Gallbladder Post Op - This is my story once every test possible was taken and all came back normal but i was continuing to vomit daily....
I was having alot of bile vomiting until I got the morning stomach gas under control with Gasalia dissovable pills from whole foods. This in turn lead to the next problem of bright yellow runny stools. I started taking HALF of ONE caltrate +D (not the one with minerals - purple box, but the pink box one) made a difference in ONE night. Felt like I had hope of leading a semi-back to normal life.
Few things to note, start very small dosage. ALWAYS take calcium with food. This helps the process...slowly increase it as you increase you food intake. I started eating more but didnt up the dosage and was having half good bowels and loose again. Also, if you take too much you'll end up constipated AND be warely of too much calcium as thats not good for you system or kidneys.
Be very careful also with the cholesterol powder as it does not allow for your system to absorb the vitamins/nutrients you need and can become deficient. Also at one point I was on several different medications and none helped and seemed to further aggravate the situation. Read those labels/side effects carefully!
I'm on mostly herbal/natural now. I take the following:
2-4 Gasalia (WF) dissovable pills upon waking up. Take it VERY slow. If I move too fast my tummy starts knots and vomiting begins. Give the pills a chance to dissolve so they can get the gas OUT. No matter how, get it out!
2 digest enzymes from whole foods (WF)
1 cranberry pill
.5 caltrate (they say 2 pills a day, this is WAY too much for me so i'm still at .5)
2 lecitin pills (WF)
2 daily probiotics (WF)
I'm also using A&D for my rear as it gets burning and hurts horrible if I miss a caltrate dose. In addition I'm seeing a chiropractor 2-3x a week. I tried accupuncture but didnt help much.
Along with that I'm eating about every 2-3 hours, small bland, low fat/low sugar meals. No raw (including veggies), dairy, oils, creams, candy. Try to stay as natural as you can. It is easier for your body to digest food (broiled/steamed/boiled).
I won't say I'm 100% but today is my first day back to work and I'm not nearly in as much pain as I have been since exactly 1 month post op. I hate trial and error but that is the only way to get better. Everyone's bodies are different and it is going to take time. I've read 6wks-6months or more. Just figure a plan that works and slowly add to it (eat more/get out) it makes a difference. I have good days/bad days still. Just as long as the ratio is more on good is better. I continue to have back pain where my gallbladder was but that comes and goes. At least not consistant as before. I am posting my battle plan above as I've learned a TON from others (more so than from my doctors) and hope anyone that can learn from my experience can.