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Hi is there anyone out there that suffers from nausea and pain almost 4 weeks after gallbladder operation. Every time I eat anything i get pain in site of operation. And tired all the time no energy
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I'm 52 and had my gallbladder out 5 weeks ago . biggest mistake of my life..I've had nausea n can barely eat n terrible GERD I'm on max dosage pantoperzole n am at my wit's end with pain n sipping water I have back n food pipe pain as well is this normal, thanking you
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I think it's maybe normal 🙁 I am 5 months post OP and still have daily heartburn, nausea and constant gas and bloating.I cannot eat without probiotics and gas X 🙁 They help somewhat. I am 65
Hi, I’m still suffering the same symptoms as you but have daily pain in my rib cage. I’m six months post op.Have you experienced any daily pain?
I had mine out on 1-15-19 ( my story is just a few above yours- I’m new here) I was “okay” for the first week but I had kept with the bland diet bc I was scared to eat regular food. One week post-op, I was nauseous, very fatigued, weak, etc and it’s been like that ever since. I’ve not been able to work and I rarely go out alone for fear of being sick in public and someone calling rescue. I’ve been to gastroenterologist and had endoscopy which located some irritation in my stomach and they gave me medicine to take for that. Other than that, it was negative for cancer and celiac. I had an abdominal CT scan to check for abnormalities and it was clear as well. Labs only showed slightly elevated liver enzymes. I’m now 6 weeks post op (tomorrow) and feel a tiny bit better due to nausea meds but am still fighting fatigue. I don’t have heart burn or acid reflux thankfully but probably bc they put me on Zantac 300mg at night. Said they hoped it would be a temporary med but we will see. Supposedly just taking it til my Stacy irritation healed. I still prefer bland foods as my old favorites taste bitter or burnt.
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Really omg I don't want this as my new normal!
I hope not as well. This is very frustrating and disheartening. I’m glad I found this because at least now, I know none of us are alone.
I had my gallbladder out the 16th and I've been experiencing nausea especially in the evening, stomach cramping, and fatigue. I have no appetite and have just been tensed and stressed over the whole thing. I have a follow up Friday with my surgeon. I'm hoping I get better soon, I on around the clock reglan for the nausea which sometimes doesn't even help all the way in the evenings.
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get off the reglan. it has a potential side effect of giving you tardive dysconesia , which is an uncontrolable movement of the tongue in/out of the mouth. go on zofran (generic = ondancetron) to relieve he nausea. I've know people who have been on reglan and ended up with the described condition….kozlo52
Oh geez. Also I heard reglan can upset your system too. I have some zofran so I'll switch to that exclusively.
reglan is in the class of a promotility drug. It's intent is to help move food thru the stomach, if a person's motility is down. But the side effect of tardive dysconesia is very bad. I was on this drug years ago for about 2 months but i did not experience tardive dysconesia.
i have taken zofran for my nausea which i still get 2.25 years after fundoplication. it works for me, butit does give a small headache for some……good luck and i wish you well…..kozlo52
Thanks. Wish you well too. Since I stopped the reglan even though it's been like a day, I actually felt a lot better. Still have some light nausea earlier this evening but i tool the zofran for it. But overall I felt like I ate better. I also started eating a Greek no fat yogurt every morning too since it seems a lot of people recommending it helps. I hope i will progressively get better and go back to a normal diet and not have nausea spells randomly
I had someone mention something to me yesterday. They said their 18 year old special needs son had to have his gall bladder removed and he also had trouble afterwards. They found out his Vitamin B-6 was very low. Has anyone ever been told they were low on something other than Vitamin D or B-12? Has anyone been able to figure out why our bodies don’t seem to be absorbing the nutrients we are taking in? I’m able to eat now with no problems with digestion or bathroom issues, which is wonderful, however the fatigue and weakness makes me wonder if I’m getting the nutrients from foods bc I’m still losing weight and sometimes I eat “bad stuff” like the occasional cheeseburger and French fries. That’s what I had for supper last night and I’m down 2pounds this morning. Any advice or thoughts are appreciated
As one of you has mentioned. "It is good to know that we are not alone!" This most definitely applies to this conversation, doesn't it. As a non medical person, I am always amazed at our differences and our similarities when we experience the same event. (gallbladder surgery).
