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Hello, didn't know whether to post this under liver or gallbladder, the liver is bigger so it wins LOL A small precursor discussion I started a while back: https://patient.info/forums/discuss/pain-is-scaring-me-is-this-normal-for-ibs-647460
(I cannot believe I posted that 2 months ago, as I thought my problem started a month ago...)
Today was a day where me, a health anxiety sufferer, went to A&E with a heavy heart. Luckily I spoke to the admin ladies and decided to not waste their time as they couldn't offer me any scans or similar.
Last night I couldn't fall asleep for a solid 3 hours because of twinging pains in my right upper quadrant, where obviously both the liver and the gallbladder is. It seemed that the pain was the lowest only when I was on my back and elevated - guess what, I'm a front sleeper so that wasn't ideal haha
I have a seemingly constant, mildly dull, sometimes burning pain under my right ribs. But sometimes I get a sudden sharpish, twinging pain that only lasts maybe a second or two but it scares the living daylight out of me and now I am constantly on the edge waiting for the next one to happen
Prior to this pain localizing itself I had a plethora of pains going on with my stomach - I believe I had indigestion, heartburn, sometimes felt like there was a lump in either my throat or my sternum - I am surprised I have somehow managed to get this under control by taking a probiotic yogurt each day, I hope I don't jinx this! This was started by a quite stressful day for me and just went downhill. Maybe I have/had a hernia, an ulcer because those seem to be stress related?
Anyway so that has subsided but now I'm left with this constant ruq pain that is either there or comes in waves. Health anxiety is a £$%^ I wish it on NO ONE, all my brain is saying is I have either liver or gallbladder c
I think a month and a bit ago I saw a doc for this. They palpated my stomach, no pain or swelling, they sent me for liver/gallbladder blood work, that came back normal. I know that's a good sign but why the pain I remember eating a pizza and wondering well if it's my gallbladder surely this will show it! No pain from that. Ate a single plum, and I was so bloated it was unbelievable lol
I saw another doc yesterday and they are sending me for an ultrasound to check my gallbladder and another unrelated thing so two birds with one stone. But now I am literally worrying my head off, I had ibuprofen and it's not helping the pain and I don't want to end up eating medicines like candy, I try to avoid them as much as possible!
Some things to note, my diet the last few years is abysmal as I am quite addicted to sugar/junky food. I'm sure people with mental health issues will understand where I'm coming from! I do want to change this as I know it doesn't do any good in the long run. I have not had a single drink in over 3 years, and before that I'd only have a rare drink. Could my diet have killed off my liver or something, is it too late to save myself? Also could this be a late side effect of antidepressants? I apologize if I sound very negative, I am just quite terrified!
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