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Wanted to discuss some issues that I feel may be related to my gallbladder. I'm not diagnosed with gallstones and I suffer with severe social anxiety which makes me avoid seeing a GP like the plague and I've also never needed to go to a hospital.
I've suffered with acid reflux since I was 21 ( Now 33 ) and I've also had issues for maybe the past 3 years on and off. It started out for me with really severe cramping in my epigastric region and bouts of feeling extremely hungry etc amongst other things. Once in a while I'd get severe stomach pains too. Those issues are maybe not so prevalent in the past 12 months but this week I've had an issue underneath my right ribcage. My stomach there has felt very tender and I was struggling to move around basically without it hurting. Sneezing or coughing felt like being stabbed in that region. It's been about 4 days since it started and with my obvious reluctance to see a GP I've just lived with it. I'm unsure whether the pain is gradually reducing or whether I am just becoming accustomed to it hurting.
I was also wondering if gallbladder issues can cause problems with your back/muscles?
A few weeks ago my back muscles felt very tight and locked up which was really hard to move around with, that gradually disappeared but now 4 days after this gallbladder region issue has been going on my back is now once again feeling like the muscles are locking up on me.
I'm mortified at the thought of having to attend a hospital. Not so much because of the surgery but because of the social interaction and hearing you are not allowed to eat and drink for so many hours as such ( One of my coping mechanisms to try stop myself throwing up from nerves is to sip water ). F M L
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