Gallbladder infection

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Hi, I've been in pain since the early hours of Friday morning which resulted in a trip to A&E where I was diagnosed as having a gallbladder infection. I'm on an antibiotic and painkillers but still feeling pretty horrendous. Has anyone else suffered this misery? If so how long before you started to feel a little more human again?

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    Hi there I've had the same 2 hospital trips first one in Dec morphine antibiotics took me weeks to get over it then again after Xmas  another few days in hospital now they have given me MRI scan other scans now had retrograde endoscopy have fount gall stone stuck in bile duct now on Tuesday have to have that removed ! And later gall bladder removed 😢Scared yes 👌💐hope you feel better soon I feel rubbish .

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      Hi Barbara, Thank you for your reply. I have never felt so ill in my life. I have an MRCP scan on the 4th April as they think the stone is lodging in my bile duct. I have been struggling with this since April 2015 and they just keep dragging their heels. Hope all goes well for you with and your surgery.......and you're finally free of this misery 💞 xx

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    Hi there mine didn't show up on the MRI or any other scan just on the retrograde endoscopy now have to have another one to remove the stone from the bile duct 😢 I will let you know how I get on I've been feeling rough for years always had tummy probs maybe it was this and not IBS who knows .🙏💐

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    I had gall stones . I had regular attacks which could sometimes leave me bed bound for days after 2 scans they finally saw them. I refused to go to a and e because I was doing my teacher training and if idnhave had to have it removed that would have screwed me over . I'd never recommend to any one else to leave them. After the doctors had agreed it was gall stones they said it would be best to get the gall bladder removed. Temporary pain relief was red hot hot water bottles on front and back then icing front and back 15 mins each for like an hour with cocodamol and that was if I could feel it coming on other wise I had to wait it out in agony . I'm fortunate enough to have private medical insurance so after I graduated I got in straight away to see a gastro specialist and had it out three weeks later. It took the nhs 23 months to send me a preop letter which arrived after I had already had surgery . After 2 year of attacks getting worse and trying to avoid any fat the relief was instantaneous. Other than what you expect some pain from the operation which is done keyhole everything was better I was lucky I didn't even have gas pain and I could eat what I wanted again!

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      It's awful Sam......my doctors have been no help whatsoever. When I initially went my Doctor asked me "Well what do you think it is?" I was flabbergasted! My consultant wasn't much better she said I'd need to lose weight....which I did and she was astounded at the weight loss. Unfortunately I was then diagnosed as diabetic......on my last consultation she said blood sugars would have to be stabilised before considering surgery and here I am 3yrs later in agony with a gallbladder infection. I'm so fed up of feeling ill. I will admit the good days are good but the bad are absolutely horrendous. Glad you are finally free of this misery 💖 xx

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      That's rubbish . The worst thing is regardless of getting you're bloods under control if it gets infected they'd have to operate immediately. My gall bladder was pretty mangled apparently so no wonder I was getting worse !!

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    I had a gallbladder infection twice - took about a month to feel human again - and was hospitalised for a week each time. It is a terrible thing! I got my gall bladder out a few weeks after my second infection as the doctor said it was at risk of becoming cancerous etc.
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      Make sure you get anti sickness tablets from the doctor as the nausea is awful - at least if you can get that under control you can deal with the pain 😣

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      Hi catbadger, It's awful.....I have never felt so ill in my life. The abdominal pain is horrendous. I'm on an antibiotic and painkillers for 7days so hoping every day I will start feeling a little better! Have an MRCO scan on the 4th hopefully I'll soon be on the way to finally getting rid of it and the misery that comes with it! Thank you so much for your reply 💖

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      Give the antibiotics a few days to work. Rest is crucial - I was exhausted both times I had the infection from throwing up - it knocks you for sure. You won't be able to be bothered to do anything so don't!sleep when you can.

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      Thank you for your kind words.......it's reassuring to know someone else has suffered the same and you're not alone. Hopefully day by day things will start to improve. Have a wonderful day 💖 xx

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