hope someone can help

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

jenny2008
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 11/6/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my gallbladder taken out on July 2, 2008 and ever since then i will have days i have to go to the potty all day long and then they are days i dont and have to take meds just to go . I also will get bloated like crazy and will swell up and look pregnant . It gets so bad with the air in my stomach that it makes my back hurt . I have told the doctors this and really all they say is that it happens alot to people after gallbladder surgery . Is there anything i can do or buy over the counter besides gas-x to help me with this .

shawn12
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2004
Total Posts : 1293
   Posted 11/6/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Have they tried questran with you?

Usally also it causes d, not so much C?

Have they ever mentioned IBS to you?

Sounds like and I don't know for sure, you might be having more going on?
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.


jenny2008
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 11/6/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
well i can only go to him when i can afford to cause i have no insurance . He wont do to much cause of no insurance and here where i live its all about insurance .

Marsky
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 1956
   Posted 11/6/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Perform a search on the IBS forum, there's a lot of info and past topics explaining why Caltrate with Vitamin D (chewable pills, in a purple bottle) is very helpful to people who have had their gall bladders removed. You start out by cutting pills in half and chew 1/2 tablet with each meal. Sip water but do not drink a full glass of any beverage with meals. Watch what you eat also (begin a food journal, over time you'll see a pattern begin to form and foods to eat and also avoid in the future). After your body is used to the Caltrate you can move up to 1 full tablet per meal. 3 a day. But go easy at first. I've tried Caltrate several times, once consuming full tablets and it was just too much for my system. I didn't exactly become constipated (that's never been my problem), I was just so out of whack, it took a week or more to get back to any sort of predictability.

Now I personally find that Colace and a probiotic supplement help me the most. And diet.

But if I were in your shoes, look thru past topics for Caltrate info.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


shawn12
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2004
Total Posts : 1293
   Posted 11/7/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Jenny, so they didn't put you on questran?

Are there any free clinics in your area? There may also be research in your area if your in a city.
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.


jenny2008
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 11/7/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
nope no free clinic here .
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:21 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,734,778 posts in 301,246 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151352 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, dillon91750.
330 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
ShutterGy, TOOTY, Dc28, tickcheckguy, 1000Daisies, Girlie, reminder, blksteeda, goldengoose, sam12, bdavis


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer