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2 Years W/o Gall Bladder And I Still Have a Few Problems

Hello. I've been looking for a forum like this for months. I had my gall bladder removed in may '03 and have had a number of problems. First and foremost is something I have not read in anyone else's posts. Each day, as long as I didnt eat (or have a bowel movement) within a few hours of going to sleep the previous night, I will have to make a movement within 30-90 min after the first time I eat/drink coffee. If I dont eat/go in the morning and eat lunch at noon while I am out, I will have to go within 30-90 min. I have never been like this before, and while it is a minor problem, it often gets in the way of my life. The dr told me to stick to a low fat diet, but i'm no health nut and dont quite understand what this includes (outside of the dreaded french fries).

Also, I have severe gas at times. It just builds and builds, while this isnt a problem when I am alone, it can be a huge problem when I am out.

I was told that certain foods would give me diehera without the gall bladder, while I do have this often (maybe 2 days a week) I have yet been able to blame any type of food. I have been told by friends that they have had problems with fibers, salad, etc. This has lead to a paranoia about these foods and thus I stay away.

Any light that can be shed on any of these areas (especially the first one) would be great. Especially knowing what foods I should actually stay away from. Thank you in advance.
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replied May 4th, 2005
Can anyone help me on this? I'd really like some insight :(
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replied May 15th, 2005
Gallbladder Out 3 Weeks Ago
Wish I had some words of wisdom, have diarreha too, never know when its going to hit. Morning is the worse cofee brings on about three bm and then lunch brings on three more. Seems like late afternoon it stops. Doctor says if it keeps up over 6 weeks after surgery than to get on med questrin sp wrong. Now I have bad attacks that are worse than before, not having to much fun. Go to see a gi soon to have a erpc.
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replied May 26th, 2005
Anonymous
Doctor Prescribed Cholestid For Symptoms
I suffered with similar symptoms for nearly 7 years. I had my gall bladder removed in 1995. After years of suffering and fear of diseases such as colon cancer, I finally broke down and went to see a gastrointestinal specialist. He was able to prescribe a drug called cholestid for diarreah and previcid for my nausea and indigestion. These meds had been a life saver for me until my recent pregnancy. I have been able to continue the previcid, but had to stop the cholestid due to risk to the baby. Since going off this med I have begun experiencing inconsistent bm and severe gas pains which I assume are related to my on-going digestive issues since my surgery. Simethicone seems to help relieve some of the pain. I highly recommend cholestid - it gave me my life back! Your doctor will be able to let you know if this drug is safe/an option for you.

Now - if anyone has any suggestions on how to handle these symptoms during pregnancy they are welcomed. I have 4 more months to go... My ob has not been able to offer much advise other than I will have to live with my symptoms until the baby comes. My gastrointestinal doc does not really want to pursue anything until after my delivery... I have not been able to find many articles on this topic. Also - I have not been able to find a direct link to the foods I eat and my symptoms. It almost seems random as to how my body will react. I am soo excited about my new baby, but my on-going digestive issues have really put a damper on things...
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replied June 22nd, 2005
Anonymous
Diarreah After Gallbladder Surgery
I had my gallbladder removed in feb. 2004 and I have had severe diarreah since. I have had every test known to man on my intestines and everything comes back negative. I recently had a biopsy of my small intestines and that was negative as well. I am soooo frustrated. I have lost 45 lbs. In the past year (30 of it in the past 4 months) I can go days without a problem, then all of a sudden, it is non-stop running to the bathroom. Most times I can't make it in time! It doesn't seem to matter what I eat. It is almost always from early morning to early afternoon. Sometimes it gets me after dinner but not usually. I am convinced that this is a result of the gallbladder surgery. Until I found this site, I hadn't met anyone that had this problem after the surgery. Also, the surgeon never told me that this might be a side effect. I am beginning to feel like a hypochondriac. If it wasn't for the diarreah, I would think so myself. I understand that there is a medication I could take. Can anyone out there tell me the name of it and how it is working. Most meds come with a list of adverse effects...Do you know what they are, if any. I am on alot of ther meds for other illnesses so I am wary about adding yet another pill to my litany of drugs that I take every day. Does anyone know of a "natural" way to stop this problem. I have tried rice and other starches but it doesn't seem to do anything. Help.
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replied July 22nd, 2010
I had my gallbladder removed in 1995 and I have had problems ever since. I have a bowel movement every 4 - 7 days. When I finally go it is diarrhea. It usually happens within 30 minutes of eating and I have to rush to the restroom. There is no waiting. I get extremely bloated and sometimes the pain is harsh. I also suffer from extreme fatigue.

I have started taking a multi vitamin, eating a granola bar, and a cup of yogurt everyday. It seemed to help for a couple of weeks, but know I am so constipated and haven't went in 4 days.
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