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Hi folks...just discovered this group. I was diagnosed with gall stones after a very painful attack last year which required a visit to A&E, 2 lots of morphone etc. Pain subsided, long story short, consultant does not want to operate as I am overweight (therefore a risk) so I have been pain managing with Tramadol and Buscapan. Have since had a couple more bad attacks but now I am into a very different constant pain and discomfort from that area.
It;s been over a week now where there is constant discomfort around my upper torso, like I've been trampled by a herd of elephants..a tightening pain under my chest....it increasingly got worse so I went to A&E on Saturday night as could bear no more, blood tests ruled out any infection and liver function ok, I was given 2 lots of morphine, IV fluids and paracetamol, none of which shifted the pain, just eased it slightly. Came home for some sleep at 4am as I was told all I could do is increase my painkillers intake, feeling at a loss of just how much suffering do I have to put up with and willit ever pass?!
Aside from this I have a thyroid that doesn't work, high blood pressure, possibly Fibromyaligia (I also have a rubbish Doc who basically said "what difference would it make to you if I did diagnose you with Fybromyalgia?" ) Anxiety and depression....I sleep very poorly so generally always feel like rubbish so losing weight not easy but I am trying and have started going to a gym regularly...not something I enjoy...but my Doc refuses to see past my weight for ny issue which makes me reluctant to go. Was also diagnised with a folic deficiency recently so dont know if that is connected?
Anyway, my other problem is I go to Florida on holiday at the end of October (travel insurance costs a small fortune with gall stones too!) so have the dilemma of suffering this out because I really dont want to miss out on my much longed for and needed holiday if that is even possible?
All advice will be much appreciated because I am feeling so desperate about this now
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