High ejection fraction gallbladder removal

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Hi! I’m looking for anyone who found relief by having their gallbladder removed due to high EF and symptoms pointing to gallbladder. I’m due to have surgery next week and it was a choice I had to make 100% considering I look “normal” on paper. I have an ejection fraction of 91% (HIDA Scan). I have constant nausea, especially bad when I eat or after I eat. Fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, dizziness (in the eyes if that makes sense) and sometime dull aching on both right and left upper quadrants and lower back aches. I don’t have any doubling over pains. I’m scared to have the surgery because the medical professional aren’t for sure what my issue is. Anyone else have insight? 

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    Also I’m 28, lived a pretty healthy lifestyle and was 119 lbs but am now 110 lbs, 5’3. Worked out, watched what I ate with exceptions! I also had a baby almost two years ago. Had preeclampsia and continual high blood pressure for almost a year after (still stands around 130’s over 80’s) but is much better than before! 
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    Hey there if you have fb there is a  wonderful  Group on there I too have I high ejection fraction of 88% and have some of the some symptoms as you the group is hyperkinetic gallbladder’s there are people on there that has had their gallbladder’s out 
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    Hi there,

    Firstly, I'm on your page. I had very similar issues and had my GB removed Jan 2017. Over a year down the track it has been trial and error as to what sets off tummy upsets and schedule and pains but rest assured that it will end up better than before. Eating no dairy (very occasionally) low fat and cut down on sugary items is your best bet. It will also take time to get used to it but believe me when I say this, it will become the norm and you'll be eating and feeling healthier without too much bloating and aches and pain. I have managed to keep my weight and not put on or lost. Nausea's feelings and tummy upsets only when I've eaten something like cheese or ice cream(dairy). So I tend to stay away from it and have almond ,soy or rice milk. When I do eat dairy it becomes very apparent that it is setting me off.

    Hope this helps a little. I also take ox bile. It's a great product.

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      Hi Jenny! Thank you!! I’m happy to know that my symptoms are had by others considering I don’t have the stabbing pain. I don’t really eat dairy anyways but I do like sugar in my coffee (which I haven’t been able to really have with this issue). I’ll keep all of this in mind and order some ox bile!! Thank you so so much! 
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    Ren - I have a low functioning gallbladder-0% working confirmed by HIDA scan. The main issue during that time I have is the dizziness, weakness and fatigue. But I was also having extreme bloating and burping after meals and early morning. Now I also have gallstones. I still have all the symtoms mentioned. My doctor's are asking me to remove the gallbladder, but they feel I may still left with the issues after gb surgery as I also have gastritis.

    1)Did you rule out you don't have gastritis?

    2)can you please explain how your dizziness feels bit detail.

    I'm really looking forward on how your surgery goes as you have similar symptoms as mine. I really appreciate if you can post how do you feel after the surgery.this will help folks like me and other who are in sidelines. Thank you.

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      Hi!! I replied to you on another post but I had an upper endo, gastric emptying test, ultrasound and HIDA scan. No gastritis and I was treated for it before tests and my symptoms never subsided. Also, the dizziness is like in my eyes, if that makes sense. I’m not stumbling or turning weird. It’s almost as if something around me is moving when it’s not. Not sure how else to explain it rolleyes I will def keep you guys updated throughout the journey! 
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    Hi I have all the symptoms you have and I had my gallbladder removed

    5 months ago. I was slowly starting to feel better until about 6 weeks ago

    when all the symptoms returned with a vengeance. The nausea is awful every day ,

    I'm so tired I just want to rest all day . Struggling to eat and losing weight , so hungry

    all the time but scared to eat as I feel terrible afterwards.

    Sadly for me having the surgery hasn't helped . I wouldn't

    rush into surgery as you could find another way could help more .

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    I have my surgery tomorrow morning so I’ll keep this discussed updated once I get a chance! 
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    Update: it has been 4 weeks post op. Still have nausea daily but it seems to be subsiding. I’ve had to cut dairy, meat and anything fatty. Which I wasn’t eating much before but now I’m having to find my protein source elsewhere. Also my meals are small but frequent. I try to never have any empty stomach. Also I take ox bile (with “heavy” meals) and digestive enzymes ANYTIME I eat. I’ll keep updating, especially since my nausea seems to be slowly getting better. There’s hope!! 
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