To be fed up of DH making the bedroom stink.

(51 Posts)
MrsLouisTheroux Sun 05-Jan-14 08:26:58

I actually got up in the middle of the night and used room spray. He doesn't smell but my god his farts do. WIBU to ask him to sleep downstairs?

CaptainSweatPants Sun 05-Jan-14 08:27:40

Open the window ?

ChoudeBruxelles Sun 05-Jan-14 08:27:40

Open a window

MinesAPintOfTea Sun 05-Jan-14 08:28:57

You sleep downstairs, he can't help farting in his sleep. And maybe you can both consider your diets.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 05-Jan-14 08:31:39

grin Window is open! No minesapint I won't be sleeping downstairs because of his problem! Why do I need to reconsider my diet?

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 05-Jan-14 08:33:06

Oh mrsmango !! Perfect!

BabCNesbitt Sun 05-Jan-14 08:35:27

You have my sympathies - DH's farts are sulphurous. I keep a box of matches in the bedroom to light to mask the smell. The room hasn't yet exploded.

fluffyraggies Sun 05-Jan-14 08:35:29

Is there anything specific that he eats that makes it worse OP?

My DH is pretty windy but they only smell very bad if he's been drinking beer or eating allot of leafy veg.

Maybe he could try cutting back on certain foods one at a time and see if it helps? Wheat? Alcohol?

Toecheese Sun 05-Jan-14 08:36:21

Does he have problems with a specific food? Gluten?

CrewElla Sun 05-Jan-14 08:38:03

Google fart blanket, it's a thing.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 05-Jan-14 08:39:18

I haven't looked into the problem properly TBH! You are right about certain food though. He's been eating loads of cheese though...
BabCN grin

picnicbasketcase Sun 05-Jan-14 08:41:02

Never let him eat a whole box of onion bhajis. (Bitter experience.)

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 05-Jan-14 08:43:19

grin picnic!

fluffyraggies Sun 05-Jan-14 08:44:25

sprouts .... is all i have to say grin

avoid avoid avoid

Yankeedoodlenic Sun 05-Jan-14 09:02:13

MrsLouis I bet it's the cheese! Ask him to cut out dairy in general for a couple of days & see if it gets better.

A friend of mine is lactose intolerant. Her boyfriend was notorious for his horrible farts. She made him cut out dairy (sort of my default) & it's like a miracle cure as the horrendous farts have significantly reduced!

Xfirefly Sun 05-Jan-14 09:03:45

feel your pain sad very annoying.

Spermysextowel Sun 05-Jan-14 09:10:04

Maybe it's because I live with teenage boys, but I really don't get fussed about farts. We eat lots of pulses & green veg, so we will suffer the consequences.

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 05-Jan-14 09:39:55

Yankee hmm cheese... We have a fridge full left over from NY! I was hoping he'd hoover it up!

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 05-Jan-14 09:43:25

sperm What is it with men and farts though? Obviously everyone does it but there are a lot of women in my family and none of us let it out. The men do though sad

Spermysextowel Sun 05-Jan-14 09:46:02

Does lactose intolerant mean that dairy foodstuffs make you gassy or is there more to it?

Spermysextowel Sun 05-Jan-14 09:50:45

Mrs I'm not sure. As my mother gets older she's more prone to doing the sneeze/laugh/fart thing & still says 'pardon my bottom'.

meditrina Sun 05-Jan-14 09:53:10

Change in diet.

We visited PILs for a few days over Christmas, and for the first 48 hours back the smell of what DH produced was unbearable. Even he noticed.

LineRunner Sun 05-Jan-14 09:56:22

Do you think those models knew they were modelling fart pants?

They look so smug, I think they hadn't got a clue.

Spermysextowel Sun 05-Jan-14 09:58:01

After a meal out with Dsis BIL will almost compete with ds1
Much juvenile blaming each other, or me & Dsis.

PatTheHammer Sun 05-Jan-14 10:00:12

Those pantsgrin!

Serious question, is he on medication for anything?
My DH had a back op last year and was on various meds, several of which gave him chronic stinky wind.

Or cheese, veg, meat, milk and fizzy drinks are other well known culprits.

LineRunner Sun 05-Jan-14 10:19:38

I might fancy some fart pants for work. You know, just to be on the safe side.

The kindle auto-correct for fart pants is Gary Barlow.

C3P0 Sun 05-Jan-14 10:25:08

Try reducing processed meat in the diet. It creates an environment where sulphur loving bacteria thrive. You can get food supplements which aid digestion. Lactose won't matter. If he's intolerant he'd have the shits whenever he drank milk.

Spermysextowel Sun 05-Jan-14 10:26:31

Do you think that Gary Barlow engineered it that way? A sort of product placement thing? Think
Fart Think Gary?

CadleCrap Sun 05-Jan-14 10:31:01

arf@*The kindle auto-correct for fart pants is Gary Barlow.*

ithaka Sun 05-Jan-14 10:32:09

My DH has IBS and when he has a flare up, the smell of his farts is unbelievable - it does wake me up.

