I had my gallbladder removed four weeks ago after being constantly nauseated for three weeks straight. Before that had some queasiness and indigestion for about a month and a half but still had a good appetite and could function normally (ran 3 miles a dayetc.) When i went to my doctor I reported symptoms of bile diarrhea (once a day), nausea and pain underneath my left shoulder blade and into my ribs sometimes---actually the pain had been there without the gastro symptoms on and off for five years .( had a CT scan and some back investigation(mri etc) 3 years prior to this and it showed herniated disks, spinal arthritis and some degeneration)
This time my internist did an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan of abdomen, small bowel barium study,x-rays of chest etc,and sent me togastro dr for an endoscope-all completely normal except endoscope showed inflammation-then he had me do a HIDA scan on which a had an ejection fraction of 29%-also I had blood work to test everything---liver profile, pancreatic enzymes etc-my billirubin was ever so slightly elevated but returned to normal a week later and everything else completely normal-even c-reactive protein--then sent me to a surgeon who said the gallbladder needed to come out.I went through the surgery great---came home same day and only took advil 3 days for shoulder pains---now it is four weeks later- still nauseous much of the time and don't feel like eating---went form 118 to 106 during these 2 months-have gone back and they did new blood work and I should have it Tuesday ----but they had put me on 40 mg. prilosec 1x day, gaviscon as needed and .25 xanax at night to sleep because I told them I was scared-yesterday my gastro dr ordered carafate---the prilosec I am on for about 10 days.I have had a few days this past week with less nausea--still not much appetite except sometimes in evening---eating very lowfat and bland foods-I am just worried because I heard everyone usually gets over nausea within a week or two-also I still have one or two episodes of bile diarrhea everyday-do you think I should have further testing? Actually, the carafate seems to have lessened the left rib pain a bit---I am just so confused and afraid----I know people on here talk about still being nauseous but what do you think?
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