Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Well, I know everyone doesn't have gall bladder issues. But I've read that people who lose a decent amount of weight will often have them. I guess that's what I have.
I'm still in the process of figuring it out. Ultrasound yesterday for gall stones. Dr. put me on 40 mg. of Nexium to rule out acid reflux. I was hopeful that maybe that was it, since I don't have all the classic symptoms, but last night, after nearly a week on the purple pill, I had a bad bout, so I'm thinking it's probably GB after all.
The good part is, I miss a meal here and there! But not to be aimed at as a weight loss plan. :D
Basically, I lost 93 pounds in 15 months, which I thought was pretty well-paced, but evidently it's fast enough to cause problems. I didn't even know that's what I had, just occasional bad gas, bloating, belching, nausea. But last week I had a bad one, and it actually hurt where my GB is, and that's when it dawned on me what it probably was.
Eventually I gained 70+ and have lost 23 of that. But the symptoms persist, more active lately.
So, as I said, I'm in the process of figuring out exactly what's going on and what to do about it. And I'm curious about how common this is among Sparkers.
Thanks for your replies!