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HI guys my symptoms started at beginning of April this after seeing the dentist and gave me antibiotics for infection metronidazole course for 6 days taking 3 tablets a day. While I was taking them I would get serious bloating but as I had to finish the course so I carried on. After course finished I would get bloating after I ate pain on right side just below my ribs,went to doctor who prescribed me omeprazole week later I went back as they did not help then he prescribed mebeverine as he said due to the antibiotics it had messed my stomach up. A week later went back again still bloating nausea as well gave me domperidone for my nausea and booked me for a scan as he said could be gallbladder related which I had few days ago waiting for results. I am not getting that much pain as I was at the beginning but sometimes on right side going to my back dull pian, nausea which comes and goes last week hardly had it this week having it quite a bit and the smell or taste is always in my mouth.  Getting me really down.

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    Hi Vasari,

    i hope the test comes back showing the gallbladder is clear. I had mine out years ago and the pain from gallstone attacks were debilitating. 

    In my experience after taking anti biotics it kills all the good bacteria in the gut and the yeast takes over can cause the stomach issues you describe. 

    Its best to eat a lot of non sugar foods and yogurt to add back the good bacteria that has been killed off by the antibiotics. Or supplements too!

    Also could be a reaction to the anti biotics. I have developed an allergy to many of them causes painful symptoms, as the body builds up immunity to them after a few years of repetitive cycles of taking them.

    It's really best to let your doc complete the tests and he can best judge the condition & the issues you are suffering.

    Take a deep breath don't stress & try to eat fresh foods, no fried or junk foods or sugary foods especially. Sugar feeds the yeast in the system, at least untill this is sorted out.

    Hopefully it's nothing serious. 

    Best wishes.

     

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      Tnx for reply thats what the doctor first said when i went to him that the antibiotics killed all good bacteria hence bloating issues. but would that cause nausea also ? what kind of supplements i should take you reconmmend? not a yogurt guy .
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      Hi vagari,  confusedProbiotics or  good bacteriaare naturally found in your body. When a course of anti biotics are taken all the good bacteria is killed off leaving the yeast to take over causing pain and yeast infections on the tongue in the mouth and the genitals, if you have nausea it could be that stomach acid is coming back up due to the pressure in the gut.You can also find probiotics in some foods and supplements ask your dr what he would recommend. Some supplements also contain yeasts try to stay with bacteria only that lives in the gut. 

      It's only been since about the mid-1990s that people have wanted to know more about probiotics and their health benefits. Doctors often suggest them to help with digestive problems. And because of their newfound fame, can find them in everything from yogurt to chocolate.

      Also I agree with Lynda's post. Once all the test are complete you may have enough information for how to treat your pain.

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    Hi, Vaquar, sorry to learn you're having these troubles.  I think it's good that your doctor is willing to check on your gallbladder.  Not everyone has the classic syptoms of gallbladder disease.  You should know more after the test.  In the meantime, keep to eating low fat if you can, that certainly helps.  Let us know how you do.  
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    It sounds like it could be early onset of gallbladder trouble. When mine started it felt a bit like pressure round my middle and I stitch like pain on the right hand side under my ribs. I started blaming it on tighter waistbands or ill fitting bras. I thought it was trapped wind. This was before I started getting full on attacks. I started getting a lot of reflux over night and first thing in the morning. Overnight it would wake me. Constantly swallowing and coughing. In the morning it would make me sick before I had eaten anything.

    The attacks feel a bit like labour contractions but under the rib and towards the middle of the stomach only they last from 20 mins to a couple of hours, usually in the evening. I always found I had a general feeling of being unwell. Fatigue, poor appetite, nausea and a bit flu like without the flu. In the end I could feel an attack building. Bloating, swelling of my hands and feet, constipation and feeling very very hot. I didn't think anything in particular set it off but the truth is, I was unaware how the gallbladder worked. I think it's a bit misleading when the information states attacks are "triggered by eating a high fat meal." If you eat a normal diet, if you have symptomatic gallstones then it doesn't always take a high fat meal to trigger an attack. Since my diagnosis and waiting for surgery I've been advised to go on a very low fat diet of less than 3% fat. It is very hard to stick to but I'd recommend anyone who has suspected gallstones or diagnosed, to stick to a very low fat diet until diagnosis or surgery. It's improved my symptoms and I have not had a serious attack in 7 months. Also I have a serving of fat free probiotic natural yoghurt every day as I had 9 days of IV antibiotics and 5 days of oral following cholecystitis.

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      Hi Lisa, the probiotics is the secret for me too! I eat 3 yogurt every day. It was even quite a struggle after my gb was removed. My diet was restricted. Now I stay with fresh foods, veggies low fat good oils and I stay away from some skins on veggies and fruits which seem to be difficult for me to digest . 

      TC&GB

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    Tnx for all your replys i had a update from the doctor today for my results and the scan showed i had small deposits of fatty liver.I have an appointment to see him next week. Anyone heard of this ?
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      Hi, Vaqar, I have fatty liver disease.  I believe it was caused by two factors, a familial predisposition and years of consuming high fructose corn syrup.  This is how I reduced it significantly.  I eliminated high fructose corn syrup from my diet, not easy, because it's pretty much in everything.  I took a Choline/Inositol blend as well as L-Glutamine. I found that other "liver cleansing" herbal supplements were too hard on my system.  I also stopped drinking alcoholic beverages entirely.  If you have a fatty liver, it's very difficult to lose weight, because your body can't metabolize fat--it stays in your liver.  I also reduced my consumption of fats.  I use Irish butter, coconut oil or olive oil when I cook. I use turbinado sugar (1 tsp) or honey to sweeten my tea.  I eat lean cuts of beef and pork.  Some startch, but not a lot. I kept track of my calories, and lost about 35 pounds.  Good luck!  and let us know how you do.  
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      Hi, Lynda how long have you had fatty liver and has it got better by doing the diets you suggested? does it go away ?
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      Hi, Vaqar, I've had it most of my life.  Got diagnosed the first time, lost 10 pounds and it "went away."  I was in my 40's and thought, to myself, oh, good, it's gone now. I reverted to my old habits, and over the years, gained back that weight and more.  I got sick, lost 30 pounds, got my gallbladder removed and six years later had gained 40 back.  I felt like crap.  My gastroenterologist sent me for an ultrasound and the tech had a hard time imaging my liver--too much fat in it. So I finally got scared enough to make a difference.  Because the tendency to have it never goes away you have to take good care of yourself, because a fatty liver can scar, develop chirrosis (can't spell it) and even become cancerous.  I used to have one drink a month or so, and my doctor said, "Stop it."  So, I did. I'm much more careful; had a CT scan last year and was told it's now "mild."  I feel much, much better and have kept the weight off.  Hope this info helps!   
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    Going seing Doctor tomorrow, Having quite a bad week especially with nausea and bad taste in my mouth are symthoms also assoicated with fatty liver . Can Doctors give anything for  it 
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      Hi, Vaqar,  sorry to learn you're having a bad week.  As far as I know, there is nothing that Doctors can give but something that masks the symptoms.  When I was diagnosed, my doctor didn't offer me anything.  So, I think that though your symptoms could be relieved, the disease can only be resolved by a better diet and lifestyle.  Best of luck!
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