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kim24
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   Posted 8/26/2011 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone out there have severe heart burn from galbladder problems?? sad sad sad

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 8/26/2011 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
i asked my doc and he said it isn't a problem of gallbladder ever. Im interested to see responeses...

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 8/27/2011 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I can tell you that the first two times I went to the doctor complaining of heartburn several times a week, he asked me repeatedly if I was sure my pain wasn't on the right side. I think that they can be related.

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 8/27/2011 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Odd. I have heartburn and a upper right quadrant pain on and off, and my dr. thinks its not gallbladder (and that even if it were, that it has nothing to do w/ reflux)...

kim24
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   Posted 8/27/2011 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont know but I also have alot of galbladder symptoms, my dr is sending me for testing on my galbladder, i have had endoscopy 3 times and they have found nothing, i have been on several medications for acid reflux and nothing gets rid of it.

davinci817
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   Posted 8/28/2011 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I still think my gallbladder issues made my reflux worse. Don't care what they say. I have only had reflux issues a few times since the removal of my GB 7 weeks ago. Of course I am eating better now.

Seriously though, why wouldn't it play a part in GERD? Fat sits in your stomach not properly digested because the GB isn't working as it should. Makes a lot of sense to me and that doesn't take 8 years of medical school ;)!

Sometimes believe all Doctors think that GB issues are just stones. They forget about the fraction rate, which kept me undiagnosed for years.

kim24
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   Posted 9/9/2011 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
davinci817,     i was so sure it was my galbladder,  but ive had all the test and they all came back normal, and now my dr just dosent have a clue, so i guess i will just have to suffer,  im sure they will find out when they do autopsy
 

davinci817
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   Posted 9/9/2011 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
You had the HIDA scan?

kim24
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   Posted 9/13/2011 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone on this site had galbladder removed even though all of the tests have came back normal?  Ive had all the testing, they show nothing, but my Dr and I are still thinking its galbladder. He is sending me to a surgeon,  I hope they take it out,  Believe me cant make me feel any worse cry cry

kim24
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   Posted 9/14/2011 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Davinci817,   Yes I have had the hida test, They said my galbladder filled fine, and the ejection rate is 80%,  I dont know if thats good or not, Just tired of feeling nausea all the time, feel full all the time, get pain in upper right abdomin ang under ribs,  pain in chest,  sometimes all of this pain goes through to my back and upper right shoulder, and i always feel like something is pushing outwards on my lower right ribs,  almost like a ball stuck in there, i can also be feeling not to bad then all of the sudden i feel like i just swallowed a cup of acid, then a few minutes after this happens i feel a strong nasea,  this usually lasts for an hour or two,  then i feel completly exhausted

davinci817
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   Posted 9/16/2011 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like your GB is okay at the moment. Your symptoms really do fit with GERD and have you had a scope done to check for hernias?

kim24
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   Posted 9/16/2011 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Davinci817,  Yes I have had 3 endoscopys and a barrium swalow,  and thay say no hyatial hernia,  the most they have found is a small inflamation in my stomach, and they say that should not cause these symptoms,   its been 2 years of tests and the best they have come up with is polyps on my galbladder.

mominpain2
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   Posted 9/17/2011 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
    
      I am new here and need some advice. I have been taking nexium since I had my gallbladder taken out 8 years ago. I have always had problems with my stomach but on and off since gb removal I have bad diarrhea. It had pretty much went away except in the mornings or if I totally ate something really bad like lots of fats until I decided I wanted to quit taking nexium because it is so expensive plus I just know it can't be good for me. As I understand it these kinds of meds are intended for short term use not years. I do take probiotics and have for years. Ever since I had H pylori about 3 years ago. They help some too but my problem that I would like advice or opinions about is that ever since I quit taking nexium 2 weeks ago I have had the worst diarrhea of my life. I mean bad. Every meal every day regardless of what I eat. I am practically living on immodium and I hate that but I have to work so during the day I eat very little. I was switched to Dexilant but I can't tell it does anything. Also I ordered Chalocal for my stomach which is actually recommended after having gb removed but I was never told that so I am taking that also. I have also ordered some digestive enzymes but haven't got them yet. My goal is to get off all rx's for my stomach and go a more natural route but if this diarrhea doesn't quit soon I am afraid I am going to have to start the nexium back. Over the years I have been on other stomach meds like prevacid but they didn't help as much as nexium.
     My main problem is the diarrhea and also I have bad stomach rumbling (borbohrygmi) I think it is actually called and I would like to know if anyone else has tried going off nexium and experienced such bad diarrhea and stomach rumbling and if anyone knows if or when this might get better. It has been 2 weeks. How long does it take to get out of your system if ever and what can I do in the meantime that doesn't involve living on immodium or pepto or going back on nexium. I also plan to quit the Dexilant because the whole point is to get off all these meds.
     Thanks in advance for any advice. I have been reading on here for days and grateful for any help I can get.
Mominpain2 smhair

kim24
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   Posted 9/17/2011 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Mominpain2,   I have  read a ton of posts about galbladder removal and alot of people get diareaha from it,  but alot say it goes away after awhile,  how long has it been since u had your galbladder out,  and as far as nexium, it is THE ONLY med ive been on that has helped my heartburn,  it doesnt stop it but it calms it,  i have been on prevacid along with alot of other meds that didnt help at all,  and when i stopped taking all of them my symptoms got alot worse,  I think u need to stay off all of the meds for awhile so your system can get back to normal,  do you get heartburn cause ive never heard of nexium or prevacid being used for diarrhea.

mominpain2
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   Posted 9/17/2011 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on nexium for about 8 years. Ever since my gallbladder was removed in 2003. I don't really get much heartburn but I still had chest pain after gb removal so I had ph test done and dr said I  Gerd even though I don't get heartburn all the time. I have had the diarrhea mostly since going off nexium. I do have occasional diarrhea anyway but mostly after drinking coffee or eating food that aggravates my stomach.
 
