ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016

My story is a bit different. I started going through Menopause early 2013. In addition to the Menopause symptoms, I started having a unexpected leakages of gas. Over the past two years, this has become worse, where it is a constant daily occurrence. I cannot go to church, work, social gatherings, etc. without stinking out everyone around me. I have become so accustom to the odor, that I am not aware of how bad it is until others react. I have been to several doctors, having a colonoscopy, endoscopy, MRI, CT enterography, anorectal manometry, etc. I have failed to complete two glucose breath tests due to the presence of methane gas/bacterial overgrowth. I have been on numerous antibiotics and take a probiotic on a daily basis. The doctors have not witnessed my odor, so are having a hard time realizing the seriousness of these symptoms. They think it could be mental due to menopause. It definitely is not mental, it is rectal! I do not vomit or have diarrhea. I do not have abdominal pain, although I do have bloating. I do have regular stools; however, I am sometimes left with residue. I wear a panty liner, have tried charcoal pantiliners (ineffective), and have tried various foodmapping charts that were inconclusive. Has anyone tried or heard of LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) and the MRT (Mediator Release Test)blood test?

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