Hubby & I would love your input!

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Hubby & I would love your input!
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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 2:45pm

I am happily married with my hubby J. We have 2 wonderful children :)

He suggested I post this bc it's an ongoing discussion for us. It's a silly little thing but we'd love to hear other unbiased opinions. When I met DH, he had an unusual amount of gas. Yes, gas. It took me SEVERAL years of very gentle suggestion to get him to realize this was "not normal". Now, he can admit it's not normal. The frequency can be as much as 5-6 times/hour after meals, in the morning and before bed. I feel it is an "issue" and he does not. He HAS gone to the doctor and the doctor thought it was nothing - did not suggest anything! Just basically sent him away so he's reluctant to do that route again. He

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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 3:04pm

First of all, welcome to the board!

I think it's good that your DH was willing to a) talk to his doctor and b) have you ask a bunch of strange women about this issue. ;)

It sounds like the doctor visit ruled out anything medical. I can't say for sure but I can't think of any serious issues that would include "excess gas" as a symptom.

However, he does still have to live in close quarters with someone who is sensitive to this. Whether it is "normal" or "excess" is really irrelevant if it's bothering you.

Some modifications to his diet might be helpful. Eliminating or reducing gas-producing foods (cabbage, beans, broccoli, eggs come to mind) or adding a product like Bean-O might provide some relief. I think one of the symptoms of lactose intolerance is also gas so you might pursue that avenue as well (reduce dairy, substitute with soy milk or Lactaid-type foods that are designed for someone with such an intolerance).

If he's willing to be really proactive, you might encourage him to keep a food journal to see if you can figure out what specific foods might make the issue worse.

Good luck! I hope you will continue to post so that we can get to know you better!

RoseAnn

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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:26pm

Excess gas could be a sign of Irritable Bowel Syndrome which is a medical condition.

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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 5:40pm

I can't believe I didn't think of IBS! Thank you for catching that and providing a more thorough answer to the original question!

Also, welcome to the board. ;)

RoseAnn

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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 6:38pm
Thank you ladies for your suggestions. We do eat a lot of broccoli - but not recently and it's been really bad of late. He HAS been eating a LOT of fast food - which includes milkshakes so it could be either.

He is not willing to keep a dairy or pay attention to what he eats since he doesn't think it's a problem. He thinks I should just accept him as he is...and this is him.

I don't see how the doctor could have eliminated anything medical since he asked no questions and checked nothing. Of course, DH was there for another reason so this may be why...he might have felt it was an in passing comment.

Thanks for the insight,

Dee
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Tue, 04-12-2011 - 9:34am

Good for you on asking Dee,
I think the others have given you some great ideas/suggestions.
Certain foods can do that too as you know.
Least you now have some ideas of what to do next.
Let us know how it goes & what you decide to do about this :)




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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 11:25am
I'd say it is partly your business because you have to share a bed and house with him.

My first thought was that he could be mildly lactose intolerant. I know if I have any cheese/milk (we're talking VERY small, like one shred of cheese), I have god awful gas that can clear a house. But I also have stomach pain. Maybe he's mildly intolerant. Gas is the #1 sign.

What about secretly adding some Bean-O product in his dinner!
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 12:52pm

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Sun, 04-17-2011 - 9:51am

It does sound like something is really bothering his digestive system.

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Sun, 04-17-2011 - 12:58pm
Welcome to the board nessadream,
Thanks for your input & hope we'll see you here again :)




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Sun, 04-17-2011 - 1:19pm

Is he tested for

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