Post surgery problems

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I had my gallbladder removed 2 and a half weeks ago. Eating and digesting is so much better. But now I get really bad chest pains that mimic a heart attack. I'm told my heart is fine. Any ideas what may be causing this?

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    What are you eating.
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      I'm still on the strict diet they had me on before surgery. No dairy. Low fats. No red meats. Once in a while I do cheat. But sometimes I legit feel like I'm having a heart attack.

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      Do you get the chest pains when you cheat. No cheating I know it's very hard not to. O learned my lesson and also cheated. I suffered because of it. No burgers or steak or pizza. Try veggie burgers. There are alot of alternatives than animal fat. No fried foods. Just bake chicken, potatoes, or whatever you like. Just bake and you should be ok. No hotdogs they are really bad for someone on a fat free diet. Ok take care.

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      Sorry forgot a heart attack will start from back to shoulder and then bam to your left side of chest. So bad you can even breath. Ok . Good Luck.
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    Hi I had mine out around 8 weeks ago.  After about 1.5 weeks I started to add back in foods that weren’t so bland.  I was lucky and haven’t suffered any major problems

    And now I can eat anything.  However 2 weeks ago I too did have some kind of attack which also felt a pressure in my chest.  I was told it was a reaction to a food so basically like ingestion.   I couldn’t pinpoint the food for that particular day as being any different  and I’ve not had an attack since. For years I though I was having indegestion but actually I was having a gall bladder attack! I just didn’t know it! So I do actually think what I experienced a while ago was indegestion.  For you it’s early days and hopefully will settle down for you.

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