I have not posted before, but I thought I should add my gallbladder story . I started having dull pain in upper right side in December. I went to the doctor and they ordered and ultrasound which revealed my gallbladder was full of sludge and stone. I then put off going to the doctor, because I didnt want to hear that I would need surgery. After months of symptoms, I finally went. I had my gallbladder removed this past Thursday. I am hoping that some of my Ibs symptoms clear up now that its gone. I urge other Ibs'ers to get their gallbladders checked. Im going to have my husband pick up some caltrate plus (which I wouldnt know to take unless I had been reading this board) Who ever posted that thanks.