Waiting for gallbladder removal

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Feb 3 intense back pain followed by projectile vomiting ER ultrasound resulted in multiple gall stones..been waiting for an OR date..my lower back pain is unreal and continued nausea too many bathroom visits daily to count..is this all normal.? Any comments would help I’m so tired of waiting.

 

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    Sorry. You need gallbladder out. That's why you have digestive problems. I went through about the same thing you are going through. You will see.

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    Yep totally normal when you have a gallbladder that isn’t working normally or you have stones blocking ducts. Had severe stomach pain and went right round to same point in my back then horrendous nausea as well. Tried prochlorperazine, cinnarizine, cyclizine, metoclopramide and ondansetron to try and help with the nausea. Nothing helped until the gallbladder came out. Hope you get your surgery asap so you can feel better soon xx
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      Thanks for the reply good to know there is light at the end of this distressing tunnel so fed up with all x

       

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    Hi, I had my gallbladder out last Feb 2017. I was in the same situation..I was always bloated and nauseaus, and the proops too. I had to wait two years. Talk to you GP. I was put on amaprozole to calm my gallbladder down til the surgery. When your gallbladder acts up I would suggest a glass of cold water or a warm cup of tea. It helped to calm my gallbladder and gallstones down. Once you have the surgery you will feel.much better. I sure did , but I still get the gasses and bloating from certain foods I eat. But all the pains are gone. Take care and good luck.
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    Symptoms do vary slightly from patient to patient but what you’re describing is pretty typical. 

    If you’re in UK and NHS, there’s probably a long waiting list. I waited over five months but some are left in pain much longer, unless there’s a life threatening emergency. I had jaundice as a result of having to wait.  I wasn’t even prescribed painkillers.

    Main thing, while waiting, is to eat a low fat diet which does go a long way to controlling the pain and makes attacks less frequent. Your gallbladder has reached the point where it can’t digest fat and that’s what causes pain. Switch to low fat spread, 0% fat yogurt, reduced fat dressings, skimmed milk etc some people can’t eat eggs. Avoid cheeses, chocolate, ice cream, fast foods, takeaway meals, anything fried, alcohol and all baked goods except wholemeal bread. Base meals on brown rice, wholewheat pasta and boiled/mashed/baked potatoes with chicken/ turkey/ white fish and plain veggies/ salad. Try porridge for breakfast with banana or raisins, cinnamon and a teaspoon maple syrup,  or eat wholemeal  toast and marmalade without butter. Bran flakes are good too with bananas, sultanas or soft fruit. Bananas, pears, coffee all supposed to be ‘good’ if you have gallstones.

    Don’t overload the stomach: try 5 or 6 small meals instead of 3 main meals.

    Eating like this should reduce the diarrhoea symptom, which is horrible. Omeprazole is also helpful.

    I feel so sorry for all those suffering but I had my surgery over a year ago and I’m feeling better in many ways than I have in years. On the plus side, most do lose a lot of weight during their gallbladder journey. Try to stay positive.

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    When I had gallbladder problems my lower back would kill me! I didn't throw up, but I was nauseous all the time. Mine gallbladder didn't have stones it just had sluggish type stuff inside. If you hurting really bad maybe call your doctor and ask for bentyl that's what they gave me until I had surgery and it helped with the pain! I hope you feel better soon

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