This post is for information purposes only. I am not a doctor. I am just telling you a true story based on my real life experiences.
I recently had my gallbladder removed after several years of not being able to eat certain types of foods without severe pain. I was scheduled to have it removed about 1 year ago, but another health issue arose which caused me to have to postpone it until that issue was resolved.
I always had a lot of gas from eating no matter what it was or how much. This is fairly common with gallbladder problems. To combat the problem I tried Beano. I would take three before each meal. The amazing thing is that I quit having gallbladder attacks immediately. I continued to take them and did not have an attack for 1 full year while taking the beano. I could even eat some of the foods that caused me problems before with no problems while on the beano.
Toward the end of last year I decided to go ahead and have the gallbladder surgery again as the beano was not a cure for my problem, but only helped with some of the painful symptoms. I’m happy to report that I am now completely back to normal with my gallbladder removed and no longer take the beano.
A coworker was describing her fathers symptoms to me one day not long ago and I remarked how it sounded just like what I had going on prior to my surgery. She said that he would not go to the doctor because he did not have insurance. I told her about the Beano and how it had helped me make it through a whole year without any attacks. She said that she was going to get some for him and have him try it. I ran into her today and asked how he was doing. She said that he has not had one attack since he began taking the Beano. It has been about 6-8 weeks now. She did say that he takes 4 pills with each meal instead of the 3 that I took.
I was amazed to hear that her father had the same results that I did so I wanted to post them here in case it may help someone else. I am not advocating using beano in place of doing the surgery. If you think you have gallbladder problems you need to see a doctor and think about surgery. What I am trying to get across is that beano may make your life less miserable until you get the problem taken care of.
I hope this helps some of you out there. Please let me know if you have similar results or not. I would be curious to find out.