What helps reduce gallbladder attacks?!?

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I’m 21 years old, I have been having a crushing heavy pain under my ribs and around my back. One night it woke me up from my sleep and I couldn’t breathe, I felt like I was dying, I can’t eveb describe the pain I was in. My partner rang me an ambulance and after having an ultrasound done I was diagnosed with gallstones. I am having my gallbladder removed in a few weeks but until then I am supposed to ride out the gallbladder attacks. And for anyone who suffers with them, know that that’s easier said than done.

I am currently writing this at 4:00am in the morning after just coming round from a gallbladder attack that woke me up at 2:00am.

I am wanting advice from people who have the same problem. What helps reduce the chance of having one? What foods are best to eat? What painkillers worked for you? I just need help, I can’t cope with it any longer😢

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    Just had another attack lasting around 20 minutes. One thing that I felt helped was my partner applied pressure to the middle of my back moving round in circles, that wore the ache off so quickly! I don’t know if it will work with anyone else but it’s worth a try guys!
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    Hi Bethany I'm going through exactly the same thing at the moment found out three days ago that I've got to have my gallbladder removed I also suffer with anxiety so I totally understand how scary that can be my problem is now I don't have a clue what I should eat and I've also got a holiday of a lifetime booked in may so dont know what I should do whether I should go on the holiday or cancel i would love to  try and get it settled down as I don't think the hospital will be able to fit my operation in before then and if we do fit the operation in will I be able to fly sorry it's so long winded but I have so many questions 


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