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Well, the doctors appointment went a LOT better than the one in Peoria did. In fact, this doctor promised me that he wouldnt start shoving cameras anywhere until we'd tried everything else. That made me very happy.

Concisely, he thinks that it could be either acid reflux, gall bladder problems, or maybe both. Either way, the worst thing that could happen is that my gall bladder would have to come out and the best thing that could happen is that the pills (protonix, for those of you medical types :) ), work and I feel better.

I do need to get a blood test and a gall bladder sonogram though. Not so keen on the blood test, but I had to get one for the lithium level soon enough, so I guess it wont be that bad. One poke, more tubes. Im tough. I can handle it.

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone!

Date: 2007-02-06 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyhawk22.livejournal.com
I was thinking myself that it maybe sounded like gall-bladder problems....but I wasn't sure how long the "attacks" last for you. In my case, it was the most extreme pain I've ever felt (with no relief!! ick!) and the episodes would last for an hour or more.

While neither option is fun, and I would give you only happy internal organs if I could, both options here are certainly manageable!! Glad to hear that it's nothing super super super icky.

Date: 2007-02-07 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greensilk.livejournal.com
Try cutting all fat out of your diet. if its your gall bladder, then fat will make it worse. I had mine yanked, and if they can do it with lapriscopic surgery, its not bad, three very small incisions, and gassy for weeks afterwards. 8^P

*hugs* Glad you got a second opinion. Also, there is a blood test for gall bladder to see if some sort of enzyme (?) is in your blood?

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