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Diet For Gallstones

Written By: admin - Feb• 10•12

Did you know that there is actually a diet for gallstonesc Most people are not aware of such of thing because doctors don't suggest changing your diet. But doctors do recommend a ,000 surgery which will leave you without your organ and in debt. Fortunately, as research has advanced, we now know more about gallstones, dieting and treatments than we ever have before.

And research is showing how your diet has an impact on gallstone formation and gallstone flushing. If you have a gallbladder surgery planned, you may want to try a simple gallstones diet which may save your life and thousands of dollars. (People who remove their gallbladder are more at risk for bowel and colon cancer.)

And all it takes is some simple nutritional tips!

Your Diet and Gallstones

Unfortunately, many people still do not see the correlation between their diet and their health. I recently read an article which gave 20+ diseases which obese people are more prone to.

Still many doctors are just as naive about how whole body health can prevent and treat various diseases. For instance, most kidney stones develop because of dehydration. And did you know that the most successful remedy or treatment for kidney stones is drinking plenty of water every day. (A great example of a FREE natural treatment!)

In the case of gallstones, your body can also treat and pass them but you most prioritize what you eat and even drink. Because your diet impacts every aspect of your health, your nutrition plan also can flush your liver and gallbladder naturally.

Here are some tips your doctor should have recommended before surgery.

5 Dieting Tips for Gallstones

1. Research suggests that one of the best ways to prevent and treat gallstones is to eat a diet rich in water soluble fibers. Fiber helps the bowels and digestive system function most efficiently. If you unaware of fiber therapy, the following tips will help you.

2. Grains are extremely important for a healthy diet for various reasons. In the case of gallstones, you should be getting plenty of gallstones. Here are some great suggestions: whole grain breads, buns, bagels, muffins, bran flakes, corn bran cereals, whole wheat cereals, brown rice and whole grain pastas. This will flush your system and you will notice more trips to the rest room. You should stay away from any grains that have 'enriched' included in the ingredients.

3. As stated earlier, water soluble fiber is extremely important for flushing your organs. Water soluble fiber is simple a term for fruits and vegetables. Here are some suggestions which will help keep your body flushed. Dried fruits (apricots, dates, prunes, raisins), blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and oranges.

4. For vegetables you should try to eat broccoli, dried peas, kidney beans, lima beans, green beans, and corn. As recommended by the Food Guide Pyramid, you should eat 3-5 servings of vegetables a day and 2-4 servings of fruit.

5. You should also educate yourself on what foods will cause a gallstone attack. Here is a quick list you may want to memorize: eggs, pork, onions, alcohol, fried and fatty foods, salty foods, heavy proteins, cow's milk, processed foods and excessive sugars.

Pass Your Gallstones by Tomorrow

You just read some great tips to prevent and sometimes treat your gallstones. However, if you are interested in canceling your surgery and keeping your gallstones, we strongly recommend a 100% guaranteed Gallstones Remedy Treatment. This treatment is step by step and has helped thousands of sufferers dissolve and pass their gallstones painlessly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Did the atkins diet cause my gallstones?
    My friend convinced me to try the atkins diet because she had lost some weight on it. I tried it for 2 months and lost weight but also developed gallstones and ended up needing gallbladder removal surgery. I quit the diet at that point thinking that the diet was to blame for it. My friend says no, that any time you lose alot of weight fast you can get gallstones. So she is trying to get me to try it again but I guess I am a little afraid of it now. Was the high protein and fat in the diet to blame for my gallstones or was the weight loss to blame?

    • ANSWER:
      From what I've read on a low carb messageboard, after years of eating low fat, your gallbladder doesn't work as much as it should and then you suddenly start eating high protein and fats, and it kicks into normal gear.

      I've read story after story of people who had their gallbladder taken out BEFORE going on Atkin's. Some believe that the damage was already done during the low-fat diet, and changing your eating habits just jarred the gallstones.

      My step mother, who is a strict low-fat eater and always was, just had to get her gallbladder out.

      You were only doing Atkin's for two months...I don't believe it was the diet's fault. You can go to this low-carb board and do a search on "gallbladder. (click on 'search this forum' on the far right).

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/forumdisplay.php?f=3

  2. QUESTION:
    Gallstone diet: How much fat can I eat per day?
    I am on a strict diet for my gallstone.
    My doctor told me to eat low fat for everything but not sure how much I can take per day.
    Is there any pages show how many grams I can take per day?
    I am eating low fat food but still get about 40 to 50 grams of fat...
    Sorry I forgot to mention that I am 8mo. pregnant now.

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  3. QUESTION:
    Anyone please that has or had Gallbladder gallstones while pregnant?
    I am in serious pain and it hurts so bad, I went to the doctors for it and they said I have a bunch of lil gallstones in my gallbaladder but theres nothing I can do and they sent me home :( ......Is there anything you did for them or take for them?????
    I looked up diets for gallstones but is that seriously the only thing that can help???
    Please someone can you suggest something.
    I am 25 weeks pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh sweetie my heart reachs out to you; I know how much pain you are in because I had them while I was pregnant as well :/

      Here's some remedies that I found that were helpful to me, I hope that they are just as helpful to you

      1. A Healthy Diet- A healthy gallstone diet is a diet which emphasizes 'flushing'. In other words, you should flush cholesterol and toxins from your body. A healthy diet for gallstones is one with high water-soluble dietary fiber and little saturated fats. Because the gallstones are composed of cholesterol, you can prevent them by keeping cholesterol flushed out of your body.

      2. Animal Products- You should avoid eating foods with animal or animal-based products in them. This is because of cholesterol which can add to the gallstone! Remember that flushing gallstones is simpler the smaller they are. You should avoid the following foods: fast foods, oily foods, spicy foods, red meats, eggs, pork, onions, bird, milk, corn, beans and nuts. Don't stop reading because I will also give a list of foods you can eat!

      3. Gallstone Prevention- Prevention is the best medicine. You can prevent gallstones with increasing your fiber with any fruits and vegetables because they are water-soluble fiber. Water-soluble fiber flushes the body and gallstones. Here is a helpful list: alfalfa, apples, artichokes, barley, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, fennel, grapefruit, horseradish, lemons, mustard greens, olive oil radishes, spinach greens, water chestnuts, watermelon and garlic.

      4. Treat Yourself- Every food plan that is successful has a reward system. If you want to splurge on foods that you might be eliminating from your diet? Here is a good idea! If you love meat, you should eat chicken, turkey and fish which are low in cholesterol. You should also be sure to eat the meat with fruits and vegetables which will keep most of the cholesterol flushed from body.

      I added you to my contacts, hope you don't mind. By the way congratulations on your new addition. =)

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet for a person who has gallstones?
    i need to know what a person who has gallstones should eat, the person is also extremly old so don't say surgery because that is neither a diet or a option in this persons case.

    • ANSWER:
      Gall stones can be treated by drugs and by ultra sound or magnetic waves being aimed at the gall bladder, this treatment is suitable for about 20% of gall bladder cases. Even though the person is very old a lower fat higher fiber diet might help to ease the symptoms.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to take ripped fuel 5x (diet pills) if I have gallstones?
    Ive been trying to lose weight and someone recommended ripped fuel 5x but im not sure if I should take it since I have gallstones. Does anyone know for sure if its harmful??

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  6. QUESTION:
    a diet forperson with gallstones age 71?
    need diet ideas for 71 old mother has gallstones, menu ideas would be so helpful, any suggestions as to what to cook and what not to cook would be helpful. i would appreciate any ideas for cooking for my mother who also just had major surgery and has the gallstones as well, my thanks to those you have any good menu ideas as i am at a loss. thank you so much to anyone who replies with helpful suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Gallstones (in the Western world) are primarily caused when cholesterol precipitates out of bile in the gall bladder or gall ducts. The precipitate is a crystal, and it hurts.

      Generally, lower-fat diets are said to help prevent formation and clearance of gallstones, but there is not a lot of clinical evidence to support this.

      Still, that seems to be the standard medical response. Here is one link:

      http://www.ctsurgical.com/ed_guide_lowfat.php

  7. QUESTION:
    Diet for having Gallstones?
    I have a couple questions about the diet for having gallstones, for many of you who have had them know how painful it can be if you make the wrong food choice.

    1. Is it ok to barbecue chicken (low fat meat) and other lean low fat meats?
    2. What are the usual serving sizes I should have for my meals ?
    Small Portion equaling 1/4 plate size
    Medium Portion equaling 1/2 plate size

    Any info or personal experiences will benefit me greatly thank you!

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  8. QUESTION:
    What causes gallstones to move around. Is it diet, should you eat as usual or not eat much.?
    My neighbor is 90 and had attack and cannot have surgery. She had some pain so when that happens she won't eat for fear that makes her have another attack. She has a good diet not too fatty. She is afraid to eat, so eats very little.

    • ANSWER:
      I feel bad for her... I had gallstones and the pain is the most intense long lasting pain I have ever had. I fully understand her fear of eating, poor thing. You literally would do anything to not experience that pain agiain. You develop a fear of food.

      Before I got my gallbladder out, I was eating small meals consisting of very bland foods, several times a day : bananas, saltine crackers, chicken broth (low fat), wonder bread with no crusts, applesauce, occasional small pieces of plain grilled chicken. lots of water. Any liquid food I could get was usually ok too, because its easily digested and wouldnt cause the pain. Any spices, fats, oils, butter, pasta, etc, or a large amount of food, would cause my stones to move. I hope she finds a way to manage the pain :( Good luck to her.

  9. QUESTION:
    can anyone define a gallstone diet?
    I'm 26 weeks pregnant, I had a sonogram today and while checking out my placenta the tech found I have gallstones *evidently rather large since they weren't actually looking for them*
    I havent knoticed any pain but my doc told me to change my diet but not what to change it to. and the websites I've tried just confuse me.

    anyone have a list of what I should and should not eat? any advise? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      lowfat diet. milk (you might want to use skim milk) very little lean meats. lots of green leafy veg. some people can't eat onions. eat more small meals. if it bothers you write it down keep track. good luck , i just had my gallbladder remove i had rocks i feel great.

  10. QUESTION:
    diet plan for gallstones. 10 points?
    what foods can i eat when i have gallstones, im going to see a surgeon on the 8th of feb and i have been told to avoid basically everything, i just need to know some simple foods i can eat.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      if you have gallstones, you can't eat anything that has more than 3% fat

      The best foods to eat when you have gallstones are typically healthy ones. Prepare your foods by grilling, broiling, boiling, baking or poaching. Casseroles are normally also fine. Foods that normally do not cause problems include: beets, cucumbers, green beans, okra, sweet potatoes, avocados, vinegars, garlic, ripe tomatoes, shallots, cold water fish, lemons, grapes, apples, berries, papaya, pears, omega 3 oils and vegetable oils.
      Safe foods to eat when you have gallstones also include: bread, cereals, pasta, rice and potatoes. However, it is important to prepare them without oils or fats.

      hope this helped :)
      xx

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a recommended diet for an older person with gallstones, not needing to loose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Try with lemon diet,i have douther with same problem and the lemon diet helped her.

  12. QUESTION:
    diet for after removal of gallstones?
    my wife has just had gallstones removed and has been advised for a low fat diet. what can she eat? any good recipes?

    • ANSWER:
      Since having her gall bladder removed my sister can eat anything but cheese, possibly due to the fat content also she cannot drink anything with alcohol it just goes straight to her head and after one drink she is drunk.

  13. QUESTION:
    Gallstones and crash diet?
    Hello,
    I am currently involved in a friend of Mine's project,he is a new indie filmmaker and I am too play a role in his movie,my character is a fit Asian young girl and I have to shed around six kilos by half-June to be more convincing.I am currently following a very low calorie diet in order to succeed but I have heard that this could cause gallstones,as you know mi diet is not going to last long and I wanted to know if two weeks of crash diet where enough for stones to form and if yes what is to fear with them.
    Thanks in advance.
    Anh

    • ANSWER:
      I don;t know if your exercising but that would definately help. Exercise 1 hour or more everyday and it will help tremendously.I just got put on a diest last saturday and ive already lost 10 pounds in a lil over a week.

  14. QUESTION:
    diet for gallbladder and gallstones?
    A friend has gallbladder inflammation and may have gallstones and has been told to change her diet, shes had advice on some things to avoid and have but can't get some information.can anyone tell me if these things are ok for her 1. soya milk (been told to not have any dairy)
    2. manuka honey/plain honey
    3. ginger
    4. tea
    5. rice
    6. bran
    thanks

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  15. QUESTION:
    Do gallstones break down overtime with healthy diet?
    My friend just had some gallstone problems. It got me thinking a lot about my diet. I'm fairly healthy, at least I look it. But I do think my diet is just wretched. I just have a good metabolism and play a lot of sports so it looks like I'm healthy when in reality I just eat whatever I want when I want.

    I definitely want to try to avoid gallstones. From what I read it seems that gallstones just build up and problems occur when the stones move and block the bile duct.

    So my question is that if I change my diet now will the gallstones that I possibly could have in my system begin to breakdown over time or do they just sit in my gallbladder for the rest of my life?

    Certain things just freak me out and gallstones is one of them. I'm really trying to avoid any problems now before it's too late.

    • ANSWER:
      It is good that you are trying to prevent them. Improving your diet will also prevent many other ailments that should also be freaking you out such as diabetes and heart disease. Just because you are athletic does not mean that your arteries won't get clogged up. Women more then men have gallstone problems, so I am sure if you just improve your diet, they won't become an issue. If they do, the surgery to remove them is fairly simple. I had it done at 16, it was outpatient and recovery was only a few days.

  16. QUESTION:
    Will a liquid diet get rid of gallstones?
    I have gallstones and I don't have insurance so the doctor recommended that I go on a 3 step program (1) Clear liquid diet for 2 days (2)soft foods for 3 days (3) eat regular just no fatty fried stuff. Is this going to get rid of them or am I just resting my gall bladder so maybe my right side won't feel so bruised and tender? If so then I gotta do something different cause Its only been a day and i'm about to starve and if I'm going to end up having surgery regardless then....yeah

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, there isn't any way to get rid of gallstones aside from surgically removing the gallbladder. The diet your doctor is recommending will only lessen the pain you are feeling due to the inflammation from the stones... and only for a short period of time. Avoiding high fat foods is definitely your best bet, but the symptoms will return eventually and you will need the surgery at some point.

      Your best bet? Call your local hospital (preferably whichever is state-run) and ask them about any assistance they offer; you may qualify for medicare or -at the very least- a discounted service rate. Unfortunately, the cost of the surgery + same-day stay is probably around k. Even so, hospitals *do* offer payment plans (with 0% interest).

  17. QUESTION:
    I just got diagnosed for gallstones.?
    What's a good diet for gallstones and is there anything anyone can recommend to help me get more comfortable

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Liver Enlargement, Hypertrophy, Jaundice, Hepatitis, Gall Stones :-

      #Bryonia. [Bry]
      When there are stitching pains in the right hypochondriac region, Bryonia is the first remedy to be thought of, though for these pains we have other remedies, such as Chelidonium and Kali carbonicum. Under Bryonia the liver is swollen, congested and inflamed; the pains in the hypochondriac region are worse from any motion, and better from lying on the right side, which lessens the motion of the parts when breathing . It is one of the chief remedies for jaundice brought on by a fit of anger. Chamomilla has this symptom, but the Chamomilla patient gets hot and sweats, while the Bryonia patient is apt to be chilly, though he appears hot. There is a bitter in the mouth and the stools are hard and dry, or , if loose, papescent and profuse and associated with a colic. Berberis has stitching pains from the liver to the umbilicus. Chelidonium is distinguished by the character of the stools. Bryonia is pre-eminently a gastro-hepatic remedy, and has pain in right shoulder,giddiness, skin and eyes slightly yellow. Hughes says it hardly reaches true hepatitis.

      #Mercurius. [Merc]
      This remedy has much sensitiveness and dull pain in the region of the liver; the patient cannot lie on the right side. The liver is enlarged. The skin and conjunctiva are jaundiced. The stools are either clay-colored from absence of bile, or yellowish-green bilious stools passed with a great deal of tenesmus. There is a yellowish white coated tongue which takes the imprint of the teeth and there is a foetid breath, loss of appetite and depression of spirits. Leptandra has aching and soreness in the region of the liver and is especially indicated in the lazy livers of city men; but is distinguished from Mercurius in the stools, which are pitchlike and black, accompanied with no tenesmus, but rather a griping and the pains of Leptandra are dull, aching and burning in the posterior part of the liver. The character of the diarrhoea will also distinguish Mercurius from Magnesia muriatica, which is useful in the enlarged livers of puny and rachitic children. Mercurius is the remedy for jaundice arising from abuse of quinine when fever is present. It is a splendid remedy for "torpid liver." It suits well simple jaundice in children. Cowperthwaite believes that, as a rule, Mercurius dulcis 2X is the most effective preparation of mercury in catarrhal jaundice.

      #Podophyllum. [Podo]
      The principal use of Podophyllum is in liver affections. Primarily, it induces a large flow of bile, and, secondarily, great torpidity, followed by jaundice. It is indicated in torpid or chronically congested liver, when diarrhoea is present. The liver is swollen and sensitive, the face and eyes are yellow and there is a bad taste in the mouth. The tongue is coated white or yellow and the bile may form gall stones. There is a loose watery diarrhoea, or if constipation be present the stools are clay-called. It somewhat resembles Mercurius; it is sometimes called "vegetable mercury." There are a number of drugs having the symptom that the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth, namely; Mercurius, Podophyllum, Yucca, Stramonium, Rhus and Arsenic. Another symptom of Podophyllum is that the patient constantly rubs the region of the liver with the hand. Functional torpor of the portal system and the organs connected there with indicates Podophyllum. There is constipation, clay-colored stool, jaundice and langour.

      #Chelidonium. [Chel]
      The liver symptoms of Chelidonium are very prominent. There is soreness and stitching pains in the region of the liver, but the keynote for this drug in hepatic diseases is a pain under the angle of the right shoulder blade, which may extend to the chest, stomach, or hypochondrium; there is swelling of the liver, chilliness, fever, jaundice, yellow coated tongue, bitter taste and a craving for acids and sour things, such as pickles and vinegar. The stools are profuse, bright yellow and diarrhoea; they may be clayey in color. It is remedy to be used in simple biliousness and jaundice, and in hepatic congestion or inflammation the character of the stools will distinguish Bryonia. Taken altogether, Chelidonium is perhaps our greatest liver remedy; it causes the liver to secrete thinner and more profuse bile than any remedy; it is a useful remedy to promote the expulsion of gall stones, and to prevent their formation. It was Rademacher's great remedy for gall stones, and Cowperthwaite finds it his best remedy. In simple catarrhal jaundice it is often all sufficient. It affects the left lobe of the liver much less than does Carduus marianus.

      #Digitalis. [Dig]
      When jaundice arises from cardiac diseases, Digitalis may be the remedy. There is no retention of bile, nor obstruction of the ducts, but the jaundice is due to the fact that the liver does not take from the blood the elements which go to form bile. There is present drowsiness, bitter taste, soreness , enlargement and bruised feeling in the region of the liver. Sepia has the yellow sallow face with the yellow saddle across the nose, with stools of bright yellow or ashy color. Digitalis is useful in the worst forms of jaundice if the pulse be irregular and intermittent, and if there be rapid prostration of the strength.

      #Myrica cerifera. [Myric]
      Myrica is an important liver remedy. There is first despondency and also jaundice due to imperfect formation of bile in the liver, and not to any obstruction, comparing here with Digitalis. There is dull headache, worse in the morning, the eyes have a dingy, dirty, yellowish hue, the tongue is coated yellow. The headache is worse in the morning. The patient is weak and complains of muscular soreness and aching in the limbs; there is slow pulse and dark urine. It is more superficial in action than Digitalis. The jaundice calling for its use is catarrhal and this is the form produced by the drug. The throat and nasal organs are filled with an offensive, tenacious mucus. Dull pain in right side below the ribs no appetite, and desire for acids; unrefreshing sleep.

      #Nux vomica. [Nux-m]
      In liver affections occurring in those who have indulged to excess in alcoholic liquors, highly seasoned food, quinine, or in those who have abused themselves with purgatives, Nux is the first remedy to be thought of. The liver is swollen hard and sensitive to the touch and pressure of clothing is uncomfortable. The first remedy in cirrhosis of the liver. Colic may be present. Jaundice induced by anger also calls for Nux, also jaundice from abuse of quinine, in the former cases reminding of Chamomilla , which is an excellent remedy for biliousness of nervous, irritable women. In the enlarged liver of drunkards, Sulphur, Lachesis, Fluoric acid, Arsenic and Ammonium muriaticum must also be borne in mind, together with Nux. Juglans cinerea causes a jaundice like Nux vomica, with stitching pains about the liver and under the right scapula, bilious stools and occipital headache. Nux must be compared with China, Pulsatilla in liver affections from over-eating. Iris seems to have a solvent action upon the bile, it is especially useful in torpid liver and when gastric disorders result from perversion of hepatic and intestinal functions. Jaundice and constipation. Aloes has biliousness from torpor of the portal system, distension of the liver, bitter taste and jaundice.

      #Lycopodium. [Lyc]
      Lycopodium acts powerfully on the liver. The region of the liver is sensitive to the touch, and there is a feeling of tension in it, a feeling as if a cord were tied about the waist. Cirrhosis. The pains are dull and aching instead of sharp and lancinating, as under Chelidonium. Fulness in the stomach after eating a small quantity. There are no real icteric symptoms, but there is a peculiar sallow complexion. Natrum sulphuricum is useful when the patient has a bad, slimy taste in the mouth and "thinks he is bilious." There is apt to be weight and aching in the liver; he can lie on that side, but on turning to the left side the liver seems to pull and draw. Natrum sulphuricum is the greatest Schuessler specific for liver affections, and clinically it has often worked well. Dr. Alfred Pope claims that Lycopodium is more useful than any other remedy in old hepatic congestions. Pain in back and right side from congestion will often yield to the remedy.

      #Carduus marianus. [Card-m]
      This remedy is indicated in jaundice with dull headache, bitter taste, white tongue with red edges, nausea and vomiting of a greenish fluid. There is an uncomfortable fullness in the region of the liver, the stools are bilious and the urine golden yellow; there is sensitiveness in the epigastrium and right hypochondrium. Burnett regards a dark brownish patch over the lower part of the sternum as a useful hint for Carduus, and in such cases he observes that both the liver and heart are at fault. The presence of "liver spots seems to be a special indication for the remedy. Biliousness following la grippe has been cured with Carduus. Hydrastis has a bitter taste and chronic torpor of the bowels, lack of appetite, coated tongue and yellow urine. Carduus resembles Aloes. Hale says that it stands between Aloes and Hamamelis in its action on the veins. It has been used in gall stone colic successfully in the tincture, and it deserves a trial before resorting to opiates.

      #Sulphur. [Sulph]
      Sulphur is suitable to chronic affections of the liver; it increases the flow of bile and there is much pain and soreness in the liver. Sulphur often completes the cure commenced by Nux. Liver complaints from abuse of mercury will oftentimes call for Sulphur. If the stools are colorless and if much jaundice or ascites be present Sulphur is contra-indicated. Lachesis, however, has jaundice, as do all snake poisons, and is useful in the enlarged livers of drunkards, with tenderness on pressure and throbbing in the right side. Jaundice from sexual excesses call for Cinchona. Dr. Thayer, of Boston, recommended Cinchona in biliary calculi,and Dr. Williams,of Augusta, Me., has had success with Ipecac in this connection. Burnett claims that Hydrastis is the best remedy in gall-stone colic. Berberis vulgaris is also an important remedy in gall-stone affections.

      #Phosphorus. [Phos]
      Phosphorus is homoeopathic to fatty degeneration of the liver, with well marked soreness and jaundice. The stools are grayish white. Cirrhosis and atrophy may also call for Phosphorus. The jaundice is indicative of organic diseases, and the remedy is a useful one in malignant diseases of the liver. Digitalis has also been recommended in acute yellow atrophy. Jaundice accompanying pneumonia may also call for Phosphorus.

      #Taraxacum [Tarax]
      This is a decided liver remedy, and the indications are a mapped tongue and a bitter taste in the mouth, chilliness after eating, pain and soreness in the region of the liver and bilious diarrhoea. Kali bichromicum also has a mapped tongue. Yucca filamentosa has a pain going from the upper region of the liver to the back and a bad taste in the mouth. The stools are loose and bilious, accompanied with much flatus. The face is yellow and sallow and the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth. Another remedy used in bilious troubles is Euonymus; it has intense heavy, wearing, occipital headache, the stools are deficient in bile, and it is useful in cardiac disturbance from inaction of the liver. Euonymus 2X is an admirable remedy in hepatic congestion. Dr. Wm. E. Leonard says: " In the case of torpid livers with tendency to attacks of biliary colic, it anticipates and prevents the colic." Chionanthus has biliousness, sick headache, coated tongue, nausea and complete anorexia. It is remedy highly recommended for biliary calculi. Jaundice and hepatic pain are its indications. It overcomes catarrh, liquifies the bile, prevents the formation of calculi and promotes the discharge of those already formed. Sluggish circulation in the liver with the long train of symptoms resulting therefrom are indications. Ptelea has sharp pains in right hypochondria, distress in liver and constipation.

      Taken from :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/liver-sym...

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless You

  18. QUESTION:
    what is the correct diet for gallstone sufferes ?

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid meat and other hard to digest foods.

      Gall bladder diet

      People suffering from gall bladder disease should follow a low fat-diet for healthy living. The bile from the gall bladder is necessary for proper digestion of fats. When there is no bile or not enough bile is produced by the gall bladder, fat from food cannot be properly digested and makes one feel ill or causes diarrhea. Hence a long-term dietary therapy is strongly recommended for people who have had gall bladder surgery. If your gall bladder is diseased, a low fat diet reduces stimulation of the organ and allows your gall bladder adequate rest. This eating plan also helps to prevent painful spasms of the bile duct.

      On the other hand, gallstones are hard calcium or bile pigments that form due to the excess cholesterol in the bile. Though diet cannot shrink existing stones, it can help small ones excrete into the gut. Take up more starchy foods like bread, cereals and rice if you have gallstone problems. Also add more vegetables and fruits to your diet for fiber. Cut down refined foods and fatty red meat as this may lead to further complications.

      Low fat diet and Gall Bladder

      Cholesterol plays a major role in gall bladder illness. The bile of obese people is super-saturated with cholesterol, leading to the growth of gallstones and other gall diseases. Recommended diet for gall bladder disease:

      * Avoid fatty or fried foods and red meat. Substitute your salad dressings with vinegar and olive oil
      * Avoid large meals especially during bed time
      * Avoid carbonated drinks as they can trigger the movement of the stone causing more pain.
      * Do not go in for binge or purge diets. Slow, steady weight loss is the key to a healthy body.

      Diet for gall bladder disease

      * Use low fat diary products such as skim or low fat milk, reduce fat cheeses and fat yogurt
      * Partake of leaner meats and make sure to remove fat before cooking
      * Take fish oil capsules - It contains omega 3 oils which are known to block cholesterol formation in bile
      * If you are cooking at home, add ginger and turmeric to the gall bladder diet. Turmeric enhances the flow of bile while ginger aids in the digestion of fat.
      * Take more vegetables fruits and grains as they contain lots of fiber.

      Diet after gall bladder removal

      A low fat diet must be followed after gall bladder removal. Fluids and high fiber diet helps in preventing constipation post gall bladder surgery. The patient may experience burping and feeling of fullness coupled with gas. Ensure that low fat dairy products are used post gall bladder surgery. Avoid convenience foods and fast foods, as they tend to pack in hidden fats. Limit the use of oil to about 2 - 3 tsp. a day.

  19. QUESTION:
    How are gallstones cured?
    IS IT POSSIBLE TO MELT GALLSTONES?ARE THERE NATURAL WAYS OF FLUSHING OUT GALLSTONES?WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED DIET FOR PERSONS WITH GALLSTONES?

    • ANSWER:
      Gallstones are very painful and can be life threatning. The answer is; no you can't melt them. However they are easily broken down to passable dust by a high powered microwave technique now used widely in most hospitals. Please go to the Dr you cannot help yourself in this instance.

  20. QUESTION:
    how long would it take for gallstones to develope if you have had a crash diet?

    • ANSWER:
      A 'crash' diet does not lead to cholelithiasis (gallstones). There are certain long-term diets which may increase the incidence of cholelithiasis but not a crash diet.

  21. QUESTION:
    I have been diagnosed with gallstone, can I still take alli diet pills?
    I HAVE GALLSTONES, BUT AM SCARED TO HAVE THEM REMOVED. FOR THE TIME BEING, I AM OBESSE AND WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ALLI DIET PILLS. WILL THEY AFFECT MY GALLSTONE?

    • ANSWER:
      yes they will effect your gallstones, if you don't get them removed after a certain period of time the stone can actually travel to your liver and other organs and cause a lot more trouble for you in the future. Taking diet pills with that issue will actually cause a lot of pain for you and you can end up in the hospital with more severe problems besides gallstones.

  22. QUESTION:
    What to buy at the grocery store when a family member get gallstones?
    I am 13 years old my dad was taken way in an ambulance yesterday and was told he has gallstones, HE has to change his whole diet now. I am helping my mom out by making dinner for everyone. What should I make. I am going grocery shopping soon. I need help please!

    • ANSWER:
      i don't have much experience but i know one thing that u shouldn't buy or let him eat (TOMATO) don't u let him eat that and if he doesn't have a low blood pressure ythen don't let him eat salt a lot. U can by potato and make it for him and also u can prepare soup it's also good
      i don't have much experience but that's what i know

  23. QUESTION:
    whats the best diet for me am 35 and 183lb and also has gallstones.?
    i would like to drop 50lb in 6 weeks. is it possible.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not possible without having your stomach stapled.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can you eat Sweet Potato with Gallstones?
    My mom has Gallstones, We have decided not to get surgery & just change the diet for ever. Is it ok to Eat Gallstones? is there a good website with a list of foods to eat/not to eat & more info on Gallstones? Also what about Wheat Spaghetti? & white spaghetti? What about Wheat bread?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      The primary foods to avoid with gallstones are those high in fat. Less fat means less of an enzyme clled cholecystokinin (CCK) being relased to stimulate the gall bladder into releasing bile. It is this stimlation which causes the muscles in the gall bladder to contract and grind itself against the gallstones. A low fat diet keeps enzyme levels low and stimulation (hopefully) gentle so there are fewer attacks of pain.

      I have incuded several references concerning diet that seem sensible in the sources below after the wikipedia article on the gallbladder. Good luck

  25. QUESTION:
    What foods are acceptable to eat when you have Gallstones?
    My wife just found out she has Gallstones. She's currently 5 months pregnant and has to drastically change her diet. What I want to know is what foods would be highly recommended for someone who just loves fast food. Please take in mind that she is not overweight. Any response would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      The key is to avoid fatty foods.

      Normally, what happens is that the gallbladder stores bile which is used in digestion of fats. When you eat a fatty meal, the gallbladder is signaled to contract and squirt all of that bile into the intestine which helps dissolve the fats and make them more easily absorbed.

      When you have stones in your gallbladder, however, things get to be more painful. When you eat a fatty meal, the gallbaldder contracts as normal but this forces the stones into the gallbladder duct - this obstruction causes the pain and nausea.

      So, the trick is to keep the gallbladder from contracting which means no fats.

      Often when this condition is diagnosed in pregnancy, plans are laid for the gallbladder to be removed after delivery - you might ask about this.

      Good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    How can gallstones be removed from a retracted gallbladder?
    My friend was diagnosed with a gallstones and advised to undergo surgery. Her gallbladder was found to be retracted. She tried doing the flush diet to remove the stones. Should she stop the diet and gor for surgery instead?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Temitz

      Not sure what diet shes trying, but the cleansing plan at herbdoc.com helped my uncle and his gallstones. He was cleared in 6 days and hasnt had an issue in almost 4 years.

      Remember if you dont change the diet and cleanse the sytstem (colon, liver, kidney cleanse) they will come back.

      Cause
      Toxins overloading into your system from chemicals, additives, processed and junk foods, as well as excessive saturated animal fat in the diet, contribute to gallbladder problems. If the liver becomes overloaded with excess saturated fats, the gallbladder gets stressed and inflamed. This excess of saturated fats become cholesterol deposits and when enough have formed, they crystallize with the bile to form gallstones.

      Women get gallstones four times as frequently as men, especially women over 40 years old who are fair-skinned, and overweight. Twenty percent of adults over 65 years of age get gallstones that create problems and pain. Over half a million surgeries are performed each year to remove gallbladders due to gallbladder disorders, the most common being gallstones.

      Constipation, food allergies (especially to milk products and eggs), digestive disorders (especially caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid), intestinal diseases, an excessively low-fiber diet, dental disturbances, parasites, rapid weight loss, and stress can all cause or contribute to gall stones and other gallbladder disorders. For lasting relief of symptoms, all of these factors must be addressed if they are present.

      Best of health to both of you

  27. QUESTION:
    Should I be very worried about possible gallstones?
    I have lost 30 pounds in the last 4 months with with diet and exercise, but for the past week I've been getting these random, weird aches around my upper abdomen and ribcage.

    I have heard that rapid weight loss could lead to the formation of gallstones, or cause dormant ones to become active.

    I am going to the doctor on Monday, but it feels like it's getting a bit worse. Should I be worried until then? The pain is not excruciating like a gallstone attack, but all my symptoms seem to point to gallstones.

    • ANSWER:
      I dealt with gallbladder trouble for several years before the doctors found out thats what was wrong.. the only thing that i can say is, if it is your gallbladder/stones.. you will know it, you will have excruciating pain that will put you on the floor and you will be puking profusely. It will not let up... its just one of those things like you know... its more so instinct. There are 8 women in my family that have had stones or gallbladder problems, and the one symptom that went to it was the excruciating pain. It will literally have you rolling on the floor. You could have inflimation of your gallbladder, or maybe even a tear in the gallbladder, please do not check symptoms online, it will make you crazy it will point to certain conditions that we really dont have so it seems to make us twice as sick. but please if you have severe pain go to the ER right away, or if its during the day call your MD and tell them what is going on. This could be a number of things, but the biggest gall-anything pain is the number one idicator... it could also be part of weight loss, and they way you are exercising. I started a new work out program and i was sore in what i thought was my ovaries i was having some pain, and it was just where i was working different muscles and it was strain. please let us know how it goes at your appointment! keep us updated!
      P.s. I am not trying to sound mean or anything, but ive been in your shoes before and the worry isnt worth it. but if you start having the pain, is when you should really be getting concerned.

  28. QUESTION:
    Where can I can find list of foods for People with Gallstones?
    My mom has Gallstones, we've decided not to get Surgery & just change her diet for ever. We want to know what foods are Really good for her to be eating & what foods we should say away from. Is there a good website out there? or book even? Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    can you tell me a recipe salad and pasta ?
    thats to do with pasta and salad but with no fat in it like cheese for egsample im on a no fat diet i have gallstones and when i usually do pasta its allways with cheese lol its not fair i love my cheeses sosooooooo much too ! please help me with some delicious recipes and some nice salad 1s would be great too :0)

    • ANSWER:
      A cous cous salad is filling and tasty.

      Cook your cous cous, just add boiling water. Then (griddle/barbecue/grill) some spring onions, red pepper (Place in plastic bag afterwards to sweat then remove skin), Zucchini.

      Add all grilled stufff to cous cous with handfulls of fresh herbs, mint, coriander are great. Add lemon juice and voila. It's great warm or cold.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can dehydration cause gallstones or bring on a gallstone attack?
    I have recently been diagnosed with gall stones. I have had them for 2 1/2 years but for the first two the doctors thought it was muscle spasms! I am quite bad at taking fluids and wondered if this ( apart from my fatty diet) could of helped caused my gall stones and now when I don't drink enough it can bring on a gall stone attack?

    • ANSWER:
      I understand dh is a risk factor.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can I dissolve my gallstones over time with a home remedy and/or change in lifestyle and diet?
    I have had this excruciating pain below my rib cage in the center and right side (mostly) that usually radiates to my lower abdomen and back. This, along with gas and occasionally nausea, usually lasts from 6 to 12 hours. This has been happening with varying frequency for 7 years (since 7th grade). I am now 19. I originally thought it was just terrible indigestion. I have only recently figured out that it is most likely gallstones. Because I am an overweight woman, this is even more likely. I do not know if I should go to the doctor ASAP and get them to fix things, or if I have the time (health-wise) to try a home remedy with a change in diet. Since this pain has been going on for 7 years, do I have time?
    I request the use of reliable resources if at all possible, but any advice is encouraged.
    I do know there are remedies out there, but I do not know if they are reliable. I ramble, so my biggest question must be caught up in my scattered brain dump. My main question, more specifically, is that should I risk spending months and possibly years trying to fix it myself, or do I need to go to a health professional immediately because this has persisted for so long. Also,I am not even sure if it is gallstones.

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing in alt med that will dissolve gall stones.

      Ursodeoxycholic acid may work over the long term for cholesterol gall stones - it can take up to two years, but once the drug is stopped they can just grow back.

      You need to see a doctor for your best options, and proper diagnosis. That is, a real doctor, not like the scam artist "Zarnigor" above who is trying to push diet drugs onto you.

