I know just how you are feeling, having been in that place more times than I care to remember and like you had all the feeling of embrassement and all that goes with it. I say I did have because now I take Losec 40mg once a day first thing in the morning (I sound like an advert) now the gas which caused all my problems is hardly a problem now. It keeps me free for up to 6 hours which is such a blessing to me...I live in New Zealand so it might have a different name...check it out on the web and speak to your GP about it as it is a prescription med...I have Gallstones which is the cause of my gas...but hey gas is gas no matter what the cause. Hope you get sorted soon. Let us know if you try it.