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I have galbladder keyhole surgery booked for July but am in agony. I don't eat fatty foods at all, avoid gluten,dairy, alcohol, sugar and caffeine and have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I have had gallstones for about 15 years now and they haven't given me any jip at all for about five years because they are too big to escape apparently. I thought I had got them managed through good nutrition.
But after a rough few months with various health problems, two lots of antibiotics and many pain meds and NSAIDs (with stomach protector) I lost a lot of weight so this started a few weeks ago when I began resuming my normal, healthy diet. I'm guessing that this shift in diet has triggered a flare up.
My GP gave me tramadol today and I've just taken 60mg codeine but I literally feel in so much pain I don't know where to put myself. It has been bad every night for two weeks (I also started a new immunesuppressant two weeks ago for my RA) and today it's the worst pain I've ever suffered from including childbirth. I don't know what to do with myself and I'm usually fairly robust about pain.
I am to have an endoscopy next week and an abdominal ultrasound two weeks today. Should I get my husband to take me to A&E if this pain doesn't calm down? - could it be that my bileduct is blocked or Pancreatitis or something?
I went for Codeine 60mg over Tramadol because I've taken it before but thought I'd take the Tramadol 50mg tonight before bed.
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