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Do I have gallstones, peptic ulcer or trapped nerve.....

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  • Posted By: pippybreak
  • October 3, 2008
  • 04:54 PM

.....as my GP seemed to think it was all 3!!!!! About 18 months ago I had what I can only describe as a severe pain (pressure) at the top of my abdomen and radiating round to the back. I took a couple of ibuprofen and went to bed. I remember being unable to get comfortable and writhing about - my stomach was also distented. I felt I needed to remove my bra and have a wee - anything to relieve the pressure. The next morning it had gone. Not wanting to experience that again, I saw my GP who said "trapped nerve - take ibuprofen and rest". This I did and the pain continued - not often, but after big meals it seemed. I carried on though and took painkillers. An episode would start out as if it was indigestion for which I'd take a remedy and then get steadily worse, which was when the ibuprofen was used. Then I started to feel constantly nauseous and still do! In August this year, I had my Sunday lunch and almost immediately was gripped by this crushing pain - like someone had got a rubber band tied tightly around my stomach just under my boobs and was pulling tight - I thought it was a heart attack! 5 ibuprofen later with little improvement even the next day(!) I decided to visit my GP again who thought "ulcer" and prescribed Omiprazole. That seemed to work in as much as there was no more pain but I didn't feel as sick. Having had blood tests I was called back to be told I had small blood cells(!) so I took the opportunity to relate my symptoms to another doctor, who felt it could be gallstones and is sending me for an ultrasound scan next week. Although after nearly 2 years, I can wait and see - another week isn't going to kill me, I was just interested to hear if anyone else has experienced these symptoms and what they turned out to be! Thanks in advance and hope you are all well!! :p

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  • .....as my GP seemed to think it was all 3!!!!! About 18 months ago I had what I can only describe as a severe pain (pressure) at the top of my abdomen and radiating round to the back. I took a couple of ibuprofen and went to bed. I remember being unable to get comfortable and writhing about - my stomach was also distented. I felt I needed to remove my bra and have a wee - anything to relieve the pressure. The next morning it had gone. Not wanting to experience that again, I saw my GP who said "trapped nerve - take ibuprofen and rest". This I did and the pain continued - not often, but after big meals it seemed. I carried on though and took painkillers. An episode would start out as if it was indigestion for which I'd take a remedy and then get steadily worse, which was when the ibuprofen was used. Then I started to feel constantly nauseous and still do! In August this year, I had my Sunday lunch and almost immediately was gripped by this crushing pain - like someone had got a rubber band tied tightly around my stomach just under my boobs and was pulling tight - I thought it was a heart attack! 5 ibuprofen later with little improvement even the next day(!) I decided to visit my GP again who thought "ulcer" and prescribed Omiprazole. That seemed to work in as much as there was no more pain but I didn't feel as sick. Having had blood tests I was called back to be told I had small blood cells(!) so I took the opportunity to relate my symptoms to another doctor, who felt it could be gallstones and is sending me for an ultrasound scan next week. Although after nearly 2 years, I can wait and see - another week isn't going to kill me, I was just interested to hear if anyone else has experienced these symptoms and what they turned out to be! Thanks in advance and hope you are all well!! :p------------------I am experiencing the same problem, and I am glad I have a good doctor to know everything about it and get treated. First I did a, sorry I cant pronounce it, a bovarian treatment, I drank this chalky substance and they did a full body scan, to make sure all my insides are ok, that came through fine, then the pain re-occurred just like what you said, a pain just above the stomach, I know I am overweight, and I am trying to eat healthy and excersize more often, maybe my body is losing weight more than normal speed I don't know, but then I got another daytime surgury done, called a gastrophy, or something like that, where they stick a tube down inside your throat and it has a camera on it, where the doctors check and make sure everything was fine, and it came back good, no signs of cancer either, my blood work came back and everything was normal, my cholestrol levels are below normal, so I am healthy, etc, I was put on a pill called Nexium, it is expensive if you don't have medical coverage, it was like 80.00 for a month supply, but ofcourse if you have coverage, its only like 16.00 and so worth it, one a day, and take it on an empty stomach is good, so you dont' have to eat breakfast etc, and it worked for the longest time, I avoided the hospital, pain never came back, but then I made a mistake of slowly avoiding the pill, trying to get off it, instead of once a day, I was taking it like twice or three times a week, then, recently the severe pain returned, I rushed to the hospital, and they gave me a drink called pink lady, it maylox with some sort of other liquid in there, it numbs up your inside down to your tummy, to push down any acids so fast it works in seconds, to relieve heartburn, and they did and IV to get me hydrated and relieve any neasuating feeling, anyways, the blood work came back and I had signs of gallstones, so I have to make an appointment with my doctor tomorrow to do more tests to confirm it and then do surgury to remove them. So i understand the pain what you feel, and I know it feels stupid to go to the hospital when they are more other serious paitients there but at times, once every few months, I do go there to relieve the pain because I can not sleep and it does feel like I am having a heart attack, but there is treatment for it and there is nexium and even a stronger version of nexium, i hope my info helps you and hope you feel better!
