<<I would get a foot cut off right know to stop this pain...does it help or is it a side effect???>>
Hmm, I don't expect cutting off a foot would help at all, but as for getting your GB out, it totally got rid of my pain. I still have to be careful about my diet and I take medicine for diarreha, but overall I'm a good deal better than I was, and of the other people on here, have fewer problems overall than most. Not perfection, but improvement.
BTW, bad gall bladders run in families!
That being said, I have seen a small number of people who continue to have pain after having their GBs removed. Either because the GB wasn't their only problem, or their bile ducts were damaged either removing the GB (rare, but a possibility in any surgery) or they were scarred up previously due to cysts or something like that.
Thirsty, I am very sensitive to Immodium myself. Even though it says on the package to take two, I take no more than 1/2 of one pill at a time! I suggest you start out with this too. Take 1/2 of one pill, wait 20-30 minutes and if you still feel any hint of an urge to go, take the other half. If you frequently need to take 2 halves, then you know that you need one pill and that will do the trick. But start with 1/2 like I use. Or switch to Pepto Bismol pills. I took those off and on for years and they never constipated me.