The pain you are having sounds terrible, and I'm sure you would like to find a way to make it go away as soon as possible! Anytime you notice a change in your health like this, the best thing to do is speak with your primary care physician
. He or she will know your health history and can take a more detailed history about the new symptoms. In a situation such as you describe, a physical exam will also be very important to see if your pain is reproducible in an office setting. This can often provide several important clues with regard to the etiology of your symptoms. Depending upon your physician's evaluation, some basic lab work might also be indicated here.
There are many possibilities as to what could be causing this pain. First, although it is rare, it is possible for people to still retain gallstones even after the gallbladder has been removed. A stone can remain trapped in one of the bile ducts even after the surgery
to remove the gallbladder. Second, based upon the location you describe, severe heartburn or esophageal spasm could be responsible. However, a physical exam will be very important to try and direct next steps which is why your next step should be to see your primary care physician without delay.