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  • .....as my GP seemed to think it was all 3!!!!! About 18 months ago I had what I can only describe as a severe pain (pressure) at the top of my abdomen and radiating round to the back. I took a couple of ibuprofen and went to bed. I remember being unable to get comfortable and writhing about - my stomach was also distented. I felt I needed to remove my bra and have a wee - anything to relieve the pressure. The next morning it had gone. Not wanting to experience that again, I saw my GP who said "trapped nerve - take ibuprofen and rest". This I did and the pain continued - not often, but after big meals it seemed. I carried on though and took painkillers. An episode would start out as if it was indigestion for which I'd take a remedy and then get steadily worse, which was when the ibuprofen was used. Then I started to feel constantly nauseous and still do! In August this year, I had my Sunday lunch and almost immediately was gripped by this crushing pain - like someone had got a rubber band tied tightly around my stomach just under my boobs and was pulling tight - I thought it was a heart attack! 5 ibuprofen later with little improvement even the next day(!) I decided to visit my GP again who thought "ulcer" and prescribed Omiprazole. That seemed to work in as much as there was no more pain but I didn't feel as sick. Having had blood tests I was called back to be told I had small blood cells(!) so I took the opportunity to relate my symptoms to another doctor, who felt it could be gallstones and is sending me for an ultrasound scan next week. Although after nearly 2 years, I can wait and see - another week isn't going to kill me, I was just interested to hear if anyone else has experienced these symptoms and what they turned out to be! Thanks in advance and hope you are all well!! :pHi, I have excatly what you are talking about, I did the ulcer blow in a bag test and it came back negative, so today im going to get a scope down my throat, it confuses me because how do I have this pain for nothing, I am hoping i can find out today. I agree with you after the pain comes on you can count me out of doing anything for at least a few hours.
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    • August 23, 2010
    • 01:06 PM
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  • .....as my GP seemed to think it was all 3!!!!! About 18 months ago I had what I can only describe as a severe pain (pressure) at the top of my abdomen and radiating round to the back. I took a couple of ibuprofen and went to bed. I remember being unable to get comfortable and writhing about - my stomach was also distented. I felt I needed to remove my bra and have a wee - anything to relieve the pressure. The next morning it had gone. Not wanting to experience that again, I saw my GP who said "trapped nerve - take ibuprofen and rest". This I did and the pain continued - not often, but after big meals it seemed. I carried on though and took painkillers. An episode would start out as if it was indigestion for which I'd take a remedy and then get steadily worse, which was when the ibuprofen was used. Then I started to feel constantly nauseous and still do! In August this year, I had my Sunday lunch and almost immediately was gripped by this crushing pain - like someone had got a rubber band tied tightly around my stomach just under my boobs and was pulling tight - I thought it was a heart attack! 5 ibuprofen later with little improvement even the next day(!) I decided to visit my GP again who thought "ulcer" and prescribed Omiprazole. That seemed to work in as much as there was no more pain but I didn't feel as sick. Having had blood tests I was called back to be told I had small blood cells(!) so I took the opportunity to relate my symptoms to another doctor, who felt it could be gallstones and is sending me for an ultrasound scan next week. Although after nearly 2 years, I can wait and see - another week isn't going to kill me, I was just interested to hear if anyone else has experienced these symptoms and what they turned out to be! Thanks in advance and hope you are all well!! :pHi! Just to let you know I have experienced and am still experiencing the EXACT same thing. Luckily my doctor knew roughly what it was and sent me for a ultrasound and and I do have gallstones so I'm waiting to get my gallbladder removed as thats the only way to stop these "episodes". I was also told to stay away from most fatty, acidy, dairy foods as they make the gallbladder pump out their digestive thingy a lot more so there is more chance of your gallstones going through the tiny wee pipe into your stomach. Hope this helps! x
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    • October 1, 2010
    • 09:44 PM
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  • Hi! Just to let you know I have experienced and am still experiencing the EXACT same thing. Luckily my doctor knew roughly what it was and sent me for a ultrasound and and I do have gallstones so I'm waiting to get my gallbladder removed as thats the only way to stop these "episodes". I was also told to stay away from most fatty, acidy, dairy foods as they make the gallbladder pump out their digestive thingy a lot more so there is more chance of your gallstones going through the tiny wee pipe into your stomach. Hope this helps! xThere are bound to be temporary digestive issues with digestive health, post surgery. This is mainly because of the difficulty faced by the body to dissolve and emulsify fats, after the gall bladder removal. Unmonitored, high-fat intake after the surgery, could result in diarrhea or puffiness in the region. http://www.thegallbladdersymptoms.com/take care
