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I had my gallbladder removed just over 5 years ago. It was barely function and I had no choice but to remove it. I was doing great after the surgery, but about 6 months to a year later I started having pain exactly like I did when I had gallbladder attacks. It even radiated into my mid back and increasingly got worse with each one I had- lasting sometimes up to 30 minutes. While the pain is nowhere near as frequent as it used to be, it still happens on occasion. Around the same time I also started to have a lot of digestive issues. I would have to run to the restroom almost immediatley after I ate. It started off very minor and progressivley began to get worse to the point where I couldn't eat a meal without going to the bathroom after. I visited my gastroenterologist many times during this period and was eventually perscribed Welchol (colsevelam). It worked great for a while, but then I started to have to take more of it in order to get the same results, even though the doctor told me I was eventually supposed to ween off of it. Currently I take 2 pills a day and sometimes will have to take more before meals and STILL have diarrhea occasionally. Has anyone had any luck with finding something that fixes this issue? The surgery was laparoscopic. We've talked to other doctors about it, who all denied that it was caused by the laproscopic surgery, but FINALLY one admitted that the two things are definitley linked together. I'm at a point where I'm tired of having to deal with this issue. I'm 19 and in my first year of college- I shouldn't be worried about going out because of my issues. It's a constant thought in my head and has lead to me not being able to do things. Anything would help- I just want a normal life without having to rely on medication.
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