      Good luck.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is there a certain diet to follow after gallbladder surgery?
    I'm having it soon and have already had trouble eating anything or drinking certain things cuz gallstones. Following surgery will i need to follow a certain diet awhile? thanks for any info

    • ANSWER:
      Smaller, more frequent meals, rather than large meals. Avoid high fat foods.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet for a person that going to have gallstone surgey?
    they are going to be operated on in about two weeks

    • ANSWER:
      Until the operation, just stay off rich foods, These type of foods ie using cream and lots of butter exacerbate the problem. Also greasy or spicy foods such as curry. After the operation you should within reason be able to eat most foods

  34. QUESTION:
    Can i get induced any earlier if i have gallstones i'm 32 weeks pregnant?
    I found out i had gallstones b4i was pregnant they told me i couldn't have anymore children. So when i went for my ercp i found out i was pregnant and really want my baby. The only painkillers you can take don't help i'm on a a special diet but still get attacks, do you think they will induce me early so i can have it out? I was booked in before but they told me to wait until ive had my baby.

    • ANSWER:
      My husbands mom had that when she was pregnant with my husband. She told use they wanted her to make it as long a she could and the earlier they would do anything was at 36 weeks. He finally came a month early before he's due date and still weighted 6pounds and was healthy. Let your child grow as long as possible. The best place for your baby to grow is inside you. Congrats and good luck with everything.

  35. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever had gallstones and avoided surgery by using natural medicine? ?
    I am supposed to have gallstone surgery and I want to avoid this because I have a blood clotting disorder and have had blood clots in my arm from a c-section.
    I am doing well, except for some gallbladder pain, and I am trying to change my diet.
    I am terrified of the surgery, so I am willing to try anything!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Best natural cure for gall bladder stones

      Natural Remedy: It has worked for many. If it works for you please pass on the good news. Your reward is when someone, through your word of mouth, benefits from the regime.

      Gallstones may not be everyone's concern. But they should be because we all have them. Moreover, gallstones may lead to cancer.

      "Cancer is never the first illness, usually, there are a lot of other problems leading to cancer. In my research, I have come across some materials, which say that people with cancer usually have stones.

      We all have gallstones. It's a matter of big or small, many or few. One of the symptoms of gallstones is a feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal. You feel like you can't digest the food. If it gets more serious, you feel pain in the liver area." So if you think you have gallstones, here is the method to remove them naturally. The treatment is also good for those with weak liver, because the liver and gallbladder are closely linked.

      *** Try to get an x-ray of the gallbladder first and see just how big the stones are and how many. Doctors usually want to remove the gallbladder when it is sometimes not necessary. ***

      Regimen:

      *For the first five days, take four glasses of apple juice every day. Or eat four or five apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the five days, eat normally.

      *On the sixth day, take no dinner. At 6 pm, take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water.

      * At 8 pm, repeat the same. Magnesium sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts.

      * At 10 pm, take half-cup olive oil (or sesame oil) with half cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage.

      The next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. Usually these float, You might want to count them. I have had people who pass 40, 50 or up to 100 stones. That s a lot..! "Even if you don't have any symptoms of gallstones, you still might have some. It's always good to give your gall bladder a clean up now and then.

      [Recommended period: Do it once a year]

  36. QUESTION:
    I am looking for special diets tips for helping with gallstones. can you help?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know too much about gallstones but I do know that you don't want to eat anything spicy or fried. Sorry I can't help you out more.

  37. QUESTION:
    do you think the atkins diet caused this?
    i went on the atkins diet for three weeks and literally as soon as i came off it i started having really bad stomach pains every time i ate anything fatty, i had this for a year, lost 3 stone because i was scared to eat anything high in fat. had scans and stuff which revealed i had a disfunctional gall bladder and gall stones. ive now had my gallbladder out and am fine. just curious really to know if the atkins diet caused this because i know a lot of fatty foods, that you eat a lot of on the atkins, can cause gallbladder problems BUT apparently gallstones take years to develop. What do you think. I wouldnt suggest anyone try this diet.
    you do eat fat thats the whole point of the diet, cream in your coffee, meat with the fat in, full fat cheese thats fatty in my book
    whatsup you assume because i lost three stone i must have been over weight how do you know im not now three stone under weight dumbass

    • ANSWER:
      While it is possible that it happened, I doubt it since you were only on it for 3 weeks. You probably had the gallbladder problems but just weren't as aware of it. Probably when you started eating so much fatty foods (more than usual), that is what triggered you to realize you were having gallbladder trouble (the pains you felt for a year). Fatty food will aggrivate a problem that is already there. It is pretty common for someone to have to have their gallbladder removed, and a huge sign that it isn't working well is when you have pain after eating anything that is high in fat.

      I wouldn't suggest the Atkins Diet to anyone. All that protein is rough on your kidneys - not to mention the fat and cholestrol isn't great for your arteries either.

  38. QUESTION:
    Have gallstones, what should I eat?
    Just got diagnosed with gallstones, so now on a strict diet. Seems like I can't eat much. Wondering if anyone in this situation, or anyone for that matter, can gimme a clue or suggestions as to what to eat. Feel like I can't eat anything. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    how can i make the stomache pain go away?
    my stomache aches on a daily basis.Everytime I eat I have mild to severe pain in my stomach under my ribcage above my bellybutton.I suffer with constipation and gallstones. Excersize and diet change helped for a short time but has started again. Im at a loss of what to do.. Im exhausted from being in pain at night and not sleeping.., Any suggestions

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible it could be gas. Stretch a lot. Do yoga. And take something like Gas-X.

      Also, in terms of diet, avoid salty foods. Drink plenty of water. But whatever you do, avoid salt. Eat salads. The constipation should go away soon.

  40. QUESTION:
    So, I've been diagnosed with Gallstones...?
    I just got out of the hospital and was diagnosed with gallstones. I opted against surgery as I'm too young to lose my gall bladder, not to mention scared out of my mind. I'm just wondering of other ways that you people have dealt with this problem. I've researched a few websites, and am just getting the same ones from search engines. Already started my low-fat diet, and its killing me to not be able to have a cheeseburger. Any home remedies? Or yummy low-fat meals that you've personally tried? I'm tired of the same foods. I've eaten way too much oatmeal. haha. So thanks for your help. :)

    • ANSWER:
      You do realize that you could die from gallstones. Consider having your gallbladder removed. It's no big deal.

  41. QUESTION:
    I have Gallstones please help!!!?
    I was in the ER Tuesday night/Wednesday morning with a gallbladder attack. It was awful, bad pain, vomiting etc. Anyway, they did an ultrasound and found small gallstones. They gave me a diet to follow which I have been. I read somewhere you can't drink tap water, is that true? I don't have filtered water at home so I've been drinking tap to get hydrated from vomiting so much. I see my Dr. tomorrow for a followup and to schedule to have it taken out but in the meantime do I need to avoid drinknig my tap water? Thanks in advance!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I drank tap water but I am a dork. Just stick with bottled water and FOLLOW their advice. I had one bad attack after the baja chalupa meal. It was enough to grant me a hospital stay and after a day and a half later of the attack still going they had to remove the gallbladder due to stones blocking the ducts and it was so swollen it was about to burst. Just follow what your doctor and surgeons say and you will be fine. It is hard not to be afraid. I am only 25 and I am not fat, I am not over forty, and I eat moderate. My only sin is Mexican food, lol. I wasn't a suspect for a gallbladder attack, but it just happened. ;[

      Get the thing out and you'll feel so much better.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can I drink tap water if I have gallstones?
    I was in the ER Tuesday night/Wednesday morning with a gallbladder attack. It was awful, bad pain, vomiting etc. Anyway, they did an ultrasound and found small gallstones. They gave me a diet to follow which I have been. I read somewhere you can't drink tap water, is that true? I don't have filtered water at home so I've been drinking tap to get hydrated from vomiting so much. I see my Dr. tomorrow for a followup and to schedule to have it taken out but in the meantime do I need to avoid drinknig my tap water? Thanks in advance!!!

    • ANSWER:
      As one who had gallstones once, and had them removed, I can tell you that tap water has no detrimental effects on your condition. Barring any medical reason why you can't have them removed, which I can't imagine any such "condition", I'd advise you get them removed ASAP!! You'll feel so much better, and the surgery is so incredibly simple and quick that it's not even funny, and I HATE going to the hospital, so, if I say that, you can trust me that it's simple. Get them removed ASAP!! God Bless you.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for Gallstones?
    I was reading one of those silly internet ads that said you could cure gallbladder issues with gallstone from a 24 hour natural diet. I find it odd that it's not something generally known.

    I don't believe in spending money on stuff like this. I wanted to see if someone knew what this was for free.

    http://www.getridofgallstones.com/

    • ANSWER:
      Do you want to go totally natural? Here's what you do.
      Buy a big bag of Granny Smith apples and spend the day eating nothing but those apples and when you go to bed at night, drink 2 - 4 ounces of extra virgin olive oil and sleep on your right side.
      It worked for me.

  44. QUESTION:
    When big people lose weight fast... Gallstones?
    I read an article (small one) about someone forming gallstones due to losing weight too fast even though they were on a nutrient sound diet/ excersize.
    The diet company was sued for not warning against what is almost inevitable if an obese person loses weight faster than the 2LBS/ week than reccomended...

    Big people generally do lose more faster than skinny people, so does this happen a lot? The gallstones forming?

    Is there anything that can help prevent the gallstones forming?

    Thanks all

    • ANSWER:
      not really. you can try cranberry juice, but usually billary duct stones and gallbladder stones are calcified (hard).
      that is why i laugh when one does a cleanse- the stones produced are merely bi-products of olive oil sludge. the "pilling" of these "stones" are caused by lemon juice.
      calcified stones will crumble if someone tries to cut them. clearly not seen in the pictures that often follow those quick to rid their bodies of these "liver stones" is what they call them even if there is no such thing.
      you can't cut or slice them.

      oh well....good luck....try to lose weight no more than a 1/2 to a pound a week.

  45. QUESTION:
    Anemia and Gallstones...?
    two days ago I was admitted to the ER for the most excruciating pain I have felt. They found gallstones and put me on a diet. then after alot of blood tests it came back that was severely anemic, and was put on a high iron diet for that. I am so confused and frustrated..because the foods I need to eat for Anemia, sometimes coincide with Gallstones..Like I need to eat alot of liver and spinach is this okay?? Pls Help!!!! the ER doc was a lot more concerned about my blood count for now, and so am I.
    Yes...he did ref to surgeon for Gall stones...but what's me stronger for the anemia...YEs I have been put on feragon 2 x's a day and high iron diet. Not having surgery until I feel up to it.
    sorry to keep adding, but I should have inculded this, the type of gallstones he mentioned are called Biliary Colic, that is all he said. I chose liver because I know it was high in iron and I do take prescribed by him, ferrous gluconate 2x's a day.

    • ANSWER:
      Ariom - You may need another doctor who can communicate more clearly with you. Your gallstones may or may NOT have anything to do with your anemia. Of the 3 chemical types of gallstones, the only one connected with anemia is made up of calcium bilirubinate. The bilirubinate comes from red blood cells (RBCs) which break up (hemolyze) and release their bilirubinate. These are commonlyt small, black stones, often with tiny spikes on the surface. This break up commonly happens in persons with a condition called hemolytic anemia whic can be diagnosed with some lab tests. In such cases, liver is a bad treatment because liver, which contains a lot or iron used in making RBCs, is not the problem in hemolytic anemias. Besides, if you needed iron there are oral medicines and red meats instead of the heavily cholesterol-rich liver.

      Gallstones are small, hard pellets that can form in the gallbladder, a sac-like organ that lies under the liver on the right side of the abdomen. Most people with gallstones don't even know they have them. But in some cases a stone may cause the gallbladder to become inflamed, resulting in pain, infection, or other serious complications.

      Pigment Stones. Pigment stones are composed of calcium bilirubinate, or calcified bilirubin. Pigment stones can be black or brown.

      Black stones form in the gallbladder and are the more common type. In fact, they represent 20% of all gallstones in the US. They are more likely to develop in people with hemolytic anemia (a relatively rare anemia where red blood cells are destroyed) or cirrhosis (a scarred liver).

      Consider getting another opinion, best obtained from an internist hematologist physician who deals daily with blood disorders such as anemia, especially one who will answer your questions.

  46. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder Problems or something else? How do I counteract too much calcium in my diet?? Magnesium?
    I have been experiencing gallstone like symptoms for 1.5 yrs now. I thought I was going to die the first time I had one. Immediately, the 1st thing the doctors wanted to do when I had pain in my midsection was call it acid-reflux and gave me antacid. When that didn't work, they quickly switched to gallstones and said I had to have it removed immediately before it damaged my pancreas. They said to avoid fatty foods in the meantime. While I am thinking it over I ran into many MANY people who had problems/pain/cancer in less than 5 years after the operation, so I held off and tried to change my diet - with much success! With I still can't eat non-fatty foods like lettuce, nuts, skin of an apple, etc.....I can easily digest items like cheese pizza, ice cream, and cheese quesedillas. It doesn't make any sense. Personally, I think the food industry putting CALCIUM in our food is causing so many people to have this problem (I'm 30 and male). How does one counteract too much calcium??

    • ANSWER:
      Just go have your gallbladder removed it is the best thing i ever had done and the easiest surgery i had done. i felt sooo much better. you need to stay off caffeine, did they warn you about that? you might also have gone into pancreatitis. go have your blood sugar tested. take care of yourself.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can gallstones pass in stools?
    Tan coloured, flat marble like shape, in stool. Due to have my gallbladder out because of stones, but am on a diet including juicing vegetables.
    Hoping to not have my bladder out, but am not feeling too well lately. Found this marble like "stone" in my stool. No other explanation for it.

    • ANSWER:
      I'll post a link with a picture of gallstones. I had severe gallbladder dysfunction and when they took my gallbladder out I felt so much better and still do! :)

      Oh and btw, sometimes I have pebble like stone. Very hard looking and almost glossy looking within the stool and they turned out to be (according to my doctor) from constipation.

      Make sure you're drinking lots of fluids. And after surgery, be careful how much pain meds you take, they made me really sick. (threw up several times) which was surprising because after my appendectomy I was a lot more tolerant to the meds.

      Take caution if you consider doing a liver or gallbladder flush. Talk to your doctor beforehand. I almost did and I told my doctor and he didn't seem to think it would have been a good idea especially if you have stones.

      Good luck!

  48. QUESTION:
    Ever have gallstones or gallbladder trouble? what was it like?
    I was stretching and felt a sharp where my gallbladder is. Its been tender for months now Better some days and hurts other days. Lots of symptoms point toward gallstones Im more likely even though Im a make, to get them because of my diet habits. what were your symptoms.
    " more likely, even though im a male"

    • ANSWER:
      Ugh, it's horrible. I personally didn't experience any pain, just lots & lots of nausea. My experience wasn't typical, as usually you do have lots of pain from gallstones. I ended up having such a large stone that I had to get my gallbladder removed- there was no passing this stone.

      I highly, HIGHLY recommend that you see a physician if this has been something that's been going on for months. Gallstones usually take about a week or so to pass, so for this to go on for months means that either you have a lot of them or you have one that is too big to pass. If it is too many and/or too big to pass, then you'll require surgery to get your gallbladder removed.

      If you put this off then you are putting yourself at risk for further health problems, such as having stones in your kidneys as well. That's one area you REALLY don't want stones. You can get your gallbladder removed & still live a normal life- the same can't be necessarily said for your kidney!

      Meanwhile, limit your diet. No greasy foods, no sodas, no coffee- I'm attaching a link to a page that gives a great list of foods to eat & foods to avoid.

  49. QUESTION:
    If I have gallstones, do I have to have surgery?
    I believe I have have suffered from gallstones for years. I did have an ultrasound done this week which shows that I do have gallstones.

    If I am careful about my diet, it doesn't really bother me. But, yes, if I eat too much fat, I do get a lot of indigestion and discomfort. Last week I did have a full blown gallbladder attack that was baad from too much fattening food!

    I have a feeling my doctor is going to want me to have the gallbladder out. But, if I prefer to not have surgery and just stick to a low fat diet, would this be a safe alternative?

    • ANSWER:
      A very low fat diet buys you time- but it won't deal with the underlying problem. That's going to continue, unfortunately. And the gallstones tend to just get bigger. Plus you run the risk of having one slip into the common duct it shares with the pancreas and blocking that off. That will bring on an attack of not only the gallbladder, but pancreatitis as well. The gallbladder is nothing but a storage facility, so removing it isn't going to change anything about how you digest food. The laproscopic procedure is not that bad, and you go home the same day it's done. Inside about three, four days, you are back on your feet and eating normal food again. The only change afterwards is to lean to a lower fat diet, which you are already doing, but at least you won't suffer the gallbladder attacks anymore. Once you have an attack, you can fairly well guarantee there will be more. It will progress to a point that you essentially eat nothing to speak of. You can avoid the surgery for now if you like, but it's just buying time honestly. There is medicine that can dissolve the stones, but it's expensive and you have to take it for a year. During that time you have to have regular ultrasounds and liver function tests to monitor your progress. And unfortunately once you quit taking it, the stones tend to reform again- putting you back where you started from in about a year or so. I can understand not wanting surgery unless it's really necessary, but I truly think in this case it is your best option. It's not going to improve, it's only going to continue getting worse. And you generally recouperate from the surgery better if things are not all irritable from an ongoing attack. I don't think you will miss it when it's gone, really. I never met anyone who wanted the old one back, anyway. Good luck, dear- whatever you choose.

  50. QUESTION:
    what to do about gallstones?
    i ended up in the hospital last night as i was in alot of pain,doc did some x-rays and told me have have gallstones.He's booking me for surgury.all i was wondering is what type of diet should i maintain so i don't get another attack,i wouldn't wish that pain on my worst enemy,thanks...xxx
    DP,your are an idiot.don't try to tell me sh1t you know nothing about,grow the F**K up!

    • ANSWER:
      Fats to Avoid and Fats to Include:

      Most important is to avoid fried foods, fatty foods and particular types of fats like trans fats, hydrogenated fats, partially-hydrogenated fats (read your labels) and saturated fats. (Order my newsletter on Good Fats vs Bad Fats for more in-depth information.)

      Include essential fatty acids such as flax oil or borage oil. Depending on how severe or acute your gallbladder problem is at the moment, even this may not be possible for you. Experiment slowly. You may have to do a gallbladder starter kit or gallbladder attack kit or gallbladder stone kit before you can add these. Most people, however, are able to eat small amounts. It shouldn't take more than a week on the products before you feel relief enough to try this. If you have used the beet recipe, you have found that those three ingredients in combination do not cause problems but help to move the stagnation in the gallbladder. I generally advise adding a teaspoon of flax oil with vinegar or lemon juice to salads as a dressing. If you are in pain, you may be able to eat only the green soup recipe for a few days.


Gallbladder Pain No Gallbladder

Written By: admin - Feb• 10•12

The gallbladder (or cholecyst) is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile (or "gall") until the body needs it for digestion. It is connected to the liver and the duodenum by the biliary tract.

The gallbladder is a 3 to 4 inch-long pear-shaped organ located on the right side of the body, directly under the liver. One of the functions of the liver is to remove poisonous substance from blood so that they can be excreted from the body. The liver excretes all these gathered toxins in a digestive agent called bile. Bile also contains cholesterol, bile salts, lecithin, and other substances. The bile (about one pint of it every day) goes first to the gallbladder, which holds it until food arrives in the small intestine. The gallbladder then releases the bile, which passes through cystic and bile ducts into the small intestine. Ultimately, the toxins are passed out of the body through the feces.

First, you must differentiate between gall bladder attacks and gall bladder disease. The disease is the on-going need to 'be kind' to your gall bladder, which is being dysfunctional and giving you pain. For this, you should, of course, have an expert diagnosis by a doctor, not Gail at the post office's diagnosis that 'It sounds like gall bladder to me!' Having had the physician's opinion, you should follow her/his advice for on-going treatment, which usually consists of diet, stress reduction, etc. No 'home remedy' required.
Agrimony is reputed to be good for gallbladder problems. It is also reputed to be "as safe as coffee" or safe up to 2 cups a days, however, anything strong enough to act as a medicine, is strong enough to have side effects. No specific side effects are listed, but since agrimony is also used by some to stop internal bleeding, I would not recommend taking it if you are on a blood thinner.

It is common knowledge that antibiotics kill the friendly flora and fauna along with the offending bacteria or virus, thus causing the body to take longer to recover. Additionally, the body has to face a plethora of undesirable side effects such as excessive drowsiness, weakness, allergies and diarrhoea (caused by excessive heat generated) to handle. Scientists are discovering newer positive properties of foods and finding ways to it effectively to derive maximum benefits for the body.
Surgery is done to remove the gallbladder if it is inflamed, blocked, filled with gallstones, or cancerous. Extensive information about surgery to remove the gallbladder that explains procedures, risks, and recovery.

The pear is another excellent remedy for gall-bladder disorders. The fruit or its juice should he taken liberally by the patient with beneficial results. It exercises a special healing effect on all gall-bladder disorders, including gallstones.
Vomiting after eating fatty foods, plus other symptoms and things to avoid, together with advice on diets, weight loss, treatments and suggested reading from the National Institutes of Health.

Gall-bladder stone can be easily prevented and even medicated in mild cases by using some of the effective home remedies. Fresh juice of beets, and the juices of carrot and cucumber in quantities of 100 ml each, is one of the splendid cleansers of the gall-bladder.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder Pain???
    I have been having pain in my right side (under ribs)since January, my family doctor thought this was gallbladder pain since she did blood work and the liver count was up, however the surgeon that I was sent to said that the counts are not high enough to be worried about, Since then I have had a upper Gi, lower Gi and a small bowel series, and still no answers, I am still having this pain, this pain gets worse when I eat and is always there however today it is alot worse than it has been, anyone have anything like this before or have any ideas, I am convinced that it is indeed my gallbladder as there is a strong family history of these problems, and nothing else seems to be giving any answers, I have had a ultrasound but the tech never seen anything, is it possiable to have stones and them to be so small that they are not seen?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are a girl, (not sure) could be period?

  2. QUESTION:
    Does gallbladder pain have to be sharp and painfull?
    I have been having dull aching pain in my upper right hand quadrant with spouts of nausea that comes and goes. An ultrasound and CT scan showed no signs of gallstones. I am having a HIDA scan on Friday. Could it still be my gallbladder if the pain is dull and aching and comes and goes and not seriously painfull?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible that it could be your gallbladder even with the dull pain that comes and goes. This is actually how the symptoms start to present themselves. People usually ignore first signs because it does go away.
      Signs and symptoms
      You may not know you have gallstones until they're discovered during tests done for other reasons. But sometimes gallstones may cause certain signs and symptoms. Gallstone symptoms include:
      * Chronic indigestion. Signs and symptoms of indigestion may include nausea, gas, bloating and sometimes abdominal pain. These signs and symptoms may occur or be made worse after you eat high-fat foods. But even if you have gallstones, they often aren't the cause of your digestive problems. A number of other conditions — including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and peptic ulcers of the stomach or small intestine (duodenum), or irritable bowel syndrome — also can cause chronic indigestion. For that reason, it's important to discuss your symptoms carefully with your doctor.
      * Upper abdominal pain. 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. These signs and symptoms may accompany a gallbladder attack.
      * Fever. Gallstones sometimes get trapped in the neck of the gallbladder and can cause persistent pain that lasts more than several hours and is accompanied by fever. If you experience this type of persistent pain or you have a fever with the pain, seek medical attention right away.

  3. QUESTION:
    What foods should you avoid if you have gallbladder pain?
    3 times already in the last 2 months, I've had attacks of gallbladder pain. Are there certain foods you would recommend avoiding to prevent future attacks? And secondly, are there foods which are comforting to the gallbladder? i am currently unemployed w/ no insurance, therefore the assistance with this question. Thanks so much for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      One of my colleague at work had this kind of a problem. She was strictly told to avoid fatty foods. You also should avoid eating meat and also dairy products. The main reason being all of this food is rich in cholesterol and that could worsen your gall bladder pain. Include lots of green vegetables, legumes, fruits in your diet. Remember to cut down on your cholesterol intake as cholesterol is the main culprit behind gallbladder problems.

  4. QUESTION:
    Should I worry about my gallbladder pain suddenly stopping?
    For the past week I've had really bad pain in my gallbladder, but this morning when I woke up, I had no pain at all.

    I'm supposed to have an ultrasound tomorrow, should I cancel it now that I'm feeling better?

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  5. QUESTION:
    do I have gallbladder pain or muscle pain?
    I have pain upon touching to the right of the belly button and pain near my hip. When I massage the tender spots, it also feels like they are swollen. Besides pain upon touching, I really have no other symptoms.
    And also, I dont really have an attack of the gallbladder. Its more like the tender spots next to my belly button and hip are always tender to touch. They haven't really subsided till now. So is it muscle strain or gallbladder pain?

    • ANSWER:
      Or something else?

  6. QUESTION:
    What can you do for the pain of gallbladder? ?
    It is a holiday weekend . My husband is suffering from gallbladder pain. He has had no fatty food since Wednesday. Is there something I can give him for pain?
    Sorry I should have been clear, we have done the ER and the ultrasound. He does have gallstones and surgery will be arranged when the wotld awakes after this holiday weekend. I am just trying to make him as comfortable as I can. The Dr called back and suggested Mallox. thanks for trying to help.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a few links that can help. The first is a site map for Discovery Health,, there are several sections there that will give you great info. Far better than just what someone thinks may be he problem.
      http://health.discovery.com/search/siteindex.html
      http://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?id=477&oTopID=47
      http://emedicine.com

  7. QUESTION:
    Does any one know any way to ease or rid of gallbladder pain?
    So know any tricks?

    I went to the doctor and had an ultrasound and found out that I had and tiny winy stone. But that stone sometime gives me a real pain.LOL

    DON'T SAY SURGERY!!!
    Can't afford it right now.

    I ask my Mom and Grandmother and one of My Aunts {Who suffer or suffered with gallbladders.} if they knew any but sadly no.

    So PLEASE help me out.
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately surgery is really the only option to eradicate the pain fully. Opioids are required to give adequate pain relief especially during a flare-up. This would involve hospitalisation to give IV morphine or equivalent. A doctor would recommend surgery and would probably not offer any powerful pain medication.

      My friend suffered from gallstones and was told to take paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen. Then she was eventually given Co-codamol (Paracetamol with Codeine) but she said none even touched on the pain. She underwent surgery and has been pain-free since.

  8. QUESTION:
    Persistent, non-stop gallbladder pain?? Won't go away at all!?
    I am 20wks pregnant... The pain slowly started 2 weeks ago... I thought the pain in my right rib was maybe from my belly stretching. Then about 4-5 days ago, the pain started to radiate around my side to my back, up to under my shoulder blade.
    I went to the doc, she said it sounds like my gallbladder and ordered a gallbladder ultrasound.
    Before even getting the results back, less than 24 hours, I went to the ER. They performed an ultrasound there and it didn't show any signs of stones and all blood tests came back fine.

    For the last 3 days, the pain has been constant. I am in severe pain after EVERYTHING I eat... cereal, waffles (no butter), fruit, and I made a smoothie earlier (strawberry, ban, black berry, OJ) and I have been in a LOT of pain for the last 6-7 hours since then.

    Is there any explanation to why my pain is constant and not just after eating greasy/fatty meal?? Tylenol doesn't help... the pain won't go away!!

    • ANSWER:
      Your gallbladder has a stone lodged in 1 of your gallbladder ducts. I suggest just drinking a warm lemon, honey, and hot water mixture. This should help with the pain a little. Also, do an apple juice detox for a little while. This will help your liver rest a little, while your body gets a little cleaned out. Make sure to take a supplement fiber when doing this & since you're pregnant be careful. I had my friend massage my gallbladder. IT's painful but not nearly as painful as a gallbladder stone attack. Try the lemon, honey, and water. Also you can try this as well. It's not the best tasting stuff but it might help. Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 8 oz. of hot water and add a heaping tablespoon of honey. After about a week you should be feeling better. Let me know how you feel.

  9. QUESTION:
    Persistent gallbladder pain that won't go away!?
    I am 20wks pregnant... The pain slowly started 2 weeks ago... I thought the pain in my right rib was maybe from my belly stretching. Then about 4-5 days ago, the pain started to radiate around my side to my back, up to under my shoulder blade.
    I went to the doc, she said it sounds like my gallbladder and ordered a gallbladder ultrasound.
    Before even getting the results back, less than 24 hours, I went to the ER. They performed an ultrasound there and it didn't show any signs of stones and all blood tests came back fine.

    For the last 3 days, the pain has been constant. I am in severe pain after EVERYTHING I eat... cereal, waffles (no butter), fruit, and I made a smoothie earlier (strawberry, ban, black berry, OJ) and I have been in a LOT of pain for the last 6-7 hours since then.

    Is there any explanation to why my pain is constant and not just after eating greasy/fatty meal?? Tylenol doesn't help... the pain won't go away!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yikes! I had my gallbladder out last year (I was not pregnant at the time) and it was the worst pain I've ever experienced. My surgeon assumed that I was misdiagnosed for over 4 years, due to the amount of gallstones I had. Three years before my surgery, I did have an ultrasound of the gallbladder area that came back normal. It was terrible. By the end I was having constant pain as well, but it did get worse with eating. If it doesn't get worse with eating, then perhaps it is just a bad pregnancy pain.

      What was helpful for me was to take warm bubble baths, drink peppermint tea, and back massages. Try that out and see if it works! Best of luck to you!

  10. QUESTION:
    50%+ on gallbladder ultrasound but test caused pain?
    I had my ultrasound (I thought it was going to be a HIDA scan but I guess not) today of my gallbladder. When they injected the dye into me, my aches became pressure and pain in my RUQ area and the behind my breast bone and in my upper back. It made it hard to breathe for the duration of the test. The pain intensified after about half way through the test..

    BUT..The tech (not radiologist) said "well to ME it looks like it emptied at least 50%, so it looks fine. No stones. Bile duct looks fine"...

    Then what the HECK is it that would mimic gallbladder pain and would induce pain during a gallbladder test if the gallbladder is fine?
    *I've vomited about 5 times during these "attacks"
    *Loose stools but no diarrhea...
    *Vomited dark green stuff once it was DISGUSTING...

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes the testing does not show all of the disease of the gallbladder. I still think a HIDA scan would be a good idea. The ejection fraction % of your gallbladder is an important factor.

      If it walks like a duck and quacks, it more than likely is a duck. If it seems like gallbladder symptoms, it probably is the gallbladder. Sometimes there is sand-like material that does not show. We do gallbladder surgery all the time on folks with negative ultrasound results. A lot of times, We find the disease once we open the gallbladder itself after we have it out of the body.

  11. QUESTION:
    any cure for gallbladder pain?
    I have a gallbladder pain since weeks - I suppose by the symptoms - and I have an appointment soon with the doc, but till then I would like to know if there is any natural cure to ease the pain. I have a sharp stubbing feeling under my last rib on the right going to my back up. I have stones since 3 years and no problems but now it starts to be unbearable, does this mean it is inflamation or just the irritation by the stones?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink Lemon juice. It helps stones pass. I know for some people this works. I sadly didn't get a chance to do this since I went in the hospital for emergency surgery to remove the gallbladder due to extreme pain. Like always talk to your doctor first LOL. I laugh because all they want to do is surgery.

  12. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder-like pain, but no stones?
    I have classic gallbladder pain/symptoms ... but the ultrasound didn't show any stones. Is it possible to be having problems with the gallbladder when no stones are actually present?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there could be other reasons for gallbladder-like pain:
      http://www.healthline.com/sw/hr-ad-ask-the-doctor-gallbladder-disease

      Other potential causes: allergic reactions or intolerance to certain foods, fat malabsorption, cholesterol crystal formation, sphincter of Oddi issues, biliary dyskinesia, dyspepsia (for example, ulcers, Gastro- Esophageal Reflux Disease, inflammation of the stomach or esophagus), immunodeficiency disorders, IBS

  13. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder pain but I have no gallbladder, what could it be?
    I had my gallbladder taken out 20 months ago and about 2 days ago I started getting the same pain I got before I found out I needed my gallbladder out. The pain is starting out exactly the same and I just would love to know what it could be if anyone can relate to this at all. I really dread having surgery. I am only 22 and within the 20 months I have had 2 surgeries my gallbladder taken out and my left ovary removed due to a 14 pound cyst taken it over. :(

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  14. QUESTION:
    Post Op Gallbladder Pain?
    I had gallbladder removal about 5 weeks ago. Textbook, no problems, excellent recovery, etc. My most significant symptom before surgery was the upper back pain. A couple nights ago I went to the ER with chest pain (diagnosed as non cardiac) due to extreme stress & anxiety but as well, that very specific back pain -same as I had w/gallbladder (unmistakably) was very evident. Could there be some residual gallbladder issue.

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  15. QUESTION:
    Normal ultrasound, still gallbladder pain?
    I have been having gallbladder pain for the past year or so, but my ultrasound showed no stones. My mom and grandfather also had theirs out, but had no stones. I have a DISIDA + CCK test coming up, but I was wondering what is the likelyhood it would show something?

    I cannot BARE this pain anymore. It gets to the point of crying at times, and I'm hoping the exam shows something (only because I know it's there.)

    What was your experiences with your gallbladder pain and tests?

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  16. QUESTION:
    Can you have pain in your Kidney from a Gallbladder issue?
    I went to the ER for pain in my right Kidney.Urine ,Blood and CT scans were negative no infection shown. The ER Doc. said he THINKS it's my Gallbladder. I have not found anything online explaining anything about Kidney pain and Gallbladder symptoms. Can you have Kidney pain from a Gallbladder issue?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible for pain from organs within the abdomen to be felt outside of the abdomen. For example, the pain of pancreatic inflammation may be felt in the back. In your case, gall bladder pain felt in the kidney area. These types of pain are called "referred" pain because the pain does not originate in the location that it is felt. Rather, the cause of the pain is located away from where it is felt.

  17. QUESTION:
    Pain coming from gallbladder?
    For 2 months ive had pain at the bottom of my ribs so where my stomach is an dit drifts off to the right, under my ribs. It feels like pressure. My doctor put me on pariet which hasnt taken away the stoamch pain, but takin the edge of it. But this pain under the right rib is horrible, its not dwwp down so i doubt its my lungs as i have no breathing prooblems.
    I had an upper abdominal ultrasound 2 months ago and nothing was wrong, no stones. So can you still have gallbladder pain with no stones?? if so, does the gallbladder need to be removed? I heard doctors wont remove it unless there are stones. The scan showed its clear of anything.

    One thing ive noticed that shows a gas build up is when i take tums and let out a huge burp, the pain goes and i can oush on the area as much as i want and it doesnt hurt.

    So is it gas pain or my gallbladder??
    Why do i get gas pain in the same spot for 2 months?? is that bad? I do stress alot and have anxiety which im finally deciding to take medicationf or as i cant manage it on my own as i thought i first could.

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  18. QUESTION:
    Severe gallbladder pain, normal ultrasound?
    Hi, I've been getting severe gallbladder pain for about a month and a half now. I am in agony when I eat anything fatty, and in constant pain. The pain is just below my right rib, radiating around the side and back. I also have a lot of pain and muscle tightness in my right shoulder.
    The doctors at the hospital have spent a long time diagnosing me, refusing to admit that it could be gallbladder because of my age (I'm 23). When I did get a diagnosis I was told that my gallbladder was inflamed and stuck to my liver making it too risky to operate to remove the gallbladder straight away. I've had to wait a few weeks to confirm this with ultrasound (they forgot to schedule me). I had my ultrasound today but it was normal, no inflammation and no gallstones. I have also been having loose stools, pale stools, darker urine, increase in going to the toilet, and itching all over my body. I've also lost a lot of weight in the last few weeks (though this could be because I'm now on a very low fat diet) and had gastroenteritis earlier on this year.
    I'm in agony, at my wits end and have no idea what to do next. I've been tying to contact my GP but can't get an appointment for days.
    Does anybody have any ideas what I can do next? Does anyone have any ideas what this could be? I'm in a lot of pain, been admitted to the hospital repeated times, and haven't been able to work because the pain is so intense.
    Sorry if this doesn't make any sense!

    • ANSWER:
      A Nuclear medicine study would probably be the next step. It tests the function of your GB rather than just looking at it's appearance like Ultrasound does. You can have a totally normal ultrasound scan, but have decreased to no function, which would cause the symptoms you're having.

  19. QUESTION:
    Will alcohol trigger gallbladder pain? Doctors and health pro's only!?
    I went to the ER 1 month ago for gallbladder attack. The ultrasound showed a slight sludge in my gallbladder. The MD said it was mild and can be controlled, no need for removal. He told me not to eat spicy and greasy foods, fried food and caffeine and not to drink alchohol for 2 weeks. Well, its been a month and i drank couple beers and took shots last night and i have no pain. I think the pain was triggered by all the unhealthy food and i consumed form my early years, not the alcohol. What do you think doctors? can i still drink alchohol?
    BTW i did i gallbladder cleanse a day after i went to the ER and passed some chunky green gem like things from my gallbladder, i think i got rid of it. No pain since

    Just want to know if its safe to drink now

    • ANSWER:
      No it's not.Only aggravate the problem. Give it some time if you must drink. A year or so, then 1 or 2 per week if you must. Good Luck...

  20. QUESTION:
    What kind of gallbladder pain management is there?
    Let me start by saying, my Dr is an idiot. I've been getting gallbladder attacks off and on for the last 2 months or so. She recognizes how painful they are (saying that she has had kidney stones and they aren't even as painful as trying to pass gallstones). They have all been at night, and about 70% of the time are brought on by bad eating. So, to an extent, they are controllable, but I still get some attacks after having eaten healthy all day.

