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Hi can any one offer advice on what to eat after having GB removed im a year on and still suffering with regular flare ups. It seems no matter what i eat it doesnt agree with me its like my body rejects food. For instance at 5.15pm today i have a small chicken breast i cooked in the oven with 2 small new potatoes and a small portion of mixed veg peas carrots green beans and sweetcorn now im led in bed the pain has started and my stomach is bubbling and popping. I dont eat breakfast as i usually feel nausea in a morning. I eat a small salad for my dinner but that has same effect. Since my gb removed i have stopped having coffee alcohol chocolate fried foods hig fat content foods cut my dairy down dont eat full fat cheese no fizzy pop dont know what i am doing wrong?

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    Foods high in acid, fat and high fiber were causing my flares. Also, several small meals a day may help. I used to have a flare when I over ate. I googled everything g on esophagus spasms, acid reflux, foods easy to digest, the fodmap diet, and low fat and low fiber diets for help. And keeping a food diary helps identify the foods that make you sick. I've suffered a year and a half with nausea. Gallbladder removed 14 months ago. Currently I take nexium first thing in the morning and nortriptyline last thing at night. I eat low fat and low fiber. Eat small amounts throughout the day, and I haven't had a flare for almost two months. Good luck, I hope you get some relief soon. If not, keep going back to your doctor.
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      Thank you for your reply. I will try keeping a track of what i eat i will write it down. Im getting to the point where im scared of eat because i dont want to be in pain or being sick
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    I totally agree with Coral. I eat small amounts throughout the day, stay away from fats and fried food and keep a food journal. It's really helps to identify the trigger foods. I had my GB out in 2013 and suffered a whole year with symptoms exactly like yours. Finally I was so dehydrated I was hospitalized with a very angry liver. As it turned out through testing, I had a narrowing in a biliary tube.  There is a whole system of these tubes that drain your systems of bile, only now there is no GB. So the gastroenterologist inserted a stent, I think somewhere close to the pancreas, opened it up so it could drain, and I felt so much better almost immediately. I still have to watch my diet carefully, and I have medication to take in case I feel any pain or nausea coming on. In the last five months, I've only used it a few times. It just took them so long to diagnose me. Keep going to the doctor and explain your symptoms and be sure to keep the fluids going. Good luck and feel better! 
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      Thank you for all the info yes i have been admitted several times through dihydration. I will mention what you have said when i see this professor on the 22nd june. I am even on a list marked at risk of emergency admissions and no one seems to be helping me so frustrating
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    2 years and 2 months after having my gallbladder removed i am still suffering, the pain in a scale of 1-10 is a three and has not really moved. My blood tests show an elevated LFT of 460 and peaked at 595 without an explanation. i am waiting for a pressure test (again) to see if i may still have a small leak in the bile duct. I have had two stents put in and removed as they are only temporary, and the infection i had after the last one was taken out put me in hospital for ten days. with regards to the foods, i dont think there is a simple solution as many of the medicines like gaviscon etc interfere with other drugs that you may be on. try to keep a diary of everything that you are eating as there may be another cause such as Ceoliacs disease which may mean you have become intolerant to Gluten. Good Luck.
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      Hi james thanks for all the information i am writing things down when people reply to me which i find interesting of could be a possibility in what is going on with me. U really need answers if your levels are reading that high that is not normal. I work at my local hospital i am not medically trained but them reading are high. It doesnt matter what i eat i automically get pain and feel very nausea like i could throw up any minute. Like at lunch time today at 12.30 all i had was a salad i could only manage 1/4 of it then the pain started then started shaking then felt like i was going to throw up. I had no dressings or anything just a plain salad. Im really fed up now
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      Hi Coral, what you are experiencing is not normal, my gall bladder was removed after three months of me ignoring the pain and putting it down to indegestion, yet when they removed it, they found i had gangrene. they then split the main bile duct from the liver which i had a stent in (and a tube from my stomach draining the bile for 10 days after the op) and although i was never really hungry when i did eat i was not in the pain you describe. A particularly spicy curry would upset me for a day or two but that was uncomfortable rather than pain and sickness. you may have a small, undetected leak in the bile duct. this cant be seen on an ultrasound or CT scan, but a blood test should confirm one way or another - I used to get copies of my blood tests e-mailed to me. Ask for the same and see if they can do an LFT for you.
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      Thank you james i really appreciate all your advice. How come it doesnt show up on a scan or CT? Ithought them kind of tests would show something like that as a CT is an in depth scan. I will ask this professor in seeing on the 22nd june to do a blood test and i will ask for the LFT. Thank you very much inreally appreciate your help ive been suffering for so long i need some relief and some normality back in my life
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      Hi Coral apologies for not coming back sooner, had massive issue with my pc sad  i was under the same impression as you in that a CT scan was as good as going under the knife, but apparently it isnt. Not sure if it was because my gall bladder was so infected and was a sticky mess of gunk or not, but they couldnt see it either way, but removed it in a 5 hour operation 3 days later. keep asking questions, dont accept what they say as verbatim, and trust your instincts. if you have trouble sleeping try the 4-7-8 breathign method - lots of vids on youtube to explain. a low fat diet will also help reduce the amount of work your liver and gallbladder have to do. I am on 1500mg per day of Ursofalk, but do not think i am seeing any benefit.
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      Thanks james for your reply i will have a look at the videos. Last night fell asleep around 1 .05am and back awake at 2.46am weird thing is it felt as if i had been asleep for hours driving me mad. Thanks 4 all the advice really appreciate it
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      Gall bladder issues appear to be a long time in coming and being diagnosed, and also a long time in resolving. It may be a while sorting out the correct medication that works for you and helps to sort out your sleep and eating patterns, keep trying and dont give up.
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      Thank you. I am trying just some days you feel like screaming because your that fed up of it. I dont think being stressed it helping. Not getting much sleep then going to work all day and then my little lad is having a few bullying issues at school but thats life just got to get on with it. Everyone has problems they are dealing with. I am hoping i get better answers when i see this professor on the 22nd of june well im not leaving till i do ha ha
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      My consultant decided at one time that he didnt know what to do with me as he had come to the end of his knowledge and passed me up, I am now seeing a special specialist (LOL) at Queen Alexandra Hospital Cosham, Nr Portsmouth, but feel that he is waiting for something to develop before he decides what to do. Try not to let he stress get to you as this will complicate matters and reduce your recovery time.
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      Yeah im sort of getting that feeling to that they dont know what to do but i did put a complaint in about the surgeon who removed my gall bladder ao maybe that has something to do with it. This professor im seeing i put his name is google and after reading up on him he seems to know what he is doing and sounds very experienced so fingers crossed
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