Is it Gallstones?

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Over the last year I've had about 5 of the following attacks that last from about 5 minutes up to an hour:

Extreme mid-back pain (unable to get any relief, agonising, cant sit still)

Pain soon spreads to liver area and mid chest too

Muscle spasms start in my back and liver area.

The spasms turn into contractions where all my stomach muscles tense like contractions and I get extruciating pain like I could be pushing a gallstone out.

12 months back I was bordering on obese and have lost a lot of weight since from dieting and exercise. I was taking whey from my gym and think this might have caused mild dehydration when the attacks occured.

Last Thurday (5 days ago) I went out in the hot sun all day and came home quite dehydrated. I got an attack and althought the extreme pains went quick I've got some problems.

I couldnt hyrdrate no matter how much water I drank and my urine was very dark yellow and I've had constipation since. Yesterday I drank some electrolyte sports drinks and my dehydration drastically improved. Today I can get it to being almost clear and I've passed a stool. However my stool is very pale and I feel like there's pressure in my right stomach area (not painful)

Is it likely I have a blocked bile duct? How long do I give this to sort itself out before visiting GP if it hasnt resolved itself? Theres a lot of scary information on the internet about pale stools!

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    Thanks All

    I ate some epsom salts, olive oil and lemon juice before I went to bed last night and the problem has cleared itself.

    Amongst the muck was a 20p sized gallstone. And after than its all been normal brown although runny.

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      wow........that's very interesting.......not too knowledgeable, but have heard of passing kidney stones, but not gallstones........either way good for you.....feel well............(glad I had breakfast before I read the post biggrin
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      wow so those really work? I'm a bit in doubt coz I think the epsom salt just forms and people think those were the flushed stones.

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