    All of my attacks come at night. The first one was so bad, I had no idea what was happening, so I went to emerg. They sent me home because by the time they got to me, it was hours and hours after the pain started, and the attack was over. I later had an ultrasound that confirmed gallstones. I had another attack a few weeks later, and it was so bad that my mom gave me one oxycodone that was left over from my dads recent hip surgery, The pain was gone with in 20 minutes, and I slept soundly. I didn't get high, so that means the pain meds did exactly what they were supposed to, and nothing more (a testament to how strong the pain is. If the pain was mild, I would have gotten high).

    The next time I saw my Dr., She prescribed me T3s and buscopan (she said this drugs helps relax the gallbladder). Since I wasn't looking to get high, I was happy with this and filled the script. When my next attack came, I took the recommended dose, and cried in pain for over an hour. It was so bad, I doubled up, and not even that did anything. I waited a minimum of 40minutes between each dose, since I was fearful of abusing the drugs. I ended up taking 4 times the recommended dose, and it didn't even take the edge off... T3s are clearly childs play.

    I went back to the Dr with my mom and explained how I was in such sever pain that I needed something more than Tylenol. I told her I didn't care what it was, but that I needed something stronger. I explained how my mom had given me oxy and it worked exactly as intended. She freaked out and gave me a rant about how oxy was way too strong, and she was proud to have never prescribed it in her career. I'm sorry, I know that some people abuse them or get addicted, but narcotics were invented and are legal FOR A REASON... They are intended for extreme pain, which is what gallstones are. Not prescribing them to someone who legitimately needs them is like abuse by neglect. And she's known me for over 15 years, and this is the first time I've asked for pain killers. Anyways...

    My mom agreed with me and gave me the whole bottle of oxys. I've had them on me now for over two months, and I only take them when I'm in severe pain. If I were looking to get high, the bottle would be gone by now.

    I'm very afraid of when the bottle runs out. My Dr. is eager to take my gallbladder out, but I'd prefer to pass the stones, since 15% of people who have their gallbladders removed have chronic diarrhea for the rest of their lives. Plus, many people still have pain, and there are a handful of complications. My Dr said she would NEVER prescribe anything stronger than T3s, and if I was still in pain to go to emergency. That's just not realistic for me, I work at a job where I need to be on the ball and not tired, and emerg in Canada takes FOREVER to get through.

    So I'm very afraid of when my bottle of oxys run out. Has anyone in Canada been prescribed anything stronger than T3s, or is this pretty common? It's starting to look like my only options will either be taking my gallbladder out, or buying oxys illegally.

    So after a very lengthy description... What is a typical prescription for this pain? Has anyone gotten something stronger than T3s? What should I doooo? Thanks.

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  21. QUESTION:
    Persistent gallbladder pain... but normal test results HELP?
    I am 20 weeks pregnant so I can't do the HIDA test which would show the function of my gallbladder. I personally think that if I could do this test, it would solve a lot of problems.

    Starting 2 weeks ago, I had severe pain under my right rib occasionally throughout the day... but I thought it was maybe muscles stretching from pregnancy.

    The last 4 days, I have had SEVERE pain under my right rib and pain in my right back/under shoulder blade/center of my back. The pain would come after EVERY thing I ate... whether it is cereal, fruit, waffles, etc.

    I went to the ER yesterday. Ultrasound showed no signs of stones, blood tests came back normal, and they said my liver test was normal. Again, I can't have the HIDA test.

    Every since I woke up this morning, I have been hurting all day!! Now I am feeling nauseous and over all sick. The pain will not go away, even with tylenol.

    What do you think could be wrong?? All the doc could tell me was "your gallbladder may not be working right cause of pregnancy, take tylenol and come back if you turn yellow"

    ?????

    • ANSWER:
      I have had pain in that area for 20 years. I've had two HIDA scans. There is "nothing" wrong with my gallbladder either, except that it hurts all the time.

      I have found that certain foods set it off. You are saying everything you eat sets it off. That doesn't sound like a gall bladder issue.

      The gallbladder stores extra bile from the liver. Bile is used to digest excess fat when you eat. When you eat a normal amount of fat, there is sufficient bile in the liver to digest the food, and that bile is delivered from the liver into your stomach to digest the food. When you eat a food high in fats, the gall bladder contracts and pushes out the bile, which can cause pain if you have gallstones or a cyst (which you don't, since the ultrasound didn't show one.)

      Try eating real bland foods (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) and see if those cause problems. Try eliminating any fats. If eating fat makes it hurt, than I would agree, it's your gallbladder, but if everything makes it hurt, I would be surprised if it turns out to be your gallbladder.

      I got rid of my gallbladder pains by being very careful about my diet. If I eat too much greasy food, I pay for it with gallbladder spasms. Also, having someone push or press on my gallbladder increases my pain and causes pains and spasms afterwards, so if you just had the ultrasound, you might want to try waiting for a little while afterwards. (And incidentally, I had a lot of pain when I had my HIDA....) It may take a while for the pain from being poked and prodded to go away.

  22. QUESTION:
    gallbladder pain, no stones?
    About three weeks ago I was dropped to the floor in tremendous pain while eating fast food... aka heart attack in a bag. Since then I've had this horrible ache under my shoulderblade and around to my right side. My doc suspected gallbladder and sent me for an ultrasound, which turned up no stones. Other than pain I've also had no other symptoms of gallbladder attack. My next step is probably the hida scan, but I have been given nothing for pain. I'm also afraid that I may be pregnant... with my fourth...

    I've been cutting out fat, caffeine, etc but the pain hasn't gotten any better. Extra strength Tylenol is also not much of a help. I'm so tired of hurting. Does anyone have any advice for pain management? My doc gave me something for irritable bowel syndrome but other than that I have nothing. And those pills don't work.

    • ANSWER:
      So Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is actually fairly weak for what you are experiencing. However, gallbladder pain IS best treated with a an Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) as opposed to an opiate (such as vicodin, percocet ect.) because some parts of the body simply are affected more by them. Assuming you don't have any bleeding ulcers or any other severe stomach problems you should ask your doctor for some Torodol (Ketorolac) or something along those lines. They are likely to easily give you something because they are not narcotics, and they work well for the gallbladder.

      Hope you feel better.

  23. QUESTION:
    gallbladder pain...doctors of no help?
    Gallbladder problem...getting no where do i keep returning until docs do something?
    I have had 18 months of hell from pain,,,nausea and sickness. I have had ultrasound and mrcp but have no stones. I have been back and forward to the doctors with no answers, i was put on co-codomal and tramadol. they pain and nausea has been so bad iwas at emergency doc on fri and told i shouldn't be taking co-codomal as it will make my sytmtoms worse. So they prescribed buscapan which dosnt work.

    I phone my own gp today, but they have no appointments, do i return to a&e. im really at my wits end with this.
    i also have blood,protien and white cells in my urine but they havent found anything.. i feel like im banging my head of a wall

    • ANSWER:
      If you can, try to bypass your GP and go to a GI specialist. I understand the pain of a gall bladder as I lived with it for almost 6 months before they found out my gall bladder was calcifying...yeah I NEVER had any stones, the actual gall bladder was the stone. When I finally got it removed they could not even 'deflate' it and had to cut me open more to get it out. Like I always tell everyone- NEVER listen to a doctor that says 'nothing's wrong' when you know for a FACT that something is not right. Second opinions do not hurt their feelings but they do get you cured.

  24. QUESTION:
    gallbladder pains and all symptoms but ultrasound showed no stones?
    still getting severe gallbladder pains and symptoms which last up to 5 hours. ultrasound showed nothing. what can i ask doctor to do for next test as its got to be something causing this pain and i need to know.

    • ANSWER:
      What are your Symptoms?
      I suffer from IBS, and Only recently been diagnosed.
      When i was researching my symptoms, some were similar to those of gallbladder pains,
      I get really bad tummy pains, which spread to my back, and sometimes cannot move out of bed
      There isn't really anything that shows up in tests to diagnose IBS, so the doctors just listen to your symptoms and diagnose it,
      Could it be this?

  25. QUESTION:
    gallbladder pain but negative test results?
    I had an ultrasound that showed no gall stones and a HIDA scan that showed 86% which is good. The doctor still wants to take out my gallbladder...I am having severe backpain,pain under my right ribs but not severe, it only hurts after I eat. I have acid reflux real bad and loss of appitite,the need to go to the bathroom after I eat. The pain almost wraps around my right side into my right shoulder blade. I just don't know if I should go through with the surgery.....is it my gallbladder that is causing me this pain!??
    my problem isn't weight gain, yes it seems as if I am bloated all the time but not to the point that I am concerned.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there!

      Let me share what I went through. In 2007 I started vomiting after eating. Stomach cramps galore but no special spot. Over time, if I ate a greasy meal, I'd vomit and then the fevers started. The pain started to be more specific- under my right rib and between my shoulder blades.

      I went to the ER numerous times because of the severity of the pain and because of the fever, chills, and vomiting that went along with it. They did an ultrasound and abdominal CT scan and they said my gallbladder was normal and sent me home. FINALLY, I went to a new GI doctor that didn't want me to go to the ER anymore and said Let's do a HIDA scan and they said it came back severely abnormal at 3% Ejection Rate. Which is strange because the Ultrasound with CCK which was only done a few months before came back with a 50% Ejection Rate. My new doc sent me to a surgeon, the surgeon was shocked at the vast difference between the results but scheduled surgery 2 days later and even though it's gone...and it's only been 8 months..I still get cramping there and I still get sick every once in awhile and similar symptoms but for the most part, I'm 120% better. I'll take level 2 cramping versus level 20 stabbing pain, ya know?

      BUT since your tests were BOTH normal, I thought I'd mention that there is another condition called Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction that can almost mimic gallbladder attacks to a T. Only a special test called an ERCP can diagnose it and not all GI surgeons will do it as there are risks. Usually it happens AFTER your gallbladder is out but I have definitely read cases where the gallbladder has NOT been removed.

      My suggestion is that if you are having this much pain to consider mentioning S.O.D to them or having an endoscopy done to rule out a hernia or a ulcer if you haven't already. My fiance has horrible acid reflux and an endoscopy revealed a polyp and a small hernia. You never know!

      Write to me if you need any support. I've been there before. You'll have a hard time getting a surgeon to take out your gallbladder without any written proof. It sucks but it might work in your favor it it's not your gallbladder because to be honest, I've had 4 surgeries in 2 years, and the healing from my gallbladder surgery was the most uncomfortable of them because although you don't NEED it, it does play a part in the GI tract and your body has to re-adjust to a new way and the biliary ducts have to moved and..well you get the idea...

      "Other Conditions with Similar Symptoms. Acute appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), pneumonia, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia, viral hepatitis, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, diverticulosis or diverticulitis, pregnancy complications, and even a heart attack may mimic a gallbladder attack."

  26. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder pain during last month pregnancy?
    I know for a fact that I have gallstones (Ultrasound), but I haven't had any problems up until now! I am but 3 days away from a c-section but the problem is, is that I am in so much pain that I can't sleep or keep anything down! My doc said to just wait it out, but with baby pushing right on my gallbladder I can't just wait it out! I am very tired and dizzy and nauseated and don't know if I can last another 3 days! I've tried all the home comfort measures, hot bath, eating light ( when I can eat), resting as much as possible, heat pad on the area, but I am getting no relief! Am I right to feel angry at my doc for not even suggesting something? Or should I do what he suggested and just go crazy waiting it out? When did not being able to eat become healthy for a person, especially a pregnant person! I am at a loss....

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem. We discovered gall stones when I was 29 weeks pregnant after I was rushed to the hospital for intense pain in my upper adominal area. I had actually passed a gall stone and there were still several in my gall bladder. The pain is excruciating. I remember it so well. I had to deal with it for ten more weeks after the first pains started. I, too, tried all the home remedies of warm baths and heating pads, but nothing helped. The only thing I can recommend to you is tylenol. It didn't help much, but a tiny tiny bit. Lay on your left side to keep your baby off your gall bladder.

      The end of pregnancy is miserable anyways, but there simply isn't anything your doctor can do that wouldn't jeopardize your baby. The best thing for your child is to wait it out. Try to keep getting liquids into your body. It's very important to stay hydrated.

      Good luck! I truly do feel for you.

  27. QUESTION:
    Should I go to the hospital or my physician for gallbladder pain?
    Okay, long story short (ish)...

    I've been getting gallbladder attacks since June 2009 (and you're probably thinking...WHY DO YOU STILL HAVE IT THEN?! Yeah, I know...). I didn't have health insurance when I first started getting the attacks. I didn't have it until August, but then my senior year of college started and I got super busy. But of course, the pain got worse and worse - completely unbearable. I'd get it at all hours of the day, and it could last from 1 hour to 6 hours. It was in the pit of my stomach and the middle of my back at the same time - killer. So I finally got around to going to see the doctor (which was pointless, he had no clue what I had and told me to try taking Maalox.) Nothing I tried worked - not over the counter meds, not laying down, not sitting, not standing, not doing jumping jacks...you get the point. Finally, my physician was like...you should probably get an xray if you're feeling back pain, and an ultrasound if you're feeling stomach pain. So the xray came up clear, but the ultrasound showed that my itty-bitty gallbladder was "chock full of stones!" Direct quote from my shocked ultrasound tech. Anyhoo, I met with a couple surgeons and both told me my best option was to get the sucker removed. Now, this was at the beginning of December 2009. I told them it would have to wait until finals were over, but then there's Christmas and New Years...so we were going with the beginning of January 2010. Well, wouldn't you know our health insurance dropped us on January 1st because we lived in NJ? They weren't a good "insurance" company, trust me...

    So then I was uninsured...again...but all my pain had disappeared since Thanksgiving. I had no pain for months, and I thought....Huh. Maybe I have like a bionic gallbladder or something and I totally beat this thing? Or all my gallstones just...went away? I was confused, but wasn't gonna jinx anything. And then June 2010 rolled around and I got the stupid pains back. Now, at this point, I had graduated college and was working, but still no health insurance. Didn't get that until this past November. And since November, for the most part, the pain hasn't been often. Maybe like once or twice a month, and it wouldn't last that long. And more recently (like the past month), it's been more like discomfort that actual pain. My stomach and back still hurt, but I can function. I'm not writhing on the floor anymore, haha.

    My question though is this - I've had this "discomfort" for about 3 days straight now, which is new for me. On top of the discomfort is bloating and burping (oh-so attractive, I know..). The pain seems to lift when I lay down, but of course I can't lay down while I'm at work. So I'm starting to get nervous...I have health insurance through my job (and it's legit insurance too! not the cheap stuff my parents buy that makes doctors stare at our insurance cards for an hour in confusion), but I don't really get sick leave. I have 4 sick days for all of 2011, and I used one so far, so I've got 3 to spare. The laproscopic surgery is a same-day, out-patient procedure, but the recovery time is like...a week, and I don't have that time to spare at work. But I'm nervous my gallbladder is going to like...explode or something crazy. Like out of an episode of Grey's Anatomy.

    So should I take a sick day and go see my physician? Or should I just go to the hospital? I'd feel weird going to the hospital for something that (currently) isn't excruciating, but I feel like if I went to my physician, he'd tell me to just go get the surgery. But if I do that, then I'd have to go get another ultrasound first (cause the last ones are from 2009, and I'm pretty sure things have probably changed a little bit), and then I have to set up a meeting with the surgeon, and then we have to set up a date for the surgery. And what if my discomfort stays static? I don't want to go weeks feeling like I can't get comfortable, and I don't want to eat cause I'm bloated, and my gallbladder's going to explode like crazy, haha. And I know I shouldn't have let it go this long, but it was really a matter of insurance and timing. Plus, my gallbladder is fickle, and I swear, any time I could've gotten the surgery, it doesn't act up. But if I'm busy and can't take the time out or I don't have insurance, it's like attack central. Ugh. I realize that my long story is not short like I intended, haha, but if you were able to get through it all - thank you for your patience :) Any advice you might have would be super helpful!

    • ANSWER:
      Get in to see a surgeon now, there is no reason to go to your family doctor nor the ER. The surgeon will set up a time for you to get this out. You could consider getting it done on a Friday, have 3 days recovery time through the weekend and maybe not need to use any more sick days, depending on your occupation. Many people go back to work in 3 days but are restricted from any lifting. In the meantime, you should be taking some ibuprofen regularly, following a low-fat diet because it is mostly fatty/spicy foods that sets off an attack. You can also go to WebMd.com and type in gallstones or gallbladder attack and read everything you should be doing to prevent an acute attack from occurring again while you make an appointment to get this removed.

      Regarding the comment from the med student, employers do not have to provide you with sick time for anything and if you only have 3 sick days left, you need to use them wisely. Otherwise, you risk losing your job or your time off is unpaid.

  28. QUESTION:
    no gallstones, but gallbladder pain?
    i went to the hospital yesterday with severe nausea, vomiting, and gallbladder pain. i had gone to a different hospital about this about a month ago, and they said there were stones, but this one said there were none. they got the results from the ultrasound from the previous hospital, said there was nothing wrong with my gallbladder, but that they would do another ultrasound just in case.

    they gave me about a total of 7 shots of morphine, 2 shots of gravol, and 4 or 5 of T3's within the 27 hours i was there, and, for some strange reason, nothing worked. they did 4 blood tests on me, an x-ray, an ultrasound for the gallbladder, kidneys, and liver, and everything came back normal. so they gave up on me, because they couldn't figure out what was wrong, and they let me leave the hospital when i was just in as much pain as i was when i got there.

    no doctors will really help me. my doctor won't do anything, and the hospitals can't figure it out so they won't try anymore. what's going on? what can i do now?
    i don't want websites for drugs, i want answers! that's why i'm asking, please!

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible a gall stone became lodged in the bile duct and they missed it. Or the gallbladder is inflamed (cholecystitis), which requires a special test they may have not performed.

  29. QUESTION:
    Im having Gallbladder pain?
    For the past 2 weeks I've had Sharp pains in my side, I've had ct scans, an ultrasound and they've both come back fine. So today I had a test where I laid under a camera and they watched the function of my gallbladder, anyway im wondering if theres no stones or inflamation, can it still be my gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      It can be your gallbladder even if you don't have stones. The test should tell you whether it's your gallbladder or not.

  30. QUESTION:
    Constant gallbladder pain, no one helping...?
    About 6 mos ago i got really sick, they said i had endomitriosis, whoch ive had before and had removed laproscopacly, they put me on BC pills to try to supress the ovaries for 3 mos which worked so far. But at the same time I started getting pain right where my gallbladder is ive been getting symptoms such as, nausia and vomiting,next to no appetite, ive gone from 154 lbs down to 117 lbs in about 4.5 mos. i get sever pain after eating anything at all, and it sometimes goes under my ribs. Just recently the pain is always there and wakes me up, but ive seen all doctors and even a specialist in my town. They give me pain killers, T3's and toradol, but they do nothing to help. I have an ultrasound on the 3rd, and im just wondering what i can do to make them take me seriously, im a 21 yr old single mom, and i cannot afford to be this sick or lose anymore weight.
    I have no idea why its taken so long, ive asked the same thing. But no one listens. they said there is a shortage of US techs here, so it would be up to 6 mos to get in for an US.

    • ANSWER:
      When you get the ultrasound and it comes up positive for a gallstone, that's proof enough that you do need treatment. Possible differentials for your condition include gallstones, liver problems, and cholecystitis. Get blood tests for ALT, AST, and Alk Phos. Ultrasound should reveal gallstones if that's the problem, and also cholecystitis if the bile duct is blocked.

      Since you already have it scheduled, just wait until it happens. Otherwise, if it continues to take so long, consider going to a hospital in a nearby metropolitan, which should have more resources.

  31. QUESTION:
    over-the-counter medicine for gallbladder pain?
    i posted my gallbladder story a couple days ago and basically, for almost 4 years i've been dealing with constant attacks. i'm getting ridiculously tired and sick of having these intense pains like 3-4 times a week. i've been on an intense gallbladder diet for months(bland foods. no fats, oils, sugars, etc.) but still i find myself in pain alll the time.
    SO! what i need to know is what i can take to subsidize the pain. ibuprofen? advil? tylenol? anything?!

    please & thank you!

    p.s. doctors gave me ranitidine and nexium which did nothing.

    • ANSWER:
      You could have calcified stones or even cholesterol stones that are pinching the bile ducts or inflaming them. Calcified stones can be detected with a proper scan. Unfortunately cholesterol bile stones can be very hard to detect even with the best scans and they could also cause inflamation and irritation of the gallbladder and bile ducts.

      Unfortunately, if you do have an obstruction of some sort causing bile to backup and add pressure and even turn into more stones, no amount of good diets can really help.

      There is are two choices. Either gallbladder surgery. Or you can take something to dissolve them and break them apart. Look into something called the Pulverexx Protocol. According to recent forums that I have been seen over liver cleansing, some people managed to avoid gallbladder surgery altogether and get immediate relief for gallbladder pain. Apparently it helps pulverize stones and so that they can later be flushed out of the body. I left a link at the bottom where I first heard about it.

      Hope you feel better.

  32. QUESTION:
    gallbladder pain question, please help!!?
    i had a gallbladder hida scan this morning for a suspected dysfunctional gallbladder, during the test they stopped it 15 minutes shy of the full hour of the first part because the tracer was already going out the bile duct, when they injected the CCK they did the full 30 minutes of pictures but at the end only half of the dye had been expelled, and while they were doing the test my gallbladder would pump for a while and then just stop and no tracer would come out for a few frames of picture, i dont see the doctor until wednesday for my results but im wondering if anybody else has had the same thing and would this be normal or abnormal?
    additional details i was on tramadol with no relief, my doctor now has me on norco 10mg/660,which barely helps i dont want to have to take pain pills the rest of my life, i need a cure not something that only masks symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      You won't have to take pain pills the rest of your life if it is a gall bladder problem. They will remove the gall bladder. You can live just fine without it. It soudns like you might have gall stones. The only test I had other than blood tests was an ultrasound.

  33. QUESTION:
    What to do about severe gallbladder pain?
    For about 2 weeks now I've been getting really nauseous after I eat anything. My doctor said he suspected it was my gallbladder and sent me in for an ultrasound this morning. I wont know the results until Monday. In the mean time he told me no eggs, no dairy, no fats, no meat, very little carbs. He also said eat very small meals and drink lots of water.

    The problem is that no matter what I eat I still feel really sick. It's gotten to the point where I'm scared to eat anything. I had 1 cup of apple sauce for lunch and the pain/nausea is really bad. I feel bloated and my lower back hurts. What can I do to make this go away or lessen?

    • ANSWER:
      Just going to have to get it removed or go to the ER and they should perscribe painkillers or even remove it there

  34. QUESTION:
    What Do I do to minimize my gallbladder pain?
    I went to my doctor today and he told me that there is no natural way to get rid of the gallstones in my gallbladder so he told me that I have to get it removed no matter what!!!! but before i went to see him i was told about a so called liver flush with apple juice and such where the apple juice can soften the stones and help poop it out. I told my doctor about it and he just looked at me and laughed!! he told me that its not true and i need it removed! Can someone from past experience fill me in on this please???? I just cannot take this pain anymore!

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor is right. The only way is going to be surgery. You will continue to have problems that could even get worse if you keep ignoring the inevitable. There is no liver flush that is going to help with a gallbladder problem. Those flushes do nothing but make a lot of money for the people that sell them. It's the modern day snake oil salesman. No one wants to get surgery done, but if your gallbladder is bad and has stones that are causing you a lot of pain, you have no other choice. They have come a long way today since the surgery can be done laproscopically for most people and they are either home the same day or the very next day depending on what the doctor wants. A bad gallbladder can actually be life threatening if one of those stones makes its way into the wrong place. That happened to my mother and she was in serious trouble for awhile.

      Listen to your doctor and get the surgery done if you want to get rid of the pain and feel good again. No flush of any kind is going to help you. Until you get the surgery, you can take pain pills to help which your doctor can prescribe for you. Keep a check on you temperature from time to time. If you run a fever, call your doctor immediately.

  35. QUESTION:
    If you have gallbladder problems, can you have a lot of nauseua?
    I had gallbladder pain that came and went a few different times this year....but it was never excrusciating. I have been having a lot of weird bouts of nausea and want to know if this could be related. Nausea but no pain. (and no...not pregnant).
    Thanks!

    p.s. The gallbladder stuff is definitely hereditary in our family.

    • ANSWER:
      it is related I was always nauseous when I had my gallbladder stones.

  36. QUESTION:
    Pain near gallbladder, but gallbladder is fine. What's up?
    I have pain right where my gallbladder is...I'd rate it about a 4 on the pain scale. I've had pain between my shoulder blades but I've determined it's just acid reflux (I have acid reflux disease and have felt some burning in my chest that accompanies the shoulder blade pain). I had an ultrasound done on my gallbladder, liver, pancreas, and kidneys done a week ago and all was well (I have fatty liver since I'm glucose intolerant, but other than that everything was normal). No gallstones or anything to raise red flags. What could this annoying pain be from? No nausea or vomiting, only abdominal cramps which I know are from lower intestinal issues. I'm a 24 year old female, if that gives any insight. Is this just random pain or something I should be concerned about? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Just because there were no stones or anything VISIBLY wrong with your gall bladder does not mean it is functioning properly. To test the actual function of your GB you would need a nuclear medicine study. If the pain is right at your GB and radiates to your back/shoulder, that is usually characteristic of a GB problem. I would ask your doctor if he thinks a nuc med study is the next step you should take.

  37. QUESTION:
    Frequent pain after gallbladder surgery. What to do?
    My mother undergone gallbladder operation 5 years back. It was removed by open surgery (not laser). After that she will have frequent pains near that area. When she consulted her doctor, he prescribed "Epidosin" and asked her to take it whenever the pain comes. Is there no permanent cure for this? It is really hard to tolerate the pain. It will be present for atleast 30 minutes if it comes. She can do nothing. What is the solution for it? Please help me.

    Thank you!!!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    help with after having my gallbladder removed, pain in same are?
    Its been 3 months since i had it removed. but today i woke up with no pain, and 20min later it felt like when i had a stone in my bile duct, it hurt so bad i couldnt move, couldnt sleep, couldnt do anything, it was right below the rib cage and it hurt really bad, what could this be? how can i fix this so it doesnt happen again?

    • ANSWER:
      If you don't have a gall bladder then the pain is happening in your stomach, there is pressure on it's nerves to cause it to release more gastric acid which is burning the lining up. That pressure happens when you have tight muscles in your back that end up reaching the nerves for the other organs as they leave the spine. to get rid of that pressure you have to free up the muscles in your back and here's how to release them to do that:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  39. QUESTION:
    pain after gallbladder removal surgery.. 1 week ago today please help?
    My surgery was exactly 1 week ago. I have 4 incisions (one at the navel, one above the navel between my rib cage and 2 on the right side of my abdomen). Yet, it is the upper incision and the one at my navel that I am getting pain and discomfort. I can not laugh or cough (when I do I get this sharp internal pain). I can't take a deep breath. Or I get an internal pain on the right side. I cannot bend down and I have pain when I go from a lying to sitting, or a sitting to stand up position. I am also experiencing back pain on my right side. And then I have this cramping at the top of my stomach where the incision is. Its just all so crazy. I am really wondering if I made a good choice. But the gallbladder attack pain was so unbearable. So I really had no choice. Everyone keeps saying I shouldn't be sore anymore and I am just fine. But I really don't think this is normal I just want to know if anyone else has experienced this and what they may think it is?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    pain after gallbladder surgery?
    I had my gallbladder removed 10 days ago. Unfortunately I am still getting some of the pains I had before it was removed. My doctor said this happens sometimes. Does anyone else have experience of this and if so, do the pains stay with you or lessen over time? If the gallbladder is no longer there, where is the pain originating from? Is it normal to still have occasional symptoms of nausea? and I still feel very tired.

    So grateful for any help.
    many thanks

    • ANSWER:
      "According to a study published in The British Journal of General Practice 2004;54:574-79, it was found that having the gall bladder surgically removed (cholecystectomy) does not always relieve upper abdominal pain even in those with proven gall stones.

      After cholecystectomy, one third of the patients saw their doctor again with the same pain they had suffered prior to the surgery. What a disappointing result for these patients. After 12 months most of the patients who had a cholecystectomy were pain free, but so were 63% of the patients who had kept their gall stones."

      Good link about the gallbladder and what to do after your gall bladder is removed >>>
      http://www.liverdoctor.com/index.php?page=liver-problems&subpage=gall-bladder

  41. QUESTION:
    What causes problems with the gallbladder besides gallstones?
    I have had a HIDA scan and there are not any obstructions to my bile ducts, meaning no gallstones blocking anything. So I am wondering why I would have pain. My gallbladder was only functioning 24% but no stones.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have a gallstone, but your gallbladder is failing. The gallbladder concentrates and distributes bile created by your liver in order to digest fats. The fact that your gallbladder is only functioning at 24% means that for whatever reason (infection, inflamed, scar tissue etc) it's not distributing it properly, if at all.

      Whenever you eat something, even if it's not particularly fatty, your gallbladder is going to squeeze and contract to try and get the bile out, and when it can't it's going to squeeze harder and harder, which causes the pain your experiencing. Think of it as a type of constipation. Gross, yes, but an accurate analogy.
      The only sure remedy is to have it surgically removed. You can try changing your diet, but it's only a temporary fix, and your condition will worsen over time. And somewhere down the line you will start developing gallstones which involves a much more complicated, but necessary surgical procedure.

      Make an appointment with a general surgeon, one that your family doctor recommends, and set a date to have it removed as soon as possible.
      In the meantime stay away from citrus, spices, cheese, anything that causes gas, beef, pork, anything overly surgary, or that contains more than 4g or 5g of fat per serving, and try not to eat more than 8g of fat per meal.
      Good luck and hope you get feeling better

  42. QUESTION:
    Severe gallbladder type pain... but no stones?
    First, I am 20 weeks pregnant.

    For the last 3 days, I have had severe pain under my right lower rib and the pain radiates up my right back to my shoulder blade shortly after eating... I would hurt every time, it doesn't matter what I eat. I went to the doc yesterday and she said that it sounds like my gallbladder. I was scheduled for a gallbladder ultrasound for 3am this morning and was told I would get the results in a few days.

    I woke up this morning and had a bowl of cereal then the pain came for about 30 mins. Later I ate two waffles with apple juice and the pain came and lasted for about an hour. In the afternoon, I had a chicken sandwich (not the best thing to eat, I know) and the pain came and lasted for about 2.5 hours.

    I went to the ER. Ultrasound came back with no signs of stones.... blood test came back normal. The doc said this pain is prob just related to my pregnancy and sent me home with tylenol. (Btw, tylenol doesn't help at all)

    I am in severe pain after EVERY thing I eat, it doesn't matter what it is..... but it isn't gall stones and apparently nothing to do with my gallbladder??

    Any ideas??
    Thank you so much! I am still convinced that it is my gallbladder. I can't do the HIDA test while pregnant but I bet if I could, that would show something.
    If it persists, I am going to demand them to take it out... I know you can get it out in your second trimester. Occasional pain would be tolerable... but after every meal, is not!!

    Thanks!! You provided a lot of insight!

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    No attack(pain) in gallbladder but I have gallstones, but why take it out?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, just because you don't have pain now doesn't mean that pain may not develop later. Better safe than sorry I say. Why not take care of it to PREVENT pain instead of BECAUSE of it. :) Hope this link helps-

  44. QUESTION:
    Help, pain near gallbladder?
    In January I was having pain coming from my gallbladder area enough to make me go to the hospital. They did an utra sound to check for gallstones didn't find any a day later the pain finally went away. Today I have that same pain what could it be?? The nurse told me maybe my gallbladder isn't emptying correctly but that sounded like something they were telling me cause they had no clue..

    • ANSWER:
      well eventually you will probably have to have it removed. I went through the same thing. it only hurt every now and then, then it got more regular, until it was making me sick. you need to see a doctor and maybe they can fix you up before you get to that point. good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP!!!30 Weeks pregnant, severe abdominal pain presumably gallbladder. Any Advice?
    I am 30 weeks pregnant. I told my obgyn over a month ago that I was having severe abdominal pain under my right rib. She told me it was likely my gallbladder and to adjust my diet and follow up in 30 days. Well my pain had actually gotten worse after I changed my diet. I ended up in the urgent care where as much of an abdominal ultrasound that could be performed was. After 8 hours and a ton of blood samples accidentally from my artery none the less they were inconclusive as to where my pain was coming from because they had limited vision from my daugheters positioning. They did how ever find some "good sized" kidney stones. Now, I know that is not the pain I am suffering from, although I am anticipation the passage of those suckers any day now. I have increased my fluid intake to over 2 gallons of cranberry and water a day. Try that for a week then talk to me about being uncomfortable... The doctor did not eliminate gallbladder disease, he said I needed to see a specialist and have a more complete ultrasound performed. Little did I know, a urologist wont come near me because of my pregnancy. I am in unbelievable amounts of pain. I was told the baby is more than fine and as long as I can tolerate the pain under my ribs I will be ok. Well guess what. I cant take it anymore!!! It hurts all the time! Im scared to stretch because it kills me, I cant eat because I have no room and it causes sharp burning pains. Im scared its going to rupture. Is there anyone who knows what I can do? I appreciate consolation but I need some serious advice!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The very best and only thing for you to do is to call your OB doctor. Any medical problems during pregnancy should be handled by the OB doctor. You may have to be persistent with your complaints. If you have to, call him every hour or go to his office. Insist on being seen. The pain is causing you stress which in turn can cause the baby stress. It is very important that you MAKE the doctor listen to you.
      Good luck, I hope I helped.

  46. QUESTION:
    Pain after Gallbladder Removal?
    I had my gallbladder removed 1.5 yrs. ago. Just a few months after its removal I began having painful attacks like I suffered w/ my gallbladder. I have had IBS w/ painful gas & extreme bloating since age 16. I’m 39 and still suffer from IBS, but I don’t believe that it is causing these attacks. I believe I have at least 2 separate problems (1 being IBS) & that they may tend to aggravate 1 another. I’ve also been diagnosed with acid reflux. I took Nexium for awhile. I felt it made me experience acid reflux more often. When I have the attacks, no meds really help. I’ll drink a bunch of Maalox or even take a magnesium tablet; helps maybe a bit. The pain is accompanied by what feels like a lot of liquid in my upper abdomen, like I just drank a gallon water. During these attacks,upper abdomen incredibly tender. I’ve scheduled for a colonoscopy, upper GI, & small bowels follow thru. Is it sphincter of oddi (SOD) dysfunction? Stones in bile duct? What tests would I need to have?

    • ANSWER:
      They might do a HIDA scan and look for stones in the bile ducts.

  47. QUESTION:
    Do Polyps on gallbladder cause pain?
    For 3 weeks, I have been in constant pain. Front right under rib, right back side. Pain worsening by evening. The only comfortable position is laying down, sitting being the worse. A resent ultrasound showed 1mm-2mm polyps. Could these be the cause of pain? No one seems to be rushing me into a surgeon, yet the pain is intense every evening.

    • ANSWER:
      They wont rush ya in until it reaches the a crucial stage bud, then they'll be able 2 operate on ya, take care!......

  48. QUESTION:
    Extremely Bad Pain After Gallbladder Surgery?
    Okay, So I had gallbladder surgery October 5th of this year due to abdominal pain. The pain before my surgery wasn't that bad. It was after the surgery when it became unbearable!. I did pretty good the first week after surgery. Then I would have very random and SHARP pains. And Its not my food, because I can go without eating without it flaring up. Its not a cramping feelings. Its feels more like somebody is tearing my insides out very slowing, organ by organ. And its just the area beneath my ribs and its throughout the front side of that area. I've been to the doctor 3 times for this, Been prescribed, Vicodin, &* Another pain killer, but they don't work. I have went and had an ultrasound but it came back normal. Its just hard living never knowing when your gonna fall in the floor and start crying in front of everybody due to pain. Yesterday, it was worse than it has EVER been and it lasted for about 20 minutes, and on a scale of 1 to 10, my pain was like a 13. Every other time its been like a 9 or 10. I called my mom crying my eyes out. I couldn't even get words out. Btw, I'm only 15, turn 16 the 19th. I'm just tired of being in constant pain, and I'm tired of having no answers because I know somethings wrong. Any suggestions? Please Help

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Severe gas pain after gallbladder removal?
    I had my gallbladder removed 10 months ago because it was full of stones. 2 weeks ago i was having severe pain my left side under my breast about 30 mintues to an hour after i ate. I went to the E.R. because it felt like i had ruptured something. I got faint and couldn't breathe in deeply. Felt like someone was stabbing me. Anyways..the pain started to move into the center of my chest. They did tests and found nothing wrong. Well for 2 weeks i have been sore in the center of my chest but no severe pain. Went to the doctor and he did a chest xray and a blood clot test and all is ok. Today i had the severe pain hit me again. Same area right after i ate again.

    My question is, is if you're gallbladder is gone, can you have severe gas that doesn't move or moves very slowly? Does the lack of gallbladder make gas worse?

    I thought about what i had eaten on both days and i did eat some broccoli and some red potatoes. I have never had gas pain before and all the doctors can't find anything wrong...so i'm just seeing if anyone else has had this problem.
    sorry..meant that i have never had gas pain that SEVERE before.

    • ANSWER:
      I had my gallbladder removed 9 months ago and haven't had gas problem any worse than before. Generally, having it removed has all been for the better.

      One possibility if you can connect it to dairy products, is you might be starting to become lactose intolerant. That's something that can develop on its own later in life.

      I assume you can tell gas pain from muscle pain, but you might want to keep both in mind. You don't mention any shortness of breath, which might lead to other problems. Maybe it was a touch of food poisoning?

      Good luck.

