Post gallbladder removal problems more advice needed!

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Hi all,

I'm now 10 weeks post gb op and still having problems. The pain in the day has been improving but seems to be getting worse at night. I'm now waking every couple of hours either with sharp pain in my diaphragm or pressure in the right rib area. Also having rapid heart beat and sweating. I've been taking amitriptyline which was helping but doesn't seem so effective over the past week. To add to this my bloods have a raised antibody which Indicates coeliacs disease. The consultant now thinks this explains all my problems but I'm really not convinced.

Has anyone out there had similar problems? I don't know where to go next and could really do with some advice.

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    I don't know too much about your symptoms or coeliac. BUT ....

    If I were you I would get straight off those amytrypltiline pills. 

    I was offered those by my GP and flatly refused. I understand they are "supposed" to help with pain, but they are an antidepressant. That's not my concern either, this is:

    They can cause coronary/ heart problems. It's been proven that they can cause problems with the heart. 

    My Neice who is 35 was put on them by her GP for migraines. She stayed on them 3 yrs she began to get heart palpitations, fainting and sweating episodes. The GP sent her to a heart specialist because she kept fainting, her heart rate was so all over the place she had to have a pacemaker fitted immediately. She still also has to have an operation on her heart to repair the damage done. The heart specialist said this was as a direct result of the amytriptyline,.. 

    I don't mean to scare you and sorry if I have but in my opinion I think you should go straight back to your doctor get off these horrible pills and have some tests done on your heart, try and find an alternative pain blocker, dump the amytrypltiline fast !! 

    Good luck. 

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     Amytriptyline,.. is an antidepressant but the med is used to help relax the patient..make you sleepy to avoid used with people who suffer pain a lot ie back problem . I dont take loads of pills offered  just analgeisics effervescent ones which are better on the gut. If you are still getting pain 10 weeks out there is something not quite right, and the gut will tell you when there is a problem. 

    Coeliac is notmally connected with Wheat intolerance..(Gluten protien)

    really depends on your pre op state and if you were intolerant to certain foods then? .. It might be an idea to see if you can get some food allergy tests done as regards to food you are eating.. The pain could be scar tissue pain from the Operation, but a choleycystectomy is usually pretty straight forward operation.

    like a stitch..The Gut can be very tempremental once disturnbed.. Try drinking Flavoured hot tea or fresh lemon/Peppermint teas.. Plain hot water before a meal this helps with peristalsis.


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    I just had my gallbladder out the 18th of July.  I have had twinges and pain ever since.  My surgeon told me that the stomach has to acclimate itself to the new way your body is using and producing bile.  It will disrupt your stomach a lot, I've had problems with constipation.  Going 4 to 5 days, til my bowel seems completely full then I go and I mean I go forever.  Completely normal in every way except it takes me 20 minutes to get it all out.  

    Food you used to be able to eat is going to bother you.  I can't eat popcorn or green beans at the moment.  

    The pains can also be attributed to inside healing.  I have had twinges and pinches and straight up pain at and inbetween my incision spots for days.  I acalled my surgeon again about the pains as some were quite fierce and he said it was normal.  

    For what it's worth, I was given tylenol 3 (codeine) for pain and it works wonderfully.

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    Hi did you have a keyhole removal I had firest in 1993 One of. the first On a recent  exrsays shows I have clips I asked what clips no one informed me and now want to find out how many because for last 18 month's had sharp pains there wondering now wether can cause pain or drift off to other parts body as also had many UTIs landed in AE many times and in August they think I passed a stone my uretha ?  Would like to know also if you have had any UTIs urine infections when they do a keyhole op they go in blind and it all depends which hospitals' have up to the date monitors images read a report allot NHS ones need replacing and actualy they can damage other organs. when removing such as the bladder ! The instruments on removal or going in. You need to ask questions Have you got clips as I was never told only when made a complaint re they did not resolve my pain and kept sending me back to my GP .for pain control. And what why they giving you amytriptllne ok it helps with headaches nerve endings or for depression anxiety its just not addressing your pain Ask for a second opinion.I had my appendics removed keyhole September 2013 and been in pain ever since I think bcos had to go into same area through or just below my gallbladder scar. Good luck
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