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jenny2008
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   Posted 11/6/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
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
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   Posted 11/6/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
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
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   Posted 11/6/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
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
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   Posted 11/6/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
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
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   Posted 11/7/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
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
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   Posted 11/7/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
nope no free clinic here .
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