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I've been dealing with IBS ever since I had my gall bladder removed 18 months ago. All I can eat without literally living near a bathroom is bland foods such as granola bars, soy products, crackers and water. I've tried eating various foods such as fruits and vegetables but all I do is cramp up and double over in pain. I have developed such a fear of food it is ridiculous. I have seen a couple of Gastros that basically have thrown their hands in the air as to what to do with me. Neither have ever put me on prescription drugs. My abdomen has become so tender and sore at all times because of the constant flow of bile that you touch me and I want to cry. I have already had 1 abdominal wall hernia and I suspect I have another. What am I to do at this point? All I ever read about diet-wise is Fiber Fiber Fiber!! I am at the point where I feel the Gastro specialist route has gotten me nowhere and is a useless venture. When I consume too much fiber I get overly constipated and end up on Miralax (oh what a joy that stuff is). I've done the upper GI, the colonoscopy, all the tests for parasites. All come back negative. Yet I am still in a living hell. Is there ANY hope for me? Who do I turn to for any REAL help? I am weak. I am sick. And I am very tired. Dropping weight...and raising an 8 year old alone through all this. Anyone please have any suggestions for me? All are welcome and appreciated!
 

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I'm surprised your doctor hasn't suggested Questran, or Colestid (the pill form) Some people have gotten good results with this after gall bladder removal, and even some who have their gall bladders. You might do a search on this; it has been discussed on the board before. I forget what the generic name is, sorry.
Apparently it soaks up the bile and carries it out of your system.
 

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I had been on Questran before and it caused me horrible problems. It backed up in my intestines causing me a hernia because it wasn't flushing through my system properly. The surgeon that performed the surgery to repair the hernia ordered me to stop taking it.I sound pretty scary, don't I?
 

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Hi SickNTiredOfit, I can't give you any advice except Keep posting and reading all you can on this board. Someone here will help you and give you words of encouragement.You have my best wishes for a speedy solution to your problemsGood luck! Charlie
 

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I had my gallbladder removed in 1979 ...After it was out I keep the same pain that I had before they took it out
I finally learned in 2001 that my body for what ever reason had become intolerant to certain foods..Once I learned what they was I beging to get alot better..I love your name because I was so sick and tired of always being in pain...with no relief from anything ..Hope you start to feel better soon
 
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