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#16 WendyLee

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

I was DX with Coeliac back in March 2012 after being unwell and fatigued since Aug 2011. I was lucky to be DX so 'quickly' but that was because I changed Doctors until I found one who would listen!

I've been strictly gluten free since 17 March and I still feel like shite. I was so sick 2 weeks ago that my husband took me to his young Doctor Bond [who's quite easy on the eyes] and he sent me off for ultrasound of my abdo and renal, also did bloods. The results being that I have a gallstone, slightly raised Liver function and high ESR. Good news was that my Coeliac readings had come down, so the diet is working.

Last Monday night I had my first ever gallstone attack...3 of them in a row. Each lasting about 10-15 minutes with a 5 minute break. Now that was painful. For many weeks prior I've had an annoying pain under my right shoulder blade. At the time of the attacks the pain started in the right side and spread out over my belly like a vice and the pain in my back moved to the middle.

Dr Bond has referred me to Prof. Abraham [surgeon] who I can't get into until 13 Feb 2013. I don't want my gallbladder removed. So I'm trying to find out how I can improve it's function. The ultrasound showed that the gallbladder was healthy. I don't know where to go from here.

I wake every morning with nausea and that lasts almost all day. Some days are better than others. My diet has diminished somewhat and I've lost 6kgs this month. Would so like to see this Dr Martin at the Mayo but being in Australia in a country town, that ain't going to happen :P

I'm at a point where I believe I need to get the gallbladder working better and shrivel this stone down enough so I can try a liver flush. Any one have suggestions on how to increase the activity of the flow of bile from the gallbladder?
Many cheers
Wendy
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

I was DX with Coeliac back in March 2012 after being unwell and fatigued since Aug 2011. I was lucky to be DX so 'quickly' but that was because I changed Doctors until I found one who would listen!

I've been strictly gluten free since 17 March and I still feel like shite. I was so sick 2 weeks ago that my husband took me to his young Doctor Bond [who's quite easy on the eyes] and he sent me off for ultrasound of my abdo and renal, also did bloods. The results being that I have a gallstone, slightly raised Liver function and high ESR. Good news was that my Coeliac readings had come down, so the diet is working.

Last Monday night I had my first ever gallstone attack...3 of them in a row. Each lasting about 10-15 minutes with a 5 minute break. Now that was painful. For many weeks prior I've had an annoying pain under my right shoulder blade. At the time of the attacks the pain started in the right side and spread out over my belly like a vice and the pain in my back moved to the middle.

Dr Bond has referred me to Prof. Abraham [surgeon] who I can't get into until 13 Feb 2013. I don't want my gallbladder removed. So I'm trying to find out how I can improve it's function. The ultrasound showed that the gallbladder was healthy. I don't know where to go from here.

I wake every morning with nausea and that lasts almost all day. Some days are better than others. My diet has diminished somewhat and I've lost 6kgs this month. Would so like to see this Dr Martin at the Mayo but being in Australia in a country town, that ain't going to happen :P

I'm at a point where I believe I need to get the gallbladder working better and shrivel this stone down enough so I can try a liver flush. Any one have suggestions on how to increase the activity of the flow of bile from the gallbladder?
Many cheers
Wendy


My advice is to just have it removed. It will get worse as the stones build up. To my knowledge there is no way to remove them outside of surgery.

That pain is not fun (mine was a bit different, no stones but it was working against itself), and nothing i found helped.

The surgery itself isn't so bad. I have four small scars from mine. The recovery was kind of painful, but nothing like the pain the gallbladder gave me.
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