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I am joining this forum now! Several months ago I was diagnosed with IBS after having more and more issues with food causing frequent bowels. This reached an uncontrolable level going several times a day and more and more foods causing issues. After bowel tests I was diagnosed with IBS. Roll on 3 mths and I developed reflux, this was awful, constant burning in my throat and the H2 blockers didnt really help, so sought help from a naturopath and the internet and reducing MOST foods I have it controlled without meds, however on a second Drs visit upon feeling my stomach I was sent for a US scan after her feeling a tender spot over the gallbladder area. Multiple mobile gallstones were seen, various sizes up to 1.5 cms. I have now been refered to the specalist but still waiting for the initial appointment, for the last 3months. I am under the hospital for a rare lymph disease, so my specalist sent me for CT scan to check everything else is OK and I get these results friday.
I have been suffering with nausea and dizziness for years, as well as frequent loose bowels, so just thought it was nothing, also often had to remove my bra from pressure, so wondering if I have been having lots of signs for years and just didnt realise until they got worse and couldnt be ignored. My mum and both cousins had their gallbladders removed young due to gallstones and all had reflux as well as IBS diagnosed with it, so my Dr is thinking it maybe the source of everything. I am not overweight anyway, but since lost 8kg in the last 3 mths. I am living on chicken and small amounts of red meat, jasmine rice, coconut yoghurt with no more than 3 nuts and blueberries, most foods seem to aggrivate the reflux, but seem OK with this, suffering today though due to Xmas indulgence as potatoes are terrible for me. I feel like I need to stretch my right side under my ribs a lot now, which is progressively becoming daily but never had any of the 'typical' gallstone pain, like my mum and cousins and most people seem to have! Its very mild and niggly under my rib but easy to pass of as a bit of gas and ignore ( think I am just more aware now, so noticing it) I am more and more getting gas in my tummy, rumbbling loud if I eat the wrong foods and as I was paleo/primal for years, think that all the fats, even though healthy, have ended up bringing this too sudden investigation and progression of symptoms and intolerances. ( all the foods casuing issues are nuts, coconut oil and dessicated, tomato, onion, bread, dairy etc..) My diet is super limited and boring right now.
My symptoms are only this niggling almost muscle cramp under rib feeling, gas, indigestion diagnosed as GERD, light headiness, bowel disturbances with food, some causing huge intolerance issues ( diagnosed as IBS) , bloating, expecially after food, headaches ( not sure if connected) and tummy aches a lot of the time.
So hi all x
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