  50. QUESTION:
    Sharp pain after gallbladder surgery?
    I had laparoscopic surgery done to remove my gallbladder last Friday. I understand that I am supposed to have pain and be uncomfortable afterwards, but my doctor told me that by the end of the weekend I would be back to normal activity. I am not. Sometimes, it hurts to walk. I get this really nasty pain on my right side underneath my rib. I assume it is where my gallbladder was actually removed, but the doctor and all websites I have gone to never mentioned this. I don't have a fever and show no signs of jaundice, but the pain really freaks me out. 2 Tylenol Codeine 3 pills don't take away the shooting pain. Is this normal? If I sit just right, I can't feel it, but if I move wrong it literally takes my breath away. Also not CO2 because it doesn't move, it's completely localized. Thank you to all who answer seriously. I truly appreciate it.
    The reason I am asking here, is because it seems ridiculous to call the doctor because I am having pain after surgery. To me, it seems silly. But thanks for the reminder that I should be speaking to my doctor about this. Plus I was hoping to get info from other people with actual experience or medical expertise.
    Sorry to keep adding. The pain is in the same spot, the nausea and vomiting are gone. I would say the actual localized pain is worse though. I can't sneeze, lay on my side, bend, use my right arm in certain ways, etc. Also, I know there was something wrong with the gallbladder because they found sludge on ultrasound.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you gone back to the surgeon? You should not be feeling sharp pains.......if you haven't already call the Dr. ASAP...just because there is not a fever doesn't mean that there's not something wrong. Also, if you are extremely fatigued and/or abnormally pail, go to the hospital or Dr. to get a repeat CBC and make sure that you are not bleeding from anywhere. Not to freak you out, but I know of 2 people who almost died after having the laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. My opinion?? Call that surgeon.


Gallstones Diet Recipes

Written By: admin - Feb• 10•12

Recipe for Dissolving Gallstones

Your gallstones can be dissolved completely by way of natural treatment. You will get complete relief from the severe pain over your abdomen as well as between the shoulder blades and also nausea. The recipe for dissolving gallstones in the natural way consists of Home Remedies which are very safe and effective.

Symptoms of gallstones are crippling pain over upper part of abdomen, severe pain between shoulder blades, indigestion, nausea, dark colored urine, clay colored stools and skin as well as eyes turning yellowish.

Females are more likely to get gallstones because the major causes for gallstones are pregnancy, obesity and excess estrogens. Old age, fasting, excess of cholesterol, frequent constipation, diabetes and low-fiber high-fat diet also can cause gallstones formation.

Solidified bile is called gallstone. Bile solidifies due to excess of bilirubin or cholesterol in it. Bile is produced by liver, stored in gall bladder, flows through bile duct and is used for digesting fats. When bile duct is blocked by gallstones, bile cannot flow freely resulting in inflammation and severe pain.

Excess cholesterol and excess bilirubin in bile cause formation of cholesterol gallstones and pigment gallstones respectively. By following the recipe for dissolving gallstones in the natural ay, all types of gallstones found in both and women can be flushed out.

You can prevent gallstones formation through a healthy diet and healthy life style. Eat more vegetables, fruits, nuts and less carbohydrate. Avoid junk foods. Do regular exercises and daily drink plenty of water. Take calcium phosphate, coffee etc.

There are different recipes for dissolving gallstones. These Home Remedies pass your gallstones completely and ensure permanent relief from the intolerable pain.

Take pear, beets, carrot, grapefruit, lemon and grapes in raw as well as drink their juices.

Drink a mixture of 125 ml each of watercress juice and dandelion juice daily twice.

Take Rosemary and wild yam to get immediate relief from the pain.

Simple Steps to dissolve Gallstones at home

Dissolving gallstones by way of Home Remedies ensure you complete relief from the pain without any side effects unlike surgical treatment. You can have complete and permanent relief from the pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    diet for after removal of gallstones?
    my wife has just had gallstones removed and has been advised for a low fat diet. what can she eat? any good recipes?

    • ANSWER:
      Since having her gall bladder removed my sister can eat anything but cheese, possibly due to the fat content also she cannot drink anything with alcohol it just goes straight to her head and after one drink she is drunk.

  2. QUESTION:
    What recipes can I make for a non fat diet?
    I recently found out I have gallstones with a side of biliary colic, which means any fatty food I eat, triggers a painful gallbladder attack. I would like to cook for myself, but don't know what some easy non fat recipes are. If you could throw a website at me, or your own personal non-fat recipes my way, that would be great. No rude comments please, this is serious.
    At the moment the doctor has me on a clear liquid diet until Friday.
    I've had an ultrasound, and they saw a few stones, but nothing large enough to kill me. I find out tuesday if it needs to be taken out, but surgery is hopefully my last option. If I have my gallbladder taken out, I am at risk for colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    can you tell me a recipe salad and pasta ?
    thats to do with pasta and salad but with no fat in it like cheese for egsample im on a no fat diet i have gallstones and when i usually do pasta its allways with cheese lol its not fair i love my cheeses sosooooooo much too ! please help me with some delicious recipes and some nice salad 1s would be great too :0)

    • ANSWER:
      A cous cous salad is filling and tasty.

      Cook your cous cous, just add boiling water. Then (griddle/barbecue/grill) some spring onions, red pepper (Place in plastic bag afterwards to sweat then remove skin), Zucchini.

      Add all grilled stufff to cous cous with handfulls of fresh herbs, mint, coriander are great. Add lemon juice and voila. It's great warm or cold.

  4. QUESTION:
    FAT FREE Chocolate Fudge Cake?
    I recently got sick with bad gallstones... I'm forced to eat a fat free or atleast every low fat diet until I have surgery in afew months to remove it.

    My birthday is on friday.. and I just wanted a chocolate cake!

    Please link me to sites or post recipes for great tasting chocolate fudge cakes that are fat free... also some icings that are fat free

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Found a fat free chocolate cake here -->
      http://www.recipezaar.com/205945

      And a sort of frosting here ---->
      http://www.recipezaar.com/209717

      Both got mostly good reviews on the 'Zaar.

      Good luck and Happy Birthday!
      ~Syl

  5. QUESTION:
    what kind of foods do i need to eat for gallbladder problems?
    so i have a gallstone and need to start a new diet so i dont have another attack...what kinds of foods are good for me to eat without starving myself to death..i already know i need to stay away from fried foods..what else do i need to stay away from and what can i enjoy? any recipe ideas? please help im scared to eat anything....

    • ANSWER:
      Anything with a lot of fat content is a no-no.

  6. QUESTION:
    chicken stir fry? healthy and how?
    i was wondetring if anyone had a simple chicken stir fry recipe, i remmebr as a child my dad used to make a good one, but what i dont know is what to flavor the chicken with? and is it healthy? like less fattening? cuz i have gallstones and im trying a new diet.
    pretty much i would like recipes... simple american ones.. like i want to have rice with chicken and veggies but how do i combine them? and flavor it?

    • ANSWER:
      When I make stir fry, I cube the chicken and stir fry in sesame oil with some chopped onion and garlic. Then, I add the vegetables of choice (usually a frozen stir fry blend), stir fry until desired tenderness. Last, I make my sauce. I use one package brown gravy mix. Empty mix into 8 oz cup. I add about 2 tablespoons soy sauce, a splash of cooking wine (red or white, doesn't really matter), a teaspoon of brown sugar, couple dashes of ginger, and one or two shakes of crushed red pepper flakes, depends on how spicy you like it. Fill remainder of cup with water mix well and pour over stir fry and cook until sauce thickens. Serve over steamed rice. Voila! Also, email me if you'd like my recipe for asian style lo-mein noodles.

  7. QUESTION:
    Dr misdiagnoses? happen to you too many times?frustrated?
    So I've been misdiagnosed my by like 5 drs,2 from the ER in the past 3 years.I changed my primary dr last year and now feel like changing the one I have now,for the same reasons that i go to him once a month for like 5 months now trying to find out what's really wrong with me and to fix it but with no results.When i complained about extreme dizziness and headaches,The first dr said it sounded like a sinusitis so i took xrays,I didn't.Then the next dr told me i had strep throat just by looking at my throat no culture,I was put on penicillin and still didn't feel completely better,Thank goodness for this yahoo answers because someone advised me to go see an ENT.He did some blood tests and I have chronic EBV.He also suggested I see an allergist which i did have and now not as dizzy but sometimes and headaches pretty often.When i complained about pain and tingling in my sides and my tests came out negative my primary dr told me she thought i needed psychological counseling and antidepressants I told her no I feel pain she with attitude asked me what do you want me to do? i asked her for a ultrasound on my middle area and head,The cat scan for the head got denied but the ultrasound came out that i had gallstones alot and big! I had gall bladder surgery. I still felt pain a couple months later,i quit going to her after i asked her if she still thought what she said before about the pills and counseling and the dumb as* said yes! Then my new dr did an ultrasound bloodtests and cat scan on my stomach area,came out negative he tells me he thinks i have fibromyalgia and am lactose intolerant.I went on a lactose free diet and still had the same pain.i happened to come across the word gluten while looking for dairy free recipes.All the symptoms hit right on the button! I stopped eating gluten for a while and felt so much better pain almost completely went away.My big frustration is why with all the knowledge that they learn why couldn't they think that was a possibility??? They act like as if whatever they think is 100% right and are quick to diagnose most of the time it's wrong! I don't want to switch drs because i don't feel like explaining all this again,and trying to convince them i am not one of those hypochondriacs,wouldn't you think i have proven them wrong enough that they should believe me by now??? thanks for reading this.I appreciate anyones take on this or personal experiences,is there a board of committee or something I can write to and complain? I've pretty much lost all my trust for drs.and realize they are not as smart as i thought they were we learn more from the internet than them.
    I am 27 by the way,they keep saying your too young for this or that so they don't check me for everything. I don't think they should jump to those conclusions just because of age.

    • ANSWER:
      Ive always had problems with doctors, like you. I think if you're brighter than their average patient, they just assume you're thick and don't believe what you are saying if it conflicts with their prejudices.

      It's worth trying to find a decent doctor. I've had, like 3 in 55 years! (I've moved home long distances several times). The one i have now is great. I also find most woman doctors are patronizing and more likely to disbelieve you, so i always go for a male doctor. Even then, it's hit or miss as to whether you get a sensible one.

      It's not just doctors. When my daughter got appendicitis at age 9 I knew right away, because I tried the gentle pressure and suddenly let go test and the let go hurt more than the pressure. I saw the dr and he called an ambulance, and we got to the hospital, the nurse was trying to fill in the form with lies. Why did you take your daughter to the dr? Because i thought she had appendicitis, i said. She wrote, daughter had stomach pains, i said "that's not what i said - i would give her an antacid for stomach pains". Ended up having a standup row and filling in the form myself. ew I hate these fools.


Trigeminal Neurology

Written By: admin - Feb• 10•12

Question:

Ten years ago I was diagnosed with burning tongue syndrome. Tests for anaemia and vitamin deficiencies were negative. I was prescribed charcoal tablets which made no difference. Since then I have tried homoeopathy, herbal remedies and acupuncture with no relief whatsoever. I eat a good diet and consume very little alcohol. Allergy tests show that I am intolerant to pineapples, strawberries, cauliflower, tomatoes, egg whites and gin. Can you helpc

Answer:

Although this uncomfortable condition is rare, I have had any enquiries about it. I have successfully treated about a dozen cases, although I should point out that your doctor may not agree with my explanation. However, since there is really no conventional treatment - as you have found out-and my approach has worked, I am glad to pass it on.

One of my patients described it as having hot charcoal in my mouth'. I am not certain why this condition is called a syndrome, which refers to a collection of several unrelated symptoms, when the only symptom patients suffer is this burning sensation. I believe the root lies in the trigeminal nerve. Several cranial nerves run from the brain to the face, ears, eyes, nose, mouth and tongue, and neck. One of these is the trigeminal which has three branches. Two of the branches go to the upper half of the face and skull and the third to the lower half of the face, ie, the mouth and tongue. When irritated, sensory nerves such as the trigeminal produce three distinct feelings: hyposthesia or numbness; parathesia, which feels like pins and needles, and hypersthesia or burning.

The control centre of the trigeminal nerve is in the brain stem, which gets its blood supply from an artery based in the cervical part of your spine at the top of the neck. Regular readers of this column may be able to anticipate what my explanation is: Dr Ali's famous neck syndrome! In other words, my theory about the crucial connection between your neck and your state of health.

Your neck is the vital junction for messages from brain to body and blood supplies coming the other way. Anything that displaces the fragile vertebrae in your neck can affect these functions.

You can tell if a vertebra is out: by the soreness as you gently push your neck and because you will not be able to swivel your head round to its maximum. Common causes of displacement are: birth trauma, bad posture, whiplash injury, falls working at computers, driving a lot, sleeping on more than one pillow, neck injuries caused during dental or surgical work when the head is thrown back, even insomnia.

If the blood supply to the brain is impaired by the displacement of the vertebrae, it may affect many different mechanisms in the brain, and cause neurological, hormonal, emotional and psychological problems. In this case, as I have indicated above, I believe the problem is in the brain stem, either with the control centre of the trigeminal nerve or with the nerve centre itself which gets blood from the same artery. If a particular section of this nerve becomes irritated, it results in the tongue and/or mouth feeling as if they're on fire. Because the problem is not the nerve endings, food or food sensitivities are not the underlying cause. However, avoid consuming spicy food, hot drinks, citrus fruits, coffee and excess salt, which cause local irritation and may add to the problem.

HOW TO EASE THE BURN

Consult a qualified osteopath, chiropractor, physiotherapist or massage therapist, and ask them to locate the misalignment in the cervical spine and massage it. lf they only want to 'crack' it, go to another practitioner who agrees to give you massage or try McTimoney chiropractic, a very gentle form of manipulation.

* Ask a friend or partner to massage your neck and shoulders. Also lie down on the floor and ask your 'masseur' to gently pull your head away from your body.

* Do the following yoga exercises: cobra, turtle, semi-bridge, neck-twist, five times each, twice a day. You could learn them with a qualified yoga teacher (call the British Wheel of Yoga on 01529 306851).

* Take one Brento tablet, an Ayuruedic medicine which relaxes the brain and induces good sleep, at bedtime.

'* Go to bed early and get as much sleep as you can; rest in the afternoon if possible.

* Try to avoid frequent travel; if you sleep on planes or trains, use a neck pillow.

* Take frequent breaks when at a computer or driving; get up and stretch at least every hour.

* People with osteoporosis are particularly liable to neck problems, so eat a high protein die! exercise regularly and take Coral calcium supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Trigeminal Neuralgia appointment question?
    I was recently diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia a couple weeks ago and I was referred to a neurologist. My first neurology appointment is in a couple days. Can anyone please tell me what to expect on my first visit and what kind of tests they will be running? I am a little nervous and I just want to be prepared.
    Just to let everyone know I have no problems with my jaw. I have been checked for TMJ and I do not have it. I just want to know what is going to happen for my first neurological visit.thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It may depend on your individual symptoms as TN can be labeled as typical or atypical. If there is any concern about external pressure on the nerve such as a tumor (usually benign so don't panic) an MRI may be ordered. Of course, medical history and discussion of what has been going on.
      You may well have an EKG as many of the meds used to treat TN can effect cardio - they just want to see a healthy heart rhythm.
      The neuro will then do a physical check of your face neck and reflex.
      Probably will start with meds for TN which can range from anti-seizure to older antidepressants such as amitriptyline which have the side effects of deadening nerve pain. Don't expect immediate relief - takes time for the drugs to build up in your system.
      I was diagnosed with atypical TN in April/May of 09 after agonizing "tooth" aches since Nov of 08.
      It was a relief, now I do also have a mild TMJ which is not unusual as I am a grinder and this does not help either TN or TMJ. My dentist can tell this from my teeth and I can't stand the mouth guards. Amitriptyline helps manage my pain which is worse at night as blood flow increases to the area when you lay down or my "cold" triggers. I also have pain meds for the bad times.
      I was not fond of my neuro so once he confirmed my gp's thoughts - I just have been going to him.
      Just wondering - how old are you? TN is normally but NOT always found in middle aged and older females like me. I started to have problems at 48. Plus I have had a LOT of dental work and honestly believe this is how the nerve was damaged in the first place.
      I enclosed the info for a web site I really like, it is full of blogs and information about TN - you see many variations but a common understanding: http://www.fpa-support.org
      Good Luck and relax about the visit.

  2. QUESTION:
    How to get sex life back after 5 year abstinence caused by prescription drugs?
    Five years ago on Christmas eve, I was helping my wife into the car. She has cerebral palsy and walks with crutches. She slipped and started to fall and when I went to catch her, I knocked out both front teeth on the car door!
    I had a good dentist who recommended implants over a plate and I agreed it sounded nice to have teeth you never had to take out. It was a 5 hour procedure and sometime during it my trigeminal nerve was damaged. So the pain over the next days became worse instead of subsiding and being truly mystified, he sent me to the emergency room where they thought I was having a heart attack and admitted me for heart tests! The pain in my face was never addressed. They even made me do a treadmill test after I pleaded with them not to as I was in excruciating pain but they would not release me without it.
    Over the next 5 years, it became apparent the VA hospital staff had no idea how to treat me so I found through my own research (I'm a librarian!) what had happened. They refused to look at the copies I brought along from Wikipedia about Trigeminal Neuralgia - the most painful affliction known to man. (I once heard them whispering before coming in that "this guy has the suicide disease." At least they let me try the recommended meds used by the major pain clinics to treat this and they were all unsuccessful at reducing the pain. So 2-3 months ago, the neurologist there said "we've tried everything and failed in helping you so it's time you're fee-based to an outside doctor. I'd been asking them for the past 3 years to send me 20 minutes away to the Ohio Pain Clinic where the doctor is triple-board-certified in facial nerve damage. So she sends to my prime-care doc who blows a gasket saying it'll never be approved because no one there will sign a statement saying I need to go. When I asked why, she said go back to neurology and ask her. I said I just came from there and she sent me to you and would you please call her? No! She would not. So I ran back down there and caught her as she was leaving and told her I was told SHE needed to sign. "Why should I?" she asked and when I kept trying to explain what prime-care said, she finally agreed to to do it. Well, surprise! Neither one did and after a week, I called and spoke with John Boehner's aide since I'm from Ohio. A week later, she received a call from him personally ordering her to stop blowing me off and send me to OPC. She called me at work, told me off and said my appt. is next week!
    Now I've received my my first shot directly into the trigeminal nerve and it's helped by about 10% which is a lot compared with 5 years of non-stop agony. (I've got type 2 which never abates.) Now the doctor there has prescribed a med to help me wean off oxycodone which the VA addicted me to and Lyrica which kinda scares me because I've had so much trouble with side effects. But guess what? The VA is now trying to get out of giving me the prescriptions which they are supposed to be providing. Now if I ever get THAT straightened out, my wife is waiting for me to make up for 5 years without sex. Now that's even scarier! It wasn't that we NEVER had it, it was just drastically reduced due to all the different drugs and terrible pain. She also said that that the drugs changed me from a loving, caring person into a mean and uncaring one. Of course, I'm more than grateful that she stuck with me through this just as I was always there for all her leg and hip surgeries. Sadly, the thought of having sex right now is the furthest thing from my mind. I have to think about getting back to work asap as the bills have really piled up over 5 years.
    So any and all advise from someone who's been through something similar will be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      sorry about this

      keep going to a doctor until you find one that can help you

      sometimes it takes awhile

      if you can't have sex because of pain - and believe me not many doctors care about this - keep looking

      peace

  3. QUESTION:
    Chronic Tension Headaches?
    Hello,

    I am a relatively healthy 28 y.o. female that has been suffering from chronic tension headaches for the past 3 years. I am happily married, great job, and no financial problems (I have been asked re: stress)

    Areas I have explored without progress:

    Neurology – First prescribed Topomax (didn’t work) then Amitriptiline (worked a little; but when I tapered off after one year, the pain came back with a vengeance. MRIs and CT Scans have shown nothing. Was also tested for trigeminal neuralgia.

    Dental – 1st dentist said maybe I grind my teeth; got an NTI device (no help). 2nd Dentist said bad bite and “possible TMJ” and wanted to fit me with a ton of mouth pieces. Got a second opinion from Dental Pathologist and said my bite was perfect and that the other dentist just wanted to make $ off me.

    Massage Therapy/Physical Therapy – feels great; but no progress

    Allergy Test – shows I have an allergy to house dust, mould, and cockroaches.

    Please help me; I’m desperate!

    • ANSWER:
      This is quite some extensive test that you have been going through . I am just curious you haven't said about you watching TV or computer games or having your eyes tested from being far sighted nor have said their may be a gas leak in the house has your living quarters been tested for radon leak . The walls may have been painted with lead in the paint . There is a reason you are getting headache may allergic to Perfume or his after shave , cologne even there is something at work . Perhaps not to Alarm you being tested for leukaemia . Perhaps your dishes that you eat with everyday have extensive hand painted flower design that containing leaded paint .The list is endless and I am sure you find the answer soon . Good luck and happy holidays


Gallbaldder Diet

Written By: admin - Feb• 10•12

Avoid Gall Bladder more problem by diet recipes after its removal. Get detailed about Gall Bladder recipes here. Gall bladder is a small organ that is part of the digestive system. The pear-shaped organ does have important job, collecting and storing bile -- the fluid that helps the body digest fats. When you remove the Gall bladder organ, after then you need to diet recipes. In this diet plans avoid foods that have a high fat or acid content. Until your body has had time to heal and adjust, stay away from red meat, pork, butter, fried foods, dairy products and eggs. If you ate a diet high in problem foods prior to your gallbladder surgery, make an effort to avoid going back to those extremes. In excess, these foods can still cause other digestive problems.

The Gall bladder organ is located in the concavity of the gallbladder fossa, within the liver. Fully distended, it never measures more than 10 cm in length. The 4 cm diameter is cut across the fundus, neck and body of the organ. The gall bladder stores bile and releases the same when fatty food components enter the digestive tract. This process helps to emulsify and neutralize fats. When the gall bladder is removed, bile still flows from the liver into the small intestine. However, the release is more random and can result in discomfort after a mealparticularly one that is high in fat. Thats why first advice to consider eating smaller meals evenly spaced throughout the day and to reduce your intake of dietary fat.

Gall Bladder diet

People should follow the diet recipes includes starchy foods like rice, cereals, bread, vegetables, and fruit, if you suffer from Gallbladder. It is important that you cut down on red meats or, better yet, stop eating it entirely. You should also avoid refined, fatty and fried foods containing saturated fats, trans fats, hydrogenated fats and partially-hydrogenated fats.

Eating Fruits and vegetable list
Apples Apricots, Lemons, Figs, Guavas, Pears, Grapes, Currants, Prunes, Papaya, Melons, Coconuts, Berries, Tomatoes, Avocados, Artichokes, Cucumber, Beet, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Okra, Garlic, Shallots, Celery, Swiss Chard, Dandelion Greens
Avoid foods list
Eggs Pork, Onion, Cabbages, Cauliflower, Legumes, Fowl, High-fat milk, Chocolate, Ice-cream, Coffee, Black Tea, Alcohol, Soft drinks, Sodas, Grapefruit, Oranges, Corn, Nuts, White Flour, Artificial Sweeteners
Diet after gall bladder removal

A Low fat diet must be followed after gall bladder removal.
Avoid fatty or fried foods and red meat. Substitute your salad dressings with vinegar and olive oilAvoid large meals especially during bed timeAvoid carbonated drinks as they can trigger the movement of the stone causing more pain.Do not go in for binge or purge diets. Slow, steady weight loss is the key to a healthy body.Avoid convenience foods and fast foods, as they tend to pack in hidden fats. Limit the use of oil to about 2 - 3 tsp. a day.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Paralyzed Intestines, Fatty Liver, Liquid Diet, Swollen Stomach, Upper GI tomorrow. Any encouragement?
    Okay, last Saturday night (8 days ago), I went to my local ER because I was violently vomiting. I had not eaten much that day and had vomited all of that up. After seeing the triage, I started having to run into the ER bathroom and was vomiting up (what I later found out was) BILE. It was oily and green colored. Anyway, they gave me fluids and kept me overnight for observation. I didn't throw up again after being on the fluids. In the last few hours of being in the hospital I had diariah once and started running a low grade fever. They let me go anyway and said it was just a stomach virus going around.
    The following day, I started having the weirdest diariah it was almost all liquid, tan colored and 'frothy' if that makes any sense. I didn't have a since solid movement all week. Friday morning, my boss looked at my stomach and noticed it was POKING out, sent me to the doctor. They did an xray, said my intestines were paralyzed & I had a kidney infection and sent me straight over to the ER again. I've now been here since Friday morning (it's now Sunday night). They did an ultrasound on me today and said I had fat on my liver. I've only had a little food and still no solid movement. They're doing an upper gi tomorrow, but I'm really scared about what they might say.
    My gallbaldder had been removed in 2005 after I was notified of my gallstones my OB saw during one of my last ultrasounds. It was taken out a few days after the birth of my son.
    I'm just hoping someone out there might have been thru what I'm going thru. I've tried to 'google' for help but there's so much 'junk' out there.
    anything would be appreciated
    Thank you.

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Foods To Avoid For Gallstones

Written By: admin - Feb• 10•12

Did you know that you can naturally treat and prevent gallstones with a gallstone dietc In fact, you can literally use your diet as a holistic treatment to help flush your body of gallstones.

The problem is that the average American diet is exactly the opposite of what you should be eating. And do you really know what a natural health gallstone diet looks likec

Treating Gallstones Naturally

In most cases, many types of diseases can be cured with various foods. For instance, most kidney stones are naturally passed with high amounts of water hydration and cranberries. The arthritis disease of gout can be naturally treated with a basic (neutralized diet) which is used to neutralize the cause of gout (uric acid).

In the case of gallstones, your diet also has a major impact on the dangerous disease that puts over a half a million in the hospital to get their gallbladder removed. But, can this too, be preventedc Yes, you can actually avoid gallbladder surgery with a natural gallstone cure which incorporates a gallstone diet.

7 Tips from a Gallstone Diet

Here are 7 tips to start a gallstone diet to prevent and flush gallstones from your gallbladder.

1. Fats and Cholesterol- The main cause of gallstones is fat and cholesterol. You should do everything you can to avoid fatty foods, cholesterol and processed foods. Currently, the average American diet contains about 60-100 grams of fat per day. You should restrict yourself to about 30 grams of fat per day during the first two weeks of your treatment.
2. Fruits and Vegetables- Do your best to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet. We always recommend raw ones over cooked ones. Both fruits and vegetables contain a high volume of water soluble fiber which will naturally flush your body. However, if you overdo it too quickly, you might be sitting on the toilet a lot the first few days. Start with 5 a day.

3. Whole Grains- If you enjoy the carbohydrates then you should know which ones are good for you and which ones you should stay away from. Always try to eat cereals with at least 5 grams of fiber per serving. Find bread with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving. And as you have already heard, don't eat anything enriched! That includes white bread.

4. Dairy- If you are a milk drinker it is time you finally switched over! You should take this time to finally switch to skim and fat-free milk products. Avoid whole milk, sour cream, whole milk cheese and cheese spreads. We recommend getting at least 2 or more cups of fat-free dairy per day.

5. Protein- Meat and protein are essential to any healthy diet. But it is important to know what protein source is the best one. You should always opt for poultry, lean pork, choice cuts of beef, and lunch meat that is at least 95% fat free. Avoid the fatty meats even though they do taste better! For instance, if you have the choice between bacon and Canadian bacon, always choose Canadian bacon. Fried or grilledc Grilled!

6. What to drinkc - Most people go for the soft drink or the cup of coffee, which is fine! As long as you make it a habit to always chase it with a tall glass of water. You should literally be drinking half your body weight in ounces per day. Water is a natural flusher and keeps the body functioning at optimal levels.

7. Desserts- It is easy to give in to this one. But here are some healthy alternatives to the cakes, pies, cookies and chocolates that are loaded with fats (cause of gallstones). Sherbet, non-fat yogurt, fruit ice, and angel food cake are always a good place to start.

Keep Your Gallbladder, Save Thousands and Naturally Flush Gallstones

Treating gallstones starts with your diet but you can also use vitamins, supplements and herbs to help prevent gallstones. We also recommend a step by step gallbladder and liver cleanse that is guaranteed to dissolve and flush gallstones from home.

If you have gallstones, you can pass them pain free in less than 24 hours from right now, using a safe, natural, proven home remedy. Please visit our Gallstones Remedy Website today.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    best foods to eat and avoid when you have pancritis and gallstones?
    It is for an 80 year old woman

    • ANSWER:
      no alcohol, low-fat/no fat, keep it bland, easy on the caffiene.

      before my gallbladder was removed I ate a lot of chicken, turkey and fish.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any food suggestions for someone with gallstones?
    I am looking for foods to eat and foods to avoid. I would also REALLY like some recipes as I am having trouble thinking of what to make with what I can have so that I am not eating the same things all the time.
    I'm not looking for answers about having the gallbladder removed, I am a breastfeeding mother. I am just looking for some diet tips to hold me over until next July.

    • ANSWER:
      nothing spicy

      have they considered having gall bladder removed
      my wife had it done, and my father had it done

  3. QUESTION:
    What foods are good to eat to avoid a gallbladder attack?
    I currently have gallstones and am waiting for surgery. I need to know what foods can I eat that WON'T cause an attack and also when having a attack, what are some home remedies that help ease the pain? Thanks in advance.

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  4. QUESTION:
    Gallstones?
    I went for a physical a while ago, and my doc said judging by my symptoms, I might have either gallstones or GERD.. the pain is more in my upper abdomen, near the lower rib cage and it goes away in a few minutes. Sometimes the pain is sharp and radiates upwards into my chest and then I can't breathe too deeply or it stings. Anyway, i'm going to a big dinner tonite and my symptoms are acting up. What foods should I avoid?

    • ANSWER:
      In case it is gallstones, don't eat anything that is fried or greasy. Avoid things like ice cream and creamy pies too. Try to stick to lean meats and veggies. Lay off the butter. If it is GERD, you could try an OTC antacid that may help, like Pepcid. It won't bother you gallstone problem if you have one. In case it is GERD, stay away from the spicy stuff, carbonated beverages and alcohol. I know, sounds like a boring meal, but at least you'll be healthy.

  5. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever had gallstones?
    I know what is written in the books as far as symptoms go. I just wanted to know what kinds of symptoms other people have experienced. And I was also wanting to know what kind of foods to avoid and which ones would be benificial.
    Thanks for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      My sister got really bloaty with the pain. She had 2 er visits, a colonoscopy and EGD before she finally had a HIDA scan and was diagnosed. She just had the surgery. She went in at 7:30 and was home by 4:00.

      foods to avoid from a website:

      Eggs, pork, onion, fowl, milk, coffee, oranges, grapefruit, corn, beans, nuts, in that order.
      Trans fats
      Hydrogenated, partially-hydrogenated oils
      Margarine
      Fried Foods
      Saturated fats
      (even coconut oil until feeling better)
      Red meats
      Dairy products
      Eggs (Research showed that eggs caused symptoms in up to 95% of patients. However, in my clinical experience soft-boiled or poached with no fat added seems to be okay. Perhaps this is due to the lecithin content that is present in the raw or close to raw egg.)

      Coffee, regular or decaf
      Chocolate
      Ice cream
      Black tea
      Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
      Fruit juice
      Carbonated water
      Tap water
      Raddishes and turnips
      Cabbage, cauliflower
      Colas and all sodas
      Oats (for some people)
      Wheat
      Barley
      Rye (although the sour German ryes seem to be less troublesome)
      All legumes (beans) as they tend to increase the cholesterol in the bile.

      Avoid all artificial sweeteners, sugar, preservatives, refined and bleached foods (like white flour)

  6. QUESTION:
    food and drink that is recommended to avoid gallstone attacks?
    I am 24 years old and much to my surprise found out about two months ago I had gallstones. I have been eating a low fat diet to avoid attacks and if I do have abdominal pain I take panadine forte which relieves the pain but makes me drousy due to the high amount of codine. I am having surgery in about 1.5 months until then what foods do people recommend to avoid attacks in the time being. I have been eating all organic diet and tunasalad for lunch everyday which has been somewhat successful in avoiding these attacks.
    Also please if you can let me know what fooddrink that is not obvious that I should be avoiding. For example I don't eat avacado now as that is apparently not good if you have gall stones
    addition after having an attack I generally fast, use metamucil and skip a meal or more until I feel my digestive system has been fully cleared out.
    thanks bren fisher - very informative. i do drink a lot of juice that is very pure and low sugar everyday. I don't know if this has a positive or negative effect but I was told by the dietitian to water it down rather than drink it pure. I was told olive oils and any other type of dressing should be avoided. For example I eat plain saladvegetables with no dressing

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  7. QUESTION:
    what are the foods that must be avoided when you have a gall stone?
    what are some natural remedies for gallstone for it to be flush from our body?

    • ANSWER:
      pork

  8. QUESTION:
    I have gallstones - what to expect?
    Lately I've been off and on having pains and nausea and I just got back from a sonogram confirming I have gallstones. The tech was not a doctor so couldn't give me a general outlook. (To see a Dr about this I will apparently have to wait 7-10 days or longer.) She did say they didn't look enormous or appear to be about to break up. There were about 10 taking up about 1/3 of my gb, it appeared to me. I've read that gallstones with no symptoms are not uncommon and these don't require treatment. Since my symptoms seem largely controllable (small meals, avoid fatty foods) do you think it's likely I'll have to have the surgery anyway? I've been feeling badly this week and occassionally have symptoms once a month, but perhaps this is just a bad week?

    My sister, aunt and grandmother have all had their gallbladders removed so I'm prepared for that eventuality.

    Thanks in advance for your answers, it's annoying having to wait in suspense for nearly 2 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      yes eventually you will have to have the surgery i went through the same thing i had my surgery 4 months ago i suggest if you keep having symptoms whether its weekly or monthly just think about the pain will be gone permanently after your surgery

  9. QUESTION:
    How did I get these gallstones?
    I'm 18, female, I weigh 105 pounds, and I'm 4'11. I'm a healthy weight for my height, I've been on a healthy eating diet since September (so no fatty foods, although I have the odd treat every week after weigh in). However, since then I've developed gallstones in my gallbladder which my doctor says usually happens to people who are overweight or have a diet which is high in fat. I clearly don't have a fatty diet as I'm on Slimming World (which for those who don't know is basically just healthy balanced eating) and I have never been hugely overweight in my life, always stuck at 120 pounds but just fancied losing some of the excess weight. After 25 gallstone attacks, 3 trips to the emergency at the hospital, and millions of appointments I am finally diagnosed and getting my operation.

    My surgery to remove the gallbladder should be in 2 to 3 weeks and Bupa have given me a massive list of food that if I avoid might make the pain less frequent. They're all food I don't eat anyway! Loads of really fatty stuff! And what is odd that the last 'attack' I had was an hour after eating a salad!?!?!

    So I was wondering if someone could shed some light on this, as I don't know what to eat or what not to eat because I seem to go against all the norms of this and it's really confusing. I've never had any surgery before and although laporascopic colycystectomy seems great compared to the old way of doing it, I am still scared!

    I'm recovering from bulimia...not sure if this would affect anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Gallstones are mot common in people who eat a diet high in refined carbohydrate not fat. You can't eat much fast after the operation as it is the gall that emulsifies the fat to help digestion. You can easily get rif of gallstones without surgery - get Andreas Moritz's book The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse. It's really easy and it works (you get to count how many gallstones you pass each time you do the cleanse).

  10. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder Problems or something else? How do I counteract too much calcium in my diet?? Magnesium?
    I have been experiencing gallstone like symptoms for 1.5 yrs now. I thought I was going to die the first time I had one. Immediately, the 1st thing the doctors wanted to do when I had pain in my midsection was call it acid-reflux and gave me antacid. When that didn't work, they quickly switched to gallstones and said I had to have it removed immediately before it damaged my pancreas. They said to avoid fatty foods in the meantime. While I am thinking it over I ran into many MANY people who had problems/pain/cancer in less than 5 years after the operation, so I held off and tried to change my diet - with much success! With I still can't eat non-fatty foods like lettuce, nuts, skin of an apple, etc.....I can easily digest items like cheese pizza, ice cream, and cheese quesedillas. It doesn't make any sense. Personally, I think the food industry putting CALCIUM in our food is causing so many people to have this problem (I'm 30 and male). How does one counteract too much calcium??

    • ANSWER:
      Just go have your gallbladder removed it is the best thing i ever had done and the easiest surgery i had done. i felt sooo much better. you need to stay off caffeine, did they warn you about that? you might also have gone into pancreatitis. go have your blood sugar tested. take care of yourself.

  11. QUESTION:
    WHAT can I eat???
    I have diabetes, chronic kidney disease, high cholesterol and triglycerides, small gallstones, and fatty deposits on my liver. What can I eat that doesn't have fat, cholesterol, carbs/sugar, protein, sodium, potassium, etc.? The foods to avoid for all of these problems contradict each other. Guess I'll just starve to death???

