Gallbladder pain, sickness and bad D

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Hiya

I'm just wondering if peoples symptoms get worse the longer you are waiting to see the specialist again to discuss treatment options I am in a lot of pain and I have strong medications at home but they arnt helping also hardly any appetite and when I do eat I am sick and have bad D. I have lost nearly 5 stone in less than a year and all these symptoms are starting to affect my day to day life

Has anyone got any tips or suggestions of what to do

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    I really think it's a matter of luck . You can get worse as time goes on , this leads to urgent admission to a&e , but the upside is that it may mean you get treated as a priority .

    Or your symptoms stay static or improve , but the downside is that then you have to wait for op .

    It's swings and roundabouts .

    Just hold on to the fact that it will get sorted one way or the other .

    Best of luck .

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    my symptoms started gradually, and were intermitant.  untill they became more frequent, ie a couple of times a week, where it would keep me awke all night and id be in alot of pain which could last for more than 24 hours.  I was diagnosed in december and had my op in february as my gaulbladder was infected.  but  i know others have had to wait over a year.  
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    hi katie. sorry to hear about your pain, its a terrible thing. i have strong medications also. when i first found out i had the gall stones i woke up during the night in terrible pain. it lasted from early hours frday till monday morning. i couldnt even drink a cup of tea for those two days and the pain was terrible. all around my back and shoulder as well as my stomach. i had blood tests done and had an infection and also a scan to say i had one big gall stone.. after i finished the anti biotics i fetl fine and almost forgot about the gall stones. then the pain struck again and i felt on fire and tender to the touch all round my back. and even before i ever got any pain i remeber that i had lots of times where i felt sick and dizzy and hot and had to lie down i think that was part of it as well.then that got better as well so it comes and goes with me. i cant eat very much as get full up very quickly.when im not in pain im always worrying when im going to get another attack. of course what i eat as well will play a part so i have to be careful of  what i eat. although i dont get the runs or indegestion.im more constipated. there are such a multitude of symptoms with this gall bladder disease its frightening as i thought there must be something really really wrong with the amount of pain i was getting. if your meditcations are not helping then you must go back to your doctor and tell her. as thats what happened to me. i got medication from the hospital and it made me feel ill and did not really help me so the doctor changed it and now i'v got something that works for me. iv read about a lot of people having the runs. and suggest taking food that makes you constipated. but that was mostly dairy and seemingly we are not to take to much dairy as its high in fat. and take immodium. i do hope things get better for you. some of the pain killers can give constipation, maybe you could get one that does that.everyone is different. its good that we all share our information and as there are lots of things to try. just keep reading the posts and im sure you will find an answer somewhere, good luck. all the best.i think in the long term once  you have found out you have gall stones and have suffered attacks then you must get the gallbladder out. i dont know if it makes any difference in the space of a year at the most while waiting. i dont think it will get more painful in 1 year but im not a doctor so i dont really know but just thinking that most of us wait almost a year from start to finish. unless we turn up at accident and emergency a couple of times and keep going to our doctor. i did that.and my doctor wrote a letter saying i was in a lot of pain and if there was a cancellation would they please consider taking me. and things have gone a lot faster since then.💐
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    Hi Katie, Sorry you are suffering and playing the long waiting game, I am in a similar situation in some ways and shocked that we are all having to go through this as it means your life is on hold. I feel I am being passed between GP, consultant, A&E visits at the moment as each tells me to go to the other and weeks go by, meanwhile I am also struggling to eat and having faint and dizzy attacks.

    My problem has been I have other gastro issues and they can't seem to give me a firm diagnosis or any treatment plan yet. My blood tests remain OK and I think due to this my case is seen as non urgent, is this the case with you? Family and friends keep urging me to push for more progress as they can see me getting worse but I don't know either what more to do, I am already making a nuisance of myself! I  realise I am not much help to you with advice but maybe it helps to know you are not alone and do see your Dr again as we should not have to be in this situation so long. Just waiting until we end up as an emergency admission cannot be good practice. Best wishes, Cynthia

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      Hiya yeah my bloods are always ok I don't have gall stones and feel that I am just getting pushed aside I have an appointment with the specialist next week I just want some answers like you I am fed up and in constant pain and terrible nausea etc it's horrible
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    Are you actually waiting to have your gallbladder removed?

    If so it may be worth saying to them that you are prepared to have the operation at short notice if someone else cancels.

    That got me in quicker.

    In the meantime low or even no fat diet.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Praying for you

    Love Sarah xxx

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    Have you tried Apple Cider Vinegar? I was diagnosed with gallstones last April, and I only get intermittent pain, but it has gotten worse these past few months. I also have chronic nausea, but I'm unsure if that is related to having the stones. Have you tried a really low fat diet, or just super healthy foods? I've had diarrhea recently because of some odd stomach bug/issue that hasn't gone away, and I have been eating Activia (strawberry) for lunch, and it does help some with the diarrhea if that's what the D in your post means! I also take probiotics to help with my stomach issues. I would try and discuss with your doctor your main issues, I've heard gallstones can cause diarrhea if they are bad enough.  I still have mine and absolutely do not want to remove it, yet I'm afraid I will have to! Try organic apple cider vinegar! you can get it at almost any grocery store. Take one teaspoon of it and put it on a salad or in a water bottle and drink it, it is supposed to help gallstone pain and help a lot of other issues!

    Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt, and Probiotics are what I would try! Hope you feel better and can get to your doctor soon! 

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