My husband had his gallbladder removed last year. He now suffers from mostly excessive bowel movements a few days a week. He will be stuck in the bathroom for 20 minutes. This is not good when you are trying to leave to get to work. It doesn't matter if he gets up early. Will bile salts or any other supplements help? He has been eating low fat and some fiber. Will high fiber help? He is afraid of too much fiber.
Just read the posts and wonder if your stomach pain could be caused by eating wheat, gluten?
I sufferrrd terribly with stomach pain just under gallbladder area. At suggestion of a GI he said to eliminate foods for 4 days and only drink liquids to allow the stomach and intestines flush themselves. On two different ocasdions I did this to no avail. I had severe attack and had to go to hospital and had a ultra scan done and said it was my gallbladder. I had my gallbladder removed and the pain did not go away.
I found out a few years later that my diet was causing this pain, I won't go into all that here, but ran into another person who had ceiliac disease and she said the pain I was experiencing was where the stomach emptied into the intestinrs, there are tiny villi that were being destroyed by the wheat/gluten. She gave me some Ultra inflam-x to take, it was an elimination of foods diet and you took this powder and put in smoothie and drank it. It helped the pain I was having! I have been off wheat/gluten since 2009 and the pain hasn't come back.
I have been self testing recently because I had issues after a concussion that I was told was the reason for my nerve pain in my hands and feet, but that didn't feel right to me.
I noticed my Sugar levels are on the high side during fasting (around 110-115) and I want to nip this in the bud before I go too much higher. I've changed my diet completely. I like to take natural remedies, and heard good things about bitter melon (gourd), so I decided I'd try.
I took less than 1/4 tsp once a day for 2 days. My numbers were looking better which was shocking to me that it happened so fast, and the electric shocks I was getting in my hands and feet were gone. Amazing!!!
But, on the second day, I started feeling a bit woozy, and felt like my heart was racing a mile a minute. I got pressure in my chest. I have had pancreatitis and my GB removed about 14 years ago, and I'm guessing that because I don't have a GB, I'm getting pain from the melon stimulating things? I'm going to see my doctor, but I was curious if anyone else has had this issue or used bitter melon with no GB?
UPDATE: I wound up going to the emergency room because I was having bad chest pains and such a bad headache that I was spinning and vomiting. It was horrible. My husband wanted to call an ambulance, but I just had him drive me. I got such severe motion sickness on the way there, I thought I was going to pass out. All-in-all EKG was normal, bloodwork normal, MRI head scan normal... So I have a few guesses what it could be. I,also, suffer from post concussive syndrome from head trauma I sustained a few months ago. I think because I was "detoxing" and increased insulin and other functions in my body, it caused a migraine. It was made worse, because I'm #1 PMSing, and now that I'm in my 40's PMS comes in a vicious headache form. #2 I get lots of minor dizzy spells constantly from the head trauma, and this made it worse, and #3 Detox was flooding my system making the detox headache worse. But they gave me pain medicine and I could function as an almost human today. I hope this helps someone.