    • ANSWER:
      i would guess fruits and vegetables..Can you see a nutritionist? I bet they would have some ideas for you. good luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    what to do with my doctor he seems like he only cares to save his ass, not my health?
    I am so confused i am 29 weeks pregnant, i still puke daily the pills they gave me to stop pucking dont help . I had a ultrasound done at 24 weeks and showed i had gallstones. i been having gallstone attacks 2 times a week, when im not down on that i have had low fluid levels and i am misserable. they think im dehydrated but if i drink i puck and im so tired of pucking i have to take care of a 3, 2 yr old kids that i have. I cant get any sleep at night i tried avoiding foods that are bad for me, but thats not a help. only thing i can keep down is pop and candy, sometimes other food but my last attack was brought on by me eating cherrys and i only had a few. im so tired of all this my husband has to know when we have the kid at least 3 weeks before we have it the place he works is so hard on issues like that. I am due end of sept but my gallstone doc has me set up for surgery on sept 7th and he said i have to have the baby out least week and half before then so thats like end of august. my doctor said he woudl induce me 4 days before my due date here both my other 2 kids been c sections so i just dont get it why i cant get out this missery sooner please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Well unless you're really short on doctors in your area, I would have them send my medical history to a different doctor. Both of my children were c-sections and the second one was set to be taken a week early because they don't like for you to go into labor. (some docs do allow VBAC, mine doesn't). I had to have my gall bladder out 2 weeks after I had a c-section with my first, not fun, so I know how that is. But really it sounds like you need a doctor who will actually listen to you and then explain how and why he is doing what he's doing, there is no reason that you should be in the dark about anything. It's your baby, your body and your medical bills. Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    I've been told I need to have my gallbladder removed.?
    I am terrified! I really don't want to have this surgery. I was told I didn't have gallstones but that my gallbladder was functioning only at 10% of what it should be. I'm able to eat pretty much what I want although I do avoid fatty foods. I've never been able to pinpoint my attacks to eating any particular food. After doing a lot of reading on the subject and finding all kinds of things from flushes and supplements that supposedly eliminate the need for surgery to the problems people have after having the surgery and I'm just wondering, what would happend if I just chose not to have it out? I only get the attacks about once every 4 or 5 months and and they only last 30 min. at the most and I have an occasional twinge in between. Is there some kind of risk I'm taking by not having it out? I've already put the surgery off for a year.
    I'm not worried about the surgery at all. I'm more concerned about the reprocussions afterward...diarrea, special diets, etc. I'm already very concientious about what I eat and exercise 5 X week. I don't want to have to alter my life if there are ways to avoid the surgery.

    • ANSWER:
      The surgery is nothing. Laproscopically done and leaves only a small scar. My daughters is at 30% but she is in so much pain that they are taking it out. If you don't have stones and you aren't in pain all the time there should be no rush to remove it. However my mother waited and waited and her gall bladder had gangrene in it not to healthy. Talk with your doctor if you are willing to put up with the discomfort every four or five months they probably will delay it till you are ready.

  14. QUESTION:
    Any Mommies out there experiencing gallbladder problems after pregnancy? Or from birth control pills?
    Since having my son I get really bad gallbladder attacks after eating grease.
    I had an ultrasound done of all my internal organs (liver, pancreas, gallbladder, uterus, etc.) and the only thing that showed up 'abnormal' was an inflamed tube to my gallbladder (gallbladder duct).
    This all happened after I had my son in July of 2007.
    The problem is, I'm *still* having the nausea (extreme nausea!) after I eat a greasy meal.

    The ultrasound showed that I didn't have any gallstones, so I am not going to lose my gallbladder .. but I have to 'avoid greasy food' to avoid any gallbladder attacks.

    My problem is that I LOVE greasy food! When I go a couple days without grease, I forget how sick it makes me, and I go ahead and have a cheeseburger and fries.
    (and when I say 'sick' I mean EXTREME nausea. I have never thrown up or had diarrhea, it's just EXTREME nausea that is impossible to get rid of. I was given a prescription from my Doctor for an anti-nausea, but now those don't even work. I just feel incredibly sick to my stomach and even dizzy from the nausea. Nothing I can eat or drink relieves the weak feeling in my stomach.)

    This last 'gallbladder attack' has left me nauseous for 3 days. I don't see myself eating ANYTHING greasy for a while!

    I am really going to start watching what I eat. I'm just wondering if any other Mothers experienced any gallbladder problems after having a baby? or starting birth control pills? (which I am on, and I was told that could also trigger gallbladder problems ..)

    I am wondering IF you had a gallbladder problem, did it ever go away WITHOUT having to have your gallbladder removed?

    IF I stay away from grease for a while, is there a possibility this 'problem' will go away?

    I've had these gallbladder attacks for 2 years now, BUT I haven't given up the grease, I only cut down. I am planning to cut out all fried foods for a while and see if that 'heals' my gallbladder? Anyone had any success with a gallbladder that 'repared' itself??

    - мaяк's ωifee -

    • ANSWER:
      A few weeks after having my daughter I had my first gallbladder attack. I would get nauseous & the attack was so intense we called 911...because I could barely breath and was on the floor in pain.My first attack lasted a hour. I had about 8 more attacks after that... Each attack got longer and stronger than the last. I would literally be dripping sweat all over the place and pale as a ghost. Finally I went to the doctor... once we realized it was not- "heartburn" like we were told, when we called 911. And sure enough I had TONS of gallstones. Because of the severity of my attacks & how often they were starting to come... we opted to have it removed.

      I had it removed in May, and it was one of the best decision I ever made. They only made small incisions. And I got to go home the same day of the surgery. It turned out to be perfect timing... because I got pregnant the next month... I couldnt imagine going through gall bladder attacks during pregnancy.

      Since you dont have gallstones... I think the best thing you can do it avoid greasy foods-hard I know. And see how that helps. I was also given pain meds, back when I was having attacks to dull the pain... if thats something youd be interested in.

      Good Luck, sorry I couldnt be more help.

      *** Love the pic of french fries,lol :-)

  15. QUESTION:
    diet plan for gallstones. 10 points?
    what foods can i eat when i have gallstones, im going to see a surgeon on the 8th of feb and i have been told to avoid basically everything, i just need to know some simple foods i can eat.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      if you have gallstones, you can't eat anything that has more than 3% fat

      The best foods to eat when you have gallstones are typically healthy ones. Prepare your foods by grilling, broiling, boiling, baking or poaching. Casseroles are normally also fine. Foods that normally do not cause problems include: beets, cucumbers, green beans, okra, sweet potatoes, avocados, vinegars, garlic, ripe tomatoes, shallots, cold water fish, lemons, grapes, apples, berries, papaya, pears, omega 3 oils and vegetable oils.
      Safe foods to eat when you have gallstones also include: bread, cereals, pasta, rice and potatoes. However, it is important to prepare them without oils or fats.

      hope this helped :)
      xx

  16. QUESTION:
    22 y/o, with gall bladder disease?
    On Feb. 28th, I started getting abdominal pain and lots of bloating all of a sudden. Pain level - 6 to 8 at most, and also felt nauseous. I had a bit of a temp that night. For 4 to 5 days, I still had the pain and feeling queasy. So I went to the hospital. They did X-Rays and ultrasound and labs. According to the doctor there, I have a mild case of gall bladder disease, and that I had NO gallstones. After the day at the hospital, I had no pain at all [maybe from the nice lala medicine they gave me?? hehe] Since then, I have no pain, and no bloating. I personally think I don't have that. I started looking before I even went to the doctor what I might have. It looked to me like maybe gastritis or something of that nature. I do suffer from IBS. But anyway, that's what the doctor said. I am 22, I'm 5'1 and weigh about 125. I have looked online of what kind of people get gall bladder disease, and all I see is: people who are over weight, or over 40 and female. I don't stuff my face with McDonalds everyday, but I do have my share. I have a doctors appointment the 22nd of March. I'm bringing him everything they did to me at the hospital. I was wondering if any of you could give me some info on this. Anyone here about my age and has this problem?? Also, any info on what websites I can go to for low saturated diets [seeing as that's what I have to eat], and foods I should avoid and what not. ANY info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  17. QUESTION:
    love-handles and surprisingly increased waistline...Help ?
    It's very odd, I'm a very tiny person and eventhough i have slightly chubby upper-arms (genetic), I've never been fat. But lately I noticed that my jeans are tougher to wear and i have love-handles.
    I'm vegetarian, and I avoid oily food because it's unhealthy and also because I have gallstones (and I'm only 17...)
    So, I'd really like to get into shape 'cause its really shocking for me to actually increase waistline...
    Please Help? :( I always had such a nice bod with a nice pair titties and everything...
    At home I have cycling and rowing machines... should I work on them everyday? if so, how much exactly?

    Thanks =)

    • ANSWER:
      drink 12-14 8oz glasses of water per day (eat your calories rather than drinking them, i.e. soda, juice, etc.). eat lots of fruits and veggies, some protein and little of carbs and fat. eat six-eight meals a day rather than the traditional three to increase metabolism. and never deny yourself anything because you will crave it, everything in moderation is key. and berries, grapes, bananas, spinach, sweet potatoes, white potatoes with skin, whole grains, chick peas, kidney beans, and lean protein are great to reduce the waistline. burn more calories than you consume. cycling and rowing are great exercises. swimming, brisk walking and jogging are great calorie burners. good luck

  18. QUESTION:
    Can anyone advise how I can avoid having a gall stone attack prior to my operation?
    Hi. I have had 5 severe gallstone attacks in the last 4-5 weeks and was referred for a gall bladder operation. The operation should be scheduled in the next 16 weeks but that is quite a long time.

    I am very scared of having another attack as the pain is very severe, I am looking after my 12 week old baby and am alone during the day. I am sometimes too scared to eat and to go out in case it happens.

    I am avoiding fatty and spicy food but have heard a lot of other conflicting advice. Some say dairy is ok, some say not.. Some say all fruit except avocados is ok, some say avoid tomatoes (which I use in cooking a lot). I wish there was a leaflet to tell you what is ok but there isn't!!

    Also, I have been trying to find out if food is always the trigger or if they can just happen anyway? And if there is anything I can do to make the attack go away besides painkillers (I have Tramadol but it doesn't seem to work)?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I had my gallbladder out last December (a huge relief). As soon as I had been diagnosed with having gallstones last July, I cut out ALL fats. I stopped having:

      EGGS
      full-fat AND semi-skimmed milk (I had skimmed)
      cream
      butter, margarine, ALL oils
      pastry
      cakes, biscuits, puddings, chocolate
      pies, etc
      rich or creamy sauces (curries, lasagne, etc)

      I ONLY had food which had 5% OR LESS of TOTAL fat.

      Example:

      breakfast.........porridge with skimmed milk, some fruit.
      lunch...............dry toast, baked beans. fruit, a low-fat yoghurt
      tea..................pasta cooked with onions, peppers, sweetcorn,
      tinned tomatoes and tuna.
      snacks.........."Go Ahead" bars, Cornflakes with skimmed milk, salad.

  19. QUESTION:
    I think that I have Gerd but I'm not sure?
    During this summer I have been very ill and having many symptoms that kind of indicates that I have Gastroesophageal reflux disease A.K.A. GERD ( I did some research). To start off, in the beginning of this year I got my gallbladder removed due to too many gallstones. And right after the operation I was feeling healthy and well. I have been avoiding fast food, etc. But a few months later I have fallen ill with a lot of stomach acid or acid reflux, I can no longer swallow food properly, i have no stomach pain, but i vomit constantly. Every time I eat food I don't digested well. Like when the food just comes back and when it comes back it's stick with like a lot of saliva, it just grosses me out. I try to avoid fatty, dairy, and acid food because if i eat something greasy I will automatically vomit it back and yet I still throw up!. I even drink pills for the acid reflux but it seems not to work so much and that this doesn't seem to go away! What is weird is that I don't have any stomach pain or bloating and if even if i drink a lot of water I will puke it back..=(.This is kind of similar to the symptoms that I had when I had gallstones...but just no pain. Plz help me out...What do you guys think? Could it be GERD? I am only 19 yrs old.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you drink coffee or caffeine drinks.The starts it or aggravates it.Get to the doc and tell them what going on.Tell them what your diet is too.I had it do to to much coffee.When you do have it you have to stop drinking those drinks.If you keep drinking them your counter acting the medication it takes to remedy.It took me a year to get over it.I do drink coffee but at weakening it with half & half.
      This helps to weaken it's negative affects.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to drink alcohol if you've gallstones, and awaiting operation to remove gallbladder. Please answer!?
    hi, my sister was admitted to hospital about a month ago with severe abdominal pain. It turned out she has gallstones and her gallbladder was a little inflamed. She is having keyhole surgery on jan 13 for removal of gallbladder. What i'm asking is With Christmas coming up is it ok for her to drink alcohol, or will it aggravate the gallstones. Her 26th birthday is also next week and there is a party so she would obviously like to have a drink. What drink would be best to have. Does fizzy drinks aggravate it more ie, bottles of bud, cider things like that, or even fizzy mixers? She got no advice when being discharged about things to avoid when eating and drinking. Only just to stay away from fatty foods.. Thanks for helping...

    • ANSWER:
      A sensible amount of alcohol should not affect her gall stones directly, whatever the type. However those with gall stones are at risk of pancreatitis which is affected by alcohol.

  21. QUESTION:
    how does age affect your life after gallbladder removal?
    I'm 20 years old and recently found out i have gallstones. My mother had her gallbladder removed about 7 years ago and still has problems with eating 99% of foods. My surgeon is leaving it up to me to decide if I want to go forward with the surgery to remove my gallbladder or leave it alone and continue dealing with the attacks I sometimes get. From my research I have found that many older adults in their mid 30s+ have problems with diarrhea and most of the younger people whom have had the surgery are fine after with no problems. I do understand fatty and spicy foods should be avoided post surgery which will be easy for me. I'm stressing over this because I don't want to continue with these random attacks and possibly have my gallbladder burst at some point but I also don't want to need run to a bathroom after every time I eat. I basically need to know your age, your condition after surgery and most importantly I need honesty. I understand talking about your private bathroom time is gross and personal, but please be honest with me. I have no idea who you are, and the more honest you are the better I will be able to make my decision. Thank you all for your help!

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    gallstone attack?
    is it possible to have a gallstone attack last for a whole week? with only a bit of relief intermitently, then it continues? And is there anything at all to relieve the pain at home? also if it is possible to have it this long will it eventually pass? and what foods should be avoided and what is the best things to eat?thank you-oh an dalso does it cause one to fell itchy on the skin?

    • ANSWER:
      go to the Dr. and get it checked, and yes it can last for a week, i had an attack for days and ended up in the hospital. this went on for 7 month before they found out my gall bladder was deseased. they did surgery and my gall bladder was rotted and dried up i did not have stones so go have it checked out..oh and stay away from fried food it triggers the attacks..

  23. QUESTION:
    Advice For After Gall Bladder Removal?
    Hi, I had my Gall Bladder Removed about 4 months ago and since then I nearly always have an uncomfortable feeling in my stomach and after I eat, especially in the morning I can have really bad stomach pains. I was not told of any specific foods to stick to so I have been eating what I did before I had gallstones. Is there a certain diet that I should be following or any foods that I should avoid. Any info on what can help or anything that I should or should not do would be very much appreciated, or any of your personal stories about after gall bladder removal would be helpful. Thanks in advance :D

    • ANSWER:
      I had my gall bladder removed in July after the first attack of biliary colic I'd had in 20 years. I'm out of pain now, but had a couple of really painful episodes after eating citrus fruit or chocolate. Also, the pain I experienced came about 20 mins after eating. I was always pain free by morning. After gall bladder removal, 20% of people experience discomfort or pain, called post cholecystectomy syndrome, the causes of which are not clear.

      You need to go back to your doctor if the pain is bad, but first try a really mild diet, like boiled rice and chicken, and maybe carrots. Do an invalid diet. Be very gentle with your stomach for a couple of days to see if there are any changes, then add things and note what happens.

      Look up post cholecystectomy syndrome.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcholecystectomy_syndrome

      ''Good post cholecystectomy foods include beets, cucumbers, okra, sweet potatoes, avocadoes, acidic foods, and foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Foods to be avoided after gallbladder surgery include trans fats, saturated fats, dairy, eggs, coffee and black tea, most fruit juices, alcohol, chocolate, cabbage, and radishes.''
      I got that quote from this site
      http://www.brighthub.com/science/medical/articles/33425.aspx
      but I don't agree about the acidic foods. There seems to be an increase in reflux type pain after gall bladder removal, and acidic food can bring on an attack of heartburn. If you can control it with diet you'll be fine, but if you're in pain even after eating a small amount of plain food, like plain boiled rice, you need to see your doctor. I did a lot of research after my op, and I read stories of people taking 12 months to be themselves again, so don't worry yet.
      Good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    Very nauseated - recently found out I have two gallstones..?
    A couple of weeks ago, I went to my doctor about some stomach pain I was having. I had originally thought it was possibly an umbilical hernia, after talking to my father (who's had two of them), and his mention of it to me. I decided this would also be a good time to bring up my medication and issues with that (have been on nexium for 3 years for GERD - am 23 years old).

    She sent me to have an ultrasound, to rule out a hernia and gall bladder issues. Tests came back showing that I have two gallstones. The day after I spoke with her, I looked up a GI specialist, and called her nurse back - she let me know that she would set up an appointment for me. That was Thursday.

    For the past several days now, I've been experiencing occasional nausea, particularly in the afternoon, just before work (right around noon) and just before bed. However, in the past two days, the nausea has increased - the past two nights to the point that I can't talk about or look at food without feeling like I'm going to vomit.

    My question is, is this directly related to the gallstones? I'm calling my doctor again on Monday to see if the appointment has been made, but I don't know what to do in between time. I'm going to have a wisdom tooth pulled Monday afternoon, and I don't want to take anything that is going to interfere with that. What, if anything, can I do to ease this up? I'm already taking two days off this week for the tooth, if I can avoid any more time off I would like to, and I really do not want to reschedule this extraction - but if this continues to get worse, I won't have a choice. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You can have tight muscles in your back pressing into the nerves going to the organs to cause the pains as well. Pressure on the nerves, as they leave the spine, would cause the organ to act up or go into pain. Pressure on the nerves to the stomach would cause the stomach to release more gastric acid which could be making you feel like you are going to vomit. The gastric acid would also be the cause for your gerd as the acid backs up into your esophagus. To get rid of this problem you have to free up your back muscles and here's how to do that:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  25. QUESTION:
    Can doctors prescribe strong painkillers for gallstones?
    Im only 18 and have had gallstones for 3 years, after only being diagnosed with them last year(I know Im not the everyday candidate for this condition!). I eat hardly any foods that are high in fat and sometimes i end up not eating for hours(fasting) which brings the colic on. i know by eating proper meals and a sufficient amount of fat, the pains can be avoided, but Im caught off guard sometimes and end up doubled over in pain because i've been too busy to eat. These pains have made me sick and recently ruined a would have been fantastic night out...I had to go home early! Is there any strong fast acting painkillers i can get by prescription or would I not be trusted enough...as the doctor might think ill abuse them? (Im not a person who pops pills...only take them when absolutely necessary)

    • ANSWER:
      Slightly confused....if your symptomatic why haven't you had treatment or had the gallstones removed if it's been going on for this length of time? Dr's can provide pain management if your in any pain, but this is hardly a solution! Please see your GP

      In the meatime take basic paracetamol.

  26. QUESTION:
    my gallbladder/gallstone story(so far). pain relief suggestions much appreciated!!?
    the pains/attacks started about 3-4 years ago and i was told by a doctor that i had a peptic ulcer. at the time i had about 1 attack every couple of weeks, always during the night. i improved my diet a little; less fats/fried foods, nothing acidic, spicy, sour, no caffeine or vinegar or coffee-- basically bland foods. occasionally i would have something not so healthy but not too often.

    For about 2 years i'd have attacks about once a month or so and up until this last year and a half they've become wayyy too frequent, about 3-4 times a month. so i went to the doctor and was told it's highly unlikely to be an ulcer considering my age, health, etc. after a couple months of constant pain i finally decided the pain was unbearable and went to the emergency room. they said it was just excessive stomach acid and gave me ranitidine and nexium(neither of which helped). they were lousy and after 9 hours waiting in the emergency room did nothing to help. so i went back to the doctor and they FINALLY decided to do an ultrasound. they found multiple stones in my gallbladder and set up an appointment with a surgeon. i went on a more strict and limited gallbladder diet, avoiding all problem foods but still the pain persists.

    about 6-7 months ago it became a lot worse. i've been having attacks at LEAST once or twice a week. and not just aching, i mean full on crying, crouching, no sleep, vomiting, stabbing-sensation pain. i refuse to go back to the emergency room-- it SUCKED last time. my entire medical experience has been long, painful and absolutely lousy. i waited 3 weeks for my ultrasound. 2 months after that for my first appointment with the surgeon(lasted a whopping 2.5 minutes. he poked my stomach and said "ouch. you need surgery. i'll see you in a couple weeks.)" now i have to wait 4-6 weeks for a call announcing my next appointment where he'll give a more detailed look around. THEN we'll actually schedule an appointment for surgery.

    so in conclusion, i have crappy doctors, a strict diet, frequent and ridiculously unbearable pains and weeks to wait it all out. i know several people who had 1 or 2 very mild pains(not even considered attacks) and went to the emergency room. they were treated and had surgery within a couple of days. i might just have terrible luck.

    sorry for the long story, but if anyone has ANY pain remedies or anything that could possibly take the pain away that would be GREAT. i've tried beets(sadly, they make me puke.) apple cider vinegar did nothing. olive oil+lemon juice= nothing. i'm willing to try aannnyyyttthhhiiiinnnnggggg!!! really... ANYTHING. please & thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There is a few things that you can probably do. First stick to a strict gallbladder diet. Also take the juice of carrots, beets and celery. about 4 to 8 ounces daily. This helps to alkalise your body, stimulate bile flow and help with acid reflux. If you are having pain you may want to try something called the Pulverexx Protocol. There are many people in curezone and other forums that swear by it. It basically helps dissolve stones in the gallbladder, move bile, and also relieve pain by pulverizing the stones to mush therefore becoming soft. Some have avoided gallbladder surgery all together using this method.

      Stress is another factor in gallbladder attacks. Emotional outbursts, anger, sadness etcs can contribute to the formation stones and the contraction of bile ducts. Rest your body, meditate and take calming teas.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to relieve gallbladder pain?
    I went to the hospital with the most intense pain I have ever felt in my middle stomach and back and turns out I have gallstones. That was about a week ago and since then I have an inflamed gallbladder that hurts pretty bad every night. When I lay down in any way, the pain gets worse because it feels like the gallbladder is being smashed. I take 2 percocets and an 800 mg motrin for it but that takes hours to kick in and I have two kids and work in the morning and the percocets knock me out for like 12 hours. I have been eating fruit mostly and water but that doesn't stop the pain from coming every night. So is there anything else I can do?

    So if you say avoid fat and greasy food and take pills you will look like a dumb ass, okay? I've done that.
    Going to the doctor on monday to see if they can take it out but with my work schedule I wouldn't be able to get it out until early January.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh boy do I know how you feel! I was admitted to hospital 30 times with flare ups which eventually caused liver damage and turned me yellow! As your doc to take the gall bladder out! You can't suffer with that pain looking after your babies! I was put on tramadol/ultram for the pain. The pain Meds you are on are not good for your liver x best of luck and get well soon

  28. QUESTION:
    Urgent medical Turkish phrases for me.?
    Maybe Sou can do a great job again here :)

    Basically, here is what happened, I lately have been diagnosed with gallbladder stones. They are small but they caused me 3 nights of very bad pain (not in a row but within this month). I went to the hospital 2 nights ago, i couldn't breathe anymore... they offered me morphine but it was too late, the pain had subsided.
    The doctor told me it was not urgent, I can still go to Turkey, an operation can be done after, but not too eat greasy, not too much olive oil, which is a shame since Turkey must have the best olive oil! He said not too much fatty meats and no fryed foods.

    First question:
    How can I make a restaurant person understand this without insulting their cuisine?

    Second question:
    What should I eat, any recommendations? What should I avoid?

    Third question, translations:

    How to say:

    - I have recent gallstones, I need to get operated soon. I need to eat not fatty and no oil. Very lean meat. Do you have anything for me?

    - Is it fried?

    - Can you cook it without oil?

    - Is the meat very lean?

    - I am very sorry for the incoveniency.

    At a hospital or clinic:

    - I was recently diagnosed with gall bladder stones. I will get operated soon. ...

    I thank you very much for answering me.

    - Not too salty please.

    - I am in very bad pain everywhere in the abdominal area It's like a very tight belt.

    • ANSWER:
      Not fatty and not fried is easy in Turkish cuisine, but I'm not so sure about touristic places.

      You may copy these down and have a printout, and carry it with you:

      "Safra kesemde taş var, yakında ameliyat olacağım. Çok yağlı yememem lazım. Yağsız et yemeliyim. Bana uygun bir yemeğiniz var mı?"

      "Bu yağda mı kızarmış?"

      "Yağsız pişirebilir misiniz?"

      "Et yağsız mı?"

      "Verdiğim zahmet için özür dilerim."

      At the hospitak:

      "Bana safra kesesi taşı teşhisi kondu. Yakında ameliyat olacağım..."

      "Bana yanıt verdiğiniz için teşekkür ederim." (I'm not sure if this was to be translated or not)

      "Fazla tuzlu olmasın, lütfen.

      "Karnım çok ağrıyor. Çok sıkı bir kemer gibi."

      Gallbladder and kidney stones are known diseases, so I'm sure people will be understanding.

      I hope you get well soon. And have fun.

  29. QUESTION:
    Undergoing an ERCP procedure: Yes or No?
    I am 28 and have a history of abdominal pain. 2 Years ago I was taking birth control pills but had to quit because I was developing pancreatitis, although I never got to the point of having an actual attack. After I quit the pill I got pregnant (Duh!) 3 months later and my son is now 10 months old. During that time I was pain-free and had an IUD with no hormones. I don't drink or smoke. I do hit the fast food places a little more often than I should not and every now and then I got mild discomfort on the same area. I weight 148 pounds. Well, last month I had a cold and took Tylenol Multi-symptom twice a day for about a week, and after that my IUD was coming out of my cervix and I had to take a Plan B double pill (those have about 10 times the amount of a reg. birth control pill) to avoid another pregnancy now. My period started off time and I got mild to moderate pain on my left abdominal side with nausea, vomit and dhiarrea. X-rays and ultrasound showed uncomplicated pancreatitis, no gallstones. Dr. ordered to take Nexium and see a GI. GI ordered MRCP a few days later which showed also no gallstones, good liver, and decreased inflamation, etc. blood tests before and after the situation showed a bit higher than normal levels of amylase, lypase, and sugar; days after fat-free, sugar-free diet, levels back to normal. My period is over and I feel the pain is starting to subside slowly each day. I am sticking with lots of fluids, fruits, vitamins, veggies, wheat products and no alcohol, dairy, fried foods or lipids whatsoever. I am going to see the dr. back on Thursday. Given my history and the risks that ERCP has... should I go for it or rather wait and stick with a non-fat diet and no drugs that can hurt my tummy?? Too many stories of ERCP gone bad...

    • ANSWER:
      dear d girl,

      this is a very hard question to answer yes or no on. i run a webgroup and we handle this sort of question all the time, if you come and join, you will get support and information on your decision. the issue is, after one pancreas attack, and a small history of them, chances are you will be having more in the future.

      the ercp is never a cure. many doctors dont understand this. instead it is a treatment, to keep the sphincter of oddi in a more open position. but there are complex issues where the pancreas enzymes may become active within the organ, so it autodigests.

      the main issue wirh ercp is operator error. you never want a resident or fellow to perform one. and even if you see a md at a clinic, chances are he will say he is observing it, and the resident is practicing on you. so you want to tell them, and write on the consent to treat forms, no residents or fellows may perform any procedures on me with regard to the ercp.

      there are also complimentary things to do to avoid this surgery and try and live as normal as possible despite the chronic nature of pancreas issues. im going to add the link to my group, so if you like, come and share and get any question regarding this answered. i also have many links, and the docors in the usa who do perform these best. here is the link http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Sphincterofoddi_pancreatitis/

      othwerwise, good luck to you with your decision. i hope you feel well, and can get the kind of help you need for this illness spectrum, as i call it, of pancreas and the sphincter of oddi. ;) Michele, registered nurse and webowner

  30. QUESTION:
    What to expect from laparoscopic cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)?
    Hi, following pregnancy I have developed the horrible thing that is Gallstones. I am due to have my gallbladder removed by keyhole surgery in the next couple of weeks but I am quite worried by this as I have a young son (4 months old) and am nervous about a lot of the things I have read on the internet.
    Can anyone who has had this operation done please give me some real insight into what it is like after the surgery as opposed to the textbook warnings I have seen on the internet.
    Also please don't suggest to me not to have it done as I have very regular bouts of pains, I am only 20, and I need to have it done to be a better mother to my little boy.
    And any tips on the best food/drinks to consume whilst waiting for my op to avoid pains would be brilliant.
    Thanks xx
    I was admitted to hospital and had various tests, ultrasounds, ct scans ect and they diagnosed it as gallstones. And the pain is always on my right hand side in my abdominal area and it is usually triggered by certain foods but I am still finding out which foods set it off as of yet. x

    • ANSWER:
      You need to avoid high fat foods, as that is what is triggering the gallstone attacks. For example avoid anything deep fried, cakes, chocolate, cream etc. Even roast lamb can trigger attacks (it's a fatty meat)

      When you have the surgery they make a few small incisions (I had four, I've heard of others having five) They inflate the stomach with gas, remove and pull it out through the belly button.

      The operation took around and hour in total.

      I was in hospital overnight, and up on my feet within hours of the surgery (albeit fairly gingerly and with the nurse trailing behind me holding the drainage tube!)

      The first couple of days after the surgery are the most painful, but you feel better each day. The best bet is knowing that this is the last time you'll be experiencing pain due to those stones!

      For me, the worst part was the pain from the gas, that lasted for more than a week, but eventually that went away too.

      I am now pain free and don't regret the op for a moment. I know at least 10 other people who have had this done, and they are also all happy with the result.

      So relax, it's not that bad, and you'll be better in no time!

  31. QUESTION:
    BINGE EATING DISORDER?
    i didnt know i had it all this while... lately i got gallstones and had surgery to get my gallbladder taken out, and lost 6 kgs by eating healthy after that (totally avoided binge eating)
    but now, im starting to eat all the old foods again and have a feeling i will gain all the weight back again!! but my love for food has returned! i eat and eat till im on the floor dying, help!!

    • ANSWER:
      time to speak to some professionals to get you back to eating on the right track, no one here will be able to give you the advice they can. for now, all i can say is eat healthy 5 days a week, and two days you can eat the old foods, but still try not to go too far. also drink alot of water.

      try to stick to this diet until you can see a nutritionist to get your eating controlled.

      good luck. x

  32. QUESTION:
    Help plan my menu for this week?
    I live in WV, USA and I have 0. to feed 5 people for 1 week.
    There are no real dietary restrictions.
    I am a woman with gallstones and deuodenitis (a stomach ulcer in the making lol) so I try to avoid a lot of spices.
    I have 4 kids ages 15, 13, 12, 11 and the older 2 (my boys) are extremely overweight, my 12 year old girl is "big boned" and my youngest is thin.
    We eat breakfast at home only 2 days a week. I usually have fast food for lunch 5 days a week because I'm on the go. The kids have lunch at school so that's taken care of.
    Then there's dinner all week.

    Any ideas? I HATE cooking (though my 15 year old loves experimenting). I have 2 5 QT slow cookers, a rice maker and a pressure cooker.

    Many thanks :)
    Wow! Many thanks for all the recipes, suggestions and websites!
    I will definitely use many of these this up-coming week and beyond!

    • ANSWER:
      Try to include a side salad (with low fat dressing) with each meal.

      Breakfast is easy: grab a cereal bar or just a piece of fruit, even a glass of fruit juice is better than nothing.

      Drink a glass of milk or carbonated water with your meal instead of sugary soda.

      MON
      lunch: macaroni and cheese
      snack: fruit (banana, orange, apple, pear, etc.)
      dinner: chili (lots of fiber from beans, add lots of veggies and you could even make it meatless, use low/nonfat sour cream and cheese, if you plan on using these at all)

      TUES
      lunch: peanut butter & jelly sandwhich on whole wheat bread
      snack: nuts (almonds are great, just don't overindulge as nuts are very high in fat and calories)
      dinner: spaghetti (lots of vegetables, with shrimp instead of meatballs) and whole wheat dinner rolls

      WED
      lunch: butternut squash soup (or any other flavor you would like, choose one with lots of vegetables, low sodium/low fat if you can find it) and lowfat, whole wheat crackers
      snack: yogurt (low fat, no added sugar)
      dinner: salad with cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms, alfalfa, heart of palm, spinach, and beans (chickpeas, kidney, etc.)

      THURS
      lunch: hummus, pita bread (whole wheat), vegetables
      snack: veggies (carrot sticks, celery, etc) and peanut butter (again, this is high in fat/calories, so watch the portions) or cottage cheese (made with lowfat or skim milk)
      dinner: grilled chicken, brown rice, steamed broccoli or any other veggies

      FRI
      lunch: brunch for lunch? scrambled eggs, whole wheat waffles or pancakes, sugar-free syrup, fruit
      snack: whole wheat crackers (try kashi brand)
      dinner: grilled salmon, baked potato, steamed asparagus or other vegetables

  33. QUESTION:
    Can i please have some feedback on my introduction for my paper?
    Food is a key element to survival but it is also a contributing factor to some life-threatening diseases. Although food production is thought to be sanitary, there are numerous diseases that come from meat production in factory farms. Typical animals that are consumed by humans such as chickens and cows contain compounds that directly increase cancer risks (PleaseBeKind). According to the American Dietetic Association, vegetarians are at lower risk of heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis, gout, gallstones, kidney stones, lung cancer, and adult on-set diabetes (HappyCow). Even though animal cruelty is a reason people turn to vegetarianism, this life-style can help avoid health problems non-vegetarians are subjected to. A diet containing meat is potentially dangerous to the human body; however, a vegetarian diet is safer and more nutritious.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it sounds good. But a purist might note that your references are both from veg/n sources. The facts you have used are widely known and it would give a bit of balance if you were able to find some non-veg/n references (I'm sure they exist).

  34. QUESTION:
    gallbladder attacks...what to eat, how to calm them down?
    I have gallstones, I've been putting off surgery because I've NEVER had to have anything major before. I'd get a gall bladder attack once in a blue moon.

    But I think my time is finally up, its been bothering me for a week, and I have an attack weather I eat greasy or oily food, or bland food, doesn't matter, if I eat, I'm on the floor wanting to die.

    The earliest Dr. appt. I could get is 2 days away, and that's just the consultation, who knows when surgery might be. So I need to figure out how to get this to calm down, I'm really trying to avoid going to the ER.

    • ANSWER:
      I had similar problems with my b_stard of a gallbladder :P

      Whatever I ate or drank...ugh, AGONY. Eventually I could stand it no longer and took myself off to the Dr who after a succession of tests discovered that I had a gallstone stuck in one of my ducts (hope I'm getting the terminology right here, sorry, I'm not a medical person...lol) so bile wasn't getting through and digesting stuff properly and the gallbladder was having to work extra hard and as a result was very inflamed. I had a procedure called an ERCP where a surgeon stuck a camera down my throat and removed the stone and I had no pain after that. Apparently this is only a temporary measure until surgery is possible but it might be worth asking your Dr about when you see him / her in 2 days.

      Good luck with it all, I share your pain.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to vomit after a bout of gallbladder/stone pain?
    I have a gallstone problem, there is at least one in the neck of the organ. I have surgery scheduled but it is still weeks away.

    Today I must have eaten something wrong (I've been doing very good about my diet but temptation's a cruel mistress) and spent the last few hours in pain, pacing around waiting for the meds they gave me to help (One anti inflammatory and two T3s as prescribed). I forced myself to eat an apple with the meds as the anti-inflam says to be taken with food.

    I tried a warm shower, and a bath for which I couldn't sit still long enough to relax. I took at least one tums, and read online that sometimes mint tea can help ease the pain so I tried some old sleepy time mint tea (which I've never had before since I'm not a fan of mint anything) Also I tried bending over a chair and putting pressure on the pain location. All of these are things I read online to try and ease the pain so I don't know if any of it matters but I thought it couldn't hurt to divulge.

    I was laying down as the pain finally started to subside. About half an hour of slipping in and out of sleep I woke up and knew right away that I was going to throw up. I calmly walked to the bathroom and did. I haven't thrown up in a few years so I'm obviously a bit concerned.

    Now my stomach hurts but I can't tell if it's from the original pain or the vomiting. I'm drinking water now and have had a couple tums but I don't know if i should be concerned. Obviously I spend a bit to much time reading about this ailment but this is a new one for me and I haven't really read anything about vomiting afterwards. The pain in my stomach area now is nothing like the sharpness from the gallstone but I'm uncomfortable and afraid that the worse pain is going to come back. Sorry for the excessive detail but I thought this was the best chance to avoid the quick answers that don't apply to me ("Just go to a Dr... I've done many Dr trips. Travel and time is costly so if I can avoid it I want to. I have surgery scheduled I'd just like to get to that date in one piece, hopefully a piece that doesn't hurt to much)
    Edit: Forgot to mention in case anyone suggests it, I'm allergic to gravol. Go team me

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible to vomit with Gallbladder pain/stones. If you are keeping the water down. This might just be an isolated incident. Instead of Tums you might want to try something like Prilosec. Though it is pricey it is much effective. Talk to Pharmacist and try the store brands they are much cheaper. We all anticipate surgery. If you have never had surgery I will talk you through the process. Email me. Good Luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been through gallbladder surgery while breastfeeding a newborn?
    'm the happy mother of a 2.5-old daughter and a 20-month old son, and I'm pretty sure I have gallstones or some kind of gallbladder issues. I get a lot of pain under my ribs on the upper right side, and it radiates around to my back. Lately all food seems to hurt, and I've been trying to stay away from anything fatty or greasy. I was about 95% vegan (I'd occasionally have a little cheese or Greek yogurt), so I don't eat a lot of junk, but I've been avoiding oil, nuts, tahini, any dairy, etc. (along with pretty much everything but dry toast/fruit/crackers/rice).

