Nausea and pain from gallbladder problem

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Have had all the tests and scans known to man and finally after over 5 years they have put me on the waiting list to have my gb removed.  Waiting list is approx. 18 months and I get nausea and pain daily, its so depressing.  My last 3 holidays have been ruined by gb attacks and decided not to go on one until the darned thing has gone.  Can anyone advise me how to prevent/cope with the attacks or have I a right to get it removed earlier? I have no stones but the MRI showed a thickend gb.  If I had the money I would go private 

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    Sorry to hear this Thomas, I'm at the beginning of my investigation, (UK, NHS). So I researched diets to help, added celery and radish to my diet along with milk thistle tincture to help my liver, then reduced my diet to 3% fat of good healthy type foods, avoiding the trap of too much sugary foods. I also drink about a pint of apple juice over a day, plus more apple juice anywhen I feel pain. So far and fingers crossed here, I've not had a gb attack since 19 April, BUT I do have gall stones so our situations are very different and after five years you probably know all this already.

    I just hope it helps somehow

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      Thank you Slippifisy was just thinking about the apple juice before I read your reply.  Going now to get some as nausea hit me after I had tea and toast (non dairy marge) this morning.  Also thanks to farxodbek and Cacolove for their replies to.  Also looking up ways to finance a private op as 18 months is a long time.  Cheers guys
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    The bp sucks my fiance got his out and was still sore and down 6 months after when u get it out some days u will wish u never had it done but it does get better hope they get urs out so u can start the rode to recovery dont eat greasy foods or alot of dairy
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    Hi, just watch what you eat everyone has different trigger foods so write down what triggers your attacks, I would keep going back to your doctors hoefully if you keep going you will get seen sooner and say it’s effecting your work etc, hopefully that will be enough to get you out on the emergency list. I was admitted to hospital in October with a stone stuck in my bile duct,I was really poorly bilirubin levels were sky high, but they couldn’t operate then because I lost a lot of blood after ercp to remove stone. I was then put on the emergency list and had my gallbladder removed Friday keyhole surgery. I can honestly say that surgery was nothing compared to the pain I had back in October. Hopefully they can sort this earlier for you. 
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    Any time you have an attack keep going back to GP or out-of-hours. And if you get any fever or look jaundiced then go see them too. I was constantly at the GP and was sent to surgical unit a few times too as had fevers. Ended up with it out as an emergency. Hope you don’t have to wait too long!! xx
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