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I've had stomach issues for years and years - and always got told by the doctors that it was IBS. I cut wheat and for a while, that seemed to help a lot, but now, two years later, it's back to being bad again!
These last two weeks in particular have been quiet hellish. Agonising pain after eating - like a stabbing, gnawing sensation right in the centre of my stomach, above my belly button. Plus a wierd kind of stabby / achy pain on my right hand side, just under my ribcage. Occasional 'urgent' need to go to the loo - but not diarhhoea.
Went to docs on Monday as it was getting ridiculous (I'm still trying to eat but it's getting increasingly difficult) and they straight away said gallstones, so I've been booked in for an ultrasound.
However, I've been told it's IBS for so many years that I find myself doubting the gallstones vertict - and wondering if it's not a stomach ulcer or something like that.
Does anyone have any experience of gallstones? Also, while I'm waiting for the ultrasound, is the pain likely to get better? Does it come in 'attacks' or is it just continuous pain until you get it sorted? I'm not sure I want to continue like this - not being able to eat anything - I'm already slim, I'll vanish soon ;-)
It seems to be everything I eat too - not just fatty foods. E.g. yesterday lunch, I literally had dry-fried courgettes, mushrooms, onion and tofu - all really low-fat, and was still in pain right up until bedtime - 9 hours later!
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