This is a great question. It is very important that you make an appointment with your primary care doctor
to discuss your symptoms and have a full history and physical. Depending on what your doctor discovers during your appointment, he or she may order additional testing such as blood work, stool samples, or imaging of your abdomen. Excess gas and fatigue can be the result of many different conditions. Irritable bowel syndrome
is a condition that is fairly common and is associated with alternating constipation and diarrhea
, bloating, gassiness, and fatigue. There is no cure but it can be very effectively managed with diet and medications. Lactose intolerance can also cause your symptoms so you may want to try eliminating dairy completely from your diet for a few weeks. Celiac disease, intolerance to gluten, can also cause your symptoms. Again, it is very important to seek medical care as soon as possible to get a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment for your symptoms. In the meantime, try to avoid gassy foods such as beans, cheese, vegetables, soft drinks, and fruit juices. Also, try not to chew gum and eat your food slowly to avoid inhaling excess air. Also get plenty of rest.