Hi Kelly,I know exactly how you feel, because I am going through the same thing. I've had bad gas for years, and just recently it was sooo bad that my co-workers started talking about it with each other. A few times I felt so bad, that I had to leave work early, and lately it's been very hard to cope with this problem. I have now decided that I will do my best to find out how to alleviate this problem, and I've done a few good things and bad things so far.I have gone through a number of tests, colonoscopy, endoscopy, x-rays, breath test for some type of bacteria in the stomach etc. Finally I was diagnosed with IBS-constipation. Well, my constipation has been much better in the past month or so, which could be from the acupuncture I am doing, or maybe from eating different. I am not sure. But, unfortunately, there is hardly anything I can eat in order to avoid gas. I am also seeing a doctor (my gastro-enterologist acted like it was all in my mind, and he didn't really know what to do), so I went to a doctor that specializes in internal medicine, who is now putting me on different medications to combat the bowel spasms. My test results showed that there was excessive gas in the colon and that the gas was expanding my colon. For this reason, I just started with a medicine called Bentax, I think. Don't know yet how it will work. I also have a routine, which helps me a little bit. First, I eat no milk products, eggs, onions, vegetables. In the morning I have coffee with lactaid milk, rye bread and butter. Then I do best if I try avoid lunch altogether, or just eat a few rice cakes or bananas to hold me over until the evening. Sometimes I eat some lettuce, spinach, green/red peppers with boiled chicken for lunch. That is also not too bad. But I can't have any cold cuts from the super market (only a special butcher), or cakes, special sandwiches - all of that makes me sick. I also bought this underwear which has a carbon filter, which is supposed to filter out the smell (search for "under ease" on the internet). I don't know if it works, but it sure makes me feel less nervous. Like you, I have to go to the bathroom every 30 minutes (sometimes every 2 minutes!) And it is embarrassing, and, of course, impacts my life. For this reason, I will try whatever I can to get rid of it. I think, the most important thing for us is to not give up and keep trying and trying.I've heard that there is a chance of having parasites; that is something I would like to explore. And I read a book about food sensitivies, in which the author said that sometimes our own body attacks food, thinking it is an enemy. There is medicine for that, too. And that is also something I want to explore. This doctor wrote that it is best to avoid histamine-rich foods, like peptides (beans, lentils etc.), red wine, tomatoes, champagne, fish, and a couple more. None of these foods he mentioned agree with me. Have you tried anything, or seen a doctor? Keep me posted!