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Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 18:36
ok i'm with weight watchers low fat no fat diet it's great,but i have found myself in the hospital twice now do to my gullbladder doing what doc say to eat but it's really nothing different from what i have been eating feeling lost.

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Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 19:24
I did WW a while ago. Went on in October and followed 100%. Come Christmas Eve and I ate some sausage. I was in so much pain. I found out my gallbladder was the cause. Thought I could live with it if I ate all the right things and then I started having attacks at least once a week. I had it taken out and my digestive system has never been the same. I wish you the best of luck.
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Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 19:31
Yes, but if your gallbladder is not functioning properly, then a low fat diet is what is recommended. Your gallbladder helps break down fat and if it is dysfunctional then you need to watch your fat intake. However, even if you do watch it, you can still have abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

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Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 21:02
The gallbladder attacks were the worst pain I had ever had in my life. Actually, it was really only the last attack - the three before it were just unsettling. I didn't know what the problem was and it didn't seem to make any difference as to what I was eating.

Fortunately was able to see the doctor immediately on the following Monday (the really bad time was Saturday night); they determined it was the gallbladder, and I had surgery on Wednesday. I've not had a problem since. That was in 2003. Good luck. Joyce
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Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 01:49
Listen to your body.

When my gall bladder decided to pitch a fit, I went to the supermarket and bought whatever my body told me it wanted. I came home with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and a bunch of yogurt.

You really want to avoid foods that are fatty, peppery, spicy.

Also, weight loss, especially rapid weight loss, can make gallstones worse. You probably want to have a talk with your doctor about this, and figure out the best strategy. Gallstones almost never go away, and you eventually wind up having to have your gall bladder removed.

I spent a couple of years taking drugs in order to dissolve mine, and it didn't work. When we eventually gave up and resorted to surgery, my surgeon gave me a lecture in the recovery room. "You didn't do yourself any favors by waiting. The walls were thickened. I scheduled two hours for surgery, but it took me three and a half."

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Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 09:10
From what I understand gallstones are caused by extended periods of low-fat dieting. The bile in the gallblader is used to digets fat but if the bile goes unused for a long period of time it will calcify into stones. If fat is added back into the diet then the gall blader then tries to work again but is unable due to the calcification. This is typically why high fat diets are blamed for gallstones.
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Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 09:17
When I had my gallbladder attack, my doctor had me in surgery the next week. Out on Thursday, back to work on Monday. No worries since. I am lucky no one let me dilly dally. From my doctor to the surgeon.

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Posted: 23 Mar 2012, 17:11
just wanted to thank everybody for the support,had surgry gallbladder is out feeling 100% better

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Posted: 23 Mar 2012, 18:01
Yay! Speedy recovery to you.

You may find that your body is a little bit less happy about eating fat than it was before.

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Posted: 28 Mar 2012, 00:38
FYI I had gallbladder removal in 1981, and if you are not careful, you can still have "attacks". Diarrhea is a constant companion as well.(better than the opposite!) Lots of healthy veggies, easy on the fatty meat, and things should be great! Good luck with your weight loss journey.

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Posted: 04 Oct 2012, 18:53
I had gall stones and ended up having my gall bladder out years ago. At first, you will find some things that you can not eat since you have your gall bladder out. Everyone is different, but with me it was fresh veggies and fats. After a several months, you can eat some of these things again with very little problem. I still can't eat too many deep fried foods or I have diarrhea about 30 minutes after I eat them. I can eat fried foods in small amounts without any problems. Your body may adjust differently.

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Posted: 04 Oct 2012, 23:28
I just had to hop in here. I, too, had my gallbladder removed after a huge weight loss. I had lost about 80 lbs, and all the sudden, my gut was WRENCHING in the middle of the night ! EXCRUCIATING ! I finally called the doc - at the urging of my Husband - to which he told me A) I am a woman B) I've had kids and C) I've lost a lot of weight ! WHAT ??? Here I am thinking my body should be working GREAT, but --- yes, as many here have replied, the low fat -- throw some fat in -- tends to cause these issues.

Meanwhile -- I have had issues with having to GO (right away) with certain foods, but it is definitely better than the agony I was in before.

My only regret is that instead of continuing my hard work on the weight loss, I got married just prior to my surgery, which has caused so much stress (going on 4 years of marriage in December - and 10 years together WHEEE) AND the fact that I decided to make it a personal challenge to make sure I can continue to eat the things I want. (mind trip ! UGH !)

Had I just continued with my weight loss plan, and water and exercise, I wouldn't be back up to my original weight.

Anyhow -- I am inspired by you all, here, and am so glad to be back.

Bless you all !

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Posted: 07 Oct 2012, 05:05
I had to have my gall bladder removed when I was 18 due to losing weight. I was the youngest person my surgeon had ever performed the operation on. I still get the phantom pains every now and then but not as bad as when I still had my gall bladder. I also have the issue of 'upset tummy' if I eat too much fatty food but it was totally worth having it removed as that pain was horrid.

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