I'm new here and just happened to come across the OPE and have read about some relevant symptoms that I have had since my operation 1yr ago.
I have had many problems to include early and late Dumping Syndrome with associated Hypoglycemic episodes i.e. BM readings as low as 2.6. followed by severe bowel cramps diarrhea and incapacitating weakness.
I discovered by chance and by omitting certain foods from my diet found Lactose Fructrose and sucrose to be the main causes and now use Lacto Free milk cream and yogurts but seem to be ok with butter and cheese although I have spasmodic episodes of diarrhea from time to time. I stear clear from fruit juices and high sugar drinks having had two nasty Hypo's and only drink sugar free carbonated drinks and boiled sweets.
My latest bout of severe diarrhea included painful abdominal cramps, very active bowel sounds belching and bouts of gaseous fermentation like burping of which is still quite active ! I have been tested negative for C difficile, E-coli and salmonella.
I am on 15mg Lansoprasole x twice daily and have now been added 150mg Ranitadine x twice daily.
I have also started taking Acidophilus Extra providing 10 billion Live Bacteria and Aloe Vera 6000mg x 3 a day to try and stabilise my gut flora.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.