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I have symptoms most of the time which are really painful

stomach , feels burning and on fire , alternating between constipation and diarhea, acid in chest , feeling sick . Every time I eat I get bad cramps and all the other symptoms get worse again .

I had my gallbladder removed just over 3 months ago and I'm worse now . I'm struggling with what to eat , only eat tiny amounts, had some mashed sweet potato earlier and felt sick with stomach pains straight after and then constipated . I take Fybogel

but do I need to take it everyday even if I've had a BM ?

I would be grateful for some advice on dealing with this now as I feel exhausted with it all. I would like to go on a liquid diet but can only

tolerate chamomile tea or sips of water .

Any ideas on how to deal with this ? Thanks in advance.

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    Hi Linda,

    You should speak to your GPS as you have had surgery recently and ask to see a dietician and also to sort out the acid indigestion. In the meantime I would take the Fybogel each day for a gentle source of fibre. Have you tried Gaviscon for the acid problem? I don't think it would do any harm to try.

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    Hi linda sorry to hear you are having problems. I also have burning stomach and acid reflux gp prescribed meds for GORD which really help. I have problems taking fibogel as its too sticky for my stomach and causes wind and cramp so gp prescribed cosmocol which works fine for me.
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      Hi Christine Can you tell me what meds for gord you have been prescribed ?

      It's the burning in my stomach I'm struggling with. Everything I eat makes

      It worse . Fibogel seems to make me constipated so I'm going

      back on the lactulose .

      Really need reassuring that the burning stomach is nothing to worry about .

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    I take lansoprazole which gp prescribed l stopped taking it a while back as the indegestion and heartburn felt better so ive gone back on it. I also have diverticulosis lots of problems going on x
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      I take pantoprazole, usually 1 daily but GP said to up them

      to 2 a day which I've recently started doing . I wish they'd

      hurry up and start to work ! Sorry you are struggling too Christine. x

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