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Old 10-06-2017, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Calif
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Oh, and avoid gluten. Bad.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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I'm 28 and all I seem to hear from my mother, whom I live with, is how I should be over it, I should be getting better not worse. it makes me feel worse to hear it. she read what everyone on Facebook was telling me and believes I should be the same. today has been the worse since the surgery. I literally felt like I could throw up at any minute, and even though I'm nauseous, I don't feel that bad. usually take one zofran but today took 2. just took one about an hour ago and was finally able to eat a good supper.
I honestly feel like I've had a bad gallbladder for years and I just th8nk to myself sometimes I could have all this over with if someone would have listened before didn't really have a great Dr before. I was told I had ibs but since I was eating a bland diet before surgery, my diarrhea slowed down a lot. 2 medicine and nothing worked, but been off my ibs medicine for over 2 weeks and since surgery it's soo much better. I feel like everyone tells me if I eat something bad too soon I will get bad diarrhea, but instead I just get feeling nauseous.
anyways, went off track, but I have just been dealing with this for a good month and a half including time before surgery and I am just so over all this nausea. I'm ready to go back to normal.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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No nausea for me, but I have chronic squirts now. I have to take Questran to bind what I eat so it doesn't come right back out the other end. Doctors are too lazy to take out a gall stone and remove the whole organ stating it is not needed. If it was not needed, we would not be born with one. Duh. I should have done more investigating on the problems of not having a gall bladder and insisted he take the stone out and leave it. Alas...that horse already escaped the barn.

When I complained I had diarrhea all the time, he said he never heard of such a thing. LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE. I printed out pages and pages from Google of people having chronic diarrhea after gall bladder surgery removal. Pages. Thousands of links.

So, if you can keep your gall bladder...do so. Otherwise, join the rest of us in poop land.
wow, that's the one thing it seemed like everyone was telling me. dr, er dr, nurse, surgeon. everyone said that I have to get used to diarrhea because it's normal afterwards. that some people get over it but some don't and have to take things for it. I went years with bad diarrhea before, told I had ibs and 2 medicines later no help. after my surgery I still get it, but no where near as bad as it was before. if I eat something bad that I shouldn't I get nauseous. bad to say but if rather have diarrhea than nausea after eating things. I'm used to diarrhea but nausea is different entirely.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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OP: Maybe there is something here that could be a tip. I have my gallbladder and never had any issues but after reading a lot about bile salts/acids I take these daily and have so much improved bowels. Does a person who has no G.B. need to take meds forever to compensate for the loss. Just wondering.

How to Get Rid of Nausea After Gallbladder Surgery | LIVESTRONG.COM

Hope you improve daily.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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wow, that's the one thing it seemed like everyone was telling me. dr, er dr, nurse, surgeon. everyone said that I have to get used to diarrhea because it's normal afterwards. that some people get over it but some don't and have to take things for it. I went years with bad diarrhea before, told I had ibs and 2 medicines later no help. after my surgery I still get it, but no where near as bad as it was before. if I eat something bad that I shouldn't I get nauseous. bad to say but if rather have diarrhea than nausea after eating things. I'm used to diarrhea but nausea is different entirely.
If you do have a problem with diarrhea, then ask your doctor if you can take cholestyramine (generic name --- prevalite). It's a powder that you mix with juice and take before a meal. It helped me for a while, anyway...
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I just talked to a friend who had G.B. removed and part of her stomach -- major major surgery so they could get into her to remove most of a cancer tumor. She's been thru H and Back, but she said she likes crystallized ginger to help with nausea. She's had to change her whole lifestyle of eating and as she said it's trial and error on what she can eat. She's much older. All my friends are older.

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Old 10-06-2017, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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I don't know if it will help nausea, but a couple of friends took probiotics after gallbladder removal, and said it helped a lot wit their symptoms. Sorry I don't remember the exact symptoms, it's been at least 10 years. I think they both took Culturelle, available at pharmacies and amazon. As I recall, that's "acidophilis gg"
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Something may not be functional about your gallbladder. Find a specialist.
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Calif
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If you do have a problem with diarrhea, then ask your doctor if you can take cholestyramine (generic name --- prevalite). It's a powder that you mix with juice and take before a meal. It helped me for a while, anyway...
This is what I take. I mix it in with applesauce cuz it's like drinking liquid chalk. It helps! But I don't do as suggested in drinking it twice a day. I usually have a scoop once a day. Every body is different, so you have to experiment.

I have IBSD. That is irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. The other name for it is IBS C..which is constipation. That, I have no trouble with!! I also have colitis and diverticulitus. In short, my plumbing is bad. Always has been since I was a kid. And yes, you have to take meds the rest of your life if you want a life outside your bathroom. I have a van I bought..pulled all the seats out...put in a small bed back there and a nice wooden carved chest that holds my porta pot. So when I go somewhere now..my bathroom goes with me. And it helps to know where all public bathrooms are, too. Which I do.
But I like my van better. Pull over when I feel a cramp, and have about 5 second to get on it or I go in my pants. I refuse to wear a diaper. Nope nope nope. So..the Questran stuff helps a lot now, cuz I also don't eat gluten. I can, but only little bits. Like half a sandwich (bread), no soda pop, no alcohol, no greasy stuff (I use olive oil), no red meats (ground turkey, chicken, fish, etc).

You have to experiment since only you know your own body.

To have nausea this long is not usual, methinks. Maybe you should see another doctor. I am not married to any of mine, so I go to different ones if my regular doc doesn't help me.
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Calif
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I don't know if it will help nausea, but a couple of friends took probiotics after gallbladder removal, and said it helped a lot wit their symptoms. Sorry I don't remember the exact symptoms, it's been at least 10 years. I think they both took Culturelle, available at pharmacies and amazon. As I recall, that's "acidophilis gg"
If she has IBS, yogurts with live bacteria could cause GERD...acid reflux. It does me. So I switched to Kefir drinks. Has the same stuff in it, but doesn't give me heartburn. Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother in it also is supposed to be good for the plumbing of the human body. And is great for skin too. And hair.

Do research, hon. I found WEB-MD, LiveStrong, Mayo Clinic and various other websites more helpful than my own doctor!
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