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I'm trying to figure out if I've injured my oblique muscle or have a problem with my gallbladder. Tuesday night I started to get very intense pain on the right side under my ribs. With time the pain wrapped around my side to my lower back, down toward my pubic bone and also to the middle section of my ribs. It felt like my muscles were all going into spasms. My husband felt them and said my muscles were very tense and indeed spasming. Now this hadn't been the first time it happened, for the past 2 or so months I had two other attacks, just not nearly as intense as this one! I was diagnosed with Dysbiosis and have several food sensitivities. I'm very sensitive so my doctor decided I go very small with probiotics at first and gradually start taking more and more. I was warned about die off symptoms but this isn't listed as that. The probiotics have changed my bowel movements (for the better) and I do from time to time get bloating and gas. Granted I'm still taking less than a 1/4 teaspoon and the probiotic contains nothing I am sensitive to. I can't quite remember what exactly I did to cause the first attack, if I even did anything at all. However, the day before my second attack my son had asked me to jump and dance crazy at the same time. Now I am a stay at home mom and work from home on the computer. I sit a lot, and due to all the food sensitivities I'd been dealing with unknowingly for years I have been very tired so I stopped working out for a year and a half. Mind you I was diagnosed with Dysbiosis late September of this year. I had the first two attacks before I started probiotics so I doubt it's that. This most recent attack I had for almost 2 days. The pain was so bad I couldn't sit, lay, stand or breath without being in constant pain. I'm good with pain, but this had me in tears. I couldn't sit still and because I have dybiosis I went as long as I could without taking ibuprofen. I only took a small amount so I could fall asleep finally. The night before this happened, I was taking photos of my items I sell for my website and had to lay, sit and crouch in very weird positions to get the photos since my new light box is very large and our office is so small. I even remember thinking "I'm going to be sore tomorrow!" after finally finishing with the photos which took me about 2 hours to complete. I had to balance and probably put all my weight on certain areas of my body (mostly my core) to get clear professional shots. Yes, this was a terrible idea, but it's what I had to work with at the moment. After I was done, I noticed I was very shaky and that's when I knew I'd be sore. Just didn't think THIS sore. Now still I have no idea if it's what I suspect it's been this entire time or my gallbladder. What I suspect is I injured my oblique muscle and I keep re-injuring it. Which I have spoken to someone that has experienced injuring their oblique and they basically had all the symptoms I had. Healing took them 4 months! They however went to the ER and their doctor thought it may be their gallbladder as well- turned out to be their oblique muscle. This person is a fitness workout nut, BUT reading the ways that cause injury I fit the bill as well- poor posture, sitting for long periods of time. Not only am I sitting for work, but my child's school is online so we're sitting for that as well. My child is still very young so school takes a lot longer and I have to be 100% involved. Anyhow.. before the attack I also had softer stools than usual (with cramping and gas) and have been having these issues every once in a while which is a common thing for people with food sensitivities. I do admit a rotational diet has been very overwhelming for me and I've been treating myself every weekend with a donut or two. I also followed a strict Paleo/AIP diet for 2 1/2 years with very little sugar, no grains, lots of good fats (lard, coconut oil, olive oil, butter) but that started to bring on new symptoms which is a whole other story in itself. However, my weight dropped pretty quickly and I lost all my pregnancy weight that I couldn't shed and was back to the weight I'd always been. I understand rapid weight loss can cause gallbladder issues. Anyhow, it's now day 6 since the attack. The intense pain has subsided and I still have random muscle spasms and soreness under my ribs on the right side near liver and in the center of my ribs. My husband says my muscles are still very tense and he can feel them spasm. Now after all that, I am curious to know does a gallbladder issue cause muscle stiffness? Or does this sound like I've injured my oblique muscle. Both issues seem to be a nightmare to deal with in the pain department. I had some nausea when the pain was at it's peak, but so did the person that had the oblique injury. I told my doctor and will be getting blood tests done and an ultrasound. Very nervous, but definitely don't think I can handle that type of pain again seeing I can't take much medicine due to the dysbiosis I'm trying to reverse. Any input to this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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