Hello, in October 2008 I was well into menopause but had no real issues with belly fat or overall weight gain. Then I had my gallbladder removed due to painful attacks of my common bile duct, as well as gallstones. I am appalled at the weight I have gained since the surgical procedure. In fact it is so upsetting (none of my clothes fit) that I feel at times clinically depressed. I’ve never had to fight weight gain before. Now I have an “uncooperative spine” as well, and must have taken occasional bouts of oral steroids to control the inflammation. I also have had two spinal epidural steroid injections, & wonder if the injections could cause me to gain weight. Any comments would be most welcome.