I have been diagnosed with having sludge in my gallbladder, but it is still functioning and it could be years until I might need it out. I also have two esophageal ulcers. I have pain in my chest when I breath deeply and back and shoulder pain. Somedays I have more pain than others. The doctor suggested that the pains can be caused by the uclers. Does anyone have any similar pains? Also, the doctor told me that i should elimnate citrus fruits, tomatos, fatty foods, spicy foods, caffine, (i don't drink or use tobacco, so that's not a problem). My second question is, do I need to eliminate all foods with citric acid in them? for example, grape jelly has citric acid in it? should I not have that? The nutri-grain breakfest bars also have some citric acid in the jelly filling. is it bad? or is just the high-citrus stuff bad?