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I have just registered here and have had IBS for over 4 years now. I'm only 23 so I have found it fairly difficult to live with IBS although I have very understanding friends. I have also been diagnosed with reflux oesophagitis (ulceration of the lower oesophagus) and chronic inflammation of the gall bladder... I was wondering whether anyone else has suffered similar problems and what they do about it???? in terms of diet and treatment
 
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Hi Mon!Welcome to the site! I have also just signed on here. I am a little older than you-almost 36, but I have also been dealing with this for about 4 years and was just diagnosed last year. In my Docs search to find out what was wrong with me, they yanked out my gall bladder about 2 years ago, after doing every test known to medicine, and even doing a test that gave me Pancreatitis. I'm not sure what medical evidence there is linking IBS and gall bladder, but I believe it's definately possible. One of the Senior members here should be able to point you in a direction. Good luck and keep us posted!Kerri
 

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I think you will find that MANY of us began life with IBS after having our gall bladders out. It seems to be a pretty common problem. Now whether it is part of the IBS or is at times a cause of the ibs...... WHo knows. Personally, I have also suffered ulcers on and off over the years (mostly when I first got the syndrome, although the doc now suspects that I may have them again.)------------------Praying with Bettie for a cure for this NASTY IBS!
 

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I started with I don't know what-but it seemed a problem with my gall bladder in Dec 98. Then it came Clostridium difficile bacterium in my colon, finally I had my gall bladder removed in July 99. I have still problems IBS-like, and weakness. The connection is unknown but it all seems part of the family of FUNCTIONAL problems. Take information in your family if grand-mas or so had gall stones. It seems there's heritage transmission on gall bladder problems. Bye
 
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