By bev50 | Jun 08, 2010
I had my gallbladder removed almost 9 wks ago. I have a condition that I found on the web “Pain Clinic” that matches my symtoms (symptoms) exactly–the 5th, 6th or 7th intercostal nerves which radiate from the back around the chest wall to the front. It has gotten worse. Numbness, skin that feels like a 3rd degree sunburn, shooting pains, feels like a major side stitch under my ribs–my breasts are even sore. This is from my breasts to my waist in the front and from my shoulder blades to almost my waist in the back. I am scheduled for an EMC test in August–meanwhile my Neurologist increased my Gabapentin to 2700 mg/day. Her nurse said if I have Neuropathy, there is no cure. The surgeon, whom I saw Thurs, said there is NO WAY it was caused by the surgery–that there are no major nerves in the area of the largest incision below my breasts. My RN daughter says this is quite a coincidence that this started happening after the surgery. I hate feeling like this!