Anxiety after Gallbladder Surgery

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I had my gallbladder out for 5 months. I have been super anxious since then. I exercise everyday and do yoga a few times a week. I've been getting tightening in my chest, pain in my stomach and nausea everyday.Does anyone else feel this way? Is there anything else to try?

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    Hi Natalie.

    i just had mine out 26 days ago it was full of puss and gangrenous and I had a 2.3cm stone stuck in the gallbladder neck for 3 years and I've been to hell with it.

    im having some pain under my right rib intermittently and on and off nausea and the anxiety!

    and a mild to moderate upper mid stomach pain like a tightening or a gripping type pain maybe like a punched in the stomach type of pain it's hard to explain, is this what you are experiencing Natalie?

    and if so , do you think we could be over thinking it all and the stomachache type of pain and nausea is actually being caused by anxiety?

    what do you think.

    regards.

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    It sounds a bit like you have been over doing it ie exercises every day;; i was told just to do deep breathing exercise, slow down a bit, we have had an operation,pulled about, take it easy,  all best
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    I'm with you... just had mine out 4 weeks ago and I feel like crap. I feel like I have a lump in.l my throat full of bile or puke. I literally feel like crying. Does this go away?!?! My anxiety is through the roof! I hate living this way!!!

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    i thought i was alone. I had my gall bladder removed a year ago. and its been a week that i have this dull pian, tightness under my right rib , mid area intermittently and on and off nausea.

    Is this due to gall bladder removal or something else? my doc saif it may be a ulcer and he is book me for an endoscopy to see whats going on.

    if anyone had the same issues and know what is causing it ...please let knkw

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      Mine came out two years ago and i have had nausea/diar on and off and some ache under upper right ribs.  Was hoping it would just be something that would,pass but i am now really down about it and very anxious.  Dr had suggested it was ibs but now wondering if i need to look at post cholecystectomy syndrome.  She doesnt want to put me through tests if unnecessary but its affecting my life and the nausea is becoming a bit too frequent for my liking.   I do try to stick to a plain diet but even that isnt always successful.   Just dont know what to do.
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    my gb removal is about 12 months now,since op always had discomfort stomach area,cant bear anything touching area, had a scan,have been told to do some deep breathing exercises some thing to do with my top chest muscles not tightened up,??,will keep all informed the outcome, but i hasten to say, i feel a hundred times better than before op, was in agony,
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    I am having days of nausea, then diarrhoea, low intermittent ache under ribs and dr is now treating me for anxiety.  The physical problems are stopping me from doing what i want and im very frustrated.  I hope its not a post gallbladder syndrome.
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