Posted , 10 users are following.
Hi, I'm new to the forum but have been frequenting the threads here for some time and reading up on gallbladder issues and what not.
I've been having some trouble recently with extreme heartburn, nausea, indigestion and bloating. I was given Omerprazole for a week but was still having symptoms. I get pain in the center of my chest and my back as well, sometimes before I'm even done eating. I've been cutting out fatty foods and only drink water. I've also tried to switch over to wheat bread instead of white, but haven't found the diet to be super beneficial.
The gastro is sending me for an ultrasound and an endoscopy early next week, but I don't know what exactly he is hoping to find. He seems caring, but was kind of adamant that someone my age (I'm only in my early twenties) shouldn't be having these kinds of problems.
Since the onset of the heartburn, I've also had a change in bowel movements. Sorry if this is too much information! Everything has been a lot softer and I've had a lot of urgency, usually immediately after eating. Today I've had what I consider diarrhea, with lower abdominal pain around my bladder and multiple trips to the bathroom. I think eating triggered it, although the only thing I had this morning was a banana and my Omerprazole.
Has anyone had these symptoms from gallstones or gallbladder sludge? The diarrhea in particular has me worried because I'm a school teacher and don't really have the opportunity to use the restroom when I'd like to at work. I'm having the tests next week, but I return to work the following Monday. I'm really hoping they find gallstones and can get a definitive diagnosis, but I'm scared they won't. I'm petrified of being saddled with chronic diarrhea while teaching. I don't think I can handle it!
0 likes, 18 replies