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This is my first time, not only on this site, but also to message boards in general. Is there somewhere I can look to find out if I'm doing things right? I want to abide by the rules, I just don't know them.I have what my doctors call "severe IBS." I have missed 18 days of work and lost 32 lbs. in 4 months. I've had IBS (supposedly) for about 2-3 years (since my gallbladder was taken out). I don't know what to do anymore. I've tried medications galore, diet changes, etc. and nothing seems to help. I've talked to many people who say they have IBS but none of them have the problems I do. Until this site! From what I've read, everyone is in the same boat as me. I'm getting ready to go to a specialist at Vanderbilt in Nashville. Do I expect the same diagnosis, which is, "It's IBS, you have to live with it." If so, help! I'm at my wit's end.
 

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There is post-gallbladder removal diarrhea.Did they try Questran as one of the meds?LNAPE had this post gallbladder diarrhea for years and found Caltrate with each meal helped (if you look around especially in the OTC section of this set of message boards there is a lot of information).There is a message with a ! next to it at the top of the IBS discussion board with all the posting guidelines if you have concerns about what is ok and what is not on this board.K.
 
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Mine is constipation most of the time, with diarrhea every now and then. I'll check the middle of the board. Thank you.
 

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Hi Vickey and welcome!
KathM gives you some good direction - here are some links regarding post gallbladder removal and IBS:from LNAPE and here calcium info:http://ibsgroup.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/75410261/m/504108111Forum:http://ibsgroup.org/eve/forums/a/frm/f/75410261I have had severe IBS prior to having my gallbladder out 4 years ago, but I have been ok regarding my gb and IBS - I hope you find some answers here. Just came back to edit when we were posting at the same time - you say:[[Mine is constipation most of the time, with diarrhea every now and then...]]If you have tried everything else like I did, and suffered for over 15 years, then take a peek at my story - not for everyone, but I was at the end of my rope and helped me.. if post gall-bladder D is not the problem, then what helped me may be something to help you out.Take care. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask or email me! And again, welcome...
 
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