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jennyjames jennyjames

Smelly gas like sulphur and rotten eggs

Hi all. So embarrassed but don't know what else to do. I actually am getting seriously depressed as It Is so bad.

I have been getting really bloated and pass the most foul smelling gas ever, it stinks and lingers in the room. I'm having to air my bungalow every evening.

I eat relatively healthy, excercise regularly and am slim.

This has been going on solidly for 2 whole months. I have tried eating different things but i just keep getting this awful smell! Sometimes I feel like I'm going to shit myself!! I can't have people over and am scared to go out when I know I'll be in a small space. I gave up my job!!

I have had to do a stool sample, all clear. The doctors just say I have IBS. They gave me colofac (mebeverine) which did nothing! I don't know what the hell to do!!


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  • derek76 derek76

    This is from one of the NHS sites.

    Charcoal tablets

    Charcoal tablets are a type of medication available over the counter from pharmacists. The charcoal absorbs gas in the digestive system, which helps reduce symptoms.

    Charcoal tablets may not be suitable for you if you are currently taking other medication. This is because the charcoal might absorb the medication and make it less effective. If you are taking other medication, ask your GP or pharmacist for advice before taking charcoal tablets.

    Clothing containing activated charcoal, or charcoal pads placed inside clothing, can help absorb foul-smelling gas released during flatulence. These products can be purchased online.

    Simethicone is another over-the-counter medication that can also sometimes help with gas problems.

  • jennyjames jennyjames

    Already taken with no effect. Something is seriously wrong in my colon

  • Spindles Spindles

    Could it be what you're eating? Have you added to or changed your diet? Are you eating too quickly and swallowing a lot of air? Are you constipated and so the food stays around in your gut longer which builds up the gas?

    I know you said you'd been eating different things but perhaps something that you've been eating or drinking or a long time has suddenly caused this problem. I say this because for a couple of months I would get a really bloated stomach and I even went to get checked out at the doctors in case it was ovarian cancer. I worked out that I would usually feel bloated not long after breakfast and wondered if it was to do with milk so I decided to try something else instead. I have been putting almond milk or soya milk on my cereals and the bloating just went and I haven't had it back since. I have just a tiny bit of milk in tea and coffee but still haven't had the bloating back. It would be so bad that I looked and felt 9 months pregnant! Perhaps you could try eating a fairly simple diet for about a week and see if it helps.


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