Reading your post made me feel a little better–my symptoms match yours almost exactly. I had my gallbladder out in in 1993, was diagnosed with IBS 2 years later, and I still had no idea the 2 events were related until I read this forum. I’ve been pretty lucky the last 11 years–not much has been going on. But suddenly I feel like I swallowed a wolverine and it’s turning around and around in there chewing on everything in sight: gut, mid-back, side back, right side, left side, etc. etc. I’m going in for an endoscopy tomorrow and I hope the GI specialist is helpful. Anyway, I hope someone gives you a good answer. I think I will also try the calcium–I didn’t know about that, either. Good luck!