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#1 Old 11-12-2007, 10:26 AM
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hey guys this message board is awesome!! I have been a vegetarian for about a month now, and i have a sort of embarrassing question! what do you do about the gas? its seems like im really gassy now. I know there are some anti-gas medicines, but since I became vegetarian so i would be more natural, eating less chemicals, etc, it seems crazy to be taking more pills!! Do y'all have any suggestions, or should i just stock up on the bean-o??
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#2 Old 11-12-2007, 11:20 AM
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The exact same thing happened to me when I went veg.

For the first month, the gas was absolutely disgusting.

It's from your body getting used to eating all the extra fiber and different foods.

It will get better, but will probably never go away entirely (which is ok, it means your digestive system is working!)



If you would like something more natural that beano, pick up some Papaya Enzymes from a vitamin shop or Health Food Store.



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#4 Old 11-12-2007, 01:07 PM
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Yup-had the same problem. I nearly gassed my family to death with my foul stench! Dont worry, it settles down after a while.
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I've been veggie for three years and it's still a problem...
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I thought about asking this question... but here it is. I'm about 2 months in and I think my body is getting used to all of these "different" foods. I hope so!
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Everybody FARTS!



Say it loud, say it proud, you have no idea how liberating it is.



Most of the time we rush of to a solitary place to gas off, but there is a time in every friendship that you let one slip you just can't hide (usually at the worst possible time). So what if ours smell a bit more, anyone worth knowing won't really mind your smelly farts.
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#8 Old 11-17-2007, 06:03 PM
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Man I love the fart threads



When you eat a high fiber diet, I suppose things do get a bit smelly It's been three or four months for me and Chryssiie now I guess... I don't expect our gassiness to ever really go away heh
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I've never noticed an increase in this since I went veg, maybe I'm not eating enough fiber
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#10 Old 11-18-2007, 10:11 AM
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Some foul smelling scents come out of me if I have too much soy milk. I thought it would get better with time, but it's not yet.



It makes me feel like things are working OK. I'd rather get that stuff out of me than have it stay in me!

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#11 Old 11-21-2007, 02:21 AM
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when i stopped eating brussel sprouts it went away
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#12 Old 11-21-2007, 08:47 AM
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If you're going to take something to help be careful with the labels.

According to Vegetarian Cooking for Dummies Beano, both the tablet and liquid form, are made with fish gelatin.
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my doctor recommended taking charcoal caps. just be careful what you take them with-- i think they can leach other medicines out of intestine, so take them 2 hours before/after any other medications. someone please correct me if im wrong.
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#14 Old 11-21-2007, 05:31 PM
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Hi,

There's always Beano... but don't use it if you're allergic to penicillin.



My mom always adds baking soda to her beans. About a half teaspoon full to a large pot of fresh pintos or black eyed peas... she says it helps to reduce gas. Another one of her tricks is adding vinegar.
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exercise! Jumping jacks, sit ups, walking around, and yoga all helps to relieve this particular problem. Just run a fan or some music to hide the tooting if you get self concious. lol really though do some jumping jacks and it can all be quite comical.
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#16 Old 11-25-2007, 10:47 AM
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You know. I went vegan in september and after making the switch, I found that all my flatulants and gassy embarrasments were gone. Gone completely. I wasn't farting as much as I used to . But yea, I do agree with the others, It does go away in time. Everyone farts, Its only human.
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haha, i thought i was the only one. i've turned into a farting machine!! lol!! odd thing is that there is no odour now.
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When I first went veg I found myself rushing to the store to buy Beano. I was pretty new to the game and had not become the avid label reader I am today. Anyhoo, when I finally did get around to reading the label, it said something about containing redfish and shellfish. Whodathunk?



Anyhoo, I live alone, except for my dog, so I don't really have anybody to worry about offending. I mean, um, girls don't do that fart thing you guys have been talking about...



