I was diagnosed with gallstones 3 months ago, after having recurring abdominal pain for months. I'm 37, sterile, and was a petite 8 stone (112lb) and a UK 4-6 (0-2 US) before l this started.
The bloating was initially dismissed as "just IBS" which I know to be rubbish. I had my appendix removed when I was 16, as I was having similar pain then. My appendix was 100% healthy.
This is REALLY making me miserable and destroying my self-confidence and self-esteem. I have PCOS and, before I started low carbing type 2. EVERYTHING I eat bloats me now (I was eating eggs, steak, coconut oil, ACV (unfiltered and unpasteurised), berries and leafy veggies.) I'd been Paleo for 2 years when I first started getting the pain, but not the bloating. I've been Paleo for 6 years now, and I've not been able to wear a bra since February! I've ripped Ts, leggings (I can't wear jeans or trousers) because he bloating's got so severe. I refuse to believe I'm gaining weight as even though I can't eat perfect Paleo at the moment as I do not have access to cooking facilities, I'm still low carbing, but the only way I can eat high fat at the mo is dairy (I'd quit all dairy up to becoming homeless). Is this the problem? I've clothes I've only just bought (that fitted me when I bought them, that I've destroyed cause I've bloated so much!
Not only that, but I'm getting swollen and painful joints (particularly knees, elbows, wrists and shoulders) and I'm permanently exhausted. Tramadol helps with the pain, but NOTHING deals with the bloating and it's making me suicidally depressed. I can't get a doc to understand that low fat is the way go cure it, because CW dictates that it's CAUSED by high fat!
Can someone tell me the sort of things I should be eating to make it go away and stay away? Please bear in mind I'm in the UK and don't have much money. I just want my figure back! I have no energy to exercise, and I've been fasting for 24 hours now.