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Hi! My name is Gracie and I’ve had functional dyspepsia ever since I got my gallbladder removed in May 2017. In March 2017, I randomly got very nauseous one day and the nausea stayed from there on out. When we finally figured out what was wrong, after losing about 30 lbs and a lot of my hair because I was malnourished, I was relieved and couldn’t wait to get my gallbladder out so I could finally be myself again! After my surgery, my surgeon told me that my body had started to cover my gallbladder with fat because it was just dead and he told me it looked really bad! They were very shocked about this considering that I’m a 21 year old woman who is underweight but either way, they assured me I’d be just fine. Unfortunately I felt exactly the same because I developed functional dyspepsia. I feel very full and gassy and every now and then I feel like my stomach is on fire. I’ve improved a lot and I’m maintaining my weight but I still don’t feel great. I just wanted to ask, has anyone ever healed from this? Will this discomfort ever go away? I really don’t mind sticking to such a strict diet to try and keep my stomach feeling tolerable but I just hate how unpredictable the discomfort can be, no matter how strict I am! I’m also on an antidepressant that has made the discomfort lessen significantly but like I see a lot of people say on these forums, there are still some days that are just bad days no matter what you do. If anyone can give me some hope that this will pass, I will be so thankful. Thank you and I hope all of you are hanging in there.
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