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Food weirdness

For weeks I have been trying different milks with breakfast.

In the end I got so fed up I had a brown wholemeal wheat bread roll for breakfast and it seems to have cured early morning IBS problems.

I had my gallbladder out in April 2014 and since this my IBS has been a nightmare. Food shooting straight through within fifteen minutes. Bloating and lots of pain.

To think a small wholemeal wheat bread bun means I actually keep breakfast in and feel full til lunchtime. IBS really is trial and error. I only have my normal morning poo before lunchtime now no extra dashes before lunch it is bliss!

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Sorry about your problems and I do agree its trial and error, as far as

milk is concerned I was much the same, I found almond milk on my

cereal solved the problem. Actually its lactose that causes the problem

and Almond milk is lactose free. I put it in all my hot drinks but I just

have to use regular milk for tea. Someone on this site recommended

Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar helps with bloating and I have taken it for

two weeks now and ' no bloating '. I take it before every meal, and it

certainly has worked tor me so far.

Hope this helps.


I wish there was such a thing as a gall bladder transplant as I don't think the body copes as well without one!! I have missed mine in more ways than one!!


Koko milk is lovely even in tea


Nah could not do taste of koko milk. It is also fifty fifty with me because i have oral allergy syndrome to nuts and some days I react to coconut.

I am sticking to my wholemeal bread roll for breakfast.

i do not miss my gallbladder it was too painful I was on morphine or on extreme occasions gas and air because it was so much pain! Consultant said when he removed it, it was covered in lesions. I told him he could keep it!


Whole wheat part of my prob,so trial and error for each!


have you tried rice milk?


I have tried rice milk.


Hi Julie

Has your doctor considered bile acid malabsorption? Bile is a substance that your liver produces and some people have a problem absorbing bile after the gall bladder is removed it travels through to the large bowel and irritates it causing lots of watery diarrhoea - it is easily treated with medication see here

theibsnetwork.org/the-self-... more information is available if you click on the link.

Kind regards

The IBS Network Team


Thank you IBS network I will be discussing this with my gp it sounds just like me. Thank you!


Hi there,

I have noticed no one has suggested lactose free milk, its what i use for everything, it tastes slightly sweeter, but as of yet no bad reactions, now going on holliday and eating normally, now thats where the pain begins, as i found out this week


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