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   Posted 6/9/2006 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Okayy so im really dumb. Listen to this. So today was my best friends sweet 16 party, and we went out for a nice Italian dinner. I order this pasta dish with chicken and broccoli, and it usually comes with a lemon cream sauce. So I thought I was being smart, and ordered it with a garlic olive oil type sauce. (There was a LAKE of it at the bottom of the bowl. yuck.) Anyway, so then after about an hour we go back to my friends house and have some chocolate cake. From Harris Teeter. And usually i KNOW i cant eat those because they are so processed and high fat. But I eat it anyway. So about an hour after that im driving home and all of a sudden im hit with HORRIBLE pain in my intestines. I almost never get pain with my D, so this was unusual. I rush home, expected to have an explosion the second I get on the toilet, but no, it takes its SWEET time while I suffer in severe pain. I feel nauseated and then the D comes (mucuousy and burning. a wonderful sensation.) and the pain goes away, and the nausea is still there a bit, but its not like the OMG I NEED TO THROW UP kind its the gag kind. where you feel like someone just swabbed your throat with a popscicle stick or something.  I'm thinking it was the high fat content. But I wonder why it took so long to hit when usually I can barely even finish eating without getting the urge. I'm wondering if this is a mini gallbladder attack...

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   Posted 6/10/2006 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not had gallbladder problems in my life as of yet but I do have a husband that had his taken out 7 years ago due to gallstones and what you are explaining sounds very fimiliar. We have made a few ER visits before his surgery because he was in so much pain. Couldn't sit still, couldn't lie down, couldn't stand up, pain was horrible with horrible nausea and vomiting. He wasn't suffering so much from D but I know that everyone is different. He didn't have any problems in the throat either but that may just be your muscles tightening up from the pain. Are you going to get it checked soon? You know Keri will respond when she sees this but she is usually not on the weekends so you may have to wait until Monday for her expertise.
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   Posted 6/12/2006 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, everything you describe sounds like a gall bladder attack. I have been there many a night, sitting on the toliet, holding a trash can, praying that something would hurry up and come out of one end or the other because the pain and nausea and just indescribable "sick" feeling would build and build become unbearable. Finally, when I did have a bowel movement or two, the pain and nausea would start to back off some after about 5 or 10 minutes and I would eventually be able to get up and get back in bed, although I was still to sick to my stomach to lay down. I learned to sleep sitting propped up. And see, sometimes I would get sick before I had even finished eating my meal, sometimes 30 minutes to an hour afterwards and sometimes I would just wake up sick in the middle of the night.

You really need a hida scan. If you get bad sick like that again, have your mother take you to the emergency room and have them check you for a gall bladder attack. Remember, an ultrasound isn't enough, since you may not have stones and that's all it will show. I didn't have stones, just a dysfunctional gall bladder; make sure they give you a hida scan. If you have one when you're sick like that, and it is your gall bladder that's causing the problem, it will show up. I know from experience, though, if you have it done while you are not sick, it may very well show up as being normal when it's really not.
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