I had my gall bladder removed over 10 years ago. I can tell you that for up to 6 months after I had the dumping syndrome. Your body is having to relearn how to digest fatty foods without the gall bladder that stores excess bile to help with that. I cut my bad fat intake and it helped some.
Eventually it went away. Hope this offers you some comfort!
Renfest I had my gb out in July of this year and immediately had this dumping syndrome. It's now just in the mornings - but I'm having other symptoms that are equally disturbing and depressing. How have you been so far? I still have no appetite and can't eat much, I'm only eating for survival. I'm also extremely tired all day and just can't get my stomach to settle down or stop being sick on some level. It's driving me into a depressed state that I've never experienced before. Let me know what's going on with you since it's been a few months. I do hope mine gets better...I'm just so impatient...I want it better now...
Montevallopurple: I do so badly need your inspirational words right now. I feel like I'm in a living Hell. I had my GB removed a month ago (July 31) and cannot believe what I'm experiencing. I was prepared for the dumping syndrome - it was worse the first few weeks now it's just in the morning for some reason and then stops until the next morning. But I'm soooo tired all day long, so foggy headed and have absolutely no appetite...I was very sick before the surgery - nausea 24/7 and fatigue, severe loss of weight because I couldn't eat when I was so sick - but...I never had a single gall bladder 'attack' like others with stones have. A HIDA scan revealed I had a low functioning GB but that was it. Only a few very small stones...and when surgeon took it out he did say my GB was 'diseased' - distended - whatever that means - and likely needed to come out. I guess the question is did it need to come out NOW - given how sick I was before the surgery though I was desperate. I have also developed GERD post surgery - also very common with gb surgery. It comes and goes in severity. It's the fatigue and stomach sickness I still have - it's not exactly nausea but just severe bloatedness and no food makes it feel better...Please stay in touch - I do hope it gets better. I haven't tried yogurt yet but I bought some...I was afraid that would make my stomach even more upset? I have some probiotics, too...did you have nausea before or after your surgery? How soon after did you start the yogurt?
I eat alot of yogurt as it is so I keep on eating it I didn't have the normal pain people do after surgery I;m an herbalist so it took me 6 months before I opted for surgery after I tried everything holistic I could.
I am just waiting for it to get better as long as I don't eat the things that make it hard to swallow I am ok and yogurt is my fritne:o)
Wow i am so glad i googled dumping syndrome! This is clearly what i have been suffering from! I had my gallbladder removed jn october last year and after 5 surgeries i was finally fixed!!! It was a living nightmare! Once i had my appetite back i could and did eat anything.....then about six months ago i suddenly could not tolerate food!! I just cant hold food down! I live in the loo! Its so embarassing. I eat food and literally have to rush to the loo!!! My gastro dr thinks its just IBS. wHAT is the cure for this please?? Probiotics dont work either! So upset and depressed and tired all the time!!!! Life sucks now!
I had my GB removed July. I have a urgency to go in the morning about half hour after eating.
My problems are that I need to keep eating and therefore am putting on weight.
I get so nauseous in between meals that the only way to make it feel better is to eat carbs.The carbs take away the nausea for about 2 hours.
Not sure what is causing this but thing it must be to do with bile.
I am now six months post op and still have those syptoms. I can however eat almost anything so things are so much better that before, I just don't want to carry on with weight gain.
I had my gallbladder removed last dec after bad attacks. My attacks got better but still can happen especially when alcohol is involved. Some things trigger it one day while other days it wont. I will also go through long bots ( usually a month) of no problems then a week of problems. It has been a long fought battle with this. I currently beleive it is dumping syndrome. Is there any way to.control this. Just a soldier needing help.