Posted , 9 users are following.
For 3 years now I have been having gallbladder/gallstone issues. I had my first attack three years ago and when to the hospital. After a few hours the pain subsided and I went home. I continue to have episodes (anywhere from 1-2 a month). I have had a ct scan that shows multiple gallstones and I was scheduled to have my gallbladder removed last December, but because of insurance issues I needed to delay it. Needless to say, I did not get the surgery. I have stopped all fatty/fried foods, lost 20 pounds and seem to be relatively healthy. Even with that I am still having attacks. I had one two and a half weeks ago. What happens is I get sharp, stabbing pain where my gallbladder is. It's tight and I have to take teeny tiny breaths because it hurts too much to breath. Since I know it's my gallbladder, I do not go to the hospital and just suck it up and wait for it to stop.
Last night I started to feel another attack come on, but it seems different. I do not have the shortness of breath but I have had the pains going on for over 24 hours now. Lots of indigestion and pain. It isn't getting better. I still don't think that a hospital visit is warranted (denial lol). Has anyone else had this issue? If so, what have you done?
0 likes, 19 replies