Hey Run!This is totally normal. I had my gallbladder out about two months ago and even I - the diarrhea QUEEN - was constipated for almost two days. The drugs totally messed me up! I even had to have a freakin' catheter placed for two days because the drugs messed with my bladder as well. I felt out of sorts for about a week, then started improving. My abdomen was sore like I'd done too many sit-ups and I felt gassy and icky for a while. I felt like they had inflated a balloon in there!
I think you will very shortly begin to feel better. I hope so - I know exactly the miserable state you're in, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone! Before my surgery, I had biliary colic and was vomiting with intense pain every few days, and that was awful - now I have none of it, so I definitely consider the surgery a success. I really hope you start feeling better soon. Keep us updated and let us know if you have more questions!
Thanks for all your responses
They didn't take out my gallbladder to treat constipation. They found stones in the ultrasound. The symptoms I was having from that were the nausea and pain in that area. My Doc thought it may just be an added bonus to the surgery that it may help with my constipation issues.
I guess I will get more answers on Monday when I see the surgeon for follow up. I actually feel a little better today.
Thanks again! It always helps to know what others have experienced. However we are all individual and will have different responses to treatments I guess.
Take care all.
Eyesoffire, thanks for sharing.... You are always welcome here in the IBS forum.
Sorry it took so long for you to get a diagnosis. There has got to be a way for us to improve our medical system. ???