    Anyway, the nurse at my midwife's office recommended that I see a GI specialist, and I have an appointment in two weeks. It seems like it's pretty likely that there will be surgery, and that's fine. I'm over this and ready for it not to hurt anymore! I have two questions:

    1. Has anyone been through this surgery while breastfeeding? I'm still nursing pretty much around the clock. I'm prepared to pump and stock up beforehand if necessary, but I'd like to limit use of bottles (she hasn't had one yet) and nurse as much before and after as I can. I'm eager to any advice on this or would just appreciate hearing about your experience.

    2. Does anyone have advice for managing the discomfort until I see the doctor? Most of the time it is strong and steady, but dull, if that makes sense. I'm not having a lot of nausea or vomiting, but the pain seems pretty constant over the past two weeks or so, with some short periods (a day or so) where I don't seem to notice it much, and other days where I feel sort of lousy.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Didnt BF during gallstones but did extensivley BF & endured 3mth wait for gallstone surgery heres what I can offer:

      Feeding after surgery: speak to your specialist AND anethisist, tell them you are BFing & they can adjust your anesthetic to one that if not entirely safe to BF after, will neutralise faster allowing you to BF again within 24hrs. My surgery was keyhole day surgery so I was in & out same day.

      See you chemist here in AUstralia my GP suggested 'Buscopan' and it did ease the squarmish feeling somewhat. I went almost fat free diet: rice, pasta, veg, baked beans on toast was a good standy but yeh no butter or marg. I also used fat free soy milk. If anything packaged had more than 3g of fat per 100g I couldnt eat it. I recall thinking one hot chip wouldnt hurt HA it was excruciating!!!
      Water is your best friend. Not only can it help flush your system (gstones can impede liver function) it also helps with the discomfort & nausea. Green apples seemed to help me & a squeeze of lemon in my water occassionally throughout the day. I also found sleeping on an incline of 2-3 pillows much better than flat & when I was having an attack lying on my left side helped. Talk to your Dr about what you can take for pain relief: I know panadol is safe through BFing & if that works great but if you have a wait for surgery you may need to get something stronger down the trace as your gall bladder becomes more inflamed & abrased by the stones it does get more painful. Pesonally I reckon it was worse than my 2nd 2 c sections, I have a very high pain thresh hold but OMG the HURT! sorry:(

      The reason you may not notice it so much at some times depends on where the stones are, the closer to the opening of the bile duct the more painful as they form a plug so notonly are they stopping the bile passing through causing pain but they themselves are rough & abrassive on your gall bladder giving that weird grating sort of swallowed sand feeling.

      Gall stones are very common during/after pregnancy, sudden weightloss (including that of your baby) seems to be a key trigger. I was also told : Fat (including pregnancy even if youre all baby) , femal. fair (skinned) , fertile , 40 are all common characteristics of gallstone sufferers.

      Good news is surgery is instant relief & Ive experianced no digestive issues since. The diet changes I made I maintained but to a more rational extreme and have kept most of the 10kgs I lost in my 3mth pre op period off!

      Post op breathe in to sit up, out to lye down & dont lift anything over 3kg for the 1st 6 weeks.

  37. QUESTION:
    How did I get these gallstones?
    I'm 18, female, I weigh 105 pounds, and I'm 4'11. I'm a healthy weight for my height, I've been on a healthy eating diet since September (so no fatty foods, although I have the odd treat every week after weigh in). However, since then I've developed gallstones in my gallbladder which my doctor says usually happens to people who are overweight or have a diet which is high in fat. I clearly don't have a fatty diet as I'm on Slimming World (which for those who don't know is basically just healthy balanced eating) and I have never been hugely overweight in my life, always stuck at 120 pounds but just fancied losing some of the excess weight. After 25 gallstone attacks, 3 trips to the emergency at the hospital, and millions of appointments I am finally diagnosed and getting my operation.

    My surgery to remove the gallbladder should be in 2 to 3 weeks and Bupa have given me a massive list of food that if I avoid might make the pain less frequent. They're all food I don't eat anyway! Loads of really fatty stuff! And what is odd that the last 'attack' I had was an hour after eating a salad!?!?!

    So I was wondering if someone could shed some light on this, as I don't know what to eat or what not to eat because I seem to go against all the norms of this and it's really confusing. I've never had any surgery before and although laporascopic colycystectomy seems great compared to the old way of doing it, I am still scared!
    Edit: I am also recovering from bulimia... don't know if this would affect anything?

    • ANSWER:
      What you likely have are gallstones because of a family tendency, or a metabolic problem that hasn't yet been diagnosed. You will be able to find out more after the stones are removed and pathology gets a chance to find out what they are made of. Not all gallstones are made of the same things. You have stones made up of cholesterol, pigment or calcium carbonate. Adults, overweight folks, and those who eat a great deal of fat are more inclined to have the cholesterol based stones. Pediatric gallstones usually are made of pigment or calcium carbonate, which are unusual to see in adults. Not saying you aren't grown up here, just that your stones probably have been forming for some time now, judging from your history. Yours are likely not due to a fatty diet. Although, you could have familial high cholesterol as well, and this is how it's going to be caught. You have to ask once the stones are analyzed. So far as the diet goes, avoiding those foods helps cut fat intake. Bile is required to digest fat, and by cutting down the fat intake you don't need much bile. It just helps take the load off, since a gallbladder full of stones is just going to hurt if you trigger the need for bile. I imagine you are probably either pretty stuffed with gallstones, or have a few really big ones in there causing your trouble. It does reach a point where even dry toast will still leave you in misery, fat or no fat. Now, about that surgery. It most definitely is not your grandma's gallbladder operation anymore. You will be asleep maybe 45 minutes, tops- anesthetized via an IV, not with a tube down your throat and all that. When you wake up, you will have 3-4 pokeholes in your side, one of those is usually just inside or just slightly above your bellybutton (doctor's preference there). Those poke holes are not very big at all, and won't need more than a stitch or two to close. You won't be in any pain at all, just groggy. If you have it done in the morning, you will even be awake enough to be back in your own regular room enjoying a light lunch. Depending on the hospital, you could even be home in the late afternoon, and sleep in your own bed that night. The next day, you will feel like your own personal balloon and not too great. If you can force yourself to get up and move, and walk about a bit, you feel better a lot faster. The gas passes- no pun intended, but it passes pretty much the old fashioned way- and you feel tired, but okay. You need to eat a blandish diet for a couple days, but after about 3-4 days, you are pretty much back on your feet and feeling much better. Lay off the dairy in the meantime, and before you start back, eat a carton or two of organic live culture yogurt each day for a couple days to replace any bacteria you lost from the surgery. Anytime you meddle with the innards, you upset those, and it's just good practice to do it this way. Gradually ease back into a normal diet, and just watch the fat intake. Without a gallbladder, you have no holding tank for bile. It still gets produced, but it's an on demand production. If you eat more than the liver can produce quickly enough, you get diarrhea, gas and cramps. How much fat you will be able to eat is rather individual and it just takes some experimentation to find out what your tolerance will be. A full fry up meal won't ever be a good idea, just to set a limit on that end for you. Your tolerance will be something between no fat and that. If you do eat something fried, or higher in fat, try to eat a wholegrain along with it to help absorb excess fat. It's not a miracle fix, but a great help all the same. I understand the fear of surgery, it's okay. But as surgery goes, it really is fast and easy for the most part, and you are not nearly as miserable afterward as you have been. If you have survived all those attacks, the surgery and recovery will be no-brainers for you most likely. I wish you luck dear, with surgery and beyond. You will feel much better afterward, I promise. And once the stones are out, you can look further into what set you up for it to begin with.

  38. QUESTION:
    Urgent medical Turkish phrases for me.?
    Maybe Sou can do a great job again here :)

    Basically, here is what happened, I lately have been diagnosed with gallbladder stones. They are small but they caused me 3 nights of very bad pain (not in a row but within this month). I went to the hospital 2 nights ago, i couldn't breathe anymore... they offered me morphine but it was too late, the pain had subsided.
    The doctor told me it was not urgent, I can still go to Turkey, an operation can be done after, but not too eat greasy, not too much olive oil, which is a shame since Turkey must have the best olive oil! He said not too much fatty meats and no fryed foods.

    First question:
    How can I make a restaurant person understand this without insulting their cuisine?

    Second question:
    What should I eat, any recommendations? What should I avoid?

    Third question, translations:

    How to say:

    - I have recent gallstones, I need to get operated soon. I need to eat not fatty and no oil. Very lean meat. Do you have anything for me?

    - Is it fried?

    - Can you cook it without oil?

    - Is the meat very lean?

    - I am very sorry for the incoveniency.

    At a hospital or clinic:

    - I was recently diagnosed with gall bladder stones. I will get operated soon. ...

    I thank you very much for answering me.

    - Not too salty please.

    - I am in very bad pain everywhere in the abdominal area It's like a very tight belt.

    • ANSWER:
      Tell the waiter you are on a special diet. This is his job to offer something to you anyway. No offense:) You do not have to give all these details about your gallstones. Just say I do not want to eat fatty or too much oil. Here is how you say to the waiter:

      -Yağsız beslenme diyetindeyim. Ne önerirsiniz?( I am on a oil-fat free diet, what is your offer for me?)
      -Kızartılmış mı?( Is it fried?)
      - Yağsız pişirebilir misiniz? (Can you cook it without oil?)
      - Bu et yağsız mı?
      - Verdiğim zahmet için üzgünüm.
      - Çok tuzlu olmasın lütfen (not too salty pls.)
      At the hospital:

      - Safra kesemde taş var ve yakında ameliyat olacağım.
      - Karnımda çok şiddetli bir ağrı var. Çok sıkı bir kemer takıyormuşum gibi.

      By the way most of the doctors in Turkey will understand "abdominal pain" and "gallstones". If you will be in touristic place you will be surprised english speaking level of Turkish waiters. Enjoy Turkey!


Gallbladder Pain And Symptoms

Written By: admin - Feb• 10•12

Practiced you experience that you pot go for days with gallbladder pain, and symptoms that are betokening an approximate gallbladder attack, without living that it's so your gallbladder, and not sound pesky digestive troublesc Well, your result to this inquiry is believably "no", because you still occupy that it's your faulty digestion. It's ugly to remember that so many people cut hurting and tenderness under the outside side of their ribcage, light-colored piss, hard upset stomach, bloating, and gas, when these are striking symptoms of a gallbladder problem.

Irregularity is a gall bladder symptoms, as is vexation, diarrhoea, the finding of misunderstood food, and popular need to apply laxatives. There's no uncertainty that many an people out thither are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, so how got no one recognise gall bladder pain or the possibility of gall bladder diseasec It's because the absolute majority of mortals are misinformed. Millions of people go to their mends every class because of digestive charges, and ofttimes the gall bladder is the close set that your doc supposes to look.

If you let all of these gall bladder symptoms accompanied by a febricity, early it's of the last grandness that you essay medical help now because you're causing a full-fledged gallbladder flak! Gall Bladder disease is not terrible, and the mean nutritionary and lifestyle substance abuses that we use in our state now are for sure to blame. A gall bladder onrush is similar to experiencing the incalculable of symptoms that one testament have leading up to the flak, and to the highest degree of these are digestive troubles like were mentioned before; including abdominal pain, pain in the right side of the rib cage, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty breathing. Nevertheless, when you're getting from a gall bladder round, the gall bladder symptoms will be markedly more overmuch proud and hard.

Gall bladder symptoms are endless, and oftentimes deep after exhausting food. If these lasting symptoms are forgotten and written-off as just faulty digestion, then they'll remain to intensify until you get touched gall bladder disease and start taking gallbladder attacks. The full-fledged fires happen well-nigh oftentimes at dark, and are 15 minutes to 12 hours in duration. If you've arrived at this degree of intensity, then your consistence is tight to break you the subject matter that this isn't just poor digestion; you take a serious gallbladder subject that must be covered.

Gall bladder symptoms and problems require not be the whodunit that so umpteen people accept that they are. You primary realise these symptoms old so that you fire mesh in the organic cadences that will keep your gallbladder symptoms from turn into a gallbladder attack and eventually disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    gallbladder pains and all symptoms but ultrasound showed no stones?
    still getting severe gallbladder pains and symptoms which last up to 5 hours. ultrasound showed nothing. what can i ask doctor to do for next test as its got to be something causing this pain and i need to know.

    • ANSWER:
      What are your Symptoms?
      I suffer from IBS, and Only recently been diagnosed.
      When i was researching my symptoms, some were similar to those of gallbladder pains,
      I get really bad tummy pains, which spread to my back, and sometimes cannot move out of bed
      There isn't really anything that shows up in tests to diagnose IBS, so the doctors just listen to your symptoms and diagnose it,
      Could it be this?

  2. QUESTION:
    Can you have pain in your Kidney from a Gallbladder issue?
    I went to the ER for pain in my right Kidney.Urine ,Blood and CT scans were negative no infection shown. The ER Doc. said he THINKS it's my Gallbladder. I have not found anything online explaining anything about Kidney pain and Gallbladder symptoms. Can you have Kidney pain from a Gallbladder issue?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible for pain from organs within the abdomen to be felt outside of the abdomen. For example, the pain of pancreatic inflammation may be felt in the back. In your case, gall bladder pain felt in the kidney area. These types of pain are called "referred" pain because the pain does not originate in the location that it is felt. Rather, the cause of the pain is located away from where it is felt.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have gallbladder disease symptoms (ex. pain) and all tests are normal?
    I've been having extreme upper right pain under my breast bone for about 3 weeks. Every time I eat something (mostly fatty foods) it bothers me and gives me pain. Since it's starting hurting it's just gotten worse. I first went to urgent care with the pain, and they suggested it was my gallbladder -- my blood work was normal besides having a slightly high white count. I then went to the ER because I was in SO much pain one night. They did more blood work and a ultrasound which was normal. I went to my primary doctor a few days later who referred me to a GI specialist. He did an endoscopy on me, which found that I have acid reflux. He then scheduled a Hida-scan test and a CT scan for me and that was normal. He recommended that I see a surgeon that day which I did. The doctor told me that it is possible to have normal results and have gallbladder problems and they scheduled my surgery for july 6th. Lately I've been to the ER 3 other times in major pain. I looked like a crazy person cause I was in intense pain but tests where normal. They sent me home with narcotics. I asked to get the surgery moved up, but my surgeon is out of town till July 2nd. And no other surgeon will do it because they say nothing is wrong with it. Why would 1 surgeon wanna take it out if tests are normal. My mom and my grandma had it taken out as well. In the meantime I've been on a clear liquid diet, throwing up, and fever.
    I just don't know what is the deal. They said it may be possible that I may have stones that are so small that they can't read on the ultrasound.
    Help.

    • ANSWER:
      I just sent you an email, I had an issue a few years ago. Long story, but in my case my gallbladder wasn't getting any blood, which caused it not to work. (Median Arcuate Ligamant syndrome, also known as Celiac Compression Syndrome) In retrospect it's kind of obvious that it wasn't getting blood, but at the time the Dr. was saying that removing it might help so I did it. It took a year and a half to figure it out, at the Mayo clinic. Now I wish I didn't get my gallbladder removed. Email me if you're interested in hearing my story, but the main point here is keep asking "why?" If something doesn't work, don't assume it's the problem, why isn't it working?
      Best wishes!

  4. QUESTION:
    why am I still getting Gallbladder pain after my Gallbladder has been removed?
    Still have the symptoms except for the pain which is worse and the fatigue I feel

    • ANSWER:
      There can be two reasons, depending on the how much time ago was it removed:
      1. Can be because, if it was not long ago, your nervous terminals are still pretty sensible or the area is inflamed stimulating surrounding nervous terminals, which can cause the pain.
      2. And most probable, is that you still have gallstones (If you had the surgery for that reason) that are making damage to the biliary duct.
      Go to your doctor, and have him check that out!

  5. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder pain?
    OK I had for a couple of weeks a pain that seems to be the gallbladder. I had severe pain in my upper stomach and at times feels very "hard" like a lump. It gets bad when I eat fatty food. It has been gone for a few weeks (only once in 3 weeks) but when the doctor touched that area still hurts. I went to the doctor and he said that it could be gallstones or an ulcer. What is the difference in between them in symptoms? I had an ultrasound done and I am getting the results wednesday. I would like to know what else could it be to be prepared. I hope I can get some help! :)
    I haven't gotten the pain even when I am back eating fatty food
    is the surgery very expensive? I have health insurance but I am afraid of the copayments!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if it's gall stones, you will most likely have clay-colored stools. The gall stones block the duct that allows your bile to escape into your intestine. This will cause your bile to back up into your gallbladder. The ingredients in Bile are what cause your stools to be brown so if your bile duct is blocked, you will become jaundiced (yellow skin and eyes) because the bile that usually escapes into your gut is not seeping into your blood stream and causing jaundice.
      Could also be cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder wall).

  6. QUESTION:
    How immediately do you need to see a doctor for possible gallbladder/stone pain?
    I hate asking questions like this and I know the safe and smart thing to do is go to the ER any time there is a possible situation. What I really need to know is whether this is a drop everything and rush to the hospital situation or can it wait until my wife gets home from work to bring me.

    Symptoms: Pain in lower(right) ribcage has since radiated to my back and up to just below my breast.

    Time since initial onset: 3 hours

    Pain: 1-10 scale-- 6

    • ANSWER:
      when i had mine it was too painful i had to have an ambulance a few times. but i went to my drs when i could get an appointment. also i have had my gallbladder removed and still have pains. when i had it still i too buscopan when i starts and clears it up quickly that still works now its gone too. i take 2 of them as 1 doesnt make a difference. try that. it is incredably painful to put up with. aviod fatty food that will set it off.

  7. QUESTION:
    Right side chest pain?
    I had my gallbladder removed (Band-aid surgery) last Friday. Prior to that I was having random bouts of intense nausea and excruciating pain in my upper right quadrant. Hida Scan showed ejection fraction of 5%. Surgery seemed to go well. I went home the same day and back to work Tuesday. Starting yesterday though, I have pain on the right side of my chest. Not my abdomen where it hurt before but higher up. I thought it might still be some of the gas they used but it seems to be getting worse. Burping actually makes it hurt worse for a few seconds. Deep breaths also are painful. I still have some gallbladder symptoms; pain between shoulder blades, a bit of nausea, etc. but I expected that until I am fully healed from the surgery. I am 28 years old, female, and in otherwise good health. One last thing maybe worth mentioning, I was up coughing all night last night but had no previous cold symptoms. Could all this be related to the surgery or do I maybe have something viral going on as well? Any thoughts are appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      If your sympotoms are bothering you, call your surgeon's office and at the very least speak with his RN. This will get you some answers and ease your mind.......it's just a phone call!!!

      LIST OF POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
      or LIFE AFTER GALLBLADDER SURGERY

      Abdominal pain, nausea, gas, bloating, and diarrhea are common following surgery. Postcholecystectomy syndrome (after gallbladder removal syndrome) may include all of the above symptoms plus indigestion, nausea, vomiting and constant pain in the upper right abdomen. Sound familiar? You're right -- gallbladder attack symptoms. Up to 40% of people who undergo gallbladder surgery will experience these symptoms for months or years after surgery. How is this possible? You no longer have a gallbladder and that was the problem, right? Look to the whole biliary tract. Now that the gallbladder is no longer present to act as a reservoir for bile, the common bile duct may expand as the bile backs up in the bile duct between the sphincter or muscular opening at the small intestine and the liver from which it flows. If it drips constantly into the small intestine this can cause problems of a different kind. However, this syndrome with accompanying pain appears to have the flow of bile obstructed by either a narrowing of the sphincter or a malfunction of the sphincter.(1)

      "Functional biliary pain in the absence of gallstone disease is a definite entity and a challenge for clinicians." which is to say that at this point in time, they don't really know what to do with gallbladder problems that aren't related to gallstones (2) and "Often, following cholecystectomy, biliary pain does not resolve..." (2) which means after gallbladder surgery you may just be stuck with the pain.

  8. QUESTION:
    do I have gallbladder pain or muscle pain?
    I have pain upon touching to the right of the belly button and pain near my hip. When I massage the tender spots, it also feels like they are swollen. Besides pain upon touching, I really have no other symptoms.
    And also, I dont really have an attack of the gallbladder. Its more like the tender spots next to my belly button and hip are always tender to touch. They haven't really subsided till now. So is it muscle strain or gallbladder pain?

    • ANSWER:
      Or something else?

  9. QUESTION:
    Can a hospital deny surgery to someone with a liver condition (PSC) with pain symptoms?
    I have a liver condition called PSC, after over a year of pain symptoms (thought it was my gallbladder), was IMMEDIATELY transfered to the largest hospital in the state, diagnosed, and treated even though I have no insurance. I haven't been able to pay anyone anything as I am only 21 and haven't had a job before, and have collected over ,000 in debit, and decided to wait on claiming bankruptcy to make sure any soon operations would be covered in the claim. It has been about 3 months since my last operation, and I have been having symptoms for about a month, and they are getting progressively worse. I don't know if this falls under the category of "unstable" or "life threatening" as I am not vomiting blood or anything.

    The symptoms that I have right now are mild liver discomfort throughout the day, mild liver pain about once a day (feeling anything from someone squeezing it, to it being poked with a sharp pencil), hicups everyday (generally after eating, this started after I had my operations), and slightly graying/yellowing eyes.

    Could they deny me to speak with one of their physicians in person about it to see if I need another operation or two, and would they be able to deny me surgery about the matter, as I'm not bed ridden and haven't payed them anything?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't understand how you received any healthcare or other surgeries when you have no medical insurance and say you haven't paid anyone. I have never met a doctor yet that treats you for nothing and lets you run up a bill unless it is done through a free clinic or some other type of program designed to help those in need.

      The only thing the hospital has to do is to stabilize you until you are well enough to leave. They don't have to give you surgery unless it would be an emergency situation such as maybe someone is in a car wreck and bleeding to death unless they remove the spleen. Most hospitals have programs in place that if you are poor, you can qualify for medical help. My friend owed a bill for over 00 recently and filled out a form at the hospital to help people like yourself and in the end she only owed . You just have to call around and check into things starting with your local assistance office to find out what help might be available for you. If you are close to the biggest hospital in the state, I'm sure they have programs in place to help the poor.

      I don't think it's right to plan ahead of time to stiff the hospital and doctors that would treat you. This is especially true if there is help out there for you and you just won't apply and check into it. Sometimes you have to make a big effort and really fight for something you need. If you are poor without a job and have very few assets and really need medical help, there are places to go. Most every town or neighboring town have free clinics or very low cost clinics. They can refer you if you need further help of some kind.

  10. QUESTION:
    gallbladder symptoms?
    for the past several weeks i have been burping constantly. well not exactly constantly, but A LOT. just so you know, i do not drink any carbonated beverages, mostly water. i dont eat large meals and i am not overweight, actually i am a bit underweight. i have also had chest pain during the past several weeks. not sharp pain but more like pressure pain. occasionally i will lose my medicine in the toilet too when i have a bowel movement and this usually happens when i have bloating and gas, but this has been going on a lot longer like over a year but has only happened a handful of times. my nurse friend says it sounds like i have a malabsorption problem sometimes and that the constant belching sounds like gallbladder problems. but i thought gallbladder pain was supposed to be in the right side and she said the belching is an early sign and the pain will come later. so is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes fatty food will bring on a gallbladder attack. I lost mine from over dieting, I was eating all fat free foods. Weird.

  11. QUESTION:
    gallbladder pain, no stones?
    About three weeks ago I was dropped to the floor in tremendous pain while eating fast food... aka heart attack in a bag. Since then I've had this horrible ache under my shoulderblade and around to my right side. My doc suspected gallbladder and sent me for an ultrasound, which turned up no stones. Other than pain I've also had no other symptoms of gallbladder attack. My next step is probably the hida scan, but I have been given nothing for pain. I'm also afraid that I may be pregnant... with my fourth...

    I've been cutting out fat, caffeine, etc but the pain hasn't gotten any better. Extra strength Tylenol is also not much of a help. I'm so tired of hurting. Does anyone have any advice for pain management? My doc gave me something for irritable bowel syndrome but other than that I have nothing. And those pills don't work.

    • ANSWER:
      So Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is actually fairly weak for what you are experiencing. However, gallbladder pain IS best treated with a an Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) as opposed to an opiate (such as vicodin, percocet ect.) because some parts of the body simply are affected more by them. Assuming you don't have any bleeding ulcers or any other severe stomach problems you should ask your doctor for some Torodol (Ketorolac) or something along those lines. They are likely to easily give you something because they are not narcotics, and they work well for the gallbladder.

      Hope you feel better.

  12. QUESTION:
    any cure for gallbladder pain?
    I have a gallbladder pain since weeks - I suppose by the symptoms - and I have an appointment soon with the doc, but till then I would like to know if there is any natural cure to ease the pain. I have a sharp stubbing feeling under my last rib on the right going to my back up. I have stones since 3 years and no problems but now it starts to be unbearable, does this mean it is inflamation or just the irritation by the stones?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink Lemon juice. It helps stones pass. I know for some people this works. I sadly didn't get a chance to do this since I went in the hospital for emergency surgery to remove the gallbladder due to extreme pain. Like always talk to your doctor first LOL. I laugh because all they want to do is surgery.

  13. QUESTION:
    had appendix out but i'm in constant pain still??
    Here are my symptoms
    * Pain in the area of the appendix ( I HAVE had mine out 2 months ago)
    * I notice the pain all the time and it is worse after I exercise or push in
    * Yellowy mucous on stools
    * Blood in stool 2 weeks ago ( 3 episodes)
    * Doctors took out appendix coz I had symptoms of appendicitis but really had a bag of fluid around appendix
    * They said it was a viral infection and that the bag was filled with poisonous fluid
    * Get pain all along right hand side of abdo that is worse after eating
    * my doctor was feeling stomach and said I had pain around my gallbladder
    * Get pains in lower left abdo only SOMETIMES
    * Have had some reflux ( I had a fundo when young, and reflux usually only plays up when something else is wrong)
    I am booked in to see my gastro in a week.

    I have no idea whats wrong with me and was hoping if maybe someone has any ideas or has been through the same thing??
    Please reply ASAP.

    • ANSWER:
      I can't say for sure but seem with the yellow stool that you might still have an infection of one of the ducts were not sealed properly which may be excreting bile from the gall bladder. Could also maybe your Colon as well. Ask specialist to just a a check on those.

      Anyother thing i can think of is Gallstones

      GoodLuck!

  14. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever been to "gallbladderAttack.com"?Have you tried their Gallbladder Kit?Does it work?How well?
    One of the kits they sell is called "gallbladder relief kit". It includes bile salts, beet juice tablets, super phos(ortho-phophoric acid) and mullzyme mega acid A. "This kit is designed to relieve pain by taking pressure off the gallbladder by thinning and moving bile, thereby improving gallbladder function. For relief of all gallbladder symptoms such as pain under the right side rib cage or in right shoulder blade, nausea, bloating, gas, gallstones, indigestion after fatty foods, feeling of food retention or fullness, burping." Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if it is true or not but when I was pregnant I began having attacks. I did not want drugs and the Md's did not want to risk surgery while I was pregnant. The magic bullet for me that got me through my pregnancy was 2 TBSP of lemon juice mixed with 2 TBSP of olive oil every morning and every evening. It was absolutely disgusting!!!! but that and a low fat diet worked!!!
      4 months after my baby was born, I had the gall bladder attack to end all gallbladder attacks and had my gall bladder out non too soon.....
      Don't mess with a gall bladder problem...my daughter was almost motherless at 4 months of age....

  15. QUESTION:
    my wife has had her gallbladder out but is still experiencing a lot of pain, what could be wrong ?
    She had symtoms of gallbladder problems (pain in right side, bloated,headaches and burping) they did all the tests but couldnt see stones or anything wrong with it, but eventually they said one test had shown it wasnt working properly.)
    They took it out by keyhole surgery in october, she was sore for a couple of months, but the symtoms had gone.
    The other day she started getting exactly the same symptoms, but the pain was worse if anything.
    Since then she has had a chest x ray , a scan which didnt show anything apart from gas on her right side, her white blood cell count is up, and she started to go hot and cold but only in the last couple of days. She has been bad for 5 days now, the doctors dont know what it is.They only put her on antibiotics yesterday.
    A friend suggested it could be IBS is that possible ?
    Could it be her appendix
    Has anyone got any ideas ?
    I read about some people who had gallbladder symtoms after having it out, but I havent read of it lasting this long
    she has also been constipated recently (may be due to drugs?)
    she has also been constipated recently (may be due to drugs?)

    • ANSWER:
      these links will help you. It's good, free information from medical professionals not just anybody that owns a computer and gets on Yahoo.

      Your wife's health is too important for that.
      http://symptoms.webmd.com
      http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/clients/haz/general/custom/default.jsp
      http://www.revolutionhealth.com/?s_kwcid=health|867124494

  16. QUESTION:
    my symptoms..... whats wrong with me??
    Here are my symptoms
    * Pain in the area of the appendix ( I HAVE had mine out 2 months ago)
    * I notice the pain all the time and it is worse after I exercise or push in
    * Yellowy mucous on stools
    * Blood in stool 2 weeks ago ( 3 episodes)
    * Doctors took out appendix coz I had symptoms of appendicitis but really had a bag of fluid around appendix
    * They said it was a viral infection and that the bag was filled with poisonous fluid
    * Get pain all along right hand side of abdo that is worse after eating
    * my doctor was feeling stomach and said I had pain around my gallbladder
    * Get pains in lower left abdo only SOMETIMES
    * Have had some reflux ( I had a fundo when young, and reflux usually only plays up when something else is wrong)
    I am booked in to see my gastro in a week.

    I have no idea whats wrong with me and was hoping if maybe someone has any ideas or has been through the same thing??
    Please reply ASAP.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you need to follow up with your family dr or the surgeon who performed your appendectomy (removal of your appendix) to be evaluated again.

      sounds like you might have in infection internally and need to have bloodwork, possibly an abdominal ultrasound, and maybe a ct-scan of your tummy to see what's going on.

      i would make an appt within the next 24-72 hours to be checked out. the longer you wait, the further a possible infection can spread or get worse, making you more sick.

      hope this helps!!

  17. QUESTION:
    I have gallbladder symptoms and ejection fraction of 37% will they do surgery or not?
    what is normal? I have had bloodtests ultrasound they all came back normal then I had the Hida Scan its ejection fraction is 37% but I am still hurting and have all the classic symptoms of gall bladder pain- upper abdominal pain -nausea -right-shoulder pain-weight loss

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  18. QUESTION:
    Have you had your gallbladder removed?
    I have been having gallbladder "attacks" for almost 3 yrs now (since I had my first baby). Had u/s done which showed definate gallstones a few different times. Am FINALLY booked for surgery to have it removed but now I hear that people still have the same pain/symptoms after they've had it removed.....have you had yours removed? And how did it go or how do you feel now?

    • ANSWER:
      Mine did not! However you MUST stop eating anything FRIED or greasy. Your gallbladder is what helps breakdown that material. Mine has been gone for about 1 year.

      Hope it helps and best of luck to you.

      Mot

  19. QUESTION:
    Constant gallbladder pain, no one helping...?
    About 6 mos ago i got really sick, they said i had endomitriosis, whoch ive had before and had removed laproscopacly, they put me on BC pills to try to supress the ovaries for 3 mos which worked so far. But at the same time I started getting pain right where my gallbladder is ive been getting symptoms such as, nausia and vomiting,next to no appetite, ive gone from 154 lbs down to 117 lbs in about 4.5 mos. i get sever pain after eating anything at all, and it sometimes goes under my ribs. Just recently the pain is always there and wakes me up, but ive seen all doctors and even a specialist in my town. They give me pain killers, T3's and toradol, but they do nothing to help. I have an ultrasound on the 3rd, and im just wondering what i can do to make them take me seriously, im a 21 yr old single mom, and i cannot afford to be this sick or lose anymore weight.
    I have no idea why its taken so long, ive asked the same thing. But no one listens. they said there is a shortage of US techs here, so it would be up to 6 mos to get in for an US.

    • ANSWER:
      When you get the ultrasound and it comes up positive for a gallstone, that's proof enough that you do need treatment. Possible differentials for your condition include gallstones, liver problems, and cholecystitis. Get blood tests for ALT, AST, and Alk Phos. Ultrasound should reveal gallstones if that's the problem, and also cholecystitis if the bile duct is blocked.

      Since you already have it scheduled, just wait until it happens. Otherwise, if it continues to take so long, consider going to a hospital in a nearby metropolitan, which should have more resources.

  20. QUESTION:
    Still have same symptoms after gallbladder surgery anybody else?
    I'm 5 days after gallbladder surgery, I've been very careful what I eat. Today I drank a small amount of coffee/decaf with non dairy creamer and about 2 hrs later I had the same old symptoms, belching ,sharp stabbing pain between my shoulder blades and abdominal pain , anybody else have their symptoms not change after surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it's too early after surgery for you to expect your pain to have gone. Belching is not due to gall bladder disease so that is not likely to get better.
      Of course it is possible that your symptoms were due to a hiatus hernia or something else but give it some time before you look for other things.

  21. QUESTION:
    is gas a symptom of gallbladder problems?
    i have been having pain and multiple symptoms of gallbladder problems is gas a symptom?

    • ANSWER:
      Douglas thinks his back remedy cures everything.....

      Reduce sugar and carbonated drinks. Don't drink while you eat, only a sip of water.

      The gas should dissipate.

      Also, get it checked. If you have a bad gall bladder, you could become very I'll!

  22. QUESTION:
    I have been having pain in the center of my stomache and that is all the symptoms is it my gallbladder .?
    I ate pizza and had center stomache pain and ice cream and it done the same thing. That is all the syptoms I have no nausea no vomiting no paim but in the center of my stomache. Please help. I know I have gallstones but could it be something else.

    • ANSWER:
      u need to stop swollowing cum ;)

  23. QUESTION:
    I just had my gallbladder taken out and im having all of these weird pains and symptoms?
    Hi, im 15 years old and about 2 weeks ago i had emergency surgery to get my gallbladder taken out. Everything was find after except for the pain that they said i would have. Now i am in so much pain that i can berly stand up on my own. I also have developed a raish and these bumps on my stomach. My doctor said it is just a reaction from the stiches but im afraid there might be something else wrong with me.

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  24. QUESTION:
    Have failing gallbladder and stones- pain killer taken away?
    I've been to the ER 3 times, the first was on June 4. I was diagnosed by the first physician as having a heart attack because of the excruciating pain in my chest, shortness of breath, nausea, vomitting and chills. The second doctor that took a look at me said I had an esophageal spasm aka GERD. I was given 10 mg morphine via I.M. (The veins kept busting for an IV because i was dehydrated) and given a perscription for 15 5mg vicodin and sent home. The 8th came and the pain and all the symptoms were back. No tests other than temperature, blood pressure and heart rate were done and urinalysis and blood.

    8th came, symptoms returned. went back to the ER. 8 hours later, they did an ultrasound, EKG, and chest X-rays to find voila! Gallstones and on top of that, my gallbladder is failing. I was once more given morphine and another perscription for 15 5mg vicodins, because my last ones I had to make a police report for, were stolen from my home and I had only taken 8 of the 15.

    Then last night, the symptoms were back. They talked about emergency removal because I haven't eaten in 3 days and am extremely dehydrated and can barely eat or drink anything. The doctor asked me to rate my pain level: It was so bad I was practically screaming and doubled over. He took me off the vicodin (which helped me eat small, low fat things) and traded it for Bentyl (a medicine for IBS) gave me MORE morphine and sent me home and gave me the number of a surgeon to call. He said the Gallbladder is causing the problem and they would've done an emergency operation, but it wasn't causing ENOUGH of a problem.

    I took the first Bentyl today and I still feel terrible. I don't have IBS, I don't even have constipation or diarrhea! I feel weak, sleepy and still in pain. And they have on the follow up care instructions to return if the vomitting continues, (it has) the pain is not relieved (it isn't), Have weakness dizziness or unusual drowsiness (since taking the 30 mg of Bentyl I've had this) or a fever over 100*F (It went to 100.3 today then went down).

    WHAT SHOULD I DO? I NEED IT OUT NOW.

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  25. QUESTION:
    Post gallbladder removal diarrhea and pain around the naval?
    I am now 5 weeks post gallbladder removal. With 3 incicions. They also repaired a hernia that they found when doing the gallbladder surgery. I have diarrhea several times a day, worse in mornings, and also pain around the naval that is intermittent. Anyone else have these symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      The pain in your umbilical (navel) area is definately from the umbilical hernia repair they did during your laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. You didn't say whether it was laparoscopic or not; I'm only guessing, considering they found and repaired an umbilical hernia, which are very commonly found during laparoscopic cases. I work for a general surgeon and lap chole's are our #1 surgery performed; and at least 1/2 of our patients probably have an umbilical hernia repair at the same time. That repair can be pretty painful post-op; so be patient. Remember that the surgeon used heavy suture to pull that defect in your fascia back together and hold it in place. I highly doubt he used mesh. If you still are experiencing pain after another week or so; give your surgeon another call and let him re-examine you just for a double check to make sure all is healing well.
      As far as the diarrhea; it WILL eventually subside. Some people experience very little, if any, after their gallbladder sugery. Others experience pretty significant diarrhea for many weeks or months. I know this from experiencing this surgery myself as well. I have trouble with irritable bowel in the first place; so for me, the diarrhea took about 3 months to completely go away. That was many years ago; absolutely no problems now. Your body will adjust in time. Remember that your gallbladder used to "store" the bile your digestive system needed when you ate, and release it as needed. Now, it gets slowly "dripped" into your system constantly. Give it time...you'll be fine! Good luck!!!! And good health.

