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Posted Today, 01:29 PM
I need some feedback.
I have had ibs and gerd for years.
My issue started when I ate fast food fried fish a couple months ago.
Within an hour, I got the worst bloating and gas I've ever had.
Because nothing would relieve the pressure, I ended up making myself vomit.
I went to the walkin clinic the next morning and the dr thought it might be my ibs flaring.
Within days I was better.
On New Years Eve, I was at my friend's house for dinner.
I really didn't eat anything I thought would upset my stomach.
I was really thirsty and drank three large ice cold cups of orange and grape soda.
Same thing happened.
I got really bloated and uncomfortable.
I tried lots of different things at home, nothing helped relieve the pressure.
So, I made myself vomit to feel better.
The next morning I went to the urgent care and they took an X-ray.
They said I was full of stool, but didn't know if it was my ibs or something else.
I ended up going to my fam dr who pressed on my abdomen and said since it was painful on my right side too, he wanted me to have an ultrasound.
It showed one immobile gallstone that I've had for years, but my gallbladder was not swollen or anything.
I took laxatives and started to feel better.
My dr wanted me to see a surgeon since my billirubin test was elevated.
The surgeons office had scheduled surgery before I even saw him because my back had been hurting for weeks before.
At my appointment, the surgeon began telling me reasons I should have my gallbladder out.
I asked him if my attacks could have been ibs, but he couldn't tell me.
He also said if I had my gallbladder out, it might not be what's wrong and I could still have these flare ups.
He also looked at my back and said the pain is muscular, not my gallbladder.
I never had the severe gallbladder pain in my right abdomen or upper shoulder area.
So, he finally gave me the choice to watch my diet and see what happens.
If I get another flare, he wants to remove it.
But, how do I know it's not really ibs?
I also don't know what to take for the severe gas or bloating if it happens again.
Sorry this is so long, but I'm frustrated, confused and scared.
Posted on 01/31/16, 01:54 pm
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