Here's my story.
My husband had his gall bladder removed after an attack of pancreatitis. He had experienced no warning symptoms. He was in severe pain and was immediately admitted to the hospital via ER. He could not have the surgery until the pancreatitis was under control. On day 5 the labs showed he was ready, and he had laproscopic surgery. He was extremely weak and had lost considerable weight. He had nausea and could only sip clear liquids at first. After he returned home, he eventually was able to return to a more normal, but bland diet of soft foods. It was nearly 3 months until I was able to resume normal meal planning.
I don't have a gall bladder, either. It was removed along with my liver during my transplant surgery. As a result, we had already adopted a more healthy diet, and eat very little fried food. I do notice some discomfort, if I eat something fried or too much fat or spicy. He, on the otherhand, eats anything he wants.
@marierya, I hope that you and your doctor can decide what is best for you. Will you kep us posted.
@missdraggunn, I don't know anything about the meds that you are taking, but with your evening nausea and cramps, I am wondering if there is anything about your eating pattern that causes that. Have you tried eating that 'menu' midday with a light snack in evening? Or is it related to the timing of the meds?
@kozlo52, thanks for sharing your experience to open possibilities for others.
@micki733, That is interesting about the vitamin absorption. I know that we have to stay hydrated when we have vomitting, so it does make sense.
I, too, splurge on occasion. Is it possible that the weight loss is due to you becoming more active? Or have you possible decreased the amount of food that you are eating during a meal? That is something me and my husband have observed that we do.
@johnetteg, Have you talked to your surgeon about the rib cage pain? After my abdominal surgery, I was limited on lifting for a while. And when I started getting more active, I felt pain and if frightened me. My doctor told me about the scar tissue that was involved and how adhesions formed during the healing. He told me that is was okay to slowly return to my normal activites, but not to over do it. For me, around 9 months was involved.
@harliegirl, It is so rewarding to hear that you are doing well. What was it like for you to learn a new way to eat? Was it hard to do?
@billjn3, Hi, just checking in. How are you doing?
Thank you for checking on me and the others :). As for what I had mentioned that you replied to, I have been eating less at each meal since and probably before surgery as I had daily nausea and only ate to keep something in me out of necessity. I eat probably half of what I used to as far as portion and don’t eat as many vegetables as I used to. I just have very little appetite and when I do eat, I can’t eat much at one sitting, so I wondered if I’m getting less of needed vitamins. I am taking OTC Vitamin D3, Vitamin B-12, and Vitamin E in addition to other meds I now take for gastritis (which I hope are temporary meds). They say it may take while for me to get back up to par. I have joined a Gall Bladder support group on FB also and a lady had my same symptoms (nausea-which has gotten better, fatigue, weakness, and now tremors). She said I took her a few months, but once she could eat right, those symptoms disappeared. I’m praying for the same for me and for all of us. If you or anyone else has had my symptoms above, please share your experience bc most people don’t have those and I’ve been tested for autoimmune disorders using tests by my primary care physician, but have an appt with a neurologist (can’t get in until late April) to help rule those out.
Thank you !
I actually ended up in the ER and got worse. Met with my surgeon and the ER AND they think something else could be wrong. They gave me new medications which I've been trying. I was fine after I left the hospital and this morning but now I'm starting with the nausea and stomach "stitch" like cramp again. It doesn't matter what I eat, when I eat. It's a come and go thing. With more come than go unfortunately. I meet with the gastro this week. They still think it's gastritis but with all the gastrisis meds I've been taking I'm not so sure.
Had an ultrasound done in the ER with no abnormalities. Liver count was down but not much. Had low blood pressure from not eating or drinking.
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