After Gallbladder Removal, Nausea, 2 Years
Two years ago, just before Christmas, my 30's healthy strong daughter, had a case of stomach flu, she thought. After suffering for 5 months, before any doctor would do an ultrasound, she had her gallbladder removed. Huge number of stones and the surgeon said widespread inflamation as well. Within two weeks of the surgery, she started having nausea. It would start mainly at night, waking her and there was mild pain sometimes in the area of the gb surgery. Doctor number 1, gave her GERD med, #2 gave her antibotic, # 3 gave her anxiety meds # 4 gave her blood tests and Gerd meds. She gave up trying to feel better. Went to work everyday, usually without much sleep, feeling like it must be all in her head. Finally, I got her to change clinics and go see a new GP. He was very upset about her care and said you can't make yourself have nausea day after day, gave her meds for nausea (duh) and sent her to the GE specialist. Now after having 2 Endoscopies, and finding a dilated duct in the pancreas, they did an ERCP, which is very invasive. The manometry showed her pancreas had pressure built up 2 1/2 times normal. They put in a stent and did a Sphinctectomy. The Specialist told us he was sure that she would see "remarkable improvement, if not be cured". Because it was so bad, he was sure he had it. The whole family was so happy, after two years of her suffering. It lasted 5 days. On day 6, the nausea came back at night. That was 10 days ago, and she has had 5 attacks since then.
We will work with this GE specialist and see him next week. But then what?
I know from reading on the internet, a lot of people go through this after GB surgery, especially women in their 30's. If you have had a similar situation, please share with us and let us know what they did to make you whole again.
God Bless the folks here for their help. Louise.