It doesn't sound like anyone has my issues, well, maybe sort of -- first, my back pain took almost a week and a half to go away. Still today I get a twinge of the pain if I sit the wrong way. Second, I ended up having two procedures the same day -- gallbladder removal and ecrp, so I had to stay in the hosp for two days after -- could not get comfortable for about the first week just so I could sleep.
Went back to work on that monday (10/16) and was out tuesday b/c of the pain that I am still experiencing -- the reason for my post today. On 10/10 I started waking up with a burning sensation in the upper part of my stomach and then, just pain for the rest of the day -- at times it appears to disappear for about 5 mins, then it comes back. I can still eat, but I am incredibly nauseas (sp?) and can't/won't vomit. The nausea starts in the am when I wake up and pretty much stays with me the whole day.
This past weekend I stayed in the bed all day b/c I could not shake this pain in my upper abdomen mostly -- my upper abdomen is swollen and looks like a lip has formed and I get that watered down feeling too. Vicodin has worked well for me, but the Dr. Said to get off of it b/c he didn't know if it contributed to the added gas in my system used during the surgery. They also put me on prevacid too. I don't think it's working either b/c I still get that burning sensation in the am.
Back pain that occurs in some body positions is probably related with the vertebral column or back muscles and not with a removed gallbladder. Some of the symptoms you report (pain and nausea) could be due to the surgical operation itself and they will probably disappear in time. You can request a prescrption for a spasmolitic (trospium) and metoclopramide to relieve the symptoms. Vicodin can cause dependency if used for longer period so you should avoid it.
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