Anxiety/depression with gallbladder problems

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this waiting on tests Dr appts.has given me anxiety /depression.i was wondering if anyone else has had this issue while going thru gallbladder problems.having hidascan wed.and i know when your stomach is messed up it effects you mentally and emotionally.anyone else with these issues? or am i just a one if a kind? thanks guys.

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    You are perfectly OK and hopefully your going to get your answer soon

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      Hi Julian, I just wanted to apologize to you, you very kindly replied to me a few weeks ago about what you can eat. I didn't come on here for a few weeks then lost track of the thread you answered me on, so sorry for that and thanks for the replyπŸ‘

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    hi Vivian. lovely name like my sister. I would want to tell you gall issues are slow and ongoing for those who suffer from it. The medical field doesn't take it that seriously. they want to make money first then try to heal you. sorry viv you have to be patient. I went through all the tests and false hopes. just pray to find a great doctor to help you. we all pray for eachother to be well. I went through a lot before I got help. 2 years of suffering for our cause. A lot of tears and resentment. you just barely begun and hope your future holds great wellness and happiness again. God Bless and take care.

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    i am having problems, but im on the other side. i am 7 weeks post op tomorrow, and i am still nauseous all day, none of the anti nausea meds they put me on is fully working. I had to have my GB out. i had stones and one of the walls started thickening.

    i havent been able to work, being sick everyday has caused me anxiety and depression. i cry everyday cause i feel like im a burden on my family. my husband keeps telling me that im not, and i wish i could believe him. i just have a heaviness that has settled into my soul and i cant get rid of it.

    i am going to a GI doctor on Wednesday so i pray that i get answers. None of the regular doctors knows what is wrong with me. All my blood tests are coming back normal.

    I hope you find out something on Wednesday. Being sick is no fun. Keep us updated.

    Shannon

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      I can totally relate to you.i am on anti anxiety and paxil. the anxiety seems to settle in my chest,although my dr. said you get pains in your chest shoulders and back.I'm glad you have a supportive husband. mine thinks this is all in my head(like i want to feel like this πŸ˜•) did u have a hida scan? im wondering what an abnormal number is for a bad gallbladder.thanks and take care

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      im not on any anti anxiety meds, im scared to see another doctor. im weary of doctors since all this started after the surgery. So far none of the doctors know whats going on with me. I never had a hida scan. i never had a pain attack. i started having extreme nausea and throwing up and i went to the ER and they did a ultrasound and CT scan and they found the gallstones and one of the walls started thickening so i had to have emergency surgery.

      i have my first appointment with the GI doctor on Wednesday and i hope they can help. thats my biggest fear is they wont know whats wrong and i will be like this the rest of my life. im hoping the GI doc can start me on meds on wednesday. i have to go back to work. we are barely making it on my husbands income.

      im sorry that you dont have your husbands support. i would never choose to be like this and i wouldnt wish this upon anyone. i just want to be normal again.

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      that's how i feel that they aren't going to find anything and ill be feeling like this but i know there is something wrong..I look like im 3 months pregnant stomach hurts have lost over 10 lbs and can't go to the bathroom and when i do its either constipation or diarrhea and does not look normal at all.and the aching in the chest back shoulders.no energy so my dr is going to fix it.cause i cant continue on like this.I know exactly how you feel.πŸ˜•

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      i know something is still wrong with me since i still have the nausea, and other problems. i weighed myself again. im down another 4 lbs. that makes a 18 lbs loss in 7 weeks. i wanted to lose weight, but not like that.

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    I want to know that you arent alone. Ive already had my GB out, and i will be 7 weeks post op tomorrow. i have been having a lot of problems post surgery with nausea and being sick. None of the anti nausea meds they put me on are fully working. antacids arent working. Its causing me anxiety and depression. I havent been able to work and i feel like a burden to my family even though my husband keeps telling me that im not. i cry everyday. its just a heaviness that has settled into my soul and i cant get rid of it. i pray that this ends soon. its a nightmare.

    i also have a GI appointment on wednesday so i hope i get answers. none of the regular doctors can figure out what is wrong with me. all my blood tests are coming back normal.

    i pray that you find answers at your appointment. Being sick is no fun.

    Shannon

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      i cry too so your not alone.i had my ct scan almost 2 weeks ago no one called me about it but i am seeing my gastro thurs. I don't know if my hiss results will be ready since its being done the day before but im going to beg them to have it faxed over to the Dr. before my appt.i don't know Drs. don't tell you about a test right away.do they not realize this is awful?

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    Yep! I've not been to work for well over a year because of all the long waits, fob offs and feeling so very unwell. I've become so anxious and very, very depressed. I have a you young family and this has been going on for over 2 years for me and when you're living in constant pain it has a massive effect mentally + there is a connection between your gut and brain.

    It took me from Oct2016 until June 2017 (8 months) to see a gastro . Had to fight and push for everything with the gastro , until this time last year when i was told i did have a gallbladder problem. Referred for surgery waited 3 months, then met a nice surgeon, then met an ignorant one who refused to take it out, causing another 2 1/2 month delay and then i was re-referred back to a gastro who i saw last week after waiting 6 1/2 months.

    Luckily this gastro was great and i'm being referred for a HIDA, more bloods and another ultrasound.

    How people can be left in pain and having to fight for everything is beyond me. I'm in the UK and quit simply it's a CRAP healthcare system.

    Are you UK? NHS? I suspect you probably are.

    I'm very angry and will be suing!

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      im in Florida and yes the gut is connected to the brain when it comes to depression and anxiety.I've already had a ct scan a endoscopy and colonoscopy.this is just a horrible feeling .ill see my Dr. thurs for results because I KNOW something is not right and i don't like being on anxiety pills but have no choice if im to keep myself sane.im glad you finally have a Dr.that is doing something about it.the first day i saw this gastro Dr.i told him my symptoms and he said gallbladder and ordered the tests.I know alot of people have nauseau and vomiting but i don't have that but have a whole list of other symptoms.hope they finally get going on yours.keep us posted.

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      Hi Vivian, I have been reviewing your journey as I am going through something similar. Doctor recently found sludge in gallbladder but this GI has been less then helpful in explaining so I am getting a second opinion. How did your CT turn out? Also did you experience any changes in your bowel habits? last, did you happen to have elevated bilirubin results? I am trying to compare to see if we are similar.

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      hi Johnny. I had my gallbladder removed in December,so it's been 7 months now. I had the usual ct scan, MRI , ultrasound and finally the hida which determined it was a bad gallbladder(test came back at 11) I am just now getting rid of the anxiety. I still am on a very small dose of anti anxiety meds and I will have to wean off that when the time comes. I take probiotics every morning along with multi vitamin. I can pretty much eat whatever I ate before but I do have a better diet now. I had extreme constipation up until 3 months ago when I had to have an operation to lift my prolapsed bladder.After that surgery all went back to normal.I think the probiotics really help with gut issues which I think was giving me anxiety .Its been a long 8 months between weaning off a medication,a gallbladder and bladder lift surgery and anxiety and depression issues . It's uphill from here! πŸ˜ƒ

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      Glad you had your gallbladder out Vivian.

      I replied to you above, had my HIDA, was seen by the gastro 18th December, was told i would be seen again within three months that's exactly 7 months today and i've heard ABSOLUTELY NOTHINGπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž

      Was referred to have my gallbladder out 20 months ago and still going round in circles.

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      wow! What's taking so long with the surgery. As soon as they found out my hida test Dr. asked "ok when do you want to do this and it was out in a week.It is a miserable feeling and the anxiety and everything that went with it.I sure hope you get this resolved soon!

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