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I am a college student and have been suffering from loud embarrassing noises coming from my stomach since January 2011. I developed a phobia of silence. At first I thought it might have something to do with anxiety, but the growling and squelches would happen when I was at home too! After I ate it was a symphony of noises! But not eating didn’t help either. So, when I started my summer semester, I decided I was not going to let this issue dictate my level of sociability any longer. I started taking enzymes and it worked. I take three after every meal I eat and the stupid stomach noises are gone!!! I highly recommend digestive enzymes for this problem. I found mine online for a fraction of what they cost in the health food store (literally half the price). If you do any research on digestive enzymes (which you should) you will find that a good digestive enzyme will have: protease, peptidase, xylanase, pectinase, cellulase, invertase, glucoamylase, lipase, Protease, lactase, papain, bromelain, and others. There is even a test you can do with an enzyme product you buy to tell if it is decent. Open a capsule and sprinkle its contents on a prepared/cooked package of instant oatmeal. Within so many minutes (I forgot how long exactly), the oatmeal should be almost complete liquid. The enzymes that are working for me are by Garden of Life: Q-Zyme Ultra-Ultimate Digestive Enzyme. I hope this info helps!?!? And definitely go purchase some enzymes! Don’t let this problem control you any longer! Good luck

Ive been skipping my english lessons in college because of the constant worry of my stomach making these noises. I take colufac [sp?] and lactulose to calm my stomach but all they seem to do is make it worse. Ive been diagnosed with ibs in the past, but its as if my doctors dont care and have given up. Everytime I go they make me feel so small, telling me im exagerating and it will ease over time. But the fact is ive suffered this since I was 11. Im now 16. Its actually ruining my life. Like above, I feel physically sick at the thought of being trapped in quiet places. I can only handle places with noise, which really sounds lame! But it drowns my stomach noises out a little. Places like the cinema, sleepovers etc cause me great worry. I really do need help but im just so embarassed about it! Ive told my mum but she really doesnt full understand the pressure I suffer everyday at college. I really want to drop out. But if I did that i’d have to get a job, which would cause me huge embarassment yet again because of the noises. I just wish I was normal.

I was looking for answers to the same problems, which led me here to this forum. It makes me feel a little better knowing that I am not the only one who suffers from this problem. This problem is just about taking over my life. I’m 27 years old and I started having this problem about 2 years ago. I used to party/drink alot, then I met my current girlfriend and I cut down on most of the drinking. Thats when it started. At work, in a quiet room during meetings. The same meetings that I always tried so hard to extend so I wouldn’t have to work, I was now missing them or in a hurry to get back out to work so that I wouldnt have to be in a situation where people would hear my stomach and the loud noises coming from it. I later got a new job at sbc, during my 10 week training, I was confined to a small room with of about 7 people and had to constantly ask if I could turn on the fan next to me to mask the sounds my stomach made throughout the day. I quit after the training course, for other reasons. Shortly thereafter I applied for a job with usps ( united states postal service). I was petrified of taking any exams that they asked me to. I became extremely nervous before I took the exam, it was quite possibly the worst feeling ever. Just not wanting to be in a situation where I would embarass myself with my rediculous stomach noises. Needless to say I got the job. I always excelled in testing, but with my new problem, it often distracted me and made it more difficult for me to concentrate. I dreaded my training classes at the post office. The room was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. 6-8 hours a day, it was literally torcher for me. I eventually missed one day because of "my stomach problem". One important day. I had to make this test day up about 3 months later and when that day came, I was so terrified that I missed it again. They were upset with me and sent me to a different shift, graveyard shift. I ended up quitting a really great job that I loved. I sit here now unemployed at 27, dying to go back to college but at the same time, worried about the embarassment I will face in hour long classes. As I type this, my stomach churns away. I have a tought time even going to a movie theater, going to my girlfriends place to watch movies with her and her family, or going with her to church. I am sometimes afraid to even apply for a job. Part of me says "who cares what other people think". The other part of me remembers the reaction I got the last time my stomach went crazy in a quiet public place. Some people looked at me like I was passing gas, some laughed. Its horrible. Ive tried over the counter ibs meds, pepto bismol (extra strength actually helps, but who wants to carry a bottle of pepto in their pocket to work during training for the post office? I do!!), i’ve tried rolaids, anti diarrheal like immodium ad, nothing really works on a consistent basis. I am currently on a 21 day digestive health program I purchased at a local gnc store. I hope that a colon cleanse or something similar will cure this . People beg me to go back to school because I have so much potential. I have disappointed my father, and I often feel depressed and generally, like a loser. I know my girlfriend is trying to be understanding but she sometimes asks me "why cant you just come with me to church?" and I reply "you know how I feel about "my problem"!!" and we sometimes get into an argument about it. Its wierd to think that something like this can take over your life, but it does, and apparently I am not the only one. So what can we do?? 🙁

I have suffered from this for nearly 5 years, and most of the time I do a good job of hiding it, but im finding as my life is changing its getting harder and harder. Normally im fine until around 6 oclock, where it feels like my insides just fill with air, and as it moves around it makes the most embarrassing noises. They only go away when they eventually make their way out (if you know what I mean!) about 4 hours later. I live with 4 of my friends, and im scared im going to have to tell them. Ive only told my boyfriend, who says its normal and everyone gets it, but he doesnt seem to understand. I told my doctor who said I probably had ibs, but I dont need to go to the loo a lot, its just the gas.

The research I have done basically all says you need to find out what foods are causing this. It means you have to be disciplined with your diet, which is hard because when I have lectures all day and I need to buy lunch or take it with me I cant take something that has no dairy, no wheat, no beans etc very easily.