Queazy Rider, I am having meteorism for at least 15 year & reflux for at least 5 years. I am no M.D.. After reading your story, my advice is to consult Norm Robillard. I’d ask for a gastroenterology specialist in your area that is open to Norm’s approach. My (wild) guess is that a reduction of PPIs combined with FTD might very well _not_ change your symptoms, but that’d be quite a progress! If you are lucky, they might even improve. Anyway, personally, I’d not do this without ongoing consultation.
And I agree with JI, there’s some fantastic magic in walking. If possible, do it. You don’t have to go as far as Linus Torvalds who attached a PC to a treadmill 😉