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Hi I am 56 and was diagnosed as having 2 medium sized gall stones and my gall bladder a few weeks ago when I was generally feeling poorly and having various abdominal pains. In the past week I have had three biliary colic attacks and boy I haven't felt pain like that before, even in childbirth. Strangely all my attacks start the same, first a rushing diarrhoea attack, then I get a full feeling in my stomach which gets tighter and tighter, then the pain suddenly comes on right below my breastbone and up into the centre of my chest. Since I also suffer from angina it feels very much like I am having an angina attack because the pressure seems to become so great that I cant breath properly and if I try to take a deep breath in it is agony in my diaphragm. The pain just builds until I am rolling around, walking and staggering around, on my hands and knees trying to relieve the pressure in my stomach, the pain is very very severe and these attacks have lasted 2 to 6 hours. The first one I went to hospital and they gave me liquid morphine which really didnt do much. They sent me home with co-codomal which I throw up when i take them when I have an ttack. The last two attacks I didnt go to the hopsital, I just rolled around screaming at home because I didnt want to sit in a drafty corridor in the hospital and be ignored for hours on end and ultimately be told that its biliary colic and just take a light low fat diet and wait for your out-patient appointment! Today so far no attack, though I was up until 6am waiting for last nights attack to abate! I have no appetite really, feel so nauseated. Yesterday I tried to eat light and healthy, green leaf salad, beetroot, advocado, low fat humous, low fat cottage cheese and brown bread with just a scrape of the lowest fat spread you can buy. But still the attack came. Today I am afraid to eat.
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