I def. don't drink any carbonated drinks or anything that will cause excessive gas . I do however have my one cup of coffee in the morning and it doesn't seem to bother me. Also, I don't hold it. When I have to go I go. I use my upstairs bathroom because that is where my bidet is at and there are times when I barely make it there in time. Evenings are definately worse for me. I don't have the pain you guys are having and I hope it eases up for sure for you.