  26. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain, anemia, liver hemangioma, and gallbladder polyp. Should I be worried about cancer?
    For the past 7 months, I've have all kinds of symptoms. Abdominal pain in all 4 quadrants, anemia- low hematocrit readings (37.6, I'm a male), headaches, numbness... etc. I've had an abdominal CT, ultrasound, colonoscopy, CBC's. Other than the anemia, all my bloodwork has come back normal. But during a recent ultrasound, the technician told me she saw some hemangiomas on my liver and a polyp (1mm) in my gallbladder. She told me not to worry because these are most likely benign. But I'm worried because I have pain and anemia. Could the hemangioma actually be cancer? My weight had remained the same throughout and I haven't had a fever. Can someone ease my fears?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi bobajojo

      This discussion might contain some helpful information to ease your mind:
      http://www.medhelp.org/forums/gastro/messages/36465.html

      Here's some discussion about the hemangioma:
      http://www.novanews.org/LiverHemangioma.htm

      A search for hemangioma and anemia brought up this overview of chronic anemia:
      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/954598-overview

      B12 deficiency causes one form of anemia and numbness and headache are listed here as symptoms:
      http://books.google.com/books?id=PWrooJsk3nAC&pg=PA52&dq=b12+numbness+headache&lr=

      B12 deficiency diagnosis:
      http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030301/979.html

      I hope this helps a little.

      Good luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    Are these symptoms of Gallbladder disease?
    I just found out my gallbladder funtion is at 0% and am seeing a surgeon tomorrow. But I am having other symtoms too and have been for a while. Now they are getting worse. My question is if extreme fatigue, nausea and bad joint pain are also symptoms? I am only 29 but I feel eighty. I can hardly get up to do anything and I ache bad in my knees, hips and shoulders and elbows.
    Clarification, I do not have stones. Just loss of function. I have had ultrasounds and a HIDA scan.

    • ANSWER:
      The nausea is, but the joint pain and fatigue could be from
      rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus or many other bone and joint disorders. Get the gallbladder out, and then work finding out what the other things going on are.

  28. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder pain....maybe?
    I recently visited my doctor after having quite a bit of pain in my right side area, and a bit of nausea and other random symptoms. After some basic questioning and poking of my abdomen, asking where it hurts when she pressed on certain areas etc etc, she told me she believes it was my gallbladder causing me the pain. She ordered an ultrasound and gave me promethazine and zantac, but i wont be able to have the ultrasound for a couple of weeks. i noticed today that I actually have a little pain in the same area on the left side, although nowhere near as intense as the right said. The pain is usually confined to just that one area on my right said, but sometimes radiates anywhere from where my ovaries and such would be to as far back as where my kidneys are. Does this sound like typical gallbladder pain, or does it sound like maybe I was misdiagnosed for something else? I'm going to have the ultrasound done soon, but I was just getting some opinions for the time being. Thanks in advance!
    I'm 21 years old.

    And yeah, the reason I went to the doctor (first assist) was because the pain was so bad that I had to have my fiance come pick me up from work because it hurt so bad I couldn't drive. I have meds now which help, but they make me loopy and I have to stay home from work which sucks.

    It's definatley not a urinary tract infection or anything like that, my pee is fine. No constipation or anything.

    Not my ovaries, had a pap smear and everything as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Believe me it's not your gallbladder the pain is unbearable.It sounds like your kidney it's self or your ovaries I had my gallbladder taken out when i was 19 3 weeks after I had my daughter. I don't no if you ever had a child if you did and had it without any thing for pain. that is how bad the pain is from gallbladder one sure way to find out if it's your gallbladder eat something with lots of fat like fried liver I no gross but you only need a mouth full because that sent me straight to emergency and that's when I had my gallbladder out. hope this was helpful. P.S. does it feel like something driving you crazy inside along with the pain and you can't lay or sit because to irritating that would be gallbladder pain.

  29. QUESTION:
    How long can one stay sick with Inflamed Infected Gallbladder?
    I have had problems on and off for the past few years. Lately, since June I've taken 3 different antibiotics for infection and low grade fever. I told the Dr when I went in July for checkup my symptoms, pain in right side under ribcage. nasuea, sometimes. She just passed it off as nothing. I've had the desida scan about 3-4 years ago it showed normal. I've had a fever for a month now, low-grade. Went back to Dr. on Friday, (saw PA). She ordered CT. Had it done yesterday (Tues). Called this morning said results would not be back until Friday, What's the deal with these lazy Dr's not wanting to care for sick patients. Don't they take an oath?

    • ANSWER:
      until they have it removed

  30. QUESTION:
    Chronic Gallbladder Pain?
    What does it feel like and where? What are the symptoms of an "attack?"

    I've had a dull achey/burning pain that comes and goes in my right front, side and back, right under my ribs. It's been about 5 months now. I have a history of kidney stones, so I assumed that's what it was. Last month, the pain took me to the ER and a CT scan showed stones in both kidneys, so again, that's what I figured it was, although the doctor said the stones shouldn't be causing pain since they were in the kidney. He sent me on my way. The past few days, I've developed severe diarrhea after everything I eat. Last night severe cramps woke me from my sleep and I spent the better part of the night on the toilet, probably went close to 20 times. By the end, it was a little bloody, but I think that was from all the straining and spasming trying to go, it was quite painful.

    Any ideas? Does it sound like gallbladder issues? I know I need to visit the doctor, but I don't have insurance and will have it soon, so I'm trying to hold off if I can. If it is the gallbladder, at what point is an ER visit necessary?

    • ANSWER:
      When your gall bladder starts breaking down, you will experience stomach upset and diarrhea after eating fatty foods (I had severe vomiting, too). The gall bladder is likely full of stones, and is no longer performing its digestive tasks. You will also have upper right quadrant abdominal pain. Some have it occasionally, some have a steady pain, and some have attacks of very severe pain that will leave you doubled over and gasping.

      You will need to see a gastroenterologist, who will perform an endoscopy (camera inserted into the stomach and duodenum to check for ulcers and other problems), and an ultrasound, which will show a picture of your gallstones, and the size of your common bile duct.

      You'll be able to hold off seeing the doctor if you avoid fatty foods. Nonfat yogurt and cream cheese is ok. Be careful when you eat out. I did that for 2 months with no problem while I was waiting to see the gastroenterologist.

      Here's to good health and a speedy recovery.

  31. QUESTION:
    should gallbladder pain last this long and can it rupture?
    About 9 years ago I threw up and started having this pain in my upper right abdomen, than it went to my back and than my right arm, a friend of mine told me I might have gallstones and to do a gallbladder flush, so I did that for 3 days, and what came out the 3rd day was pea size bluish purple stones. I have had problems with my GB ever sense than, I had been in and out of the E.R. several times due to horrible pain and feeling like I had a rock in my stomach. All that, was ever done was an X ray, ultra sound and pain meds, I finally found a Dr. who did a HIDA scan and found that my GB is functioning only 3%... My question is what is can a GB rupture and what are the symptoms of that? My GB has been hurting now for 5 days, and I'm bloated, on the 3 rd day it kicked my butt, and was in pain on and off ever sense than.
    Thank you
    I am seeing a Surgeon March 3rd, but that seems like a long time from know. And I am nervous because it seems to be getting worse.

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  32. QUESTION:
    My mom has been having all the symptoms of a bad gallbladder but the ultrasound is normal. ?
    Once the ultrasound came back normal they sent her for a HIDA SCAN. She said it was really painful. Sharp pains in the upper right quadrant and nausea. They gave her a result of 75 percent. We are really concerned because a bad gallbladder is 40 percent or lower. So what about all her symptoms? Severe pain in her Upper right quadrant just under her ribs, nausea, burning sensation pain in her lower and upper back. Can anyone help me? i am really worried about her.

    • ANSWER:
      Just because she has had a negative ultrasound and negative HIDA scan doesn't mean it's not her gallbladder. There is one other test they can do to check the gallbladder and that is and EGD with bile collection. EGD is short for Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. It is a procedure where she will be sedated and they will use a scope with a camera and light on it to look into her stomach and duodenum which is the start of the small intestines.When they are far enough down they will give something called CCK through an IV.CCK is something your body makes naturally to cause your gallbladder to contract. When they give the CCK and the gallbladder contracts they will collect a Bile sample as it comes from the gallbladder.They can test the bile for cholesterol crystals and if it is positive she has a bad gallbladder. Cholesterol crystals are found in the gallbladder when it is not functioning properly.She will be sedated for this procedure by a surgeon of GI specialist. Also gallbladder symptoms can be very similar to those of Acid Reflux disease or even stomach ulcers. The good thing about the EGD with bile collection is they will already been in there and they can examine her esophagus and stomach to see if she in inflammed which is a sign of reflux. Does she have any heartburn at all? Tried any other-the-counter meds like Prilosec or Zantac? When my gallbladder was bad I had a negative ultraound but positive HIDA scan. I work for a surgeon though and we have quite a few patients that have both negative tests and he has to do an EGD with bile collection and it turns out they have a bad gallbladder. She needs to find a doctor that will perform endoscopies and request to hava an EGD with Bile Collection. Hope this helps

  33. QUESTION:
    What does the back pain associated with a gallbladder feel like?
    I have had abdominal pain for months. It is generally mild, in the center of my abdomen just below by ribcage, although it does move to the right sometimes. I have just started getting upper middle and upper right back pain. It too is mild. I am going for gallbladder testing next week and am curious what the back symptoms feel like for others since mine just started.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually your gall bladder is on the right below your rib cage. The pain can be felt in the center or to the right mainly where the GB is. However it may not be your gall bladder, but if it is, it can refer pain to the upper back usually between the shoulder blades.

      Good news is if it is the gall bladder and having that resolved will fix improve your back pain. Get it checked quick as an attack is nasty and usually send one to the hospital.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a gallbladder going bad?
    I have been having problems since at least February and am wondering if it couldbe my gallbladder. I end up having severe pain right under my sternum that shoots through to my back. It seems to vary with what I have eaten or drunk through the day...and mostly happens at night, but has happened during the day. I also have horrible heartburn, feels like some one is sitting on my chest and feel like I could vomit at any moment....any ideas as to what could be going on?

    • ANSWER:
      gall bladder symptoms:

      The symptoms of most types of gallbladder disorders are similar. Pain is usually intense and sudden, starting in the upper right abdomen and radiating to the right shoulder blade. The pain may come and go, and onset is often after a rich meal. Other symptoms include nausea and vomiting, fever and chills, and jaundice. See your healthcare provider if you have sharp persistent pain in the abdomen. He or she must rule out other causes that need immediate treatment. For example, the appendix is also on the right side of the abdomen. It is lower than the gallbladder.

      Ulcer symptoms(H. Plyori)

      Abdominal discomfort is the most common symptom. This discomfort usually

      * is a dull, gnawing ache

      * comes and goes for several days or weeks

      * occurs 2 to 3 hours after a meal

      * occurs in the middle of the night (when the stomach is empty)

      * is relieved by eating

      * is relieved by antacid medications

      Other symptoms include

      * weight loss

      * poor appetite

      * bloating

      * burping

      * nausea

      * vomiting

      Some people experience only very mild symptoms, or none at all.
      Emergency Symptoms

      If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor right away:

      * sharp, sudden, persistent stomach pain

      * bloody or black stools

      * bloody vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds

      They could be signs of a serious problem, such as

      * perforation—when the ulcer burrows through the stomach or duodenal wall

      * bleeding—when acid or the ulcer breaks a blood vessel

      * obstruction—when the ulcer blocks the path of food trying to leave the stomach

      Hiatial Hernia

      Typical symptoms are heartburn and belching. One may have a burning taste in the mouth. Sometimes spitting up food occurs when the stomach is full. This may be more common at night. There may be a sense of food being stuck on its way down. This symptom may also be a symptom of esophageal cancer and should be evaluated by your healthcare provider.

      the reason I put all of these symptoms down is because sometimes you can be misdiagnosed. I was in fall of '99 the doctors said my gallbladder was bad. It turned out after several months of pain and testing I had the H. Polyri ulcer. It was horriable. I was never a small woman but in 4 months I lost 45 lbs and went from size 12 to a size 3. You was also was able to see every bone in my body because I have a large frame. My advice is to go to a doctor fast if you are having any of these symptoms.

  35. QUESTION:
    Kidney pain and gallbladder pain??
    What kind of contagious/infectious sickness can cause kidney and gallbladder pains its gotta be contagious since me and my buddy both have the same symptoms? Theres alot more symptoms but Im tryin to work off those 2 right now.. Any help would be great its been going on for over 2 years
    I have seen the doc and they are zero help.. but this has been going on for years
    the only thing we ever did together was eat and plumbing..

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Relief of Gallbladder Pain?
    I went to my dr today for severe right side pain, near my gallbladder, along with mild heartburn. He believes it's metaphysical as I am severely overweight (I'm on Weight Watchers). I have an ultrasound Monday morning to look for gallstones. Based on my symptoms I truly think I have them, but he's pretty sure it's just my weight. My question is, is there anything I can do until the ultrasound to relieve this pain, possibly break up the gallstones on my own? The pain is tolerable, just annoying, and it's shooting up to behind my right breast.
    Thank you so much, I definitely don't want any gallbladder pain! Hopefully that's all it is, and my dr was pretty sure it wasn't gallbladder.

    • ANSWER:
      Pains that go shooting aren't coming from a gallbladder, especially ones that go up to your breast. That sounds more like pinched muscles in your back causing your pains. When pinched the muscles around your ribs have the pain follow the muscles out along the ribs till they can pull on each other easily and that would be under your breast. The pain you are having around the gallbladder area sounds like pain you get when pressure is on the nerves for your stomach, it makes the brain think you just ate so the brain sends in more acid for digestion and if there isn't any food there to digest it eats at your stomach lining which is going to be painful and even feel like heartburn. To get rid of those pains you have to release your back muscles and you can do that this way:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder and find the muscles next to your spine and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  37. QUESTION:
    Could I have a gallbladder infection or disorder?
    I have been having severe stomach pains for the last 5-8 years of my life. I posted some of my symptoms to one of my friends on facebook and my old boss came to me saying it could be a problem with my gallbladder.
    Some Symptoms includes
    -Pain between my ribs
    -Back Pain
    -Hard to walk up straight
    -Burping
    -Pain while lying down on back or side
    -Pain when I touch in between my ribs
    -Extra pain if I eat
    -Pain that makes me want to throw up
    -It is usually at its worst at night

    ---Back years and years ago I would feel better during the day but during late afternoon to night the pain would come back.

    The Pain is really painful pain!!!

    Can my boss be right? I have had these pains for a long time.

    • ANSWER:
      It could efinitely be. However, Here are some other symptoms of gall bladder that you should know.

      - gall bladder pain usually refers to the right shoulder.
      - It is usually more sever after eating a fatty meal. A meal with just vegetables does not usually irritate it.
      -It is usually more toward the right side of your body. (If it is more toward the venter or left- It could be pancreas problems.

      Other possibilities:
      - hiatal hernia ( where part of the stomach is above the diaphragm).
      -Pancreatitis. (VERY serious)
      - Gastric reflux
      - Ulcer
      -Cancer (VERY serious)

      All of these can be serious conditions. I really recommend that you go to a Gastroenterologist and get these symptoms checked out right away. DO not gamble with your life. Some of these can be life threatening.

  38. QUESTION:
    Anyone heard of a wrong gallbladder test?
    I had a ultrasound of my gallbladder about two months ago and they found no stones, still having issues especially the last few days, terrible pain right under my breast bone spreading through my back, been reading on the net and sounds alot like gallbladder, anyone else with similar symptoms?Worst pain came after celebrating the 4th with a few alcoholic beverages, and tonight had 1 beer and pain started again.

    • ANSWER:
      Your gallbladder can still be bad even if you don't have stones. You need to have a HIDA scan. I am surprised your physician did not order it. It checks to see how fast your gall bladder dumps bile. If its not dumping quick enough then you need your gallbladder out.
      Also, I would suggest the physician check your amylase and lipase to see if you have pancreatitis. It sounds very suspicious.

  39. QUESTION:
    what does gallbladder issues symptoms feel like?
    I had my appendix taken out 3 weeks ago and this last week i haven't been able to eat without getting sick and nauseous but at the same time I still have pain even when i don't eat. The pain is in my stomachish area, like top of my abdomen. Is this gallbladder problems?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are having gall bladder problems then the pain will come mainly after eating and the pain occurs top right hand side near your rib cage.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of gallbladder problems?
    i had an ultrasound done and they told me that i have sludge and crystals in my gallbladder. has anyone had this? they said there should be pain on my right side below the ribs but it's actually at the center. could that happen?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the pain can be at the center right underneath your ribs.Nausea, vomit, diarrhea and of course excruciating pain in your gallbladder area.The pain can also be extended to your back. Also, if you get a yellowish color in any part of your skin is a serious condition of your sick gallbladder.

  41. QUESTION:
    Low-functioning gallbladder without pain, but with other symtpoms?
    I just found out recently through a hida scan showed my gallbladder at 20% function. I don't have any stones. I have no pain on my right side, it only comes once in a great while and usually isn't intense. I have terrible reflux, anxiety, dizziness and drops in blood pressure that comes and go, pain in my stomach and esophagus, a cough that comes and goes, and gas. This started 1 year ago and I was a lot better when I was immediately put on prilosec. When it got worse 2 months ago, I went back to the Dr and have been getting tests done. Got an upper GI endoscopy done. Everything was great except my esophagus was red.

    The surgeons are telling me that my symptoms and the gallbladder are NOT related because I don't have pain. They said I just have acid reflux and IBS (even though I don't have irritable bowels ???) Any thoughts??? Please advise!!
    Also if anyone had symptoms like this with not pain and their symptoms got better with gallbladder remove, I would love to hear about it!

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the surgeons that your symptoms are not related to your low functioning gallbladder. A low functioning gallbadder is rarely associated with symptoms and requires no treatment. Most doctors would not even check for this. Esophagitis is a very common cause of abdominal pain and is at least partially responsible for your abdominal pain. I am not sure about the IBS diagnosis based on the information you provided, but it is also very common. Surgically removing your gallbladder is not going to help with your symptoms, since they are not secondary to your gallbladder. This would expose you to unnecessary risks with the surgery. You really should discuss this with your doctor.

  42. QUESTION:
    Possible gallbladder blockage?
    ive been in pain for almost 24 hours now i have history of gallbladder problems and am wondering if i have a blockage im planning on going to the er in the morning but im wondering what to do in the meantime i have all the symptoms of gallbladder trouble ive been constipated for over a week with bm coming every 2 to 3 days when usually its every day, i have a sense of pressure it feels like i have to go to the bathroom but nothing happens i ahve the following symptoms

    pain on right side under ribs
    nausea
    vomiting
    constipation
    belching/gas

    • ANSWER:
      yes, go to the ER,you can have a blockage or pancreatitis.
      the gallbladder also may rupture if its totally blocked.

  43. QUESTION:
    When you have Gallbladder problems what happens? How do you feel?
    My fiancee has been having bad gallbladder problems for awhile now and alot foods he can't eat. He gets severe attacks hurts his stomach (the pain hurts where his gallbladder is) hurts bad and then the pain goes straight into his back. So his stomach and back hurt. Does this sound like gallbladder symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      These are exactly the symptoms for gallbladder problems - they are agggravated by eating especially if he eats rough things like seeds or popcorn or lots of greasy foods. The pain is like a tunnel that goes right thru to your back. on the right side. He most likely has some stones but it could also be an infection which is not good or worse, cancer. In any case, he has no choice but surgery which luckily today is very minor. My daughter had hers done late friday night and was back to work Monday morning.

  44. QUESTION:
    Are these symptoms of a gallbladder attack?
    i have an almost sharp/dull pain in my upper right abdomen right under my rib cage. it started right after i ate a burger from burger king and it comes and goes. after i got done eating i was nauseous but did not vomit and i also had gas and was belching a lot. could this be a gallbladder attack or just really bad gas.. the pain has been coming and going on for about 10 hours. i havent eaten anything since the burger except for a few life savers.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds more like indigestion or constipation...if you were having a gallbladder attack, it would be an intense, sharp, constant pain, worse than child birth.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a gallbladder problem?
    Thank you in advance for reading--this is going to be lengthy. So for 6 months now, I have been seeing a doctor for right abdominal pain. It all started with a trip to the ER because I thought my appendix was going to rupture (intense lower abdominal pain near my naval--classic symptoms). Long story short, my appendix was fine. So in many follow up's with my Dr. he jumped from the conclusion of me having a hernia, a distended stomach, an ulcer, a pulled muscle, to IBS. Finally, after some good advice from my RN cousin, I decided to take up his offer of seeing a G.I. The G.I immediately ordered another CT scan and blood work to recheck the appendix and to test for Crohn's and colitis. Everything came back A-OK; during my last visit while she was doing the physical examination she prodded around under my rib cage and asked if that hurt. My normal response to this question was "no" as it didn't "hurt", however it has always felt "tender" when prodded there. When I mentioned this to my previous doctor he shrugged it off, thus leaving me with the impression that it was normal for it to feel tender when being prodded under your ribs and in between. To my displeasure, my GI informed me that it it NOT normal to feel any sort of "tenderness" or "discomfort" when pushing under the ribs at all--it should, in reality, feel like nothing .I understood this immediately when she pushed under my right--tender, discomfort--and then under my left--felt like nothing. So now I have to undergo a endo and colonoscopy to determine the lower right abdominal pain as well as a HIDA and RUQ ultrasound to check gallbladder and pancreatic function. The reason I ask if there is a good possibility if it is my gallbladder is because my GI is still thrown off by the lower right abdominal pain; she said typically gallbladder pain attacks higher (although it could be a deferred pain). Since my examination and all the poking and prodding my rib area endured I have had non-stop throbbing in my lower right abdomen as well as intermittent pain spasaming through my back. Even now pushing there makes me feel like I could vomit. I would really appreciate any insight; I have had 6 months of unanswered questions and my tests aren't for another 5 days. I am sitting home now, sent home from work because of the pain and just cant shake my worries from my mind. Again, thank you all who read and respond!

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Can you have pain on your LEFT side with gallbladder problems?
    I come from a LONG line of family with gallbladder issues. Both of my parents, and all my aunts and uncles on both sides have had theirs removed, most at young ages.

    I have been having symptoms that are identical to a gallbladder attack. Everything from what I ate before I had the pains (greasy foods, high fat foods, etc.), to the gas, constipation or diahrea (haven't had a normal bowel movement for over 3 weeks), pains in my back and front abdomen. However, the "sensitivity to the touch" is more on my LEFT side than my right.

    I'm 99.5% sure it's my gallbladder, and I'm going to the doctor on Monday, I just wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem so I don't sound like a complete moron when I go in there to talk to the doctor. My parents thought that they had issues on their LEFT side, but it's been almost 30 years for both of them...so they can't remember everything.

    Any answers or personal experiences are appreciated!!! Thanks ahead of time.

    • ANSWER:
      I had my gallbladder removed due to gallstones.

      the pain starts in the center and radiates around to the back.

      The pain you are describing is more likely a Kidney if it is localized and tender to the touch as a swollen kidney presses against the ribs which contain it. Your stomach is also left of center, your gallbladder is right of center,but the spasms cause pain all the way around to your back. If you feel like you are being squeezed all the way around from the front to the back, that is your gallbladder spasm.

      Please go to the doctor and tell them the history of gallstones in your family. Emphasize that the pain is intolerable and get a prescription that will prevent the spasm. Ask for an ultrasound examination of your gallbladder, liver and kidneys as these are the areas which are located where your pain is. INSIST on treatment or a treatment plan before you leave.

      I lived with spastic gallbladder for MONTHS. I don't want you to suffer as I did. Insist on the Ultrasound of that area to rule out gallstones. It is the only test that can and it took 3 emergency room visits for them to do one.

      The gallbladder removal surgery is quick, leaves only three tiny scars that are barely noticeable and if you are feeling good and all your vitals are good, they will release you the next day. The worst part of surgery is being awake while they strapped your arms down. Ask for sedation before they begin to Prep you for surgery. You really do not want to remember any of that stuff. I wish I could forget.

      peace and good health.

  47. QUESTION:
    Still have pain and get sick after gallbladder removal surgery?
    I had my gallbladder removed over 2 years ago. Didnt have gallstones it just quit working. I'm still having pain in that area and i get really sick after i eat sometimes symptoms include...nausea, bloating, just overall upset stomach. Anyone else have this problem or know anything about this?
    Thanks. I'm pretty sure my diet is the reason. I hate to have to give up some of these foods but if it means feeling better then so be it. Thanks for the list its very helpful

    • ANSWER:
      Have you changed your diet since having your gallbladder removed? Here is a GALLBLADDER DIET:
      HELPFUL FOODS
      Beets
      Cucumbers
      Green beans - are NOT the same as dried
      Okra
      Sweet potatoes
      Avocados - a good way to get needed fats directly from food
      Vinegars all types
      Garlic and onions help with liver cleansing but not processed types like flakes or powder. But some people have trouble digesting them so pay attention
      Shallots
      Tomatoes - ripe
      cold water fish
      Lemons (lemon juice in the morning with hot water helps to clean the liver)
      Grapes and fresh organic grape juice
      apples, berries, papaya, pears
      Omega 3 oils like flax or hemp. Use these with fresh lemon juice or vinegar on your salads. DO NOT COOK flax oil.

      Vegetable juices - Beet and cucumber are especially helpful to gallbladder You can add other green vegetables like tender baby greens, swiss chard, dandelion greens, beet greens, celery, carrots -- avoid the cabbage family)

      Avoid all fruit juices except organic grape juice and organic apple (self-juiced is best).

      All the vegetables listed above for juicing are good. Use baby mixed organic greens for salads and avoid the bitter greens for now.

      Fiber such as found in fruits and vegetables and guar gum

      FOODS TO AVOID:
      Eggs, pork, onion, fowl, milk, coffee, oranges, grapefruit, corn, beans, nuts, in that order.
      Trans fats
      Hydrogenated, partially-hydrogenated oils
      Margarine
      Fried Foods
      Saturated fats
      (even coconut oil until feeling better)
      Red meats
      Dairy products
      Eggs (Research showed that eggs caused symptoms in up to 95% of patients. However, in my clinical experience soft-boiled or poached with no fat added seems to be okay. Perhaps this is due to the lecithin content that is present in the raw or close to raw egg.)

      Coffee, regular or decaf
      Chocolate
      Ice cream
      Black tea
      Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
      Fruit juice
      Carbonated water
      Tap water
      Raddishes and turnips
      Cabbage, cauliflower
      Colas and all sodas
      Oats (for some people)
      Wheat
      Barley
      Rye (although the sour German ryes seem to be less troublesome)
      All legumes (beans) as they tend to increase the cholesterol in the bile.

      Avoid all artificial sweeteners, sugar, preservatives, refined and bleached foods (like white flour)

      Many steamed greens like collard, mustard and kale, also brussel sprouts and broccoli seem to be a problem for some people. Greens (and especially kale and brussel sprouts) are used by the liver to detoxify. It may be necessary to avoid these until you have done some work with the products and flushes as well as diet. Your goal should get to the point where these foods do not cause distress, as they actually target the root of the problem. http://gallbladderattack.com/gallbladderdiet.shtml#gallbladderdiet

      I hope this information helps! Check out the links on the Yahoo search below:

  48. QUESTION:
    CT scan and ultra sound normal - gallbladder pains still?
    I got these two tests done and they came back normal. All my symptoms make me think its my gallbladder. can this be?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Ask your Dr. for a HIDA scan. This is a nuclear medicine test that measures the efficiency of your gallbladder, and how well it is pumping and doing its job. The CT scan and ultrasound would only detect stones, and it is possible to have a malfunctioning gallbladder with no stones. The HIDA scan would detect this. I was having problems and had one done a few months ago. I was so nervous for it, but it's really a piece of cake. The worst part is that it takes 2 hrs and it's boring.

      Best of luck to you, and I hope you figure out what's wrong and feel better soon!

  49. QUESTION:
    How do u decrease the symptoms of gallbladder disease? ?
    Severe pain in rt upper quadrant with tenderness to touch or move. Hard to take in a deep breathe or walk, radiating through to the back and under rib area. Fever from 100-103 degrees. Lots of gas and heartburn for about a week.

    Please help! This is unbearable!

    • ANSWER:
      Gallstones are actually recognized through ultrasounds, however a therapy should be obtained mainly because those stones will not disappear on by themselves ., probably the most healthier method may be the operative extraction of a gallbladder.

      All of the positive aspects of laparoscopically method are actually countless.

      You can find just four tiny slashes on the belly, that is the key reason why you can find virtually no pains after this surgery and the recovery of patients is actually quick and in addition they are likely to get back to his or her every day things to do.

  50. QUESTION:
    what are some symptoms of gallbladder issues?
    i keep having pain in the area above my belly button.. i went to the er yesterday the dr said it was heartburn... pain is still there and comes and goes all day and night even with the meds she gave me . what are signs of gallbladder issues and when should i go to the dr??

    • ANSWER:
      Gall bladder pain is usually found in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, and can be referred (transmitted) to the neck/shoulder area. Pain will sometimes get worse after eating fatty foods.

      So, your pain doesn't sound like gall bladder pain. Pain from the stomach, appendix, small intestine and pancreas can sometimes be found around or above the belly button, depending on the distance between the pain and the belly button. It could still be acid reflux, if the meds she gave you were not strong enough to help. Does the pain get worse when you push on it? Does it get worse when you release after pushing on it?

      Unless it's unbearable, you should have gone to your primary care doctor. If you still want to be evaluated, that's what you should do now.


Gallstones Dietary Advice

Written By: admin - Feb• 10•12

Did you know that you can naturally treat and prevent gallstones with a gallstone dietc In fact, you can literally use your diet as a holistic treatment to help flush your body of gallstones.

The problem is that the average American diet is exactly the opposite of what you should be eating. And do you really know what a natural health gallstone diet looks likec

Treating Gallstones Naturally

In most cases, many types of diseases can be cured with various foods. For instance, most kidney stones are naturally passed with high amounts of water hydration and cranberries. The arthritis disease of gout can be naturally treated with a basic (neutralized diet) which is used to neutralize the cause of gout (uric acid).

In the case of gallstones, your diet also has a major impact on the dangerous disease that puts over a half a million in the hospital to get their gallbladder removed. But, can this too, be preventedc Yes, you can actually avoid gallbladder surgery with a natural gallstone cure which incorporates a gallstone diet.

7 Tips from a Gallstone Diet

Here are 7 tips to start a gallstone diet to prevent and flush gallstones from your gallbladder.

1. Fats and Cholesterol- The main cause of gallstones is fat and cholesterol. You should do everything you can to avoid fatty foods, cholesterol and processed foods. Currently, the average American diet contains about 60-100 grams of fat per day. You should restrict yourself to about 30 grams of fat per day during the first two weeks of your treatment.
2. Fruits and Vegetables- Do your best to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet. We always recommend raw ones over cooked ones. Both fruits and vegetables contain a high volume of water soluble fiber which will naturally flush your body. However, if you overdo it too quickly, you might be sitting on the toilet a lot the first few days. Start with 5 a day.

3. Whole Grains- If you enjoy the carbohydrates then you should know which ones are good for you and which ones you should stay away from. Always try to eat cereals with at least 5 grams of fiber per serving. Find bread with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving. And as you have already heard, don't eat anything enriched! That includes white bread.

4. Dairy- If you are a milk drinker it is time you finally switched over! You should take this time to finally switch to skim and fat-free milk products. Avoid whole milk, sour cream, whole milk cheese and cheese spreads. We recommend getting at least 2 or more cups of fat-free dairy per day.

5. Protein- Meat and protein are essential to any healthy diet. But it is important to know what protein source is the best one. You should always opt for poultry, lean pork, choice cuts of beef, and lunch meat that is at least 95% fat free. Avoid the fatty meats even though they do taste better! For instance, if you have the choice between bacon and Canadian bacon, always choose Canadian bacon. Fried or grilledc Grilled!

6. What to drinkc - Most people go for the soft drink or the cup of coffee, which is fine! As long as you make it a habit to always chase it with a tall glass of water. You should literally be drinking half your body weight in ounces per day. Water is a natural flusher and keeps the body functioning at optimal levels.

7. Desserts- It is easy to give in to this one. But here are some healthy alternatives to the cakes, pies, cookies and chocolates that are loaded with fats (cause of gallstones). Sherbet, non-fat yogurt, fruit ice, and angel food cake are always a good place to start.

Keep Your Gallbladder, Save Thousands and Naturally Flush Gallstones

Treating gallstones starts with your diet but you can also use vitamins, supplements and herbs to help prevent gallstones. We also recommend a step by step gallbladder and liver cleanse that is guaranteed to dissolve and flush gallstones from home.

If you have gallstones, you can pass them pain free in less than 24 hours from right now, using a safe, natural, proven home remedy. Please visit our Gallstones Remedy Website today.

Diet Cook Books

Written By: admin - Feb• 10•12

Diabetic cookbooks to people trying to control diabeties through a balanced diet are very important. Diabetic cookbooks allow individuals with diabeties to have variety and enjoy all of the flavors and meals that they were unable to before. The problem is what diabetic cookbooks to get , should you pay large amounts of money for diabetic cookbooks you do not know will benefit you. That is the problem I had I have a shelf full of cookbooks for diabeties most I don't even look at because the recipes are tastless and hard to eat. I found something that I wanted to share it is a free diabetic cookbook that is simple to follow and the recipes are delicious.

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It has over 60 savory recipes to choose from all of which are under 10 carbs including some favorites such as Grilled glazed salmon and my personal favorite philly cheese steak lettuce wraps. The best thing about these diabetic cookbooks is its completely free no cost or obligation it is a must have for any diabetic controling his or her diabeties with diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    low carb high protein diet cook books?
    there is a cook book i'm after for low carb high protein diets CSIRO cook books something like that there are heaps of diff ones not sure what one it is anyone know the name of the book and where to get it i'm looking for good cook book with low carb high protein diet recipes breakfast,lunch, dinner,

    thanks :)

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Best south beach diet cook book?
    Which one had the tastiest recepies?

    • ANSWER:
      they have one called Quick and Easy cookbook. It's actually very good. And quite tasty.

      http://www.amazon.com/South-Beach-Diet-Quick-Cookbook/dp/1594862923/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-0683011-7394509?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187641970&sr=8-1

  3. QUESTION:
    Best South Beach diet cook book?
    I've been searching for a good diet cook book. South beach has several and wonder which one is the best. Does any one have any idea?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    The PCOS Diet Cookbook? Or other PCOS Cook books?
    Hi Ladies,

    has anyone bought the The PCOS Diet Cookbook or any recipe book for PCOS? I'm really trying to eliminate carbs from my diet and I want to get some recipe books for healthier living. I have the "A Patient's Guide to PCOS: Understanding--and Reversing--Polycystic Ovary Syndrome" book but it doesn't really give you a large variety of recipes so I wanted to know if any one had any luck with cook book specifically for PCOS.

    Thanks and advance for all your answers!!!

    • ANSWER:
      hey hun!!!!!!!! I don't have an answer to ur ? but i was wondering how you were doing!!!!!! I haven't heard from you in a while! I hope your doing well hun!!! TONS OF BABY DUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. QUESTION:
    diet cook book?
    please tell me if you know of a cook book that has easy recepis for low calorie and easy to cook.

    • ANSWER:
      Fix it & Forget it Lightly, they're all recipes for the slow cooker, how easy is that?

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best cook book for the HCG diet?
    I have just started it my diet and i am finding it difficult to stay on a 500 calorie diet with foods i like is there a cook book out there that will help?
    also is there one on take-out food?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been using HCG to lose weight and so have MANY of my friends. We are all doing great! I got my drops from prohcgdiet.com. The very low calorie diet is for anywhere between 21 and 42 days and then you up your calories. The HCG makes you not hungry at all because it releases your irregular fat into your body and then you urinate the fat right away. It is the greatest thing I have ever tried. If you got very sick, maybe you have other health issues, but being fat isn't good for your blood sugar either. As for eating nothing in the morning, I ate my apple for breakfast everyday and it totally satisfied me. The protocol absolutely works if you follow it. Most people who fail while under the protocol try and modify the protocol to their own wants, not needs. Good luck in your diet searches but this diet totaly works in the "REAL" food world. It just depends what you CHOOSE to eat. You cannot continue to put junk in your body and expect to lose weight.

      Here are some hcg diet recipes that work for me:

      Mexican cocktail sauce:

      Cold, cooked shrimp
      Picante sauce or fresh salsa
      Tomato Juice - sugar free
      cilantro
      onion
      a little lemon or lime juice

      Mix the salsa into the shrimp, until the shrimp are covered. Thin the sauce with the tomato juice and add other ingredients to taste. Use cayenne or Tabasco and add a little Splenda if it is too tart.

      Shish Kabobs

      Chunks of chicken or shrimp for lowest calories, onion, tomato chunks or cherry tomatoes, vegetables of your preference on skewer. Season with herbs and lemon juice prior to grilling. Ready in 10 minutes.

