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Ok now where to start.... In 2005 when my son was 6 weeks old i woke in the night feeling as if i was having a heart attack, terrible pain which took my breath away. A friend took me to A&E where i was told i had indigestion, given a tablet to take (which didn't work) and sent home feeling rather foolish
Fast forward to may 2007 and my indigestion having been persistent and lasting up to 24hrs, milder than the original attack but still extremely uncomfortable, i made an appointment with the doctors sent me away (without meds) red faced telling me i have irritable bowel syndrome so what do i expect of course i will have digestive issues and pain. Needless to say i wasn't in any hurry to return so carried on just about coping, over the next 18 months this continued very sporadically, could be night or day, after eating or on an empty stomach.
Fast forward to Dec 2008 and things are no better, I knew i needed to get it sorted but thought i'd get xmas and the new year out of the way first and then book an appointment. Went out new years eve but wasn't feeling great and was home and tucked up in bed by 11pm having drunk 1 glass of wine. New years day felt very nauseous so didn't eat until late afternoon, by 6pm my stomach started to bloat and i though here we go again :? Unfortunately by 10pm I was in absolute agony, couldn't sit, stand, lie down or cope! I spoke through tears to the out of hours doctor who informed me it was probably a bad case of indigestion and would pass soon :? I hung up the phone and called my mum who took me the local a&e where i saw a doctor who was great, he examined my abdomen and when he touched the right upper side i nearly jumped off the bed! he diagnosed an inflamed gall bladder and i went home after an antisickness and painkilling injection armed with antibiotics and extra painkillers and instructions to see my doctor in the morning or call an ambulance immediately if it got any worse. Thankfully whichever painkiller i was given bought it down to a manageable level so i didn't have to dial 999 :shock:
I am booked in for ultrasound on 27th Jan so i will find out if this has been whats been troubling me for so long, in a strange way i hope it is otherwise its back to square 1 :? I haven't had a major attack since just daily twinges but the thing that bothers me most is the constant feeling of bile in my throat, i have only had this since the last attack, is this normal??? Also flutterings in that area (like a baby's first kicks) just wondering if anyone else has or has had that???
By the way i am 28 years old, overweight and have had two children, in case that has any bearing on this. Sorry for the ridiculously long post but I really needed to get it all out and i thought the more detail the better :D
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