No gallbladder but have burning pain !

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Had gallbladder out over a year and a half. No problems . Then suddenly started with this terrible burning pain upper right abdominal area where my gallbladder was. Started to take Prilosec 20 mg twice a day . It only took the edge of the pain away. I didn’t have anything else, no nauseous, no diarrhea , no vomiting. Had ultrasound only showed fatty liver. Went to Doctor then was given protonix 40 mg took this 2x a day. This helped a little-then burning pain would start 2 hours after eating-instead of all day long. So I would take Gaviscon which would help. It’s been 5 weeks now and I am still with this burning pain . Then I bought some papaya enzymes . I would take them right after eating. To my surprise it would take the pain completely away till I would eat again. I have a gastro appt in 2 weeks. Does anybody know what this could be. It’s really frustrating me ! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated . 


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    Could be a complication of having your gallbladder removed.  Try a food diary to see what foods bring on symptoms.  Stick to a low fat diet and eat blandly avoiding anything rich or spicy.  Try eating little bur often 
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    Ask your doctor about cholestraymine you need a prescription and take a 50 billion probiotic.  I took Flora brand and in 1 week went away and has not come back..that was at Christmas....most doctors won’t suggest probiotic but I have told 3 other friends and they are all fine now..I had diarrhea also, started about 2 years after gullbladder removal....can eat anything now... good luck
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      Nancy thank you. Am desperate to try anything. This pain is driving me up the wall. Could you private message me with the exact probiotic that you take . Thank you 
    • Posted

      Nancy , sorry , would carafate work just as good as Cholestyramine ? 
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      Not sure if that brand would work or not.   I did private message you, hope you got the message, not sure how I was to do it.   Let me know if you got it.
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      Nancy yes I did get your message , thank you so much . I went to gastro the other day , because I still have burning after I eat I was on protonix twice a day and then went down to once a day . I mentioned to her about the bile but she really didn’t think it was that. I also told her that when I take papaya enzymes that they help better than the gaviscon. But she is thinking on more that it could be hy pylori or a stone because of the intense pain. Anyway since I have to go out of town for a week she told me to keep taking the protonix once a day and take 1 Zantac at night but today I put a call in because the burning is getting worse to see if I can go back taking protonix twice a day or prescribed something else at least till I get back and have more tests. 

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