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to not want to go to work due to excessive wind.

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Bakedpies Fri 27-Dec-13 08:08:41

not the weather. mine!!!!

two days of sprouts, carbs and rich foods have left me stinking. im burping sulphur all over the place and passing wind like theres no tomorrow.

i work in a public facing job. ill have to hold it in and so ill explode

my stomach hurts and i just want to lie on the sofa till im deflated but you cant call in sick for wind.

what the hell do i do?

RhondaJean Fri 27-Dec-13 12:24:58

Andrews liver salts. ASAP.

You can thank me later!

GoodNewsGrinch Fri 27-Dec-13 12:45:16

Oh thank god it wasn't just me!

I never eat sprouts, even at Christmas, but decided to have a couple this year. Put it this way, they didn't agree with me. I have never been so bloated or windy in my life! It was so uncomfortable.

It passed after 24 hours but was very unpleasant in the meantime. Storing these suggestions should I ever decide to brave sprouts again not likely.

NewName123 Fri 27-Dec-13 13:07:03

I was farting all night last night, had to be the sprouts.
Strong coffee to bring on a poo and then no carbs especially bread which will just compound the problem.
I think once the culprit is inside you there is no getting away from it until it comes out the other end.

Mia4 Fri 27-Dec-13 14:18:32

Get some peppermint tea OP, or nettle and fennel, that will help. Ginger as well will help too. And do some 'twists' at your desk, twist one way and then the next when standing.

lookatmybutt Fri 27-Dec-13 14:36:52

Gaviscon juice is best. That other stuff is all rubbish.

Dried prunes are good, but the fallout is spectacular. Maybe better to take those at home. You only need to eat 2-4.

Actually, gripe water is pretty good AND tastes nice.

NigellaLaw5on Fri 27-Dec-13 15:15:21

Everybody else is in the same boat, just let it all out. They do say "better an empty house than a bad lodger" grin

StealthPolarBear Fri 27-Dec-13 15:17:37

There was me thinking this was about travelling in the bad weather

Beavie Fri 27-Dec-13 15:35:24

I actually turned my own stomach last night with my sprout facts. Normally I don't mind my own brand but I swear it still smells in the bedroom now. Dp went mental at me and I was crying with laughter.

Don't think you could call in sick with a case of stinky farts though.

TheCrumpetQueen Fri 27-Dec-13 15:40:57

Mine have been awful even the cat left the room.

I blamed a couple on ds, who can't talk yet fblush

monkeynuts123 Fri 27-Dec-13 16:41:06

LMAO at star-jumps!

jellybeans Fri 27-Dec-13 16:43:05

I have days when am on the floor in agony with wind/IBS/Coeliac problems and it is horrific. YANBU if it is that bad.

Bakedpies Fri 27-Dec-13 18:07:15

i survived the day but am feeling very pukey/ sulphur egg burps. stomach is very bloated , painful and i stink i must have passed more wind than my actual body can hold despite not eating and having been to the loo so i think its some bug.

AlfieandAnnieRose Fri 27-Dec-13 18:08:31

Haha @ thecrumpetqueen that made me proper laugh out loud!

WilsonFrickett Fri 27-Dec-13 18:11:03

Steep three bay leaves in boiling water, add a squirt of lemon if you have it, drink. Never known to fail.

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