Return of stomach pains - gallbladder etc

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Hi all,

About a year ago I was diagnosed with gallstones.  At the time, the Doctor advised scheduling surgery, but I chickened out and the pain went away for a while (upper right under rib and back shoulder).  So it came back in January along with acid reflux and various stomach pains.  I had the gallbladder removed two weeks ago, and the pain related to the gallbladder is gone, but a few days ago I had a return of pains in the stomach -- generally middle, dull and continuous but moves sometimes along with loose stool - that started a couple of days ago.  Since I also have a sore throat I'm beginning to think that I may have an ulcer or gastritis or IBS or maybe it is related to the gallbladder surgery or maybe it is a side effect of the lisinpirol that I take for High BP.  The pain is debilitating but continuous.  I made an appointment with my GI.  But any sort of similar experience and could share would be appreciated.

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    I am pleased to hear that you have lost your gallbladder pain and hope your recovery from that surgery is going well.  Have you considered that potentially you could have apoendix issues?  I have to say that the loose stools could be caused by your op.  This operation affects people in different ways and can sometimes make you intoleran to some foods.  I got told that I could go back to a normal diet but have found that some foods just don't agree with me.  You haven't said if your pain is on the left or right side.  I hope you get some answers from your GP
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      Jill, thanks so much for the reply.   The pain kinda moves around and tends to be in the middle between the naval and the sternum and moves to the right usually.  I just ate some ginger candies which make me feel better though!
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    I had my gb removed just over 2 weeks ago also. This only cured a few of my issues too! I still have nausea, heartburn/reflux issues, weakness, lightheadedness, and still no appetite. Also have weird pain/pressure behind left eye, in head, and down into neck. I also was on lisiniprol, but felt it wasn't doing anything, so they have me on metoprolol, which also doesn't seem to help my high blood pressure. I am having a brain MRI Monday, and have a GI appt in April. Hopefully, will get some answers. All my surgeon could say was he was happy the surgery took away my back pain, and referred me to a GI doc!? Also said it takes time after surgery to calm down! 
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    I had my gallbladder out on Christmas eve 2014, I have to say that in many ways it was positive but they also removed my appendix too.  Within four months I was still recovering from the surgery.  I was told I would be back to normal within two weeks, I was then told that people heal at different rates and even with key hole surgery it can take at least a year before you are okay. I Know why I ended up with gallstones but i was diagnosed four years previously and radically changed my diet.  However what I wasn't aware of at the time too little fat also causes stones.  I Would suggest that you keep a diary of everything you eat and drink and what exercise you take be it a walk round the garden or up and down stairs write down everything and what symptoms appear when.  It might help pin point if there is a trigger that you haven't thought about.  I Am sure that you were told that two weeks and you would be fine go back to normal two weeks is not long enough for you to heal.  I have to admit that my view my be slightly biased but as one helpful professional told me my health was in my hands.  The Diary may flag something up I know it is tedious but it may be worth it in the long term.

     

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