“I had my gallbladder removed December 13, 2010. I’ve gained 40 pounds since then! I’m in a total panic and nothing I do seems to help. I’m severely constipated and the doctor told me it was normal not to have a bowel movement for 5 days – 2 weeks. Hello? Is he joking? I have to take 2 heaping capsules of Miralax DAILY and then barely something comes out. It feels like I’m carrying a concrete brick around in the front of me. Is there any answer for this? What can I do? I’ve started exercising more than I ever have and continue to eat non-fat (as I have for the last entire year before surgery & lost 77 pounds) and the scale just keeps moving up. When will it ever stop and is there a way to make it stop? I’m so freaked out I don’t know what to do. I’ve reduced my food so much I feel sick all the time from the bile in my stomach. Yet, if I eat anything it adds calories. I’m in a vicious cycle. HELP PLEASE – I’m now searching for another doctor because this gastro is an idiot telling me that about bowel movements.