I've had a total of 3 attacks, and that was enough for me to change things. The first one I had when I was at home, after I had eaten a large meal. The pain was so excruciating that I was curled up in the fetal position crying on my couch. It only lasted a minute or two but it was by far the most awful pain I have ever experienced. The second attack was at work, and the third was after eating a burger and fries...HUGE meal. I have since learned that foods high in saturated fat just do not work for me, and also my portion sizes are much, much smaller. That alone has helped me to lose weight. I've had to cut out red meat completely and rarely eat full-fat cheese or buttery things.
I got my gallbadder removed on Wednesday, I was diagnosed with them on Nov 30th, right from the get-go I was told it had to come out, because they were showing up on x-ray, which isn't normal. My x-ray my gallbladder looked like ball pit, there were so many in there. There was such a short amount of time that I really never pinned down my triggers. I know that fatty foods, milk, exercise, raw fruits and veg.
After my diagnosis, I realized that I have probably been suffering for the past 10 years at least. I just explained away all my symptoms as other things. Milk was a trouble for me, I thought I developed a case of lactose intolerance, but it wasn't all the time. Fatty foods, I felt that I just didn't like it anymore, I felt nauseous afterwards, but then it all started when I wanted to start losing weight, I made fatty foods my enemy. Fruits and veggies, I just felt like I could no longer digest them.
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7,159 3/5/12 11:07 P
Don't eat the food that triggers it- the stones are avoiding the gallbladder doing it job.. So accept to avoid pain- can't do the eating damage anymore.. Removing the gallbladder is not always a good solution but avoiding eating the problem foods that cause attacks in the first place is the best solution..
Pain should be a good reminder for eating healthy- this alone has kept me on the straight and narrow almost a decade- if I eat badly the pain returns- stuff the weight I can always get that off but the pain can put people out of action for days and be a energy zapper..
I had two gallbladder attacks both following huge meals. IHOP Country Omlette with pancakes and a tall glass of OJ. When i went on gallbladderattack.com all the foods in that meal were listed as triggers. Eggs, Citrus, pork, cheese, onions. So I started by not eating those foods. Since 2007, I've added all the foods back one by one. The only one that makes my tummy feel awful is OJ. So I just stay away from it. Weird thing is, I can eat an orange without trouble. So my guess is that it's something that is added to the juice. Hope this helps....
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3/5/12 8:09 P
I have a few gallbladder stones and since ive been eating better and excersizing the frequency of attacks has lessened - however i think there must be certain trigger foods that aggrivate my gallbladder - has anyone else experienced this?
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