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Hi everyone im new on here so please bear with me.
Ive been experiencing an array of problems off and on since about midway thru my first pregnancy almost 15 yrs ago, i was 18 yrs old at the time!
It woke me thru the night that first time with a tearing unbearable pain under right ribs low down and up into centre of my chest and thru my back, my dad drove me to a+e i was crying and thought me and me baby were in real trouble! They performed an ecg on my heart and took bloods then checked baby was ok and sent me home saying all was fine it was normal in pregnancy and would pass, nothing much they could do while im pregnant!
After that i began to suffer badly with bloating, trapped wind, stomach pains, diarrhea, heartburn and pains in my upper right side on a daily basis!
Pain also went up into my chest but several trips to a+e and countless visits to different gps have resulted in me being told time and again its ibs!
I stupidly havent pushed hard enough for answers!
I cant eat many things comfortably anything stodgy like bread or pasta and fast food in general makes me feel worse and im always in pain the day after i drink alcohol even just a glass or 2 of wine!
This Last year or so the pain in my right side has been pretty much constant,
Then i seem to have a random flare up of crushing pain starting in my upper right under the ribs and moving across like a band and up the centre of my chest and thru to the back! It feels like my insides are in a vice. They last anywhere from minutes to hours and got so bad last week i thought i was going to have to call for an ambulance, it settled after 5 hours so i went to gp who ordered more bloods and yet another ecg for my heart (ive had loads of these and they all come back normal!) I took myself to hospital a year ago after a bout of it left me ill for a week and gp passed it off as ibs again! I told them to check my gallbladder after reading online that day that the ibs, chest and tummy pains can all be gallbladder related! Id never thought of this before. I jumped when the doc pressed on my gallbladder! They did an ultrasound and said it was sludgey but fine with no stones and sent me home with buscopan and told me to take paracetamol and watch my diet! I am 33yrs old now 5ft tall and weigh 8 1/2 stone so hardly obese and im very active unless this thing has me feeling ill!
Im at my ends with it now feel like ive lost so much enjoyment over such a long space of time and nobody is helping me.
I work full time too so struggle when i feel this rough.
So really i was just wondering if anyone has had these symptoms for this long and had ultrasounds falsely come back ok!? Do you think im right in pushing for gallbladder checks? Also im back at docs next week so any advice on the tests i need to push for would be much appreciated!
Thanks for reading everyone sorry its long winded
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