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I'm 36yr old male going on 1 month after laparoscopic gall bladder removal and I'm still experiencing bouts of severe burning in stomach region as well as pain in mid back to up between shoulder blades. I know its only early post op but looking through the forums it seems many suffer after the operation.
I have been back to the ER twice due to this pain as at times it can be excruciating I am currently taking pantazeprole 40mg, and occasionally buprenorhprine and tramadol only when needed for quick pain relief though this doesn't take it away it relieves it. I have had blood tests done on admission to ER, lipase was a little high but CT scan and ultrasound come back relatively normal but doctors don't seem to really know what's going on. On my pharmacists recommendation I am taking over the counter enzyme supplements and a natural liver support product I have also followed a low fat diet as recommended, I don't smoke and have refrained from alcohol since before the op. I haven't suffered from diarrhoea more so constipation which is improving but believe this to be more caused by the pain medication.
Maybe it's acid bile reflux I don't actually have reflux in my throat as such as the burning feels more towards the duodenum region.
It's frustrating and depressing as I'm sure some of you would relate.
I know there is also a lot on the Internet in regards to this topic but if anybody has any suggestions or remedies that have worked for them it would be great if you could share your insights and journey.
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