It isn't his fault he has a nervous tummy & in fairness he does usual try to manage it with diet (very little dairy & we don't eat meat).

So I sympathise but have no advice. DH moans about my old, smelly dog (who I lurve) & I point out he should be grateful I love old, smelly creatures. And so the merry day goes on...

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 05-Jan-14 10:35:12

Well I think it's the cheese then!! What do I do with a fridge full of left over cheese now?! grin

AnUnearthlyChild Sun 05-Jan-14 10:37:34

spermy in short, yes

Lactose is just the sugar thet is in milk. If you are intolerant then your body doesn't make the enzyme needed to digest the sugar.

The sugar then goes into the gut. Where there are loads of bacteria that don't usually expect to get sugar. So they go mad in a sugar frenzy. Which produces gas.

This gas leads to symptoms of bloating, pain and farting.

Spermysextowel Sun 05-Jan-14 10:41:27

C3PO this is helpful. Every 2/3 months we go to the cinema & now the boys are wary of going on a Sunday as they think the huge amounts of veg I give them with the roast are dangerous. Now I can tell them it's most likely the hot-dogs.

onedayiwillmissthis Sun 05-Jan-14 10:41:36

We had quite a bit of cheese left over from the holidays...I divided it up into usefull size pieces...wrapped in cling film and put in freezer. many types of cheese can be frozen and even if taste/texture is slightly different it can always be used for cookingsmile

Spermysextowel Sun 05-Jan-14 11:06:41

Child thank you for that. I get horrible pain ( to the point of doubling over & being unable to walk) if I eat apples. Is this a similar thing albeit with fructose or something?

CrohnicallySick Sun 05-Jan-14 11:50:25

Is it just apples, or do any other foods give you the same symptoms?

nicename Sun 05-Jan-14 11:54:43

Dogs farts are worse than people farts. Not very useful but an interesting fact. Not sure about cats, but their breath smells. Goldfish probably do fart but you can't really tell.

mummymeister Sun 05-Jan-14 11:54:50

My DH has ulcerative colitis. when it flares up or actually before it flares up he farts almost continuously with an indescribable smell. that's how we now know he has an attack coming. I do think it is a sign that all is not right in his gut.

LineRunner Sun 05-Jan-14 12:03:10

One of my cats does 'silent but deadlies'.

chemenger Sun 05-Jan-14 12:08:59

I once shared a very small tent with my then vegetarian dh after spending the evening in a microbrewery in Moab, Utah where he ate black bean soup followed by black bean burrito, washed down with copious brown beer. I woke up from a dream of being suffocated. I swear the air in that tent was semi-solid.
We also have a (male) friend who was notorious for noxious farts until he eliminated dairy, he can eat cheese, however, without ill effects, including mascarpone instead of cream in desserts and cakes.

CaptainTripps Sun 05-Jan-14 12:26:06

Probiotics are your friend

BarbarianMum Sun 05-Jan-14 12:33:36

I had bouts of horrendous wind in the couple of years before I was diagnosed with coeliac disease. I'd urge anyone with regular probs in this area to consider whether there might be a medical problem.

DameDeepRedBetty Sun 05-Jan-14 12:37:49

Many years ago I had an ex who was mostly lovely, but sometimes farted in bed. Not only did they stink, if he was lying on his back they would make the entire bed shake. I took to calling them mattress-reverberators and still occasionally call a really big trump that to this day.

Pigsmummy Sun 05-Jan-14 13:30:36

I just told my DH about this thread and that I wanted to buy the fart quilt ($39.99), his response "good god no! It's half the fun in our marriage"......

cherrytree63 Sun 05-Jan-14 13:34:19

My DP sometimes wakes himself up farting, then growls FFS, FFS whilst waving his arms around.

RandyRudolf Sun 05-Jan-14 13:41:49

Onions, they make farts smell sulphuric. I think meat does too. Since becoming Vegetarian I pass wind less, it's not smelly and i'm more regular on the toilet.

MummyPig24 Sun 05-Jan-14 15:05:51

Dh has woken us both up with his terrible farts and he even has names for certain smells of farts. Nan farts, roast farts, Chinese farts. He's a truly gross creature. Although he has been a lot better lately but I don't know why.

sicily1921 Sun 05-Jan-14 16:38:06

MrsT are you married to my DH too?

My DH smells lovely in himself, even without man-spray stuff (?) but at times, usually bedtime unfortunately, it smells like a rat has crawled up his bum and died. Putrid.

AngryFeet Sun 05-Jan-14 16:46:37

I stopped farting entirely when I did low carb for 2 months. And I am a prolific farter and they smell beyond evil.

ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp Sun 05-Jan-14 16:48:15

When we are following our usual low carb diet, (yes, even with lots of meat and green veg!) neither I nor Dh have bad wind, even poos are very non smelly.

Last couple of weeks, given the overeating of lots of things we don't normally have (alcohol, chocs, pastries, cakes, mince pies) and DH has been quite stinky. Looking forward to getting back on LC this week for many reasons!

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