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    • December 23, 2010
    • 11:27 PM
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  • Hi! Just to let you know I have experienced and am still experiencing the EXACT same thing. Luckily my doctor knew roughly what it was and sent me for a ultrasound and and I do have gallstones so I'm waiting to get my gallbladder removed as thats the only way to stop these "episodes". I was also told to stay away from most fatty, acidy, dairy foods as they make the gallbladder pump out their digestive thingy a lot more so there is more chance of your gallstones going through the tiny wee pipe into your stomach. Hope this helps! xThe gall bladder episodes don't seem to be quite exciting and can without doubt have influence on your day to day existence. Nonetheless, these kind of attacks are usually successfully held back by taking care of your current food intake, not simply by medicines. There's a validated gall bladder diet regime which helps to minimize these types of problems.At the start, it is recommended to have an understanding of the difficulty. To illustrate, gallbladder disorder is actually the result of an poor diet full of bad fats, a inactive way of life and also tension. Having said that, over these periods the very last pair of elements are tough to be improved. Nonetheless, the unanticipated considerable painful sensation which may bring about even more abdominal spasms must not be taken for granted nor medicated by using medicinal drugs only, mainly because it may bring about specific negative effects.Luckily there exists targeted gallbladder diet program which is able to make it easier to steer clear of the gallbladder attacks. This is an not very difficult diet system and it's quite simple to be followed. It is relatively possible to create yummy dinners available for you and your family with the use of fresh ingredients. These components are good for your own health and what is a bit more beneficial they may avoid the gall bladder attacks.Initially you will have to have a list with the food items plus things that are acknowledged to create a gall bladder episode. And then coming from that report you will want to choose substances that are good for your belly and also the liver and make them work effortlessly. Don't forget to add in beverages and herbs and spices on the list. Another thing to guide you to continue with the diet program is usually having some sort of schedule together with the excellent recipes you would like to try out. It's always best to have average meals of meals so you shouldn’t overeat.http://www.thegallbladdersymptoms.com/If you begin with this diet program you'll be amazed how uncomplicated it is. It basically requires to carry out some preparation and some creative imagination in making good food, and you will easily live without the need of living with the gall bladder episodes.
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    • January 12, 2011
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  • .....as my GP seemed to think it was all 3!!!!! About 18 months ago I had what I can only describe as a severe pain (pressure) at the top of my abdomen and radiating round to the back. I took a couple of ibuprofen and went to bed. I remember being unable to get comfortable and writhing about - my stomach was also distented. I felt I needed to remove my bra and have a wee - anything to relieve the pressure. The next morning it had gone. Not wanting to experience that again, I saw my GP who said "trapped nerve - take ibuprofen and rest". This I did and the pain continued - not often, but after big meals it seemed. I carried on though and took painkillers. An episode would start out as if it was indigestion for which I'd take a remedy and then get steadily worse, which was when the ibuprofen was used. Then I started to feel constantly nauseous and still do! In August this year, I had my Sunday lunch and almost immediately was gripped by this crushing pain - like someone had got a rubber band tied tightly around my stomach just under my boobs and was pulling tight - I thought it was a heart attack! 5 ibuprofen later with little improvement even the next day(!) I decided to visit my GP again who thought "ulcer" and prescribed Omiprazole. That seemed to work in as much as there was no more pain but I didn't feel as sick. Having had blood tests I was called back to be told I had small blood cells(!) so I took the opportunity to relate my symptoms to another doctor, who felt it could be gallstones and is sending me for an ultrasound scan next week. Although after nearly 2 years, I can wait and see - another week isn't going to kill me, I was just interested to hear if anyone else has experienced these symptoms and what they turned out to be! Thanks in advance and hope you are all well!! :pI have the same symptoms and have had an ultra sound done and they determined that I have gall stones. I have an appointment with a surgeon next week. Reflux medicine does not work to relieve the pain, neither do over the counter pain killers. You need to watch what you eat and drink. Stay away from greasy & fried foods and do not drink anything carbonated or anything that has caffeine in it. Drink lots of bottled water. Good luck with everything, I know this is not easy to go through.
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