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4 weeks ago, I had a gall bladder attack. Spent 7 hours in emergency room (pain only lasted an hour) and was sent home, they found nothing except elevated liver enzymes. I was on vacation in Florida and had a very fatty meal the night before, crab legs with butter, clam chowder, etc. I know now that this was the reason for the "attack". The next 6 days of vacation I watched what I ate and drank lots of water. Had a great rest of the week, no problems. Saw my GP when I got home, she immediately suspected gall stones. Had an ultra sound, showed numerous small stones. Had an MRCP, showed stones were only in gall bladder, none in bile ducts. Dr said I probably had one stuck in bile duct in Florida and it ended up passing, thus the elevated liver enzymes. I have an appointment Monday with surgeon. We are leaving for California next Friday for a week to see my daughter and her family. I'm pretty comfortable with that. I've been on the "gall bladder" diet and have not had any attacks since the first one. However, I have another trip planned for April 16th to go to Mexico with my daughter. It's only for 4 days but I am stressed out about the possibility of having an attack there, which would not be good. I plan on talking to surgeon about this, but wanted to get some opinions. I'm sure he won't be able to do the surgery before I go. Do you think the attacks are controlled by what you eat? Has anyone had one that was brought on by something other than food?
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