Hi. Thanks for your message. Now I am even more scared. Should I just give up and have the surgery? I don't trust doctors and don't want to go that route. So far I have done three flushes but I can't do the Epsom Salts . They throw off my electrolytes too much and cause adrenal attacks. I've been taking various supplements (NAC, taurine, lecithin, rowachol, artichokes, beet leaves) that seem have almost eliminated my pain. But my digestion is still terrible: lots of gas and floating yellow stools. I just don't know what else to do. Any advice would be appreciated. Have you ever heard of anyone who has recovered from a sludge condition? I am frustrated because I have eaten healthy all my life and have never been overweight. I sort of think this is a gluten intolerance issue, for me. Thanks for helping.