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ive got gallstones, like most people on here.
my first attack was back in october, when i woke up with pain in my side couldnt breathe properly for a while, but the pain went within 20 mins and i went back to sleep. in the morning me and my partner put it down to indegestion.
the next time i wasnt so lucky, i ended up visiting cue doc at 4 in the morning and being admited, the doctors really wasnt that interested, they though i had trapped wind and i went home a little battered and bruised and slightly embarressed id wasted hospital time for trapped wind.
3rd attack- due to my fustrations with my previous admittance i played out the attack at home starting at approx 1am and continued through to 9.30ish the next morning....By this time i had taken all the indegestions cures available and i realised that this wasnt what they thought it was.
4th attack-the pain was unbareable so made a b-line for cue doc. seen the nurse practioner, i think i scared the poor woman...most of the vocab that left my mouth were swear words (me trying to deal with the pain!) then she gave a injection of tramadol. this stuff was great within 20 mins i was only aching....all thought the days after that jab i felt a bit weary and on a comedown.she suggested kidney stones and that they would pass. However was told that if pain did come back go to A & E
Finally had enough with getting nowhere each time i went to cue doc with the pains i went to see my GP. He refered me on for my scan and gave me tramadol capsules to take at home. thats Night
5th attack- went directly to A&E after taking my tramadol and it not budging, the doctor kindly told me i was having a muscle spasm!!! i was furious muscle spasms dont really last three hours...do they! i went home and sulked for a couple of hours until the pain went and kept myself well tramadoled up.
6th Attack- i had taken my tramadol but i was sick with the pain, they didnt kick in and i found myself in cue doc again. i seen the most fabulous doctor- actually wanted to know what was wrong- he suggested Gallstones!!!!! he gave me an injection of something which didnt work and then gave me the blissful tramadol jab- i was a little doped up to say the least and when i tried to go to work the next day found it fairly inpossible.
Ultra scan- kidneys fine, bladder fine check....but you do have gallstones....finally a meaning to all this pain.
Back to my GP who refered me on to the surgeon.
im now awaiting my surgery date (been tol it could take 20weeks!)...but with increasing constant aching pain in my side and wondering if later could be sooner as there is no where i want those attacks again...i have had little ones but ive taken the tramadol capsules and ibuforen and waited them out and they go with in the hour.
does anyone have any good remedies for this constant aching? i really dont think i could live through another attack, i feel constantly drained and if a sit in a certain position for too long i get cramps down my side. ohh the joys....
for anyone who has had or got gallstones...much love and lots and lots of admiration!!!! xxx
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