Well, it's an issue I've read just about
every post I can find about
, but nothing seems too conclusive to me, and I'm at a loss of what to do.
two and a half weeks ago I had my gallbladder removed, the first few days, though sore I was happy and was hoping to get my life back after a year and a half of sever cramping, nausea and abdominal discomfort due to what my doctors believed was my gallbladder. Once removed they did find stones, and though I'm a lot hungrier then I used to be...I find whenever I eat something I have to go right away with discomfort, sometimes several times following with still more discomfort. So, though my appetite is fine, I'm terrified to eat for fear of having more awful bouts of pain in my lower abdomen and diarrhea.
Unfortunately my gallbladder surgeon, though a wonderful fellow didn't really go into any side affects, though he said repeatedly he's read about
people having these kind of issues online but felt they were unfounded. I knew better...mostly, and told him about
my issues but he didn't seem to feel my gallbladder removal had anything to do with it and suggested miralax,. which is basically the stuff I got before my colonoscopy last year...I don't need to go MORE then I already am.
My diets consisted mostly of toast, rice, bananas and yogurt...with the occasional big meal, like pizza. Oddly pizza doesn't give me that much trouble, but I had a steak last night and had to go before I even finished it, feeling sickly the moment I swallowed my first bite too. I also had a PB sandwich that did the same thing...
So, what I'm asking is, will this ever calm down, will it stop, is there hope? Have any of you been through this and gotten better? I saw my gastro doctor yesterday, and they gave me dicyclomine, it's not kicked in yet as I've taken it but still having diarrhea.
I've read so much...I find myself getting so anxious to the point of having panic attacks as this keeps happening. I can't function or focus on my work at all, it's very distressing. I've read about
bile salt binders, digestive enzymes, probiotics, marshmallow root (whatever the heck THAT is) and so on...I don't know what to try, but I don't what to have to be dependent on anything forever, what's the best course?
and finally...am I just being too impatient with my body? I feel I am at times but sometimes I can't help getting stressed and worried, I really just want my life back. I've always had mild IBS symptoms before the gallbladder came into play, and they were mild annoyances that maybe only occurred every other month...now it's just about
everyday I have the discomfort! I know it takes awhile to heal, I just don't know if I should keep worrying or not, I'm keeping up on doctor visits but I don't want to keep getting prescribed medications that won't do anything for me.
any advice would be very appreciated, thank you for reading this
Post Edited (WorriedBoz) : 6/25/2013 12:34:02 PM (GMT-6)