i have had my merina out sine june 2005. my left side has been hurting since then. i could not eat for atleast a week after removal so im guess thats done something to my throat. you are not the only one. everyday all day i feel sick because it feels like the food i do eat is trying to come up. i think i should lift the head of my bed because i feel worst when i lay down. i have not seen a doctor yet about my digestion problems cause i just fear it will lead to something worst.
you might feel better if you try one of the veggie diets or water diet for a day. when i could not eat i would just feel great, but it caused me to stay up and busy for days at a time. i cant find a balance or i would be fine.