get better. After 20 odd years, I'm sick of the whole thing! I do seem to have more problems with gas now--as well as with reflux. I am at a loss as to why--I have cut grains, soy, dairy and corn out as well, and I still have gassy days (actually nights, that's when I feel most bloated and gassy). One thing that is probably a factor is I eat a large, raw salad every day for lunch, and more veggies and fruits now than before. I also like Lara Bars and dried fruit such as dates and raisins. Perhaps my system is just taking it's time with the big change in diet. Tell your husband he's not crazy!

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Deb--In answer to your question, yes, I am 100% gluten-free. I eat at home, prepare my own food and am pretty much a fanatic about it--I'm super sensitive, and am really trying to get better. After 20 odd years, I'm sick of the whole thing! I do seem to have more problems with gas now--as well as with reflux. I am at a loss as to why--I have cut grains, soy, dairy and corn out as well, and I still have gassy days (actually nights, that's when I feel most bloated and gassy). One thing that is probably a factor is I eat a large, raw salad every day for lunch, and more veggies and fruits now than before. I also like Lara Bars and dried fruit such as dates and raisins. Perhaps my system is just taking it's time with the big change in diet. Tell your husband he's not crazy!

This may sound strange but try making you salad without lettuce. I cut up zucchini and yellow squash, onions, cukes (seedless), carrots, spinach, those little baby veggies anything you like except lettuce. I discovered kind of by accident that my body just doesn't like lettuce when I ran out and just went without for a few days and my daily salad didn't gas me up. May not work for you but just in case it might help I figured I would mention it.

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thank you so much for the giggles!

Try being trapped in a tiny massage room for an hour with an unsuspecting client trying to relax! LOL!!! I always kept a bottle of Airea Room Spray by Kiss My Face in the room within easy reach so I could discreetly spray the room quickly if I needed to! If anyone asked what I was doing I could plead "aromatherapy!" LOL!!!!

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This may sound strange but try making you salad without lettuce. I cut up zucchini and yellow squash, onions, cukes (seedless), carrots, spinach, those little baby veggies anything you like except lettuce. I discovered kind of by accident that my body just doesn't like lettuce when I ran out and just went without for a few days and my daily salad didn't gas me up. May not work for you but just in case it might help I figured I would mention it.

Thanks! Never would have thought of the lettuce. Wiil try and let you know if it works for me, too :)

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I am 100% gluten-free, but certain herbs, spices, and other foods make me gassy. It is just part of the digestive process. I think I feel the gas bubbles when they get stuck because my gut is sensitive. The odor is simply to do with whatever the chemical compound of what I ate combined with the digestive juices. It is kind of like burning different chemicals creating different colored fireworks!

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This post just cracks me up!

You all are describing my life!

I remember when I was in college, and I would take the subway home to my apartment every night.... It seemed like late afternoon was always my worst time with gas. It was horrible- so embarrassing, and I would just look around the train like I was disgusted "who would do such a thing on a subway!". I'm sure thinking back on it, that people knew that it was me!

These days, I always have Oust in my office, but I can't just fart in the middle of my sessions with clients (can you imagine!).. So I end up holding it in and getting the worst cramps. I am totally gluten free, but still contend with gas and cramps every once in a while.

thanks for the smile

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It's easier being an elementary teacher. I can always blame the kids. They stink up the room all the time anyway. I use a Glade Plug In. :lol:

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I wonder if more gas after going gluten-free might just be a result of the fact that more food is actually getting digested?

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Forgive me if this appears that I am questionning your faithfullness to this diet as this is not my intention, but I just want to clarify my thinking : my husband is 100% gluten-free and has gassy problems, so what you are saying is that despite being 100% gluten-free you too get gassy moments here and there (?) (my husband asked me to ask this).

He's just making sure that he's not crazy....he has this notion that when you are 100% gluten-free you should not be getting gas, gas pains, etc. at all....