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Gas is healthy! Lets you know your body isn't all gooped up, intestinally.
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I think I must be the only vegetarian who doesn't fart more than the average population. And I'm not gooped up, either, I poo at least once a day. No bloating, either.

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I don't mind the farting...I mean, I work around a bunch of mechanics, and it kinda goes with the territory.



It's the PAINFUL TRAPPED GAS I've had the problem with. From SOY products!!!



Even as an omni, I LOVED soymilk...but couldn't drink it. I'd buy a small container of vanilla soymilk, pour it into a shotglass, and sip it. Any more than that and I'd be curled up in bed crying.



When I went vegan...it finally dawned on me that soybeans were beans ...and that beano should work!!!



It WORKS!!!! But, it is made with fish stuff... Bummer... It's the only non-vegan thing I'm allowing into my diet, mostly because it's making the whole diet change possible.



But, Papaya enzymes??? Baking Soda??? Vinegar???

I'll have to try those instead.



And, hopefully like the rest of you, my body will adjust.

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I don't mind the farting...I mean, I work around a bunch of mechanics, and it kinda goes with the territory.



It's the PAINFUL TRAPPED GAS I've had the problem with. From SOY products!!!

there are tons of other options out there than soy products. have you tried almond milk?? also for food, lentils, white navy beans (those are the best), black beans, etc...tons more beans other than soy.
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My animal science teacher told us that it's normal to have fart at least 20 times a day (that's the average).

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It's the PAINFUL TRAPPED GAS I've had the problem with.



Oh dear, I had this problem last week while staying with a friend (also veg). At 3am I had an attack of the painful trapped gas and lay in bed crying. I finally told him what the problem was and (sweet guy) he ran to the closest 24-hour store and picked up medicine... which we realized after I'd already taken the dose that there was gelatin in it!
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Oh dear, I had this problem last week while staying with a friend (also veg). At 3am I had an attack of the painful trapped gas and lay in bed crying. I finally told him what the problem was and (sweet guy) he ran to the closest 24-hour store and picked up medicine... which we realized after I'd already taken the dose that there was gelatin in it!



Awwwww...

It's the thought that counts, though.

Sounds like a real sweeite!

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It's the thought that counts, though.



I know! He's a nice guy. He said he just wanted to hurry up at the store, so he picked up the cheapest medicine and paid for it without checking the ingredients. I told him that didn't make him a bad veg for being too concerned about a sick friend.



Although I won't make the mistake again! Next time I'm traveling with gas meds.
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I've been eating a mostly vegetarian diet for about 3 months and still am very gassy. What can I do? I don't want to give up on it just because of the gas. I don't mind it but it is embarassing- especially when I am working with one other person and it obvious its me.



one note- I do take probiotics which helped a ton before I started taking an antibiotic for my skin- the gas is much worse, or so it seems, when I take antibiotics. I would go off the med. but it is the only thing that helps my acne. and believe me, I have tried everything.



thanks for any tips!
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Everybody FARTS!



Say it loud, say it proud, you have no idea how liberating it is.



Most of the time we rush of to a solitary place to gas off, but there is a time in every friendship that you let one slip you just can't hide (usually at the worst possible time). So what if ours smell a bit more, anyone worth knowing won't really mind your smelly farts.



I agree! A friend once told me that's how you know when you're truly comfortable around someone. Fortunately there's only one person that I care to be that comfortable with - my wife. And sometimes that's a bit much.

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Bean-zyme is the same as Beano, and it's vegan. I don't know what stores you can get it in, I got it off of Amazon.
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Hello Everyone,



I am sorry to hear about some of your gas problems you have been having now that you are on a soy diet.



I wanted to let you know about a product that is completely natural that can help you relieve your gas. CharcoCaps is an activated charcoal tablet or (Carbo Vegetablis) that helps you reduce the gas and bloating that can be attributed sudden changes in diet or eating certain foods.



I hope that this will help some of you so you don't experience the bloating and gas pains that kept you up at night.



These tablets are available at CVS and other retail drugstores.



Good luck!!!



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