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Been diagnosed with both gallstones and small hiatus hernia plus small periampullary diverticulum, possibly acid reflux and H Pylori (treated and now testing neg) after many tests - it has taken auite a long time to get to this point. Now on waiting list for gb removal and taking PPI med. But symptoms are worsening, cannot digest solid food, even liquidised (low fat) things are causing pain, horrendous gas, bloating, nausea, dizziness, heart palps, shaking and headaches, migraines, total exhaustion and cannot sleep due to all this kicking in several times through the night. Cannot work, or do anything much, except use computer for short time and watch a bit of TV.
The surgeon is convinced gb is culprit, not the small h hernia (other than causing reflux) and the gastro consultant has discharged me until April follow up. GP has nothing else to offer and tests /scans are clear other than the above conditions. So I am stuck with worsening symptoms (been A & E a couple of times when things were really bad) for the interim and looking at stories on these forums and other research, am worried that something unknown is amiss ( despite all the neg tests) or that I will get gb out only to find that it was the hernia or something else all along as my pain is more left sided and aches all the time with some central and right pain at its worst. I can't see that it can be OK to have these symptoms 24/7 and not eat properly for weeks and longer without some harm coming to the body and mind eventually. Strangely, the weight loss has tapered off now, despite only having thin soup/ complan etc and no fat - again this makes Dr think I must be OK. Also have a bloated huge tummy. As above, NHS tests and scans look OK it is only how I feel and anxiety has been suggested, but everyone who knows me thinks I am very laid back, although I admit have had some stressful events last year. A private blood screen flagged up very slight low Vit D, v slight raised Gamma GT and cholesterol, still awaiting rest of results from them. Just feeling unsure and needed to offload this, sorry it is long, as feeling poorly and fed up!
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