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I was finally diagnosed back in January with multiple gallstones and a hietus hernia, my symptoms had previously been put down to IBS, it was only after a had a couple of gallbladder attacks which were so severe that I ended up in A&E that further tests were done and a diagnosis made. I'm currently on the list for Surgery and was advised back in January that it would be a 4/5 month wait, so I'm clinging on to the hope that I will be better by the summer.
I have days where I feel fine, other than feeling tired you would think I was fit and well, but then I go through days where I suffer severe pain, discomfort and nausea and I struggle to even keep water down. I'm having one of those days now which has resulted in two days off work so far, I really don't think work understand as unless you have suffered from this condition I really don't think you understand. I can almost cope with the pain as I can take pain killers and use a hot water bottle, it's the nausea that's really getting to me, does anybody else suffer from this? If so did you have any coping stratageies? It gets to the stage where I'm too scared to eat some days, as it is I don't eat all day at work for fear of an attack, im a sales rep so spend most of my working day driving.
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