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What's the best to take for the constant back/shoulder ache/pain? I have tried co codamol and paracetamol but neither touch it. Also does how you sit affect your gallbladder/back pain? 

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    Hi didn't find anything that took that pain off when having a flare up I'm afraid. Drinking fresh cloudy apple juice daily helped me which came as a surprise I had read a lot about it but didn't expect it to have much effect. Even when admitted to hospital the pain meds didn't help much. Laterly before gallbladder removed I used to slather the whole under ribs and back area with ibuprofen gel and have ice pack on the front and hot water bottle on the back and then alternate them. Don't think this is offical treatment but we try anything don't we. As far as sitting goes yes if I sat on a hard back chair I would be in a lot of discomfort at the time and later in the evening. Hope you find some relief one way or another.
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    have you had surgery yet?
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    In my experience I've learned that gall bladder pain is either due to the organ bearing down on its bile load and not being able to eject it because of gallstones or goo, in which case you need something to relax it (hyosycamine), or it's due to severe gas.
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    You can buy Ibuprofen and take them as well as some other painkillers(eg cocodamol or paracetamol) If you are lucky like me and have a really excellent local chemist who you know you can trust, talk to them. It is much quicker than trying to get an appointment with GP. That's how it is here where I live in Wales anyway.

    I have not had any trouble with backpain with my gallstones but pain in other areas. I find if I sit at this computer for too long or walk for too long (it is quite hilly round here) that sets of pain in my right side.

    Hope this settles down for you.


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