Hi, I've been posting on the Restless Leg Syndrome forum, asking if anyone has experienced wheat making their RLS worse. In the course of this I had an American user saying that her coeliac disease had been brought on by gallbladder removal, which I'd never heard of. When I queried this she gave me some info and I checked it out and discovered it's quite a thing, at least in the US, to believe that gallbladder surgery causes coeliac disease. While I'm not sure I believe that (it seems a very vague and tenuous correlation without any concrete evidence), what I did discover is there DOES seem to be a connection between coeliac and gallstones.
I had a look on Coeliac UK but it has no mention of gallstones so I wondered if this is just a myth, or is an anecdotal thing only, perhaps peculiar to the US. I've had my gallbladder removed and I felt a distinct sinking of the heart at the thought that my gallstones may be yet more evidence of a real problem with gluten.
I'm going to have a look on PubMed but if anyone knows of any legitimate research showing a connection between coeliac and gallstones, or has any personal experience of this, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks.
E.T.A. Just discovered I've posted on this subject before, 3 years ago - how could I have forgotten?! But 'm going to leave this up because it does definitely seem to be a thing (coeliacs' gallbladders don't work as well - hence the formation of stones) and more of us should know about it (why isn't it on Coeliac UK for example?). Also, I'm hopeful that there may be some new info out there which someone will pass on!