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It has been 2 years since I had my GB removed and I still have problems eatting different foods - anything fatty, or fried.   This past weekend was the worst.  I had to run to the restroom after eatting from Saturday through Monday morning.  It has even gotten where it hurts to eat and I get nauseous.  My doc says IBS; however, it only happened after my surgery.  Anyone else have this problem?  What have you done to address this? Who did you see?  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    I've been reding a posts that indicate after one has thier gall bladder out they still have to avoid fat and oils. I have chrones disease and tried a fat free diet because I have been having gall bladder problems and it seems to put my disease into remission some what. Note: I'm not sure but I wonder if it is the oat meal helping too?
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      Hey!

      That is good to know. How are you feeling on your fat free diet? I have trouble sticking to it. How are you doing it? I bet you are right about the oatmeal. Never thought about it.

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      Yeah,It's difficult to stick to. I find myself eating things with fat, sugar, and meat lately. So far so good though as I re-introduce things. I read that it's OK as long as you keep the fat content under 3%. I slipped last night and ate a taco my better half made. I am paying for it today as it is causing the runs. The other thing that seems to help is cream of rice or just rice (steamed not fried).
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    Join the club terri.

    I had my gallbladder removed at end of April.

    Don't get me wrong here, I am better than I was and do not regret having the operation.

    However, my GP has now sqaid she thinks I might have IBS.

    Apparently this is not uncommon to develop this if yu have had yur gallbladder removed.

    Basically I am still getting quite a bit of stomach pain, particularly after eating and first thing in the morning.

    Also am having pain in my right side and sometimes in m back passage.

    This is worse when I have just been to the toilet.

    Slightly constipated.

    There was a post on here a few days ago from sandyman saying doctors nd consultants need to be more honest with us about the consequences of such surgery instead of just saying "You'll be fine in a couple of weeks." I very much agree with that.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah

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      A bit more honesty would be great! Information about the procedure, pre- and post-, would also have been helpful. Some people act like I am making all this up because there people they know are not having any problems. I appreciate hearing from everyone. It really helps.
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    ave a similar problem i am 18 months on from my op and i struggle eating foods even fruit and salads. Ive noticed if i eat small buts of food but often my symptoms arent as severe. I get nausea and sometimes vomiting depending on what foods i eat i get pain where my gall bladder used to be. I take cyclizine for the nausea and sickness and tramadol for the pain
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      Wow! That's rough! I have trouble with fats, starches and sugars. What a rough way to lose weight. Small meals help me, too!
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      I have started a food diary so i can keep a track on what causes flare ups but sometimes you get sick of eating the same things but on thursday evening i thought sod it i had 1 slice of pizza and ive been in agony with my stomach and vomiting friday and saturday fell drained.
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    Could be that your sphincter of oddi was irritated by previous gall stones passing through and has some scarring which is causing it to dysfunction, not relax properly causing pain.

    I also, found out that I have Coeliac disease and since going gluten free my symptoms have been much reduced.

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      Thanks, Wendi! I am now going to have to find someone to help me figure these out. Any idea what kind of specialist is needed? My primary care is not listening to me.
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