I had my gb removed in january and my insides have been somewhat messed up since then. It's been great to clear up some of the queries I had simply by reading previous posts. My doc (not a gp) did not explain what the ramifications that could happen if I had it removed so I was rather under the impression at the time all would go back to 'normal' :lol: gee how wrong was i! I've always eaten a low fat meal mostly consisting of grilled chicken salad or pasta. I still have the very unconfortable feeling that my stomach is full of concrete which is what made me go to the hospital in first case. Is the dreaded d and the increadable gas likely to improve in the slightest given time or is this it?? If this is it then how do you work out what the heck is causing it in order to avoid certain foods (and what are they likely to be?) and if I can get this under a bit of control, will I be able to loose any weight as i've lost 130 pounds but can't shift any more. Anyone with advice or links for more reading???
i had my gb removed at the end of march and am dealing with a bunch of problems since. I have alot of gas/belching and alternating diarrhea and constipation. For the diarrhea I read somewhere that there are drugs you can take for that which are called questran or colestid. I also read on another board that calcium carbonate is good for absorbing the excess bile/liquids in the intestines, but can sometimes cause contipation if not taken right.
I get the "brick" feeling in the stomach at times too. If I eat too much fatty/spicy/greasy foods I get cramps and nausea and then the dreaded "d". Not fun at all. But at least I am not dealing with the pains I had before the gb was removed!
Sorry I couldn't be more help but I do understand your frustration!