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Troubles after gallbladder removal

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 10, 2011
  • 11:37 PM

Okay, so a quick rundown of my troubles. I had my gallbladder removed back in about February or so after an excuciating gallstone attack that landed me in the ER. So it`s been about half a year already. Initially, I had some troubles with what seemed to be reflux. Dr perscribed me nexium, which seemed to help, and I was able to eat anything I wanted again. Everything was fine until a little over two months ago when I was perscribed a medication for something unrelated. This brought it back, but this time it has been about 10 times worse. I just about cannot eat anything due to intense burning in my stomach, esophagus, and at times even up in my nose. Tried nexium again, did nothing for me this time. In fact, I noticed sometimes it would seem as if it actually worsened my symptoms, where I would feel the burning in my stomache and a very unpleasant taste in my mouth shortly after taking my nexium. I stopped taking it due to it`s inefficiency as well as the fact I could not afford anymore anyways.

My big problem right now is that it is so bad I barely eat, and I have lost a fair ammount of weight. All in all, I went down from about 130 lbs. to a current weight of 99. I saw my Dr and told him of my concerns. He now thinks I have IBS and has ordered an ultra sound, but it does not make a whole lot of sense to me. My bowel movements could be better, but not overly troubling, it is my stomache and esophagus that is bothering me like before. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night feeling like I`m going to choke on it, and at times I feel like fainting due to the fact I just cannot eat much. Last week I ended up in the hospital for that very fact. Despite the fact I tell him this, he just does not really seem to take my concerns seriously, especially considering this whole ibs thing he`s suggesting.

I also asked him if it has anything to do with my non existant gallbladder, and if bile would be the culprit of my problems. He told me that wasn`t possible, but stuff i`ve read would suggest otherwise. I am becoming incredibly frustrated with everything, I am worried that if I do not get this figured out soon, I`m just going to deteriorate further from my already severely underweight condition. Sometimes when I lay down my legs hurt because the bones rub together, it freaks me out. I`ve already decided to get a second opinion from someone else later this week, tomorrow if possible at a walk in clinic. But until then, any thoughts or suggestions?

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