So, because of gas buildup and resulting sharp pains
, they invented alka seltzer, it fizzes up pleasantly, and when it gets to the stomach
, it releases and neutralizes the gas. If you don't like the taste, it is salty, you can hold your nose as you drink it down, it's worth it. A less effective method of releasing gas is an roll of regular Tums (NOT extra strenght), chew one tablet, tastes sweet, and it'll also ease the discomfort, but just a few degrees, enough to where you can go on.