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Don't know what else to do:(

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  • Posted By: Desperate4Relief
  • January 4, 2011
  • 05:11 AM

Background: I am a 20 year old female. I have been to my local emerg 17 times in past year. I see fam doc and GI doc regularly. I get pain which presents as gallbladder attack, flares up approximately every 3 weeks. My liver enzymes are off but not enough for them to remove it and i have no stones. started nortryptaline 2 months ago and it has helped a bit. Four days ago I had a flare up and got im morphine and gravol in emerg but i havent been able to hold anything down since, including ice chips. Doctor says in 4 hours I have to go in and get iv fluids. Zofran helps a little but I cant afford it.

I need my life back, no body can give me any answer and I have had every test. the vomiting makes me unable to take my 9 others medications including lithium so I am unraveling.

Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do?

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  • Try a General Surgeon qualified in Hepatology. I found one who helped me after 20 years of suffering. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 4, 2011
    • 05:51 AM
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  • HelloFirst, don't panic!Please, give more details about your problem.When the pain has started?Did you had diagnosed with cholecystitis or biliary dyskinesia?What else do you feel accompanying your pain?Did you had any major thraumas before?Your answers will help to make the picture of your illness more clear and definite.Best regards
    SunScript 8 Replies
    • January 4, 2011
    • 11:32 AM
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  • Sorry about your condition... I had infrequent stabbing pains for months, went to the ER and had lots of tests, four doctors said they couldn't find anything wrong. My white blood count was fine. There was a little inflamation in my intestines and my appendix appeared a bit swollen. Two surgeons insisted it wasn't my appendix. After 26 hours they were sending me home. I felt crazy. One doctor believed me and admitted me. Three days and several tests later, still with no diagnosis, my surgeon did exploratory surgery through my navel. I awoke with 23 staples down my stomach. My appendix had been leaking for a while. They removed about three feet of small and large intestines. He was my hero. He saved my life. All I can tell you in hind sight is to trust your instincts. You know if there something wrong. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 5, 2011
    • 05:07 PM
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  • You have obviously had labaratory tests, and I assume you have had an ultrasound since they have ruled out stones in your gallbladder. I am just wondering, have you had a test called a HIDA Scan? It is a nuclear medicine test where they look at the function of your gallbladder with radiology equipment. Sometimes a gallbladder can look normal, but it doesn't function properly and when this occurs the symptoms are much like the ones you have listed. This would be how they would test you for the Biliary Dyskinesia that was mentioned earlier. If this hasn't been done then perhaps you should look into getting this test scheduled.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 7, 2011
    • 01:38 PM
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