Gallstones pain after gallbladder removed.. Help?!

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After giving birth to the most amazing little girl I one day fell to the floor with the worst pain I've ever experienced in my life I felt like I was having a heart attack. Taken into a&e to be told by a young doctor my liver enzymes were so high I was possibly having liver failure I was deverstated. Later that day to be told that doctor was inexperienced an I definatly had gallstones a ultra sound then revealed I indeed did have gallstones. 

5/6 months of constant agony constantly having paramedics out an a hell of a lot of codeine tablets later I had my gallbladder removed aswell as 88 gallstones I thought it was finally over with an I could start enjoying my baby an getting on with my life again but no although it's only been a week after my surgery I'm again in the same pain but worse in the way the attacks before were severe but after codeine or oramorph would go this is a constant pain in my back an in my front. Has this happens to anyone else and what was done about it? I don't think anyone that hasn't had them can understand how bad the pain really is and I don't want to be constantly on strong medication as I can't look after my baby properly and have to get family to help which is heartbreaking I just want to feel normal again! 

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    Hi Casey am sorry you are still in pain after the operation. Pain and tenderness is normal after the operation however if the pain is that bad you should get checked out by a doctor in case there's any stones left behind. Take care x
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      Thank you I don't feel tender anymore that's gone I'm suffering with the same pain as gb attacks but worse as pain relief just isn't helping the constant pain my gp has said possible stomach acid but I know my body sn I know this pain I don't see how stomach acid can cause such severe pain I can't sleep at night! X
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      Has your gp prescribed anything for you to take? Would you not contact the surgeon who did your operation? I would be calling him asap to get some answers. God love you. That's terrible to be suffering with a new baby and your so young. Take care. X
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    Hi Casey, I had my gallbladder removed 5 and a half months ago, and had pain quite bad for a while, allot of air is pumped into the area so they can take the gallbladder out and you will experience allot of wind pain, I had a really bad bout about 2 weeks after with pain and doctor said it is probably fragments that are going though, apparently this is common is allot of people who have had it out, you will get allot of wind pain around back and stomach and also bloated stomach, I have IBS as well and fibromyalgia and I am 60 now 59 when I had it out and this hopefully should get better when the liver adjusts to no gallbladder, 6 months they say, there is also a meridian nerve from the groin to the waist area and this happens when the gallbladder is removed and will give you some pain, I know its difficult, I would not have had it out if it were not totally essential but my gallbladder was full of stones and doctors said it it was not removed it could burst and if that had happens its possibly life threatening, take some co-codemol every now and again, peppermint tea, camomile tea and drink lots of water to flush any bile that remains in the area as I believe this can hang around a while, its not easy, but I wish you all the best, Stella
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      Thank you Stella  I hope this is just a phase and my body's adapting as the pain is so constant it makes me miserable I just want to be looking after my baby and going out like normal people. I take morphine when the pain is at its worst an that helps but doesn't last and I don't want to be taking that as I've been on codeine for 5 months before the gallbladder was taken out. I will try the stomach acid tablets gap has prescribed an hopefully that will work 
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