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**GG**
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/27/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all.  I am new and not sure what I am doing here so please help me out.  about 8 years ago I started having severe upper abdominal pain slightly to the right and under my ribs.  This pain radiated to the back and I finally had my gallbladder removed 2 years ago.  The pain resolved and I've felt great (until the last 6 months or so) other than the occasional flair up of IBS.  Now, I have this nawing, burning sensation in my tummy and my throat and even my tongue burns at times.  2 weeks ago I woke up about 2 hours after going to bed in severe pain.  I ended up in the ER thinking I was having a heart attack cry - after one night in the hospital and a heart cath, I was told my heart was perfect and I needed to see a GI doc.   My EGD was yesterday.  I do not have any bx results yet, but was told there was a lot of bile present.   I take Carafate and Nexium.  I take them at the same time and Doc said I was working against myself because the carafate was coating my stomach and not letting the Nexium do it's job.  He also told me not to eat Tic Tacs or other spearmint or peppermint candy as they make us produce more acid.  All this time, I thought I was doing what I was supposed to do just by taking my meds.  Obviously, I was wrong.  confused   When my tummy starts to burn, I eat to "put out the fire" then the buring returns within 2 hours. It also does little to help my IBS.   I was told after my EDG that everything looked pretty normal but I had a lot of bile and we needed to wait on the bx results to plan further.  I was really hopeful that the culprit would be found.  shakehead I hate to sound disappointed that he found so little but I'm miserable.  Anyone else ever had the same problem with little results?  I'm tired of feeling bad.  Not the mention the extra pounds I've put on putting out fires!  I'm a mess.
Thanks for letting me vent.  - GG

stkitt
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   Posted 9/27/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   

GG.

Welcome to  HealingWell.  I am sorry you had such a rough time.  Do you have a history of heart problems?

Also wondering if you have any gallbladder issues.  I will pray that your biopsy will be helpful in dx what is going on with you.

The medication info makes good sense.

Keep posting and stick with us.

Kitt


 

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**GG**
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/27/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt,
Thanks for the welcome and kind words.   I do not have a history of heart problems but heart attack and stroke run in my family history.  I do have some other factors like overweight, stress, etc. that added to the concern.  I think the main reason they did the heart cath was that the heart monitor i wore showed some inverted t waves (what ever that is) and some flatlines over a 24 hour period while I was in the hospital.  All that said, my heart looked great (thank God) on the cath and the heart doc said to follow up with a good GI.  So, here I am.  Waiting on those results and hoping to hear something encouraging in the next few days. 
 
I had my gallbladder taken out 2 years ago.  I had gallbladder dz - no stones.  I dont' know if my gallbladder being gone has triggered my current problems or not.  
 
 Thanks so much for your reply to my post and I hope everything is going well for you and your sister. 
-GG

beemer
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/27/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
hi
kind of sounds like bile reflux to me which can also cause gastritis, bile relfux is more common when a person has had there gallbladder removed, they can operate i think to devert the bile into the lower intestine........anyway thats my thoughts a bit freaky tho as i have to get my gallbladder out as well....google bile reflux and see if it sounds like you
 
ness

Bo Peep
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 227
   Posted 9/28/2008 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi GG! I know a lot of people take Welchol (I think) to soak up some of the bile and help with bile diarrhoea. Maybe it would help with the reflux? There is some good info on the IBS forum of this site and a few people who have had their gall bladder out so they may be able to help. :-)
Elaine


7and5sMOM
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   Posted 10/3/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
GG-- Hi Im sorta new here too but I am so thankful for my new Friends here!  I think we have some of the same problems.  I had my gallbladder removed about 8 years ago .  I am now having problems with my tummy.  I have pain in the left side upper ab area then it seems like a gassy, pressure in my chest and even rotates to my back area.  Some days its alllllll day long with no relief, then there are minutes it will hurt and sorta subside then its back withing a few minutes after that.  Sometimes it helps to keep food in me, then there are times when it hurts so bad it will take my breath away!  I have several nurse friends who think its gastritis and GERD.  I had an EGD done in July that did show gastritis and H Pylori.  I did the Prev Pac and was relieved a little.  Well, now I'm worse than ever!  So we are now trying the other with the tetracycline, pepto, flagyl and nexium.  I will start it tomorrow.  Its very painful and is taking over my life. i hope you get to feeling better soon. :-)

stkitt
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   Posted 10/4/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   

GG, Good Morning

I hope your results that you are waiting on help identify what is going on with you.  I know how scary it is to have these sx and not be able to get a definitive dx.

Let us hear from you when you get the chance.

Thank you for inquiring about my sister.  She is in the hospital yet and every time she gets close to  discharge to the Hope Lodge another complication shows up.

She has been here since 8/13 so it is been worrying my mind constantly. 

Hugs to you and take care

Kitt


 

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