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I'll try to keep this short and sweet but I normally end up rambling on a bit - just looking for a bit of advice.
Basically went to the docs about a year ago as started getting a pain under my left ribs coupled with some changes in bowel movements which was mainly constipation. All this was coupled with a general feeling of tiredness, foggyness, unable to concentrate etc.
From the outset GP seemed to put it down to IBS. Tried me on some various tablets etc but had no effect. Had some blood tests done by my GP which all came back fine and also had an ultrasound and chest xray done which all came back fine.
Got referred to a specialist at the hospital who took some more blood and put me in for a colonoscopy which all came back fine. Had a followup appointment at the hospital a few weeks back just to confirm that the colonoscopy hadn't shown anything up and again the Doctor put it down to probably being IBS and discharged me.
However at the very end of the conversation he mentioned that from the blood tests my bilirubin levels were high which could suggest Gilberts Syndrome but he basically glossed over it, said it was nothing to worry about and just something that they come across on some people and there are no real symptoms etc.
I have since had a letter from my GP just saying that the hospital had made them aware of this and asked them to do some more blood tests to confirm but again the letter pretty much emphasises there is nothing to worry about.
Now I am not worried as such but at the end of the day 1 year down the line I don't really feel any better. On the recommendation of the doctor I tried a bit of an elimination diet to try and see if it was something I was eating causing the problems and have found that stopping eating breakfast cereal has actually got rid of the pain under my ribs but I still have the feelings of tiredness and constipation etc.
To get to my main question - just wanted to know if people think these symptoms of tiredness, foggyness, constipation, lack of concentration etc could be anything to do with this Gilberts Syndrome if I have it or is it just pure coincidence??
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