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bloating & distention no matter what I eat!

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Hello.

Had my gallbladder removed May 2009 ( functioning at 30%) I have had bloating & distention no matter what I eat for 7 mos. Seen two GI\'s & an endocrinologist. Ultrasounds negative. Eat more fiber, drink more water. Fiber makes me really bloated & constipated. I\'ve been taking Digestive enzymes, hcl tabs, probiotics, & choline, but the bloating is still constant I wake up with it, & go to bed with it. I am 5ft 9in & weigh 125lbs (I've lost 5 cause the distention is so much sometimes I feel like my skin is going to split apart.)It has gotten better since taking these supplements but I was wondering if you had any other advice. I take 2 hcl tabs before each meal. If I\'m eating a banana I don\'t take them. I have been taking the digestive enzymes with every meal. I pop a few before I eat & a few after. I am taking the probiotics on an empty stomach in the morn. & at night before bed. Tried cutting out Dairy & gluten but to no avail. Dr\'s won\'t test for either. Any advice?


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replied May 12th, 2011
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A22857
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The best way to control your bloating would be via activated charcoal tablets, that are available OTC.

In addition, Simethicone (GAS-X) will also be helpful to control the bloating.


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