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Old 05-19-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Why wouldn't they test you for Celian FIRST? It's a simple blood test-at least that was the first thing they did for me when I started having attacks. I had my gallbladder out last Thursday and so far, so good. I even at pizza today. (lean cuisine, but I don't want to push it!)
Since your gallbladder is out maybe it is something with the sphinctor of oddessey (I am so spelling this wrong but have read about this)
You mentioned the pain occurs after eating greasy food...You may just have to lay off of that.
Good luck. I hope you find the problem soon. I am just amazed they wouldn't test for Celiac first. (Mine course was test for that, scope, and then HIDA scan. I didn't have stones but a function problem that the HIDA showed. I had a colonoscopy last year so that was clear)
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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I could have written this myself - I just posted on this site about my experiences. I've heard it all - diagnosis wise. Does yours get worse when you take strong painkillers? Or haven't you tried any yet? Let me know what you find out - if you ever do.

I had my gallbladder removed in 2002. I have frequent attacks still. I have found a correlation between me taking pain killers and the attacks. Even Advil or Tylenol trigger an attack--especially Tylenol. If I take a Hydrocodone, I almost immediately have an attack. I've told countless doctors about this and they can't give me an reason why. I do sometimes have attacks when I've had no pain meds however. I have bad back and neck problems so I occassionally do have to take something for the pain. However, I usually wake up early morning with a stabbing pain in my back and rib area. I double over in a fetal position and it helps some. Sometimes the pain is so severe I scream and pull out my hair though. It defenitly compares to labor pains. I'm glad to finally hear someone else who's attacks are triggered by pain meds. Let me know if you have found out anything more about this.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:54 AM
 
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I had my gallbladder removed in 2007 and like many of you I was still experiencing severe pain. I tried different diets, medications and more tests. I was desperate and starting researching natural supplements and discovered an article about Taurine. I discussed this with my PCP, visited a local herbal store, asked more questions and decided to give it a try. Two tablets on a empty stomach 1 hour before eating, twice a day and it worked for me, no more pain!! Taurine 1000mg 100 capsules price $11 at the herbal store, half price if you order online, but if you consider the shipping cost and the wait, $11 bucks is not bad. Although, I still have the occassional running to the bathroom after a meal, that I can handle. Good Luck and I hope it works for you as well.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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Hello all, this is my 1st post here. I was amazed at how many people have the same pains as I do. I had my gall bladder out in 1990 and started having pains in my stomach about six months after the gall bladder removal. At first I thought I had to go to the bathroom and let loose and that sometimes helped. Then I discovered if I had not eaten for awhile I would get this pain in my stomach. After years of this I started to eat something doughy like bread or Tastycakes (butterscoch krimpets) and the pain would go away. The problem was when I was not home I did not have access to any of this. I found that eating peanut butter crackers helped take away the pain. I stock up on these crackers by the box. I have them at home, in my car, at my desk at work and in my wife's purse. Where ever I go my Lance crackers are with me.
Finally after years I went to the doctor for answers. I have had all kinds of tests done and not one doctor found anything. The last test I had done was about five years ago and I swallowed a pill that had a camera in it. After eight hours of that they still found nothing.
So far I just live with it and keep having crackers. I can get these pains at anytime, whether I eat or not. Sometimes after I drink soda I get the pain and sometimes not. If I do not eat for an extended time I am sure to get the pain. Even though I ate that is not an assurance it will not happen.
I had a colonoscopy today and I was not allowed to eat yesterday. Saturday was the last I ate and sure enough after almost 24 hours of not eating the pain started. You guessed it, here comes the crackers. I had to eat 3 packs with four crackers each.
I am 57 years old and I wonder what will happen when I get older and no one knows what is going on with me.
So that is my story. I am looking for answers.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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I too have had my gallbladder removed exactly 2 years ago. I can say 2 months after having it removed, I still feel like I have stones. The same pain I get keeping me up crying at night. My thing is.. I have not been back to the doctor again after my surgery. I have spoken to a few people, and they tell me the pains never did go away for them either. Have you checked to see if you have an ulcer? or acid reflux disease? This is what I have been told may be the cause of my pains. But still feels like I have gallstones.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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has Anyone Ever Had There Gallbladder Removed And Than End Up In Worse Pain Than Before You Had It Removed?? Well Since Mine Has Been Removed Back In October 2007 I Have Had Nothing But Severe Upper Abdominal Pain. It Will Start In Between My Ribcages And Radiate Right Through To My Back. The Doctors Can Not Figure Out What This Pain Could Be. They Have Done Blood Work And A Endoscopy But Every Thing Has Come Back Negative. Has Anyone Experience This And If So How Long Does The Pain Continue For?
I had my gallbladder and appendix taken out last october 2008 at the same time. I have had more pain since than then ever. I have been diagnosed with diverticulitus and have been to 3 doctors since my gallbladder was taken out. I have horrible pain from below my breasts down to my lower stomach and no doctor can seem to figure out what is wrong with me. I just went to a specialist last week and yesterday I had a CT Scan done on me from below my breasts down to my lower stomach and of course again they see nothing wrong. I have been told in the past month that my red blood cells were elevated (which was from the first set of blood tests) then a month later more blood tests and now they tell my my liver enzymes are highley elevated. I went to my family physician today and saw nothing wrong with my ct scan. I am in constant pain. I have not been able to work for the last 2 months except for maybe 1 to 2 days of a week and some weeks not at all. In order for me to work from home doing the job I do I have to be diagnosed, which no doctor has been able to tell me whats wrong. Today my doctor put me on steroids and told me they don't know what is wrong with me. So, if I can't be diagnosed, then I can't work from home. In the mean time, I live alone, I have no income coming in and I am about to lose everything. All the while these doctors can't figure out. I am so desperate that I cryed and begged my boss to fire me one day so atleast within a couple of weeks I could get unemployment. I can't file for disability either until I am diagnosed. I cry all the time and freak out which makes me hurt worse about my financial situation now. It just seems no one can help me. I have tried everything!
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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Default Pain after gallbladder surgery

