My dh has had awful, terrible gas for years and years. It is sometimes uncomfortable for him but I think he has gotten used to it and it's just "normal" to him now. He also has pretty frequent bowel movements- usually 2-4 a day. I don't know if that is typical or not, but I have one a day and I thought that was more normal. His gas is constant and so foul-smelling that it's becoming a real issue between us. I have an unusually powerful sense of smell and a strong gag reflex- his gas literally turns my stomach. He's tried digestive enzymes, charcoal- they don't do much to help. It doesn't seem to matter WHAT he eats although some things do affect him less. When he eats less he has less gas but he doesn't overeat.
This has been going on for years and as I said, unfortunately it's really become a "thing" between us. I just can't stand the smell- it wakes me up at night and I can't get back to sleep because it lingers so long in our room. My reaction to it has given him a complex and he feels bad about it. I try to be sensitive but after all these years I just wish I could be in my own home without a constant barrage of this terrible smell. I understand he can't help it. I want to help him! We need to fix this problem.
DH went to a doctor years ago and said "my gf thinks my gas is abnormal" and of course the doc said something like "bah, women. it's totally normal" and didn't address the issue. It's embarrassing for DH and he is tired of me trying different enzymes and things out on him. But I'd like him to see a doctor or something again and really find out what is up.
Does anyone have any suggestions? What could the cause of this be? I can't accept that this is just normal. Is there a prescription med that would help? Some other kind of natural treatment? Could it be something dietary? DH eats everything- we have been thinking of trying him on a gluten free casein free since my DS is on this as a trial right now for other issues.
Anyway... please- if someone has any ideas about this- help us!