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I had my gallbladder removed last Friday using keyhole surgery. All was going really well till Monday when I suddenly started having severe (literally breathtaking) pain under my diaphragm. The pain radiates right through my chest into my shoulders, neck and back and I'm sweating and literally have to breathe through it. I honestly have only ever experienced similar severity of pain when I was in labour. It is horrendous and all the walking about and rocking, I've tried everything, doesn't do anything. It lasts for an hour or two and twice I've been close to calling an ambulance because I don't think I can cope another second and I feel like I'm having a heart attack. Is it normal for the pain to be so severe? Has anyone else experienced it to this level before? Everything I read says the wind pain is bad but no one seems to describe it with the severity I do! I just hope it is the wind and nothing more serious. Would appreciate any input from anyone else and what you did to help disperse the gas. Thanks!
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