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Hi, I'm new to this site and am hoping someone out there can shed some light on my horrid symptoms..... I had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago after 2 years of pain etc. Consultant found a lot of sludge in it but no sizeable stones but felt confident that it needed to come out in the hope that it solved some of my digestive problems.
just to "set the scene" I've had 2 years of problems, beginning with central upper abdominal,pain and reflux, constant burping, pain radiating through to my back, bloating, problems with fatty foods and also loads of other things. I've had CT scans, endoscopy, ultrasounds of abdomen and internal ultrasound, countless blood tests which were all clear and finally an endoscopic ultrasound that found the gallbladder sludge which resulted in the surgery. I take 20mg Omeprazole daily having previously tried Ranitidine which caused terrible constipation hence switching to Omeprazole
2 weeks post surgery and the problems persist and are in fact worse. I can't eat anything without getting pain in my stomach area within minutes along with a burning sensation there and under my right rib. This gets really bad by the end of the day and I struggle to sleep having to prop myself up on 4 pillows in an attempt to get comfortable. I can hardly touch the area around my upper incision and feel awful dragging pain if I try to pick up anything even slightly heavy.
i went back to my GP yesterday who tells me she thinks it's muscle pain from the surgery and to rest for a further week. I'm sure there's more to it and having seen all of the posts on here from people in pain post surgery I am worried that I am yet another person who is worse off post op.
Any ideas would be most appreciated as I get the feeling my GPs (you never see the same one as its a big practice) think I'm making it up as all of my test etc have been clear and I don't know how to proceed. 2 years ago I was a completely fit and healthy single Mum who did everything with her kids from abseiling to kayaking and now I struggle to manage a bike ride. Please help!
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