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Gallstones

I've got 4 gallstones and when they play up its excruciating ! But recently have not really had an attack , when I feel a little rumble i take buscopan i find it helps .I try not to eat anything with high fat ,1 positive is iv e lost 2i stone this is probably why my attacks have decreased ! I'm Just waiting for hospital to send for consultant said the gallbladder must be removed .

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Congratulations on your weight loss but sorry to hear that you have gallstones. In 2009 I had been having a lot of pain mainly in my back between my shoulder blades. It had been going on for many months and I suspected gallstones but just put up with it. Finally in June 2009 the pain became unbearable but I just took rennies! Ridiculous but I hate making a fuss. Finally after being in so much pain I couldn't walk or sleep I went to my gp and said I thought I might have gallstones. He agreed and had me admitted to hospital immediately. I was told that I had dozens of stones and it needed to be removed but I had to wait 6 weeks for the inflammation to go before they could operate. 5 weeks later I literally couldn't move for the pain and was admitted with pancreatitis caused by the gallbladder. 9 days later I had the surgery and a couple of days later I went home. If you do have your gallbladder removed it is usually a quick recovery and you'll feel a lot better. I wouldn't wish pancreatitis on anyone. Take care. Deb

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Omg poor Debs. But in the end a good happening, but you need more don’t you.

Good luck as always.

Miles

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Thanks for the replies dreading the operation ,as at the moment no attacks i keep thinking they have passed through my system ,but I daren't eat anything fattening to see what happens ,consultant said even if they did pass through which is unlikely i would be prone to get them back so out it is coming !

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Best of luck vorny. Everything crossed!

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Hi Vorny

The waiting itself creates pain, doesn’t it, well mental anguish anyway - it did for me. Sorry but I know nothing... about most things especially gallstones, sorry!

Miles

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I used to have excruciating painful attacks. When I was diagnosed I was afraid to eat anything other than plain pasta for fear of setting it off. I had my gallbladder removed and was told I was close to serious infection as it was in a bad way. Even though I'd been 6 months without an attack. I admit I was a bit slow to recover compared to some people but we are all individual! But it was the best decision I made! Good luck with your surgery and recovery

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The op itself was straight forward for me and recovery not too bad but you won't be able to tolerate high fat food after it either. Take care.

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I thought I was actually dying, I didn't know why I was in so much pain, apprently I had gallstones, but some was trapped, best thing I done was getting gallbladder out, I honestly feel like a different person, really hope u get sorted soon Hun.. Xx

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The pain in stomach however carries on after the operation if not taking dietary care.

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