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I've been recently diagnosed with gall stones. I've had scans etc done and told that I have "hundreds of small stones" and that my gall bladder is "packed". I have been in hospital with jaundice a few months ago, and was very poorly.
Since then I have cut all fatty foods out, I don't eat any dairy or meat, and live on fresh fruit and veg, brown rice, bread and soya and quorn products.
I've now lost nearly 3 stone in just over 3 months and have felt so much better for this weight loss, but in the past 2 months I have been having terrible pain in my right arm, sometimes in the shoulder, just behind, and down to the elbow and it feels like a tight band around the top of my arm sometimes.. But it's constant pain and makes me feel very tearful, it's worse at night and the pain relief I was taking, cocodamol,gabapentin, and ibuprofen weren't enough to take the pain away, it's now keeping me awake at night, my arm hurts all the time. I've been back to the Drs today and they have given me a pain killer that I need to take once a day, 24 hr lasting,.. The thing I'm asking is.... I've heard people say they get pain in the ribs, stomach and back with gallstones but does anyone get this pain in the arm? I would be so grateful for any replies!.... I'm on a 3 month wait for the op to remove my gall bladder, and having a key hole method,.. I'm petrified I really am xxxx
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