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Gallbladder Removed, Since Then Terrible Pain in Sternum, Upper Back Pain a

Posted by Kimberly (Valparaiso, Indiana) on 11/20/2006

Ted, I had my gallbladder removed 6 months ago and from the day after surgery I've had terrible pain in my sternum, upper back pain and a metallic taste in my mouth. Took Nexium for 12 weeks, seemed to help. I've been off it for 1 week now and some of the back pain has returned. I do the ACV and water 2xs a day. Is there anything else I can do?I don't like taking prescriptions. Thank You.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Try adding 2 tablespoons of ACV and put about 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. This will help buffer the body, a function that gallbladder helped in the past. The other thing is take granulated powdered lecithin with every meal you have. It acts as a fat emulsifier, another function that the gallbladder also. An ideal buffering for you would be lemon with baking soda added until the fizz stops and add water to 1/2 glass. Metallic tastes may be excess acidity or heavy metal buildup in the liver. Sometimes oil pulling with one drop of peppermint oil might remove some of that out.

Back pain can be helped if you take some magnesium supplements. Ted