Yes I have heard of this. I am living proof. Have even been hospitalized several times to have it checked out and after 1,000's of dollars later. They found nothing. This has totally disabled me. I have this pain for days then it will subside and then right back again. I have to take very strong pain meds to ease it at all. This is very hard to deal with due to the fact I take care of my ill mother and our 7 year old grandson. I have no energy at all and the pain has me really down. Tired of the medical profession not listening to me. My surgery was 6years ago now. And this has been on going ever since. Wish someone could come up with an answer soon. I have even thought about going to a surgeon to see what could have gone wrong.. I am 53 years old and not over weight at all. I eat healthy, but this is killing me..
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Edgewater, Florida
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has Anyone Ever Had There Gallbladder Removed And Than End Up In Worse Pain Than Before You Had It Removed?? Well Since Mine Has Been Removed Back In October 2007 I Have Had Nothing But Severe Upper Abdominal Pain. It Will Start In Between My Ribcages And Radiate Right Through To My Back. The Doctors Can Not Figure Out What This Pain Could Be. They Have Done Blood Work And A Endoscopy But Every Thing Has Come Back Negative. Has Anyone Experience This And If So How Long Does The Pain Continue For?
I had gallbladder surgery back in 1995 after about 2 years I started getting pains like you describe the doctor switched me to Lactose products and since then, I do not have them anymore.

Do you eat a lot of Dairy products?

if you do
Maybe you should try Lactose free or soy. Ask your Doctor

The doctor told me Eat an Anti-Inflammatory Diet.

Hope this helps
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Do any of you that have had your gallbladder removed feel that you now have just as many stomach issues if not more than before your surgery? Not necessarily all pain but just issues?
I feel like I have some kind of food intolerance but I am having trouble figuring it out, basically after several meals each week I am totally bloated, nauseated, fast heart beat, lethargic, and just overall upset stomach feeling :-(
And if I hear one more Dr. talk about IBS I think I am going to really be sick, LOL
It's such a catch all junk diagnosis, they might as well say, "Hey we have no idea what's wrong with you so will just give you a title go go home with" OH PLEASE!

My gb issues came with pregnancy like most women, and I had mine removed, and it was the WORST decision I have ever made, hands down!

Before, it was a sharp stabbing pain on occasion; now it's constant food issues, digestive trouble, and I have not had a normal bowel movement in 12yrs!

If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't have had the surgery done.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:30 PM
 
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my mother had the same thing. In her day, they didnt have laporscoptic surgery. She finally found the cause of her pain several yrs later, during an xray. The doc left a pair of clamps in her..The kind that look like scissors.
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