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cfmama
02-02-2010, 11:13 AM
I am constipated. For the last week... or so.

This has been happening ever since I got my gall bladder out. I swing between diarreaha and not pooping... period.

Well last night I took some liquid laxitive and then again this morning.

However I am questioning my wisdom on this as I just realized I have 5 littles for daycare this morning... ;)

Cross fingers for me that I am successfull in my mission! MY TUMMY HURTS!!!!!!

*and yes I'm drinking enough water to counteract the fiber I eat, and not really any binding foods and all good fruits and veggies... it's a gall bladder thing.


FitGirlyGirl
02-02-2010, 11:20 AM
I have heard that this can be a side effect for a while after gall bladder removal. I have no advice that you aren't already doing, but I will keep my fingers crossed for you and I hope you feel better soon.

cathydoe
02-02-2010, 11:48 AM
did you google gallbladder BM issues ? :) I don't have any advise either... I had my gallbladder taken out in 1976...so that puppy has been gone a LONG time!


mandalinn82
02-02-2010, 12:11 PM
If the laxatives end up a bit too strong for you (they always give me ridiculously bad stomach pain and usually cause the OTHER problem), try a mug of Smooth Move tea by Traditional Medicinals. It's still a laxative and you don't want to abuse it, but in my experience it's a LOT gentler than anything else I've found.

AbbySinthe
02-02-2010, 01:24 PM
I have no advice but :hug:
I had that same issue last week only still have my gallbladder. And I know how uncomfortable you must be :(

traci in training
02-02-2010, 03:05 PM
Have you tried a daily regimen of something like Miralax? Low dose, keep things moving, let your body adjust to not having that gallbladder?

LesliesMom
02-02-2010, 03:15 PM
That's no fun! I had my gallbladder out in November of 2007 and I am happy to report I didn't have any of those issues.

I --- ummm -- hope -- umm -- things start moving in the right direction. ;)

Angie

Michelle98272
02-02-2010, 04:11 PM
I wondered why you hadn't moved your ticker to indicate weight loss. Hope you get it straightened out. Have you tried Yogurt for the "active cultures"...supposed to help things get motivated.

cfmama
02-02-2010, 04:23 PM
No weight loss... scale at 210.4 this morning... plateau AGAIN combined with no pooping... it's freaking lovely.

I'm going to go buy that tea tonight. I could really use it!

Three doses of laxative later and NOTHING... my tummy is SO SORE. It hurts to sit, bend over, try to poop... everything. *tears* This sucks :(

salsa chip
02-02-2010, 04:37 PM
Oh mama, don't cry! :hug: :(

Anyone so determined to knuckle down and transform her life in order to lose as much weight as you have is not going to let this get her down! You'll find a solution to this, with chickies' help or advice from your doc or pharmacist. I know you will. And it will pass! (literally)

cfmama
02-02-2010, 05:24 PM
I have an extra large coffee on it's way... I'll let you know the results.

Michelle98272
02-02-2010, 05:27 PM
LOL, I was going to suggest that and a bowl of bran cereal. Best wishes!

Ever thought you'd have perfect strangers praying for a good poop for ya?

salsa chip
02-02-2010, 05:31 PM
Ever thought you'd have perfect strangers praying for a good poop for ya?

:rofl:

There are few feelings more satisfying than a good poo.

Beverlyjoy
02-02-2010, 06:44 PM
Don't forget to ask your gastroenterologist. I bet he/she can help you figure it out too. Probably a phone call to the office.

Fiber One Cereal can be very very helpful.

Good luck!

Lori Bell
02-02-2010, 07:26 PM
For FAST pain free results my Doc suggested 2 teaspoons of Epsom's salts dissolved in a glass of warm water after my gallbladder surgery. WARNING: IT SUCKS! It tastes just terrible, but it gets the job done...never fails, and I never had stomach cramping when using it. Thankfully my bowels started working well again about 6 months into my weight loss. (3 years after my surgery). Good luck mama

JustBeckyV
02-02-2010, 07:33 PM
I had the same problem after having mine removed. I even discussed it with my surgeon before hand because my sister, my mother and my SIL all had theirs removed before me and had issues. I was told that doesn't usually happen. Man was he wrong! Eventually I don't have the same issue - it took a good 5 years though.

ANewCreation
02-02-2010, 10:53 PM
I'm really hoping things are going better for you soon. Being constipated is the absolute worst!

Worst case scenario, try an enema or suppository. Unpleasant but it should work.

Good luck.

Sskar
02-02-2010, 11:01 PM
If the laxatives end up a bit too strong for you (they always give me ridiculously bad stomach pain and usually cause the OTHER problem), try a mug of Smooth Move tea by Traditional Medicinals. It's still a laxative and you don't want to abuse it, but in my experience it's a LOT gentler than anything else I've found.

I swear by Smooth Move! (Of course since I had my gallbladder out, I don't need it...)

salsa chip
02-03-2010, 12:59 PM
BUMP

Mama, how are ya?

cfmama
02-03-2010, 02:02 PM
Well no huge movement yet... but a small one. I went to my doctor this morning (for a blood test to check all my nutritional levels as well as diabetes etc... I get this done every quarter) and he suggested Metamucil and flax seed. So I picked up some orange flavoured Metamucil and a giant bag of ground flax. We'll give it a try! He suggest a fleet enema and some suppositories if things don't get "moving". He also suggest that a couple days a week I go HIGHER healthy fats... like 35-40% of my diet and that might help. I have a fairly low fat diet and that's making things worse.

So there's help on the horizon!

ANewCreation
02-03-2010, 05:26 PM
I'm glad you talked to your doctor today.

Here's hoping for a big whoosh of another kind.... ;)

Sskar
02-03-2010, 06:33 PM
Another suggestion for very palatable fiber is Benefiber, which stirs into drinks and food like sugar/salt but is tasteless and odorless. Buy cheaply in large container at Costco.