Gall Bladder or Dyspepsia?

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   Posted Today 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   

My husband and I returned from the Dominican Republic on May 24th and I have been feeling sick ever since. The week after coming home from the Dominican, I went to the doctor who upper stomach pains, diarrhea, and nausea. The doctor prescribed me with Cipro for Salmonella poisoning, which didn't help my symptoms. I continued to have the same symptoms and began throwing up a couple of times a day. I went back to the doctor five days later to have a stool and CBC, which both came back normal, and she didn’t give me any further treatment.


The next week I then went to another doctor, and told her about my symptoms: upper abdominal pain and constant nausea, weight loss from being unable to eat, black stool, but the diarrhea has subsided. She ordered another CBC and a rectal exam to see if I had blood in my stool. Both tests came back normal, but she ordered an upper GI endoscopy and biopsy with Dr. Warren Frank and gave me ten day samples of 40mg Zegerid. Dr. Frank did the procedure on June 26th which showed a small hiatal hernia and gastritis. I was given Omeprazole by his office and told to continue taking the Zegerid and that I could go back to my normal diet. I called his office the following Tuesday to get an update since my symptoms weren’t subsiding, and I was told that my biopsy came back normal and that I should take Zegerid in the morning and Omeprazole one hour before eating dinner and that it could take up to a week for the meds to get into my system. At that point it had been 10 days since I have started taken both meds and I still constantly felt nauseous and some pains in my upper abdomen still remain.


I then went to another GI doctor who said I have dyspepsia. He put my on a strict diet and gave me buspar and probiotics. I went back last week and he gave me a motility medicine as well. I am not really feeling any better and it's been another two weeks. I can't lay flat on my back, I am constantly hurting in my upper abdominal region, nausea, belching, hiccups, sour taste in my mouth....could this be a result from my gall bladder?

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   Posted 7/22/2009 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't say for sure if your symptoms are from which, but I know a lot of GERD sufferers have had gallbladder problems. Me included. Your abdominal pain, is it on any one side?

Take care,

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   Posted 7/22/2009 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
i agree with bill

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   Posted 7/22/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I just find it funny that I didn't have ANY problems before I went to the Dominican, I could eat whatever I wanted and never felt sick. Really, I am not hurting on one side or the other, it's centrally located between my breastbone and the top of my belly button....thoughts?  I don't understand why the doctor has me on Buspar and Domperidone either.

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   Posted 7/22/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. It feels to me like you need futher evaluation and some clarification from your physician re your medications and the reason for prescribing these meds for you.  Please do make a list of your questions and return to your Physician to try to get to the cause of your pain.
Talk with your Doctor about Gallbladder disease.  Sudden, steady and moderate to intense pain in your upper middle or upper right abdomen may signal a gallbladder attack. The pain may occur one to two hours after eating but may also occur at other times — even at night. It can last about 30 minutes to several hours. Gallbladder pain usually starts in your upper middle or upper right abdomen and, on occasion, may shift to your back or right shoulder blade. After the pain subsides, you might have a mild aching or soreness in your upper abdomen that can last for up to a day or so. If you've had one gallbladder attack, the odds are about seven in 10 that you'll have additional attacks.
Nausea and vomiting may accompany a gallbladder attack.
I do not have an answer to your question if you are having a Gallbladder problem but it certainly is worth checking out.
Again a warm welcome,


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