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No Control With Passing Gas

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I have started passing gas in the last 6 months and I have no control over it...I was always taught to hold it and leave the room or go to the bathroom, which I always did, until now...I am 76 years old and I believe maybe it is due to my age? It hampers me going places as it always happens when I get up from sitting or laying down, getting out of the car or when I cough or sneeze. It is embarrassing and I want to stop it but cannot..I have tried changing my diet after checking on the internet to see what caused gas..I do not eat much meat, mostly vegetables and some fruit. I drink water and milk with cereal. Stopped taking my antacid when I saw they cause gas. I do not remember ever having this much gas. If this continues pretty soon I won't go out at all. I wonder if the pills for gas would help and are they bad for you? Mostly I am around the house and since my husband has always done it, I just make do around him, I can't help it..but when I go visiting not sure what if anything I can
do about it...what about gas-x, etc?
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replied September 15th, 2010
I am having the same problem. I am a 15 year old male and its embarrassing having gas non stop at school. I have tried gas-x and it doesn't help me at all. It may work for you. I am going to a doctor today to check everything out and if i find out any new medicine kind of things ill let you know.
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