POSSIBLE GALLSTONES... HELP IM IN PAIN!

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Bear with me through the details.....I was having lower pelvic pain last week and went to doctors for that which they prescribed meds for that (antibiotics and ibuprofen) was taking those then two days later I felt relief from the pelvic area then BOOM this pain under my ribs on right side came woke me out my sleep...I couldn't sleep it hurt so bad next day wasn't so bad but still bothersome I can't take deep breaths...laugh or cough without it hurting. It's been constant for 5 days now . Never experienced anything like this. I started to look into my symptoms and gallstones only thing seem to apply although I've never had digestive problems and still don't. Thought it was letting up today to the point where I could inhale deeply and not be in pain but that was short lived. I don't know where to turn all I'm know is I'm tired of being in pain and I want my life back!!! Help someone....I know everyone symptoms will differ but please she'd some light on what I'm experiencing. ..thanks

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    I am certain you are passing gall stones. You need an ultrasound to confirm. This is one of the most painful conditions I have ever experienced.

    I had my gallbladder out and still suffer this pain on occasion. You will have to watch what you eat after.

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      At first it came and went, kind of like indigestion. Then I had severe attacks, days of pain and many visits to the ER.

      My gallbladder was full of black stones, my only option was to have it out.

      I wish you good luck and a doctor who can do the surgery without a ling wait.

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    So sorry Michelle that your suffering this dibilitating pain. Boy I can totally relate. Gallstones are extremely painful.

    I had stones struck in the bile duct. Sent to ER many times thought it was heart attack. Many years later finally a gasterinterologist took X-ray and there were those nasty painfull stones right there in black and white. 

    Probably need to have the gallbladder removed. No more pain.

    hope you can get in to see the dr soon.

     

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      Thanks for the concern.....Unfortunately I have no health insurance at the moment and really don't want to keep racking up bills by going to e.r. I hope the symptoms subside until u get my insurance back active because I can't live my life like this! Thanks again

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      Are u in the states? There are many dr that will do the surgery cutting the costs. Also hospitals that are NON-Profit will take patients like yours in most cases. No need to be in so much pain. Start with a patient advocate program thru the social workers system in the US. 

      Not worth risking further damage. I had no insurance when I needed back surgery. I went to a dr who was kind enough to do the surgery at half his cost & the hospitol took a credit card and the dr eliminated a lot of unnecessary testing had me in and out in one day! It was for a herniated disc. It's worth the try. Didn't put me in the poor house but instantly removed the excruitating pain. 

      there is not a lot of options but asking for help is. Tell ur doc ur circumstances ask for his advice. I sincerely hope that there is a way for this to be resolved for you. 

       

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      Thanks again I will definitely look into my options. ...I am in the states I'm sure there's something out there for me

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      Great. Keep in touch.also there must be info on non profit hospitals that have funds set aside in these cases. Check online for the requirements and good  luck! 

      Feeling well again will make all the difference. Also help u to look for a job a social worker is a good source to start.

      take care.

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    Hi Michelle I've just been diagnosed about my gall bladder and that was 17 days ago. I am all sorts of medication now. I had an ultra scan to confirm my pain 2 days after the attack. I was taken to hospital as they thought I was having a heart attack! Quiet common diagnose apparently. My pain is not getting any easier and now waiting to have it removed. I don't want to but have no option.

    Please Michelle you need to get this sorted as it's dangerous to ignore. If a stone gets stuck or tries to pop up from the gall bladder you will be in trouble. Get an ultra scan to confirm your pain. Good luck . Keep in touch . Amanda ??

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    Hi , 

    please do go to a doctors and at least have a blood test . Usually gall stones will pass , but not always and they can lead to life threatening conditions such as accute colongitus or pancreatitis . If you are in a prolonged state of incredible pain , then this is your body telling you that all is not well . 

    I appreciate the financial position , but this is not worth dying for ! 

    Also if you cannot breathe properly and because it hurts you are naturally breathing shallow breaths , then you are at a very significant risk of pneumonia

    Im sorry to be alarmist and most people are fine , but I do speak from experiance (grim ) . So please get checked out and best of luck . Let us know how you go on .

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    You need to go to hospital if the pain is that bad. I was admitted for 6 days last December. You may have stones, but they may have also entered the bile duct which could lead to pancreatis, in my case my gall bladder was very inflamed. Either way you need a scan to check and antibiotics to clear. I have since had my gall bladder removed 7 weeks ago, but mine had turned to glue so then caused other issues. Please get it checked properly, don't delay!

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    Michelle, if you have never had your GB removed, to me thae symptoms sound like Gallstones. Have you seen a GI doctor?? That would be your first thing to do, they will order an Ultrsound to check if you have gallstones. So many people have had theirs removed and felt relief from the pain, but others have also had lots of pain following surgery. Discuss with your doctor about being given a med called CREON. It's a med/Enzyme that my daughter and I only discovered recently as to why she has had so much pain following her GB surgery. Watch your fat intake as well for it seems that the pain she has been suffering with is all associated with her fat intake. God's Blessings to ou and keep us posted on how you're doing. 

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