This is different kind of diarrhea. It is with everything I eat and has only started since going off nexium. I did research nexium and that seems to be a side effect of going off it but I just wonder how long it will last.
 
I am just miserable. Have really been watching what I eat and have even been trying to cut gluten out just to see if it will help but haven't noticed much diff. I did make big mistake today though and ate just 2 pieces of bacon and have had chest pain, heartburn, gas and even worse diarrhea all day. I should have known better. Won't do that again.
 
I would like to know if anyone has taken immodium for extended period of time. I have been taking at least 2 a day for a week now. It helps some but I still have what I guess you would call break through diarrhea. I tried pepto for the first few days but it didn't help so switched to immodium.
 
 

davinci817
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   Posted 9/23/2011 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
One of the side effects of Dexilant is diarrhea. Just a thought.

Have you been checked to make sure the H pylori is out of your system? That can sometimes come back.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/24/2011 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I have heard of people having good results with the gallbladder tests and the surgeons removed them anyway due to symptoms. Most either had some type of infection or had "sand" instead of stones causing the problems. One of my players I coach was having gallbladder symptoms and when they went in found out it was a stone in her appendix instead of gallbladder. Really strange because she had all the symptoms of a gallbladder. The only other symptoms she had was a twinge once in a while on her left side.

Take care,
Bill
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aeshleyrose
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   Posted 9/24/2011 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey mominpain2,

I'm so sorry you're having these problems over and over again.

Strange question: are you married? My doctor just informed me that H. Pylori can be transmitted back and forth between spouses by kissing or sharing drinking glasses, or spoons, etc. Your husband/significant other wouldn't have to have any symptoms - in fact, 80% of people with H. pylori are asymptomatic.

I feel terribly that you're suffering so much. I'm not now, but I know what it's like and it's horrible. It's definitely worth getting your S.O. checked out.

I hope you get some relief soon, honey.
Ashley

mominpain2
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   Posted 9/24/2011 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
hey aeshleyrose,
 
I am sure I no longer have  H. pylori because to make sure it was gone after I took the medicine I went to the GI dr and had a breath test done which is the only way to be absolutely sure you no longer have it but I think I have self diagnosed myself anyway.
 
I started taking dexilant the same week I stopped nexium and on top of the diarrhea I also had horrible itching so I looked up dexilant side effects about 5 days ago and guess what: the most common side effect of dexliant is diarrhea and a sign of an allergic reaction is itching so I am pretty sure that I am allergic to dexilant. I haven't taken a dose since last Saturday and my diarrhea has pretty much went away. Took it awhile but I was on the dexilant for almost 2 weeks so I would assume it would take a few days to get out of my system. My stomach seems to be quickly improving. 
 
I am having some issues with GERD since I am not taking any RX for my stomach but I started on digestive enzymes today plus I already take probiotics so I am hoping the enzymes will start helping. I have only taken one with each meal today and it recommends up to 3 per meal so I think I will slowly increase the amt I take and see if it helps but the diarrhea is vastly improved.   
 
mominpain2

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   Posted 10/4/2011 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I just recenty had my gallbladder removed (2 months ago). I had no prior attacks over the years at all, except for weeks before removal my stomach was not feeling very good after eating certain things. The following day after having a steak dinner with friends was a bad one and it got progressively worse.
I ended up going to emergency. The pain did not let up for two days. Normally attacks will come and go. The Dr in emergency had it set up for me to get an ultrasound and be tested for H Pylori. I was still in excruciating pain and was only allowed to have tylenol which didn't help a bit! Before I could even get to my tests I had to go back to emergency 24 hours later.The pain would not stop and I was vomiting bile.
They did alot of tests and I had an ultrasound that showed I did have gallstones. The surgeon in emerg suggested we wait and see if the inflamation goes down. Well it didn't after 4 days of being there so I had it removed. One of the stones was 2.5 cm large.

After getting home I still had alot of stomach pain. It did settle down but I still felt like something was still wrong so I went to my doctor. I was having alot of heartburn too.
He said I should get checked for H Pylori (which I didn't do before because of the surgery) The test came back positive. I took my perscription and prayed I was done with all this crap.
But I'm not....... I had another attack right out of the blue one night. It came on fast and dissappeared fast. The doctor said I might have stones in my bile duct so I'm awaiting another ultrasound appointment for that. If I do have stones still I will have to have surgery again.
I too have on and off diarrea which I haven't taken anything for. I have never had a diarreah problem before. I also started taking probioctics but I'm not sure if it helps or not.

I feel for all of you out there going through this. I'm not having a big problem with foods I eat, but because of what I've gone through I'm definately afraid to eat some things.
I am also concerned about the H Pylori returning it can be a hard thing to get rid of.

TAA
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   Posted 10/4/2011 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
To Kim24. Have you been tested for H. Pylori? That will definately cause heartburn and it also cause nausea, pain in your stomach and sometimes vomitting. It's a simple breath test. Takes about a half hour.
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