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#1 angel_jd1

 
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:39 PM

I think that I am having some problems with my gall bladder. I am having a burning/pain on my right side in the rib cage area. Also I sometimes get a severe burning pain inbetween my shoulder blades in my back. Also some nausea when eating or smelling some foods.


Anyone who has had the pleasure of gall bladder troubles........feel free to weigh in :) I'd love to hear if these are symptoms or if I am crazy.

Thanks in advance.

-Jessica :rolleyes:
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 11:25 AM

I am heading to the Dr. here in a few......the pain has been pretty intense and I decided to go :) Hopefully answers soon to come.
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:16 PM

I hope you feel better soon and its nothing serious!
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:14 PM

I hope you feel better soon and its nothing serious!

Went to the Dr..........he walked in and goes "so when do you want to have this done" :lol: He thinks it sounds like gall bladder.......Pushed around on me which hurt ALOT! He had the lab take blood and urine samples today. I have to do an ultrasound this week sometime. So we shall see.........I just want the pain to go away :(

Thanks for the wellwishes :)

-Jessica :rolleyes:
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 04:43 PM

One more thing............dr said eat a low fat diet. I am already bored with that lol Help me out with some good ideas of foods/combinations of foods that would be low in fat and good for a person who is having gall bladder troubles.

Tonight I had a bowl of rice :)
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 05:15 PM

I am currently waiting to get my gall bladder out.

your smptoms sound just like mine, pain top right, nausea on some smells...

definately go fat free (including "good fats" like avocado, nuts etc..)

Even a little bit sets off an attack for me now (gets worse the longer leave it) - unbelievable agony, unable to move, breathing even hurts!

would reccomend that you keep away from coffee and citrus too.

a gluten free, fat free diet is kinda difficult, have noticed that a lot of gluten free foods, have too much fat in it for me. if it says less than 1g fat per serve, should be ok as long as dont eat too much.

basically the only packaged/processed food i can have now is rice cakes and canned lentils/tomato

So a basic diet of fruit, veges, low fat proteins in on the agenda. and yes it is kinda boring and you prob cant eat out unfortunately, as pretty difficult to get gluten free, fat free meals Oh except fruit salad!! yay!! <_<

Starch is good for helping prevent gall bladder pain though, so lots of rice and potato.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:22 PM

I went in for my ultrasound today. My great g-ma is also in the same hospital so I went up to visit her and then went to get onto the elevator to go down for my appointment. Two people were comming off so I waited for them then reached my hand out to stop the door from closing.......which usually pops the door back open.....however this time......it closed and smashed onto my hand!! :o My hand was STUCK in the elevator door and I couldn't even scream for help because it hurt so much.

I finally realized nobody was coming to help me and with visions of loosing fingers dancing in my head decided to use my other hand and try to pry the door opened. I tried pushing the button to re-open the door and that didnt' work.....so went to work with the prying with the free hand. I finally got my fingers wedged into the door enough to get the door pulled back enough to slip my fingers/hand out. WHEWWWWW. MAN that hurt....fingers were bright red and purple with dents in them. I thought to myself....oh come on and "shake it off" big wuss! ha

Went on down in the elevator (still nobody noticed I got hurt) to check in for my ultrasound. The lady checking me in asked if I was ok (guess I must have been pale white or something). I said "not sure, I just smashed my hand in your elevator and showed her my hand. She immediately called someone from E.R. and they came and made me go over and get all checked out. The doctor was very nice, he knew I was feeling quite embarassed over the issue. X-Rays showed no breaks.......YEAH!! Just lots of bruising.

Once finished there, I barely made it to my ultrasound appointment. The ladies were waiting for me.

It was all quite painful and embarassing!! Now I await the test results of my ultrasound :)

P.S.......feel free to laugh :lol: that is all that I have been able to do....what person gets a body part STUCK in the darn elevator!
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:41 PM

My 15 year old daughter just got diagnosed with gallstones. They instantly wanted to have me talk to the surgeon about taking it out. Am I crazy for wanting to try and break them up before we do something that radical?

They prescribed a medication that is supposed to break the stones up. I was considering trying one of the natural remedies with epson salts, olive oil grapefruit juice and lemon juice. To see if she would pass them. She is not looking forward to drinking the concoction. So I told her I would drink it too.

I have talked to a few people who have done it and I swear by it. I think we may try it this weekend.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:55 PM

I have heard good and bad things about trying to flush the gallstones.

the main prob is that the stones can get stuck in the bile duct during the flush and cause more problems.

as long as you are looking out for any adverse reactions, signs of getting worse etc.. should be ok, especialy if she is not too far along and having regular attacks of gall bladder pain/infected gall bladder.

if you can avoid removing a body part can only be good, as long as you still keep an open mind about having surgery if neccessary.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:53 PM

I know this may sound strange, but are you sure you aren't a) constipated or b ) had gluten? The reason why I asked is that all of my symptoms when I got sick off of gluten mirrored a gall bladder attack. They even had the doctors and my mother fooled. It is a lot easier to fix constipation than surgery.
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:19 AM

My 15 year old daughter just got diagnosed with gallstones. They instantly wanted to have me talk to the surgeon about taking it out. Am I crazy for wanting to try and break them up before we do something that radical?

They prescribed a medication that is supposed to break the stones up. I was considering trying one of the natural remedies with epson salts, olive oil grapefruit juice and lemon juice. To see if she would pass them. She is not looking forward to drinking the concoction. So I told her I would drink it too.

I have talked to a few people who have done it and I swear by it. I think we may try it this weekend.

While looking up info on gall bladder......I also ran into quite a lot of info on the flushes. They just don't sound safe to me. Like Eveelady said, the stones can get stuck in the bile duct and end up causing even MORE trouble than you started out with. Sounds scarey to me!!

-Jessica
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:37 PM

Wow, so how much relation is there between gall bladder problems and gluten-intolerance?

I just logged on here to post a thread about this. My mother just called to tell me that she's getting her gall bladder out on Thursday. She's 58, and experimenting with the gluten-free diet. My grandmother also had her gall bladder out in her 50s, and she was definitely gluten-intolerant.

What things can one do to keep a gall bladder healthy? I can see this happening to me in 30 years, but I'm the only one of the three of us who really figured things out and started the gluten-free diet.
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:12 PM

coincidence, but this is exactly how I've been feeling this weekend....I think I have this too!!
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:59 PM

I do have an open mind to surgery, but just want to try and keep her body parts in her particularly since she is so young, if at all possible. The Dr. said the stone were all pretty small. Supposedly the epson salts open the bile ducts wide open.....
She has also been taking the meds which is supposed to break them up. I think it may turn them back to the sludgey stuff. I would like to try and get her back into school so this whole year isn't wasted.
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 04:58 PM

WHile there are possible complications with doing a flush to get rid of gallstones, the risk of surgery (and trauma of a loss of an organ ) are always going to be much higher.

I would personnaly have tried for a flush if i had found out early enough. Anything to avoid surgery, but still stop all the pain.

The decision is up to you and your daughter though.


Also on connection between coeliacs and gall bladder problems/gallstones;

fasting/low nutrition/excessive weight loss are all high risk factors for gall bladder disease - it apparently increases concentration of bile in liver
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