well...I had my gallbladder out in August of 2003 and I am still having terrible pains. A week after my surgery I ended up at emerg for severe pains, nausea and chills. I was scheduled top return to work in a week...the 4th time I was at emerg. they found out I had jaundice and my liver and kidneys were shutting down. I still feel the same or worse but all the bloodwork and scopes and ultra sounds come back showing nothing. I was at the doctors again today and he prescribed an anti depressant and some pain killers...the pain killers were at my request since its the only way to get through some days. I gained about 15-20 pounds in the first month after surgery but not any since yet I keep going up in sizes because I can't stand to wear anything that is remotely tight....I am completely frustrated and fed up with all the doctors and afraid to try the flushes becuse of IBS and very sensitive stomach.