I am suffering from chronic diarrhea w/cramps, terrible stomach pain, and off/on nausea. I have had every test imaginable done by my GI and it was discovered that I had tons of gallstones so by gallbladder was removed, but stones in my bile duct were missed which caused pancreitis (?sp) and a 2nd surgery, then within 3 wks I ended up back in hospital for 2 wks with an infection of an unknown origin and gastritis and esphogitis. It has now been 6 mos since my gallbladder was removed and as I stated above all my symptoms are back and much worse than before. My GI dr. said the only things left to do are try a glutose free diet for 3 months and if no success put me on the only other medication I havent tried, I believe it is called Lotronex and it can have severe side effects. Based on what I have told you, do you have any other ideas? Also could gastritis cause the severe stomach pain?