I believe I had gallstones, due to the similar symptoms described by many on various internet sites. I managed to relieve some the symptoms, such as drinking 2 sips of water and feeling like it was sitting right in my throat, by eating grapefruit (2 - 4 day) and then eating cheese (with fat) to stimulate bile production. Now I m having painful, crampy bowel movements that result in feces that s brown (almost like a child s brown poo) with pink splotches throughout. Is this the grapefuit? What s going on? Will the pain subside anytime soon?