I wish I had known about the olive oil lemon trick before I went in for the lapcholy - I would have given it a try rather then go through what I had been through.
My doc tore my bile duct without knowing and bile leaked all into my stomach causing the most awful pain in my life.
A day after the surgery, my doc, still un aware of what he did, had the nerve to ask me if I was a drug addict; reasoning that's why the pain medicine wasn't working, or that I must be delusional because no one experiences that much pain with a lapcholy. He sent me home with Vicodin (yeah right! like that was strong enough, not to mention that I couldn't even take them cause I was backed up and vomiting, sweating, couldn't sleep, shoulder pain out of this world) Then, 2 days later, after constant complaints from me of the pain and nausea, he ordered blood tests, once he saw the blood test result, all elevated, he put me back in the hospital again, 4 days later, on antibiotics and 50 mg Demerol, plus nausea medicine <u>every</u> 2 hours (still not enough) he said he tore the bile duct and that they'd have to put a splint in the duct. After they put the splint in, I started feeling better, he sent me home. Ordered more blood tests, which came back elevated, with my fever at 102 - 104, couldn't poop, couldn't eat, vomiting bile, he realized through cat scan, there was to much bile around my organs and that I'd have to have a stomach tube to drain off the bile.
What a terrible awful painful scary time I had, with the most uncaring doctor. He claimed he does 100's of lapcholys a year and I'm the first to have that happen to and that it was my fault because my gallbladder was so big.
I was gonna sue him but decided I'd already been through enough. But now, 8 months later, I still have constant diarrhea, yellow, soapy, water diarrhea. I have to stay within 1 min of the bathroom after eating, or I poop my pants. How embarrassing. At least no more pain, thank God.
Oh poor me!
If I were you, I'd try home remedies before potentially going through all that. The symptoms you mentioned were exactly what I went through. The only thing I'd worry about before trying to pass the stones is one of them clogging the bile duct and causing more trouble then before.
May god be with you.