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Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery

Posted by
Sandy on July 22, 2002 at 20:23:43:

Dr. Stoll,
I've just had my Gallbladder removed July 1, 2002, as tests revealed that I had chronic inflamed GB with tiny stones, gravel & sludge. I suffered in constant pain for the past 5 mos. Although my pre-op symptoms were atypical of GB problem, since most of my pain was on the left. It was still suggested that the GB be removed, which I did, & had a very painful time with this surgery. Now, two wks. later, I am still having a problem after eating. The food (which is blan & mostly soft) hurts as it's passing through my lower esopagus, & top of stomach area. My Gastro Dr. says I'm having spasms,& has me on Nexium 40mg daily, + Librax (anti-spasm med) 3 times daily. I also take Xanax 0.25 as needed for anxiety, which seems to help more for some reason.
My question is, could there still be something else possibly wrong w/me, or can the healing of the surgery be causing me all this discomfort? Can, this eating problem & spasms go away eventually? I have had an upper endoscopy, upper GI barium swallow test, cat scan, 2 sonograms colonoscopy, Nuclear Biliary scan..& all came out good, except for the Nuclear one & 2nd sonogram, that determined the GB problem.
I don't understand why I am having this eating problem, anyone that I have talked to that's had GB removal, never had these symptoms. I can't go through any other test right now, as my Gastro Dr. said it's too soon after surgery...I am worried, & need any input, information, & especially answers, you can offer to me on this situation...Thank you. From: Sandy



Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery

Posted by Elisa on July 23, 2002 at 16:35:56:

In Reply to: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery posted by Sandy on July 22, 2002 at 20:23:43:

Rita, I think that healing from surgery can take a long
time, especially one that removed a vital part of your
digestive system. In that sense I would give it time. It
may take months for you body to re-adjust to a new
state. The length of healing time is very individual
depending on age, genetic factors, state of health
pre-op and how you care for yourself post-op etc.

However, the fact that the Xanax appears to work best
indicates that the problem might be stress or bracing
related. The xanax relaxes you mentally, and perhaps
this allows your body to de-brace temporarily, thus
making you feel better. Whenever someone finds the
most relief from an anti-anxiety drug when their
complaint is "physical" it makes me suspect that the
physical symptom is indicative of a problem that
originates in a mental process.

I am curious to see what Doctor Stoll says.



Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery

Posted by
Sandy on July 23, 2002 at 19:25:03:

In Reply to: Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery posted by Elisa on July 23, 2002 at 16:35:56:

Thankyou Elisa for your reply, it's most appreciaed. I hope I posted this correctly in the right spot..I am new in hear
Sandy

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Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery

Posted by Sally on July 23, 2002 at 23:49:46:

In Reply to: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery posted by Sandy on July 22, 2002 at 20:23:43:

Sandy, I wish you had found this site before you had the surgery. Can you figure out the search engine above? Put gall bladder in the search box and you should find fellow sufferers' posts.

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Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 24, 2002 at 08:43:28:

In Reply to: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery posted by Sandy on July 22, 2002 at 20:23:43:

Welcome, Sandy, to the 'site.

Listen to Sally and Elisa.

This is an inditement of the simplistic allopathic paradigm. Removing the gallbladder did nothing about WHY your gallbladder got sick in the first place--it only removed the symptoms caused by the gallbladder.

LGS is always the first thing that happens in a person who will get gallbladder disease if it is not dealt with before that happens. The symptoms you have now are from that LGS which has not been addressed.

To resolve this, you are going to have to learn to think differently. I would suggest you go to the glossary for any unfamiliar terms and then the archives until you begin to understand how this is all connected.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Sandy on July 24, 2002 at 20:17:01:

In Reply to: Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery (Archive in LGS.) posted by Walt Stoll on July 24, 2002 at 08:43:28:

Walt,
Thank you for
your response,
but would you be so kind as to please explain this to me - quote "This is an inditement of the simplistic allopathic paradigm" what does this mean, & also what does "LGS" stand for...Thanks from: Sandy



Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 25, 2002 at 09:43:51:

In Reply to: Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery (Archive in LGS.) posted by Sandy on July 24, 2002 at 20:17:01:

Welcome, Sandy, to the 'site.

I know you must be new because of your response.

First, use the glossary for any unfamiliar terms. Go to the home page and the archives then until you begin to understand these basic concepts. Let us know what you learn and what questions you still have.

As you begin to understand the allopaths tendency to only treat symptoms, you will begin to see how this fits together. Learning to think differently is hard for some but it the only way to resolve stuff like this.

Walt

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Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery

Posted by
Cari on August 26, 2002 at 14:34:37:

In Reply to: Re: Symptoms after Gallbladder removal surgery posted by Elisa on July 23, 2002 at 16:35:56:

I had my gallbladder out in January. I had no symptoms until I went to the hospital after a gallbladder attack. I had marble sized gall stones lodged in my bile duct at the time of surgery. My gall bladder was calcified and infected. Since the surgery, I have been diagnosed with diverticulosis. On top of that I have a chronic pain in the left side of my chest which travels through my intestine. I have constant stomach problems. I thought having my gallbladder out was going to "fix" things, but it has made it much more complicated to eat anything.

Cari

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