I don't think that being 100% gluten free will keep the gas away. I'm not so good at being 100% right now...but back when I was in high school I was and I still remember being sooo uncomfortable in class trying to hold it in and having my stomach hurt from doing so. It sometimes came at the worst possible times - and completely un-related to anything I ate. I think some people are just more prone to having gas problems. (Like my hubby who is not a celiac - it seems like no matter What he eats - Peeee-eeeww!) Even though I'm trying to do better the past few weeks (and have done really well this week) - I still seem to get gas (sometimes just my stomach rumbles with it) - mostly in the evenings. So - your hubby is not crazy - just gassy! :)

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I am 100% gluten free now and have been since October of 2005. I still get gas from just the different foods I am eating. I also have noticed that it isnt as frequent as before and not such bad pain. If I have beans or cabbage for dinner, you can be pretty sure that I will have gas.

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Since there is not shame on this message board I will go ahead and share my REALLY embrassing story...

I was sitting in my office today when after lunch I got really bad gas. :huh:

I couldn't help it and I couldn't stop it. I didn't know what to do. If i let it out, I smell up my office and get really embrassed if anyone came in. If i hold it in I...well, we all know that it isn't fun to hold it in. I couldn't get up and run to the bathroom b/c I would have to get up every 30 seconds. So, I decided to just turn my fan on and hope for the best and spray a little desk cleaner in the air. Luckliy, there weren't many people in the office today so no one came in my office.

Anyway, just wanted to share a REALLY embrassing story but I am sure we've had them all. Or, I just weird and even weired that I wanted to share this with strangers on the internet. :D Thanks for listening though.

Hilarious! :D I have had the same problem for years. I work in one room with six people with only dividers between us. To top it off, we have a chemical sensitvity policy here. We cannot wear perfumes, have candles or air fresheners. So I have to get to the bathroom and squeak one out. The funny part is, I have a fart machine in my desk and occasionally I'll push the button and let one go at the same time. Sounds pretty sick doesn't it?

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The funny part is, I have a fart machine in my desk and occasionally I'll push the button and let one go at the same time. Sounds pretty sick doesn't it?

That is TOO funny--but whatever works, right :D

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OMG...my major symptom....I can't stop laughing at this string of discussion. Everybody here is going thru exactly the same thing. Sometimes I can't believe the amount of air I have to pass at one time. Surely this goes away right? I know I'm not going to be this way forever....righ?

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Bean-O is made from mold, which I am allergic to. I'll just have to let everyone around me suffer with me! :lol:

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While mine will hit at work - and I usually can just pop into the ladies room - I always get the worse gas while I'm shopping! I don't know why. The excitement of new, smaller size clothes? The smell of new shoes? I find myself walking around a rack that no one is near, and always feel bad if someone happens to walk into the area I've just departed :rolleyes:

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Amen to this thread! I guess it is somewhat comforting to know that so many other people are going through the same exact agony that I am, but it does make one wonder how many of their co-workers and others they come in contact with on a daily basis are going through their own little personal hell.

I have far less gas now that I'm on a strict diet. But I went undiagnosed for years, and I was constantly having to spray the bottle of body spray I kept at my cubicle at work. Luckily, I have a mostly independent job, which means few visitors to my desk. The worst is when you get caught at the coffee machine or water fountain and somebody want to chat with you. I'm sure we are all experts at holding it in, but we all know when we are having a bad day, it's sometimes impossible to do that! I found crossing my legs and squeezing my butt muscles helped to keep it in, but I looked pretty darn ridiculous doing it!

I remember years ago, when I was 19 and first started getting symptoms, I went to a specialist and I complained about how much gas I was having. He said something to the effect that the average person passes gas 30 times a day. I told him I could easily do that in an hour! He still didn't believe there was anything wrong with me.

And other mentioned their pets...my sweet scaredy cat has adopted the unfortunate position of sleeping between my legs at night, with his head propped on my butt. Yes, I've "blown away" my poor kitty clear across the room with some of my emissions!

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