I saw a pamphlet today and remembered that you had posted about this..."What I need to Know About Gas"!!!! It's put out by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Anyway, it has some good points:
Changing what you eat and drink can help prevent or relieve gas:
Cut down on foods that cause gas. The amount of gas caused by certain foods varies from person to person. The only way to know your own limits is through trial and error. These are some foods that cause gas:
--vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, onions, artichokes, and asparagus
--fruits such as pears, apples, and peaches
--whole grains such as whole wheat bread and bran
--soft drinks and fruit drinks
--milk and milk products, such as cheese and ice cream
--packaged foods that have lactose in them, such as bread, cereal, and salad dressing
--dietetic foods and sugar free candies and gums
Drink plenty of water, non fizzy liquids, and clear soup. Try not to drink liquids that cause gas, like soda and beer, If you do drink these liquids, pour into a glass first to let some of the fizz out.
Reduce the amount of air you swallow by:
--Eat slower and chew more to cut down on the amount of air you swallow when you eat.
--Avoid chewing gum and eating hard candy.
Keep a diary. Write down the foods and the amounts that seem to cause you the most problems.
I don't know if this is helpful or not. Most are obvious, but there were a number of things that I hadn't thought of e.g. whole grains, fruit, cheese, and packaged foods with lactose (salad dressing!). Just in case any of this might help, I thought I would pass it along.
Also, though this may have been mentioned, any over the counter medication with simethicone. "Gas-X" is a common brand here in the states. The dosage is 125 mg. and the directions are to take 1-2 capsules after meals and at bedtime, not to exceed 4 capsules in 24 hours.
It's such an uncomfortable and painful problem, I also have problems with this at times and the simethicone really does help...now I'm going to look at my diet more!
When are you going home or are you already there? Have a very good trip home in any case!
Thinking of you!