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I am so glad that I found this forum. I've been dealing with excessive farting for almost 15 years daily and it's getting worse all the time. I've tried countless probiotics, antibiotics (for possible bacterial overgrowth), IBS meds, Gas-X, Beano, Lactaid, and anything out there that could possibly alleviate gas buildup in the colon. NOTHING WORKS! I've been getting gas attacks out of nowhere no matter what I eat and sometimes I can fart up to 100 times in three hours. Sometimes this goes on all day long. My doctor and many specialists have put me through colonoscopies and tested for celiac (negative) and have no answers for me, which leaves me alone with this problem. Please respond, PLEASE PLEASE and let me know some kind of remedy that might minimize this problem because I am totally housebound at the moment.Thank you for reading this and for any help you can give me.Tina
I know this is a old post but I can relate to this I also suffer with excessive flatulence which is controlling my life abd very embarrassing did you find any solutions to your problem.
 

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I know this is a old post but I can relate to this I also suffer with excessive flatulence which is controlling my life abd very embarrassing did you find any solutions to your problem.
My largest issue by far is having LOTS of bad gas, I do not suffer from D/C really. I just always seem to have bad, leaky gas 24/7/365.

What has really been making a big difference for me is I have been disciplined about eating very simple meals and writing down everything I eat and making a note as soon as I begin experiencing issues.

I also recently realized that I am very sensitive to Vegetable/Seed oils and guess what, they are in SO many processed foods, no wonder I had issues with was seemingly everything.

I had to eat health whole foods until all the oils were out of my system completely before I could determine what other foods caused me problems. You have to be nearly symptom free before you can tell what foods cause the problems.
 

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Anyone have the SIBO breath test done yet? Things started last year ever so often IBS-D episode that is now every week. I went back on my SSRI recently but no sign of improvement. Doctor prescribed that starts with a D to slow down my system. Still miserable
 

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Anyone have the SIBO breath test done yet? Things started last year ever so often IBS-D episode that is now every week. I went back on my SSRI recently but no sign of improvement. Doctor prescribed that starts with a D to slow down my system. Still miserable
Hey Dee,

Sorry I just saw this.
I remember you said you were going to take some antibiotics soon and were looking for probiotics to go alongside.
I think that's a great idea.
But I also think you should consider a gut cleanse first/too.
Excess gas especially persistent gas is most likely caused by some bad actor(s) living in your gut.

Like the bad bacteria or yeast could be there. The problem is depending on how long they've been there and what you've been eating, they could be kind of challenging to get rid of.
They could have created a strong biofilm already on your gut so that it may take a while with antibotics to get rid of, or they may even be resistant to antibiotics.

So, I'd recommend a gut cleanse to start with, while or before the antibiotics (ideally) but anytime before elimination diet is ideal.

I use "Cleanse More" by Renew Life to clean my gut.
You can also ask doctor for a gut cleanse and see what they recommend.

They do have colon prep saline solution as part of their tools. They could recommend that.

The gas should mostly if not be completely gone following a gut cleanse.
Then to keep it that way, its best to start the elimination diet (eating only a few foods that you know don't cause any issues -usually 2-4 foods) and then slowly add 1 food every 3 days (wait for a reaction to see if it can be added or not added to your safe diet).

The probiotics will help to improve the general gut health. Eventually (once the gut biome has changed for the better), they should help you to be able to digest the foods that maybe you can't tolerate now.

Hope this helps. I give similar advice and more detailed explanations of this in other posts I've written.
Like in this one:
 

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Anyone have the SIBO breath test done yet? Things started last year ever so often IBS-D episode that is now every week. I went back on my SSRI recently but no sign of improvement. Doctor prescribed that starts with a D to slow down my system. Still miserable
Hey Dee,

How are things? Also what is "SSRI?"

And I don't think i answered your question.
Yes, I have had a breath test done before.

That's how they found out I had fructose malabsorption.
They made me consume a lot of fructose and then measured the gas in my breath at certain time interval... But, that was totally unnecessary, as I was gassing up the room.... :/
But that was the beginning to finding I had IBS (b/c they didn't find any other actual intestinal disease).

As for SIBO specific gas test, I think the difference is they give you glucose to consume instead of fructose?

I just decided not to take it, as I did see I would have more gas (sometimes delayed by half a day after consumption) when i ate more starches and sugar anyway, no need to gas up the dr's office again (that's what i thought at least).

Hope you're getting better.
 
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