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Stomach bloating in-flight

Old Oct 14, 15, 2:16 pm
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Stomach bloating in-flight

Wonder how many others experience an uncomfortable expansion of their stomach in-flight, which is magnified sitting for so long in cramped seats.
What helps with this? I tried simethicone (over-the-counter) before my flight and losing weight over the years. Still an issue.
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Old Oct 14, 15, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by piclistguy View Post
Wonder how many others experience an uncomfortable expansion of their stomach in-flight, which is magnified sitting for so long in cramped seats.
What helps with this? I tried simethicone (over-the-counter) before my flight and losing weight over the years. Still an issue.
A couple of suggestions:
1. Avoid sorbitol
2. Avoid carbonated beverages
3. Reduce fat intake
4. Stand up for a few minutes frequently.
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Old Oct 14, 15, 3:16 pm
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5. Fart every once in a while.
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Old Oct 14, 15, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
5. Fart every once in a while.
Good, but we would appreciate knowing what flights OP will be on, in case we wish to make alternate arrangements.
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Old Oct 14, 15, 4:18 pm
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Sorry if this is a newsflash to you, but there is a lot of farting going on on all flights, all the time!
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Old Oct 14, 15, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
Sorry if this is a newsflash to you, but there is a lot of farting going on on all flights, all the time!
Yes indeed. But now they encourage it:

http://blog.sleepinginairports.net/2...-on-airplanes/

I remember a trip report a few years back talking about some long haul flight with a plane load of flatulent pax. Hilarious reading, but no fun being there.
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Old Oct 15, 15, 2:25 am
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I find this happens often to me when I'm hungry and my stomach is empty. If I've got food in me it never happens.
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Old Oct 15, 15, 9:22 am
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Do what I do - put the overhead air vent on full blast...and have it aimed NOT at you, but the person next to you...and blast a flatus away. Be sure it's a SBD and try not to laugh or make commotion when it hits you..........

8)
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Old Oct 15, 15, 2:01 pm
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Stand up release gas while glaring at another passenger. I go to lav often
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Old Oct 15, 15, 2:25 pm
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Stand up release gas while glaring at another passenger. I go to lav often
Is that a form of 'crop dusting'?
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Old Oct 15, 15, 4:13 pm
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5. Fart every once in a while.
Unless you plan to go to Pendleton, Oregon. LOL

Letter: Farts should be Pendleton council’s next order of business
http://http://www.eastoregonian.com/...er-of-business
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Old Oct 15, 15, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by piclistguy View Post
I tried simethicone (over-the-counter) before my flight
How long before your flight? I usually take it 30-60 minutes prior to departure. If I wait to take it until I'm on the plane, there might be issues.
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Old Oct 16, 15, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by airsupply View Post
Unless you plan to go to Pendleton, Oregon. LOL



http://http://www.eastoregonian.com/...er-of-business
That won't open for me, but I'm guessing it falls into the category of someone having too much time on their hands!
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Old Oct 16, 15, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
That won't open for me, but I'm guessing it falls into the category of someone having too much time on their hands!
Try this one:

http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/lett...er-of-business

The article was good, the comments even better.
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Old Oct 17, 15, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
Sorry if this is a newsflash to you, but there is a lot of farting going on on all flights, all the time!
Farting is okay. Just don't ask a row mate or a flight attendant to pull your finger.

A line has to be drawn somewhere.
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