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Posted By : Nikki Dixon - 5/31/2017 7:03 PM
Hello, my problem started over a year ago last February. I had intense stomach pain after eating and discovered I had gallstones so I later had my gallbladder removed. I was promised everything would be better, there'd be no more pain and I could eat regular food without any problems. My symptoms got worse. I have severe pain in my stomach, all up and down my back, my chest, all over my body. Eating has gotten worse, I can't eat anything without excruciating pain. I also can't be active so long without nausea and dizziness and intense pain throughout my whole body. No medication helps, I've had every test done with absolutely no results, my doctors are baffled, I'm currently scheduled to do physical therapy and have a tilt table test done to scratch out dysautonomia. Please help.


Posted By : straydog - 6/1/2017 7:43 AM
Hi Nikki & welcome to Healing Well. So sorry to read what about what you are dealing with. I have never heard of anyone that has been here at Healing Well have this happen after their gallbladder was removed. I am guessing you have had a complete work up with a gastroenterologist.

I am sorry that I cannot come up with any ideas. I can't make the connection with PT helping but anything is worth a shot at this point. Perhaps another member will come along & may have some ideas.

Take care.
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Posted By : pitmom - 6/1/2017 7:58 AM
Hi Nikki. I went to the GERD forum and typed "cholecystectomy" into the search window. There are old threads in the archives about what you describe. I hope you do a search of your own and read up on other's experiences. It might just solve your mystery. Let us know how things go.
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Posted By : (Seashell) - 6/1/2017 8:11 AM
It seems wise that your medical team is moving beyond looking solely at your gallbladder and GI sysyem as a basis for your ongoing symptoms.

The tilt table test that you will be undergoing will assess your body's autonomic nervous system. Certainly, your sysmtoms are widespread and systemic - which gives good reason to widen the basis of medical testing.

You may want to read up on POTS. Your symptoms and autonomic testing do have a correlation with POTS as a possible cause of your distress.

The other, shoot to the moon, possibility to explore would be transient occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery. This is a rare disorder but a disorder that mimics many of your presenting symptoms. It takes an astute physician to consider dysfunction of the superior mesenteric artery. This is an artery that provides blood supply to the stomach and upper portion of the small intestine. It can become "kinked" by the apron of tissue that covers the abdomen (the omentum). The disorder is diagnosed through angiogram study (injection of radiographic dye) into the vascular tree of the upper GI tract.
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Post Edited ((Seashell)) : 6/1/2017 8:18:37 AM (GMT-6)

Posted By : Annastazya - 6/2/2017 2:36 PM
Look up Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction? My husband had it after his GB was removed. Thankfully we live where a GI specializes in treating it.

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