Gallstones and constant sickness

Posted , 6 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

Omg. I've had constant sickness since Boxing Day. Have diagnosed with GERD. Coughing, choking, nausea. Having very little sleep. Have had an endoscopy, no ulcer. Have suggested gallstones. Having bouts of pain, under right shoulder. Uncomfortable feeling under right ribs. Bloated stomache, bad wind. Have been booked for an Ultra Sound. I've had enough, can't even drive with out pulling over to be sick.

Is anyone going through the same symptons?

0 likes, 13 replies

Report

13 Replies

  • Posted

    I was originally diagnosed with IBS and months later started with GERD, I get nausea, bloating, cramp/knot sensation under right rib often, episode of stabbing pain under rib once after eating sausage (lamb) reflux, wind, stomach ache, burping, loose bowels and now constipated due to removing so many food groups to reduce reflux and IBS symptoms. I was found to have multiple mobile gallstones which are the source of everything they think.
    Report
    • Posted

      still waiting to see the specialist sad likely surgery as been working with 2 naturopaths since october and nothing working to help me, so unlikely I will have a choice.

      Lost 13kg so far and still dropping. ( I was only a AU sz 10 bottom and 10-12 top anyway, now a 8 is swimming on me)

       

      Report
    • Posted

      Yes, I think surgery will be my option too. I know how you feel about food. I'm scared to eat. Living on bowls of cereal. Opting for plain, boring food. I'm a size 10 top and 8 bottom. Can't afford to be losing weight. I can see fat disappearing on my legs and arms but my stomache is bloated. I actually woke up this morning, with no nausea, then within 30 mins of eating, just started coughing and choking and wrenching. Feel like this is not my body!

      Report
    • Posted

      Hi Joanne & Star, Yes I know how you feel especially with loosing weight. I've lost over a stone and I was only a uk size 8/10 anyway and now all the clothes that I have just hang on me with no definition. I'm now on the way to having my gallbladder out next week but its been a long road. They thought I had gallstones initially but after several tests they found out that my gallbladder is only working at 14%. The constant pain in the right under the ribs that goes upto the right should blade is awful and I've now had enough.

      ?I hope you both get some answers soon so that you can get the treatment that you need.

      ?Take care and keep us updated.

      Report
  • Posted

    Hi Joanne,

    ​So sorry to hear you are so sick? I had a speech swallow last week. It showed that I was taking a medeicine the Doctor had put me on and they had me stop taking it right away. I do not know if this test would help you. I had my GB out and then went to see a GI doctor and i had a ultra sound a cat scan an mri and then the swallow test and then a endoscopy, all that and now they found out it was the meds i was taking and i can not eat or drink milk cheese and other dairys maybe you need to get a second opion or ask them for a test that would tell you why this is happening. alot of the time they have you take so many tests as to see what is wrong with you. I wish you good luck and hope you get better fast. take care, Terry

    Report
    • Posted

      Hi Terry,

      Gosh you've been through the mill. I had an endoscopy, very unpleasant. On on meds for the acid reflux and Dr has given me something for the nausea. If I have a rare half-hour of normality. I start thinking it must be my imagination but hearing everybody else's stories, I know it isn't. Thank you for your advice.

      Report
    • Posted

      HI Joanne,

      ​I guess we all have been through the mill and I have two more surgerys coming up, as I was sick for three days trying to fix myself it felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I called the ER they said come in we can not tell you on the phone what to take. I drove myself there and I was white as a ghost they thought i was having a heart attack they gave me so many tests MRI CAT scan ultra sound they admitted me to the hospital did so many tests over 3 days one I had to lie still on this table for almost an hour as this big machine right over my body came down to my chest and it stayed there forever as they took a certain xray I thought it was going to break and fall on me. the 3rd day a surgeon came in and said at 730 am i am taking out your GB i said what. well the next day was surgery and i slept till 5 pm they said they could not wake me and that is i was so tired for all the time i was in pain and test. then they send my doctor a letter saying to have me follow up with these specialists as i have an enlarged heart a hernia thing what ever it is in my throat a cyst on my ovia it i could write a book on how many tests they have wasted on me. go to this appt and then this one i do not know if i am comming or going so i have surgery on the 28th of march and then in april i did not get my date yet as i had my knee replaced last year and fell on it so he has to go in and get out scar tissue and he did my left knee a week and a half after i had my GB romoved. I think someone is trying to kill me all i want to do is sleep. sorry about  the long email i am so tired of thinking of all this. i hope you get better soon. I also lost 27 pounds as i get really bad pains if i eat regular food now no more chocolate cake for me.

      Report
  • Posted

    That was just how i started , and then the discovéry of gall stones at the ultra sound.

    GB now removed 12 weeks ago and the relief from not having that constant pain and discomforf is brilliant '

    Good luck i hope you get sorted soon xx

    Report
    • Posted

      Hi Gill,

      If the scan show stones, it will be a relief to find

      out whats wrong with me. It is reasuring to know that you are feeling so much better. Gives me hope that I'm not going to feel like this forever!

      Report
  • Posted

    Hi Joanne

    My daughter had Acid reflux which resulted in a hiatus hernia & her gallbladder was only functioning at 16%.

    So all of them individually cause the same symptoms. Pain, cough, burning, sickness , upset tummy,

    No one would fix her then we researched the Linx procedure and she had it implanted last September & he mended the hernia so no more acid reflux now.

    Then GB removed Jan 26, but now it looks like she had Sphincter of Oddi Disfunction so going to a specialist on Thursday.

    Point is there are so many bits related to it that it can be just one bit playing up or if unlucky like her all of it goes peak tong at the same time.

    Push for a HIDA scan that will show if it's the functioning of your GB as well.

    But to help ease the pain dairy free & free from foods have helped her ease it.

    Good luck

    Report
    • Posted

      Hi Carol,

      Bless her! It's a nightmare isn't. I'd only vaguely heard of these medical problems.

      I'm normally fit as fiddle.

      Only from an appointment 6m ago with Gynecologist, did I find out I could have an HH. He asked how I was sleeping. Told him badly, could shift this cough. He said what he thought it was. I was shocked but explained a lot of problems I'd been having over the years, which I thought were all silly individual problems. Now it all makes sense!

      I hope your daughter can recover well and find some normality. xxx

      Report
    • Posted

      Hi Joanne

      Thank you & you, good to know your not the only one as well, as she often asked if she was going mad as some of the Drs were so terrible to her & she started to think it was all in her head!!

      Only people who truly go through this understand it, it is a shocker considering people think the GB does nothing & you don't need it , people forget the rest , not so easy any of it.

      Hope you feel better soon.

      And we will update after the specialist also.

      Xx

      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up