Gall stone pain-help

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Hi I am new to this group. I was diagnosed last year with having gall stones after having had an endoscopy. I wanted to ask if anyone has any advice as to how you deal with the pain when you have an episode. I had an episode this morning it started at 2am and eventually subsided at 5.15am. Symptoms excruciating abdominal pain, wanting to go to the loo, excessive sweating, nausea. 

Today I've been like a zombie, still feel a niggly pain but not as bad as earlier, so I'm not eating tonight.

would really appreciate your thoughts / comments.

thanks K

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    Hi when i have a flare ups i breath in and out slowly try not to get worked up or panicking because that makes it worse. I know when i do get a flare up i feel really sick like i am going to throw up any minute so i looked on the internet and when i feel really sick i put my wrists under the tap and run cold water on them for a few minutes that helps. With the pain i take co-cordamol 30/500 and i take pregablin 150 mg at night before i go 2 bed. I take tramdol when the pain is severe. I take cyclizine for nausea and sickness that is really good but i only take it when i need it. A hot water bottle can help to. When my pain is severe i have to take strong pain killers and i end up on the floor sort of like in the prayer position rocking back and forward and try 2 think of anything else rather than the pain. I know that sounds really stupid but i suppose everyone deals with pain differently. Ive heard that drinking apple juice can help with stones. As for feeling like a zombie i have no suggestions on that part as i only manage 2 get around 4 hours sleep a night and i work full time so everything i feel extremely tired its horrible. I would recommend asking your doctor for some strong painkillers. Hope you find an easily way to deal with your flare ups its horrible when they happen
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      Thanks Coral, some good ideas which I will try next time. I usually take Lanzaprazole 30mg which helps a bit but once you have an episode I find you just have to sit it out. 

      I will try cold water on my wrists and hot water bottle x

      thank u x

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      Just trying 2 offer any help or advice i can as i know how awful these flare ups are i wouldnt wish them on anybody i also take 30mg lansaprazole in a morning which helps me a little with my stomach but once that pain kicks in and the nausea its horrendous like you say u have to sit it out unfortunately for me it feels like its lasting a lifetime. Once i attend my appointment with this professor on the 22nd june if i find out any useful information i will post it on this forum just incase it might help anyone else. I really hope you find some way to manage and cope with the symptoms x
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      Hiya Hun xx pleased someone popped up here as I'm having a flare up now and pretty fed up . I'm sat up chest feels crushed and stabbing pains in my ribs, my back feels bruised and in shattered xxx I too can't wait for the 22 June xx hope your ok Hun
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      Oh no sorry to hear you are having another flare up. I really struggled at work today couldnt get to sleep last night/this norning till after 3.15am my alarm is set for 6.30am for work felt like a zombie all day been sipping water all day to keep hydrated even had a green tea i thought at lunch time i will try and eat something small to give me abit of energy all i ate was abit of salad which was lettuce tomatoes cucumber without the skin a little bit of onion and beetroot before i knew it i started feeling really sick the oain started in my stomach and chest i felt awful went outside for abit of fresh air but didnt help it went on for hours felt drained all day and now i cant bloody sleep again 😕 typical. I am keeping a daily symptoms diary and food diary so i can take it all with me to my appointment on the 22nd at this different hospital and i have also requested a copy of my hospital records from my local hospital that has been treating me so i will be well prepared im not leaving this appointment till i either get some answers or they tell me they are going to do further in depth investigations because i have seriously had enough feel like i have no life and i cant afford to have anytime time off work through being ill. Hope u feel better soon and your flare up doesnt last to long xx
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      I know what you mean all the appointments ive had and admissions to hospital and ive always eventually given in and accepted there reasoning to be discharged and then back in pain again. Well no more they are not fobbing me off anymore. Its bad enough ive had endrometriosis for 10 years which causes severe abdominal and pelvic pain without this on top. I will let u no how i get on x
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      We are 2 of a kind as I'm dealing with an unknown cyst on my ovary and it's constant pain xxx I find when my pains come from my ovary it flares up my bladder more xx like its referred pain xx I believe my cyst is much bigger as I'm weeing constantly but I'm seeing gyni this Monday then bladder woman on 22nd lol xxx
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      Find me on Facebook if u want chick xx Mel n Matt Cheetham . My pic is me in a blue dress. No worries if not xxx
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      Yeah im the same i can tell the differnce in my gynae pain and this paini have 7 laproscopies to remove the endrometriosis however it just grows back and have adhensions from the surgery. I have lots of little.cysts on my ovaries but my gynae consultant isnt worried about them had colopscopy to and biopsies which came back pre cancerous cells CIN 1and CIN 2 had them removed twice. I think i need scrapping and rebuilding ha ha if im not working at the hospital im there as a patient. I will have a look on facebook for you
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      I have had a look on facebook is yours the profile which says spoonie At the white horse weatherspoons? X
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      Hi Coral, I find tomatoes can start a flare up is I would avoid them at all costs. Also onions. My consultant advised to eat more greens, broccoli, etc, nothing spicey, so no pasta with tomatoe sauce which is how this began. No cheese I only have milk in tea.it can be controlled but diet plays a huge part. I hope you feel better today xx
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    I had the same last week and ended up in A and E ,the doctor there gave me Buscopan that you get for IBS she said its an antispasmodic and stops the gallbladder spasms you take 2 10mg and you can get them in the chemist ,that and a painkiller worked a treat within half an hour
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      Ive tried buscopan a few times but doesnt seem to help i think the problem i have is ive been taking strong painkillers for a while so i think my body has got used to them so they are not having the effect that they should have. Glad it worked for you though at least you know u can do that next time you have a flare up
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