      Cocktail sauce:

      1/2 cup sugar free catsup
      2 teas. Worcestershire sauce
      1 Tbs. Horseradish (drained)
      1 teas. Lemon juice
      1 Tbs. Tomato paste

      Better cocktail sauce:

      1 cup tomato sauce (sugar free)
      1/2 t celery salt
      1/4 t paprika
      1 TB finely chopped sweet onion or shallot
      1TB Splenda
      2 TB fresh chopped parsley
      1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
      1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
      2 tablespoons drained, prepared horseradish
      1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
      Pinch cumin
      Pinch salt
      Pinch freshly ground black pepper

  7. QUESTION:
    Anyone know A Good Diet cook book!?
    I'm sure this exists but if someone has a suggestion for the following kind of cook book:

    - meal plans each day to follow
    -meals that are vegetarian and has minimal amount of gluten in it.
    - meals for weight loss
    - easy to find produce

    I just need something to follow each day as a journal kind of thing, to tell me what to eat etc!
    I'm always running out of ideas!

    Thank you so very much for your help :P

    • ANSWER:
      The Abs diet cookbook is amazing! It's not a diet, it's just healthy eating and eating what you need to rev up your metabolism. After a week on this diet you will feel great and have so much more energy. Also, after about a week you won't get hungry but for the first few days you'll feel like you're hungry all the time. This is just because you're body is burning so much. Best diet and easy to follow!

  8. QUESTION:
    Kind Diet Cook Book- Alicia Silverstone?
    Hello, Has anyone purchased this cook book? What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I bought and read it

      I thought it interesting for a vegan type cook book-she has some great ideas I will try

  9. QUESTION:
    Could you suggest a dog diet or book for cooking homemade dog food?
    I have two 18 month old chihuahuas. They got sick ( runny doo doo ) The vet suggested a temporary diet where I cook for them. bland mashed chicken and rice, then switch back. Switching back made them sick again. They are doing okay now with the homemade food.

    After looking at the ingredients in a lot of dog food brands, I have decided I don't want to buy pre-made food anymore.

    Can you suggest a cook book for dogs?
    Yes I will verify with my vet.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats
      http://www.booksvariety.com/natural-nutrition-for-dogs-and-cats

      The Healthy Dog Cookbook: 50 Nutritious & Delicious Recipes Your Dog Will Love
      http://www.booksvariety.com/the-healthy-dog-cookbook-50-nutritious-delicious-recipes-your-dog-will-love

      all the best

  10. QUESTION:
    Recommendations for healthy cook books?
    I'm looking for some good healthy-living cook books for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have Betty Crocker's Healthy New Choices which is great but I'm looking to add to it. My goal is to improve our diet and I want lots of recipes. I can do easy or hard recipes. I'm looking for lots of variety - from vegetarian recipes to meat-lovers. Any recommendations? Looking for lots of books!

    I just realized that this is sort of a New Year's resolution - good timing!

    • ANSWER:
      The Healthy Life Cook Book
      Downloadable

      Healthy Thai Cooking

      Light & Healthy Cook Book

  11. QUESTION:
    Know any good vegan/vegetarian cook books?
    Mkay. I'm a vegetarian- 2 years straight- w00t!- but I'm going vegan very soon and I'm excited! I could handle it, at least I think I can. I have tried being a vegan a few weeks and it may have been hard- but I want to do it. But... I want to know which good cook book I should get for vegans. I looked around, and some are nasty- if any of you have suggestions, please give me some ! =]

    Some of the search engine's answers and articles were kind of confusing.

    And do some cook books come with a suggested diet or tell the nutrition facts of each meal?

    Thanks, this would mean a lot to me!.

    Mairy.

    • ANSWER:
      Very Vegetarian by Jannequin Bennet and Carl Lewis (has a detailed explanation of a vegan diet and load of recipes from simple to gourmet)

      The Shoshoni Cookbook by Anne Saks and Faith Stone (lots of healthy, natural recipes with nutritional facts for each recipe)

      Asian Vegan Cookbook by Kim Le (very good and extremely healthy Asian cookbook with a lot of good info in the preface.

      Happy cooking. :-)

  12. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any cook books for candida diets but which also excludes WHEAT?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes--I have this good cookbook: "Wheatless Cooking (gluten-free recipes)" by Lynette Coffey. It does have some yeast-free breads and muffins as well.

  13. QUESTION:
    Lusk I need to know where I can find diet books for my grandmal that has ammonia?
    If any help like just last me know like I'm new to this and I hardly know what to cook for her!
    Ok oh my god sorry I have bad spelling, lol like my grandmal has had surgery last week and then like they called it ammonia witch spreads from your liver and And in order to keep it under control she has to eat right lol

    • ANSWER:
      I know what you're talking about by 'ammonia'. If the liver is involved, her ammonia levels are high. It happened to my husband's former wife. Try to keep the meals low in iron which is bad for the liver. And obviously no cooking with wine or alcohol of any kind. I can talk to my husband a little later and see what more he has to say about how he took care of her ammonia levels. Please email me as a reminder. *hugs*

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some good cook books for peritoneal dialysis patients?
    Low Phosphorous Diet, High Protein,

    • ANSWER:
      You could use this as reference for their reviews on the list of Cookbooks for Kidney Patients :

      http://www.kidney.org/professionals/CRN/cookbooks.cfm

  15. QUESTION:
    Need a cookbook/recipes for my weight loss diet.?
    Any good diet cooking books out there?

    • ANSWER:
      *The 'Low-GL' Diet Cookbook: Easy, recipes for weight loss, health and energy by Patrick Holford and Fiona McDonald Joyce

      *Antony Worrall Thompson's GI Diet by Antony Worrall Thompson, Mabel Blades and Jane Suthering

  16. QUESTION:
    Are there any good books out there that give guidlines to transform regular recipes into Gluten free recipes?
    For baking and cooking? I eat a mostly Mediterranean diet but I add flax seed to most things and have been experimenting with garabanzo bean flour and other things to make gluten free food but sometimes when I look at a recipe I just don't know what I need to replace certain items with. Is there a cook book out there that does this?

    • ANSWER:
      There are plenty of GF baking books on the market.. self education will do the rest.
      http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=stripbooks&field-keywords=gluten%20free%20cookbooks&results-process=default&dispatch=search/ref=pd_sl_aw_tops-1_stripbooks_4255421_1&results-process=default
      There are page after page of GF cookbooks here.
      Bette Hagman was know for her GF Baking & Desserts
      "Creating Old Favorites with the new Flours"
      I got 2 new GF books for Christmas, Shauna James Ahern of the Famous Gulten Free Girl Blog(not totally a cookbook, more of her journey to wellness)http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=9
      and The Gluten-Free Vegetarain Kitchen by Donna Klein
      I hope this is of some help. Celiac Sprue Disease is a frustrating to deal with but at the same time anything that can be dealt with 100% by ones diet is "not too bad".

      Slainté (to your health)

  17. QUESTION:
    What's a really good Vegan cook book?
    I'd like to find a few Vegan cook books that provide recipies, meals and so forth that I can feed to my husband, and eventually children.
    My husband came from a big meat eating family, and so far he's eating very little meat, but eventually I would like to cut meat and dairy out of the diet.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. McDougall has great cookbooks - this one is one of my favorites!

      Also try check out www.fatfreevegan.com and www.vegweb.com both are GREAT sources for recipes.

      Congrats and good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    Best books to learn to cook?
    I can not cook but I am trying to find some books to not only learn to cook but do it healthy. I am looking for realistic suggestions for people who are not really health nuts but just want a reasonable fresh ingredient diet.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the best ways to learn cook skills (assuming you don't live with Julia Child) is to watch the food network. Granted they don't always encourage the healthiest meals, but you will learn a lot in a short amount of time.
      Of course you asked for a book. I have many, but I've found that the "Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book" (Better Homes & Gardens Plaid) (Ring-bound) is one of the best, especially for beginning cooks. It's a nice fat book and not only are the recipes, for the most part, all healthy, they are also not "way out there" rather very likable and relatively simple, with lots of skills and cooking tips.

      Another really good cookbook is "The New Best Recipe" (America's Test Kitchen, 2004). Good for beginners.

  19. QUESTION:
    Looking for a good healthy cook book?
    I am trying to eat healthy and looking for a cook book full of healthy recipes.

    My current eating style isn't good. I usually drink diet coke 2-3 times a day, eat fast food once or twice a day and sometimes i over eat.

    I am a 24 male, 5'6 and weigh 178. For some reason my weight doesn't really show, i guess i hide it well hehe.

    I'll value anyone input, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      First, get off the diet coke. Artificial sweeteners are very hazardous to your health and some actually contribute to obesity. If you eat delicious, nutritious food your body will get what it needs and you won't get cravings for lousy food. Have a dark green leafy salad (like arugula with red onion, tomatoes, red bell pepper) with fresh squeezed lime juice and hemp oil. Good fats such as those found in hemp, red palm, and unhydrogented coconut are essential for the health of your immune system, skin, brain, hormones, and eyes. Stay away from white flour and white rice, and all other processed foods. Take your lunch with you when you go to work. There are many healthy recipes on the web:

      http://thegetrealdiet.com/realfood.htm
      http://www.grasslandbeef.com/meat_descriptions.html
      http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/
      http://www.livingtreecommunity.com/store2/recipes.asp

      Eat as many uncooked vegetables as possible, chew your food until it is a liquid before you swallow, have a couple of glasses of water an hour after you eat.

  20. QUESTION:
    I want to get a cook book for vegetarians/vegan?
    I have been thinking bout going vegetarian/vegan for a while. I'm not big on presentation of food; as I'm always busy. Is there any good cook book for beginners ? I first have to consult a doctor before starting the diet. I'm thinking about starting the new diet in July.

    Please leave constructive feedback, let me know the supplements I should consider if any.
    I don't want any fatty recipes, no butter.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if I am not mistaken, they do have a "Vegetarian for Dummies" cookbook and other beginners guide to the world of vegetarianism and vegan-ism.
      In book stores like Borders and Barnes and Noble, they have a nice sized vegetarian/vegan area.
      But remember, the foods are expensive. So, look around, buy in bulk and don't be afraid to ask around other people who are vegetarians and maybe someone who works at the bookstore who may know someone or books or may be one, themselves.
      Good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    Are there any good diet pills that actually work?
    It's five months since i've had my first baby & i really want to lose the rest of the weight i put on while i was pregnant.

    I'm five foot two, & before i was pregnant i was about eight stone & a UK size 8. Now i'm about nine to nine & a half stone (i don't weigh myself regularly) & a UK size10/12.

    I walk lots & am always running around after my daughter & partner. I clean the whole house every day etc. So i'm getting plenty of exercise even if it isn't directly down the gym. Also, i don't really eat much. I can't follow any specific diets, or cook much out of low fat cookery books as i am really picky with food. I know about healthy eating & exercise etc but it really doesn't seem to be working anymore - the weight is coming off so slowly. It's really starting to get to me.

    I want to know if anyone who is fairly slim anyways has used diet pills & if so which ones & did they work etc. & whether you did much exercise & what you ate while you were on them. Also, if there are any good ones - where you can get them in the UK & how much they are.

    I've seen lots of reviews on websites claiming fantastic results & stuff like that - but it seems most of the people taking them were very overweight.

    Please spare me the lecture on diet & healthy eating & how diet pills are soooo bad for you. I'm really not interested.

    =]

    • ANSWER:
      First check out what is your blood group and what diet is good for your health .

      Basically there are 3 types of Diet

      + ----- HIGHLY BENEFICIAL, FOOD ACTS LIKE MEDICINE
      O ----- NEUTRAL FOOD
      X ----- AVOID, FOOD ACTS LIKE A POISON

      First check out what diet helps lose or gain weight and what diet is really good to be healthy based on your blood group .

      -Blood group O is for Old.- Type O.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Sweetcorn
      Kidney beans
      Cabbage
      Brussel sprout
      Cauliflower

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Sea food
      Iodized salt
      Liver
      Red meat
      Spinach
      Broccoli

      -Blood group A is for Agrarian.-__ Type A.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Meat
      Dairy foods
      Kidney beans
      Lima beans
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Vegetable oils
      Soya foods
      Vegetables
      Pineapple

      -Blood group B is for Balance.-__ Type B.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Lentils
      Sweetcorn
      Peanuts
      Sesame seeds
      Buckwheat
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Green vege
      Meat
      Lamb Liver
      Eggs

      __ Blood group Type AB.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Red meat
      Kidney beans
      Seeds
      Sweetcorn
      Buckwheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Tofu
      Seafood
      Green vege
      Dairy products
      Alkaline fruits
      Pineapples

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best low fat cook book?
    I have recently just started going to the gym 3 times a week to lose around 1lb a week, I want to start eating healthy too but I don't really know what foods to cook, so I decided to try and look for a cook book. I was just wondering what cook book has the best low fat diet foods to cook etc :)

    • ANSWER:
      "Skinny Girl" cook books! Eat This Not That the cooking addition is also great.

  23. QUESTION:
    What do you call the diet where you substitute cauliflower for potatoes and squash in lemon pie?
    Is it the South Beach Diet? One of my friends has tons of recipes for sneaking veggies into good food so her kids wont know. Is there a cook book for this kind of cooking?
    Can I please ask those of you who dont know what I am talking about to not answer! And to one of the answerers...yes, you can make a lemon pie with squash, I have done it and it was good.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't make lemon pie with squash. You can substitute cauliflower for potatoes, just mash them up. It's not a special diet, it's just a way of cutting calories.

  24. QUESTION:
    Best raw vegan "cook" books?
    I am trying to transition to a raw vegan diet from a not-so-raw vegan diet. I have found a couple of recipes online but would like more. The simpler the better as I am a busy person. Can anyone recommend good raw vegan "cook" books? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The best to start with are "Raw Food Made Easy" by Jennifer Cornbleet, and "The Complete Book of Raw Food" by Lori Baird and Julie Rodwell.

      The recipes are simple, for the most part use common ingredients, and most don't require specialty equipment, like a dehydrator.

  25. QUESTION:
    I recently started the mediterranean diet and im having trouble with breakfast foods, any ideas?
    I have looked through many cook books but none offer any breakfast recipies or ideas!

    • ANSWER:
      Turkey is on the Mediterranean Sea. Does that help?

  26. QUESTION:
    Recommendations for a good book on how to get a nutritionally balanced gluten-free diet?
    I'd like to try cutting out gluten from my diet to try to help a dermatitis issue, but am concerned about maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.

    I'm not a very creative cook or shopper, so I'd appreciate any recommendations for books on how to eat a balanced gluten-free diet, as well as books that have good, simple recipes for healthy gluten-free dishes (hopefully with ingredients that aren't too hard to find). Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a site that may be helpful to you. It has gluten-free recipes on the site and links to products.

      http://www.celiac.com/index.html

  27. QUESTION:
    any one know where I can find a vegan diet plan?
    I have recently decided to become a vegan and I was wondering if any one knows where I can find a diet plan that's pretty much already laid out for like atleast a month preferably longer something that might tell me how many calories it is stuff like that. I had bought smoe cook books but realized that yeah I could cook what's in the book but I may not be getting the nutrients I need with what I choose so if any one can help please let me know.

    Mike

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know of any actual diet plan book but if you do your research you will find it much easier to be an educated vegan than to try to live out of a book plan.
      Here is a 90 day plan to get you started while you learn more about being a vegan.
      http://www.anxietyandphobias.com/cgi-bin/amazon.pl?type=search&mode=books&keyword=vegan+diet+plan

      Then I would reccomend reading The China Study by T. Colin Campbell. It will help you to understand how easy it actually is to get everything you need from a vegan diet. The truth is that the source of all the nutrients we need is plants. Yes, even protein! So by going directly to the source our bodies absorb more of the nutrients in our food, instead of trying to get nutrients from an animal that eats plants. The only thing I have any trouble getting enough of is B vitamins. If I ate more organic it may not be such a problem, but it is an easy fix. I just take a vegetarian B complex and I am great! (watch for gel caps, they are not vegan) You will have to eat more than three times a day to get enough calories, but I rather enjoy that.
      If you are concerned you can always find a good nutritionist to do a work up and let you know if you are deficient in any one nutrient, then you can keep an eye out for foods with that in them. Try to avoid supplements whenever possible as they are harder to absorb than a natural food sourced vitamin.
      Welcome to the solution! I am glad you found us!!

  28. QUESTION:
    to prevent diabetes could i go on a diabetic diet?
    i just learned that by the age of 50-60, 50% of my generation is expected to have diabetes, knowing this i think that a diabetic cook books might be a good preventive measure. is it?

    • ANSWER:
      I second what Tabea said. Most diabetic cookbooks are a joke with a scattering of useful recipes, but sadly many diabetics rely on them far too much. Diabetic recipes tend to push the low-fat mantra because diabetes is strongly associated with elevated lipids and heart disease, but there's not a lot of science to back up that natural, healthy fats are any more likely to cause heart disease than foods low in fat. And what we do know is that persistently high blood sugar due to diabetes can absolutely cause heart disease. The way to combat high blood sugar is to restrict carbohydrates, especially high-glycemic carbohydrates, like wheat, rice, corn, and potatoes. Fat does not elevate blood sugar and in fact helps keep blood sugar stable. Protein is very blood sugar friendly, too. Non-starchy vegetables are excellent for blood sugar control, as long as they are eaten in moderation.

      There's no harm in adopting a true diabetic diet. It'd probably be much healthier than the average American diet. There's no guarantee you won't get diabetes, though. If you have a genetic tendency, then it may just be unavoidable. This diet could help you lose weight, if that's a goal, and reduce how much insulin your body has to make. There is a theory that insulin resistance, which causes higher insulin levels, stresses and then overtaxes the pancreas, destroying the pancreas' ability to make enough insulin. A lower-carbohydrate diet requires less insulin because, without a lot of carbs, there's less glucose in the blood.

  29. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a cook book that will feature good food made from natural, healthy ingredients.?
    I have recently decided to start taking better care of my body, and would like to purchase a cookbook that will help me eat better. I don't want a fad diet cookbook that cuts out a certain part of your diet or something, but a cookbook that will educate you on how to eat well, as well as feature a variety of good tasting food made from healthy, natural ingredients. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Grit cookbook. You should be able to order it online. It is a vegetarian restaurant in Athens, Georgia. The recipes are delicious and mostly made of natural ingredients. I love that cookbook!

  30. QUESTION:
    What cook book do you recommend?
    I have minimal experience in cooking but i wouldnt mind putting a few things together from fresh food to improve my diet, I like meat, fish all fruit and most veg. Also I aint fussy there isnt much I wont eat!
    I know there are loads of recipes on the internet but I cant go taking my PC to my oven and I will need the instructions right next to the food.

    • ANSWER:
      jamie olivers (cook with jamie)
      my guide to making you a better cook

      has some nice simple recipes, he made it so its simple quick and healthy.
      shows you cuts of meet and how to do various things different styles of cooking a certain thing.

      lots of info not complicated EASY

  31. QUESTION:
    diet of the people along the mississippi river in the 19th century?
    was the diet of the people along the mississippi river healthyin the 19th century what did it mostly consist of? I just need help for my book report on Tom Sawyer and I am making a cook book which I have already done but i need to write a paragraph "evaluating there diet" as well... thank you for helping!!! (: ♥

    • ANSWER:
      ..................... Having spent my younger years living on the Mississippi..... I would think they ate a lot of catfish.... possibly fresh water clams.....Raccoons,river rats..... and possum also come to mind...... also in the 19th century.... there were wild pigs ....ducks, turkey so I think they ate fairly well

  32. QUESTION:
    vegetable loving recipe books or ideas?
    im (primarily) a veggi-philic (vegetable-loving) vegetarian. I can't stand to buy vegetarian cook books though bc many vegetarian books are filled with vegetarian pizzas, panninis, pasta dishes, rice dishes and casseroles which tend to incorporate lots of carbs and fat (cream, cheese, oils, etc) which I dont eat that regularly. and i really cant stand to buy vegetarian "diet" books because they tend to be filled with diet food (i.e. lets turn classic comfort food into a vegetarian variation.)

    i just like vegetables! thats all....i just study too much,etc, and i dont like to have high carbacious/fat foods because they make me feel heavy and therefore make me feel lethargic and unable to study efficiently. So....any cook books out there for vegetable loving people that dont want creamy casseroles or anything like that? i want to enjoy the taste of my veggies...not cover them up! and id rather have a bowl of beans with a dollop of rice than the other way around....any cook books or blogs out there with recipes that showcase vegetables without all the added nonsense?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm the same way; I LOVE vegetables, and I get frustrated that most vegan/vegetarian cookbooks are packed with fat. What I do is just find a cookbook with foods that look good, and I've learned over time how to really just cut out the particular things I don't want. So if it says to fry something with oil, I just bake or broil it to make it crispy. It's impossible to find a perfect cookbook, you just have to know how to make it work.

  33. QUESTION:
    Easy Recipe Books?
    I am not a cook in the slightest bit. My cooking consists of pasta and boxed products. But that is not a healthy diet. And I can only eat so much fish. I need a really good begining cook book. My boyfriend and I are by ourselves and have no one to really show us how to cook simple things.

    Any suggestions?? I want to have a healthier diet that will give me energy and help me loose a bit of weight!

    • ANSWER:
      "Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen: 100+ Great Recipes with Foolproof Instructions" by Kevin Mills and Nancy Mills
      http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780618711758&itm=1

  34. QUESTION:
    What's ur Advise on becoming a Vegetarian?
    Please share your advise on becoming Vegetarian. A lot of people struggle even they know it's the best and feel most right but can't become one.

    Please share what help you the most on your road becoming a Vegetarian? diet? good cook book? well planning? friends or just own determination. Thank you so much. :-) Go Veggie

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of misleading statements, misinformation, and complete lies that will try to sway you or confuse you and what not. But these are easy to overcome through self-education. Why do I say "Self" education, simply because you should not believe anyone but yourself, and whatever anyone says, research it, rip it apart, study all sides of the argument, etc. Learn to see through lies, learn to smell when something is fish or not. You must think through everything, not just with vegetarianism, veganism, but natural birth, raw foods vs cooked foods, natural birth vs unnatural birth, and so forth.

  35. QUESTION:
    can you eat imitation crab on the raw food diet or is that cooked already?
    i think this fish is cooked but not sure...does anyone have a list of ALL you can eat on the raw diet? What are the must have books? or websites?

    • ANSWER:
      fresh fruits and vegetables
      Nuts
      Seeds
      Beans
      Grains
      Legumes
      Dried fruit
      Seaweed
      Unprocessed organic or natural foods
      Freshly juiced fruit and vegetables
      Purified water
      Young coconut milk

      At least 75% of food consumed should not be heated over 116 degrees F.

      consider: Sprouting seeds, grains, and beans
      Juicing fruit and vegetables
      Soaking nuts and dried fruit
      Blending
      Dehydrating food

      Some people experience a detoxification reaction when they start the raw food diet, especially if their previous diet was rich in meat, sugar, and caffeine. Mild headaches, nausea, and cravings can occur but usually last for several days.

      possible nutritional deficiencies:
      Calcium
      Iron
      B12 – The Journal of Nutrition study found that a raw food diet increased levels of homocysteine due to vitamin B-12 deficiency.
      Protein
      Calories

  36. QUESTION:
    Healthy Cooking Books For Teens?
    I have my cousins wedding coming up in April, and I am going to be in it. I would like to be smaller than I am right now and look healthier. I have been searching for cook books and healthier foods that are "kid friendly." I am not that picky of an eater. I am 14 and I know that a healthy diet and good excersise is the best. I love to cook. any good cooking books, or ideas would be well appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      hi there, i came across this article about a book called "diet for teenagers only" and had lots of good reviews. hope it helps.

      Best Way 4 Teen Girls to Lose Weight!!!
      Reader Rating See Detailed Ratings
      Posted May 12, 2008, 2:27 PM EST: Okay I am 14, I weighED 160 10 weeks ago. I now weigh 140. I lose about a constant 2 pounds per week. Easy to follow, great food, good tips and great exercises. I pretty much don't do the food plan anymore but the book taught me so much that I eat much more healthier and I still lose weight every week. THIS BOOK IS MARVELOUS!!

  37. QUESTION:
    Hart healthy diet?
    Does anyone have any idea of a website or a cook book for someone that is on a hart healthy diet from a hart attack. I hate most of the food they tell me to eat need ways to cook it for a healthy diet.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all it is HEART - not hart.

      This should give you a start:

      http://www.deliciousdecisions.org/
      http://www.baptisteast.com/recipes/
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/RE99999

      Good luck and don't give up - you can eat healthier and stay healthier. I must tell you, you also need to get into a good exercise program designed for people recovering from heart attack. I know you can do it!

  38. QUESTION:
    Hows this idea of getting my wife to lose weight: Sending her flowers to work with a gym membership attached?
    and a south beach diet cook book.

    My wife has gotten pretty fat she has exploded into a massive 130 she used to weigh only 100. Her weight gain is not only unattractive its also embarrassing in front of friends and family. So I was thinking maybe the nicest way to get her to lose weight and never say shes fat is by sending her flowers with the gym membership I got her and a diet book.

    How flawless is this Idea, shes happy Im happy its a win win.

    • ANSWER:
      you've asked this before troll.

  39. QUESTION:
    What's a good resource for a new whole foods cook?
    Want to convert to a whole foods diet but I don't know how to cook...anything. Looking for a good resource on how to prep/cook beans, whole grains, and vegetables. I've got a couple books but the recipies take too long to prepare - looking for something simple and efficient. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.foodnetwork.com/

      they'll have everything you'll need. just type it in to the search on their page and take your pick

  40. QUESTION:
    A child friendly cook book that is Wheat and Dairy free.?
    Hi, my little man has always been dairy intolerant but has completely stopped eating so his dietitian has suggested him going on a dairy and wheat free diet to try to get him eating again. I cant seem to find a cook book or recipes that are just wheat and dairy free though. They are all either for adults and have nuts etc in or have other things excluded as well like gluten.
    Any help is really appreciated!
    Thanks xx

    • ANSWER:
      Gluten-free Italian chicken nuggets are incredibly crispy thanks to gluten-free panko-style breading. This is a gluten-free kid favorite. Serve with your favorite gluten-free nugget dipping sauce. Homemade Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauce is especially good with these golden, crispy chicken nuggets.
      Prep Time: 15 minutes
      Cook Time: 10 minutes
      Ingredients:
      •3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
      •1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour mix (use your favorite mix)
      •1/2 teaspoon salt
      •1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
      •1 teaspoon gluten-free Italian herb seasoning blend OR gluten-free garlic powder
      •1 large egg and 1 tablespoon olive oil, whisked together
      •1 cup crushed gluten-free rice chex cereal (see tips)
      •1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
      •1/4 cup olive oil for pan-frying
      •1/4 cup canola oil for pan-frying
      Preparation:
      •Place chicken breast between 2 sheets of waxed paper and pound with a smooth meat mallet until about breasts are 1/4-inch thick. Repeat with each breast.
      •Use a sharp knife to cut pounded breasts in 2-inch strips. Then cut each strip into 2x2-inch nuggets.
      •Have ready 3 8-inch shallow baking dishes. In the first dish, combine gluten-free all purpose flour, salt, pepper and seasonings.
      •In second dish, combine egg and olive oil. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
      •In third dish, combine crushed gluten-free rice chex cereal and grated Parmesan cheese.
      •Coat each chicken strip in flour mixture, then dip in egg olive oil mixture and last, evenly coat with rice chex crumb Parmesan cheese mixture.
      •Place the nuggets on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
      •Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before frying.
      •In a large heavy skillet, heat olive oil and canola oil mixture over medium high heat.
      •Add coated chicken nuggets and cook until golden, about 4 minutes, then turn each piece and cook second side.

  41. QUESTION:
    I can't find a site with diet recipes to cook at home. Like a homemade diet plan.?
    All the sites I find are trying to sell something like a pill or book or something. It's funny that I can find out how to make a homemade dog food diet easier than homemade people food.

    There are a lot of recipe sites but I am looking for one where it specializes in just meal plans with recipes included, that are for people losing weight. I like to cook from scratch and can't use processed crap bought at the store. I want to lose 15 pounds by cooking my own food, but need some help with menu planning and recipes.

    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Try this one: http://www.mealsmatter.org/MealPlanning/MealPlanner/ It is not directly geared to weight loss, but it is geared to healthy meals. It is free and once you sign up, a calendar will appear to plan your meals. To find recipes, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "meals and recipes." You can choose from thousands of recipes and add them to your meal plan. You will just have to look through the ingredients and judge for yourself if it contains the type of food you prefer.

      For a 7-day diet meal plan already laid out for you, go to http://ideas.thenest.com/health/diet-nutrition/slideshows/7-day-healthy-meal-plan.aspx?page=2 This site has the meals already chosen for you, but they also have tons of healthy recipes you can look through to make your own choices.

      Another option is to see a nutritionist and have them work with you to create the ideal meal plan for you using the types of foods you want to cook. The nutritionist can make sure you are getting your daily nutrition requirements, and you will have input as to what you want in there, as well. Just call ahead to find out the charge for this service and to be sure that after one visit you will leave with a meal plan in hand. You don't want to get locked in to multiple visits if one will give you what you need to get started. You can then use that meal plan as a guide and go to these sites to add variety to it. Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    Japanese food cook book?
    I want to go on a Japanese diet i really love the food, I want to get a cook book on Japanese food i want that's shows how the Japanese cook it, how they would cook it in there own home, I don't want how the restraints do it full of fat.

    Do you any cook books i can get please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok - well I don't know what Japanese...restaurant...you go to, but Japanese food is more or less the same anywhere you go, virtually fat free.

      The typical Japanese food eaten in Western culture is Sushi - this is obviously quite healthy but in Japan sushi is typically seen as a celebratory dish. It's not eaten every day.

      Instead the Japanese consume a lot of noodles and rice, miso soup, tofu and vegetables, depending on what part of Japan you live in, you're also likely to eat a lot of fish. Beef is prevalent in Japan, and for more upmarket occasions, you might find Shabu Shabu (Wafer thin raw beef and vegetables dipped in boiling water at your table and eaten) or Kushiyaki bars that sell small skewers of meat.

      And there are other dishes like Agedashi Tofu, Stewed Hijiki, Kaiso salads, Spinach ohitashi, Teriyaki, Katsu, Onigiri, Karaage and Tempura or combinations like Donburi where meat, fish, tofu, soup or a combination are served on rice.

      In all my searching, I've yet to find a thorough Japanese cookbook, that shows you the basics but also the more traditional home-cooked foods, authentic to Japanese cuisine minus some of the more unusual Japanese dishes that I don't think would be too popular;

      Like Natto - a breakfast dish consisting of beans fermented with bacteria and served on plain boiled rice.

      However, Japanese cookery writer Harumi Kurihara does provide recipes for some Westerners who are looking for more than the average sushi recipe book.

      If you do much cooking and have any knowledge about Japanese cuisine then you'll know most of the recipes in this book or at least you'd have been able to easily put them together without it (Japanese food is all relatively straightforward).

      Or just go to a good authentic Japanese restaurant, try some of the more unusual (less commonly eaten in the West) dishes, learn what they're called and then google them when you get home.

  43. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for books on Vegan nutrition/diet?
    I need a beginner book on vegan nutrition, not cooking, not recipes, just how to work out a healthy diet + nutritional values of different types of vegan foods and so fore and alternate diets based off of lifestyle e.g If your into height lifting, fitness etc

    I went to see a dietitian in August. She very brief and not very helpful. I really wanted to work out a diet specifically for me, according to my weight and how much I wanted to gain/maintain. I was kind of put off from then but I hope to get back on my feet.
    I think, I'll buy "Becoming Vegan" by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

    • ANSWER:
      Go for "Becoming Vegan." I recommend that you check it out from the library first. I started with that one. But I didn't feel the need to buy it because it's one of those things that you read and absorb, and then never need to read again.

      I've never read "Complete Idiots Guide To Vegan Living" but it has good reviews on Amazon.

      "The Vegan Diet As Chronic Disease Prevention: Evidence Supporting the New Four Food Groups" is another one that you might want to check out, but I've never read it so I can't recommend buying it. A person giving it just two stars said this about it: "If you're new to veganism and looking for an introduction to vegan issues, you may want to read this. If you want anything more in-depth or scholarly, look elsewhere."

      Honestly, I personally never needed any more information than what was presented in "Becoming Vegan"

  44. QUESTION:
    recommend an unusual diet book?
    I don't consider myself fat, nor am I lean and in shape. I can do some ok weight lifting and cardio, but I still have a little extra around my midsection. I feel that in all the catagories that diet books have made over the years, I can't find where I fall. I think what I'm looking for is a book thats not solid fitness and not solid cooking. And recommendations?

    • ANSWER:
      My very favorite is Dr. Atkins - "New Diet Revolution". I began doing this in 2000, and it's been remarkable how much help it's been. It's cured a score of really nasty problems I had plus you lose some weight if you want - if you have it to lose.

      Get a used copy off of Amazon - it's about free. Atkins was a heart doctor in NYC for many years - has a clinic there. They treat people with diet and natural supplements as much as possible - it's a neat outfit. And it's a great diet - makes you feel like a caveman.

  45. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the raw food diet?
    There is a lot of talk and books on the raw food diet. I have read a book and watched some DVD's. I really want to try it. Has anyone had success in actually feeling better and getting more energy. I just want to know if it actually works and if we really can live healthy without cook foods.
    Wow cyn_texas that infomation is incredible, and very useful too, I never knew that about raw almonds, I eat them all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the raw diet is great. I've been on it for about 6 years. I'm not totally raw, I do eat some cooked food once in a while, but I eat about 75% raw and feel pretty good.

      Here's a site I found with lots of raw and mostly raw recipes:

  46. QUESTION:
    Amatuer cook: How do I get started?
    I've always liked to cook. My diet has been pretty limited, because I have been finicky for a long time. I have since traveled and expanded my diet a lot. (Mmmm..Greek...)

    I'm a meat eater, so I shy away from veggie dishes (they leave me hungry). I love pastas, potatoes, chicken and beef. Mostly because I don't know how to cook pork! I've recently opened up the spicer dishes, but when I get home, I have no idea to replicate, so I fall back to the basics!

    My diet has become very simple, I'd like to expand it, and I enjoy cooking, I just picked up a discounted betty crocker cookbook at Powells for some basics, help?

    I need help with seasonings, marinades, and for some interesting but simple starting recipes. I don't have a full kitchen lineup of ingredients, so a lot of dishes I see when I pick up a cooking book are inaccessible to me.

    Bear in mind, college student with a college budget! :) Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      http://cooking.betterrecipes.com/page/How+to+Spice+Up+Your+Food
      *This website gives you tips on what herbs or spices go well with different things. It's very helpful when you are looking to get familiar with the flavors. It is best to start simple, you don't want to add a whole bunch of a spice that you aren't even sure you like.

      http://www.recipezaar.com/
      *This is my favorite recipe website! Use the search engine to find recipes, it is very easy and very helpful. You can narrow down recipes based on the ingredients you have on hand, the dish you would like to make, the amount of time or equipment you have, cuisine, diet, etc. You can also sort the recipes you are looking through based on rating, time to make, alphabet, and even picture.

      Hope this helps!

  47. QUESTION:
    Where do I find healthy good recipes for a college student?
    My parents always taught me the importance of an education but neglected to educate me on how to eat healthy. I have gained a lot of weight and every time I try to diet and exercise my biggest hiccup is that I have no idea how to cook or where to start. When I open cook books and see all those ingredients (half of which I don't even recognize) I start to get anxiety. I'm a very visual person. Pictures would be awesome if you can find a website that has it.

    • ANSWER:
      Ever watch the channel the Food Network? I suggest that for you. You can also check out their site:
      http://www.foodnetwork.com/

  48. QUESTION:
    Adkins Diet?
    Hey everyone! I have done the adkins diet before, and it worked well, I lost 50 pounds. I went off the diet for a couple of years and when I started it again earlier this year, it stopped up my bowels very badly. I want to get back on adkins, please no speeches about what a bad diet it is, I just want to know if anyone else was in my position with their bowels, and what they did about it. also how to stay on it hard core, instead of getting tired of it and stopping the diet. i have the adkins cook book by dr adkins wife, but there is so much food in there i do not like at all. help!!!!

    also if you have nothing nice to say then please leave my question alone, otherwise i'll be happy to report you.

    thanks to all adkins workers ahead of time.

    • ANSWER:
      try incorporating more fiber into your diet or take stool softeners (not laxatives)

  49. QUESTION:
    adkins diet!?
    Hey everyone! I have done the adkins diet before, and it worked well, I lost 50 pounds. I went off the diet for a couple of years and when I started it again earlier this year, it stopped up my bowels very badly. I want to get back on adkins, please no speeches about what a bad diet it is, I just want to know if anyone else was in my position with their bowels, and what they did about it. also how to stay on it hard core, instead of getting tired of it and stopping the diet. i have the adkins cook book by dr adkins wife, but there is so much food in there i do not like at all. help!!!!

    also if you have nothing nice to say then please leave my question alone, otherwise i'll be happy to report you.

    thanks to all adkins workers ahead of time.

    • ANSWER:
      "have you chosen to see a dietition or medical person about this matter ? i still see a dietition once in a while . from alan tiger . "

  50. QUESTION:
    How do you start a raw food diet?
    My husband and I are both obese and need to lose 80-100 pounds each. A friend recommended a raw food diet, where you eat as much as you want without having to cook. Does anyone know where I can get info on how to begin, any supplements/vitamins that would be necessary (or how to get everything our bodies need from this type of eating), without me having to order a book?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all DO NOT try to just switch to raw food! Please, you could hurt yourselves. i was a natural food coach for many years - there is such a thing as a TRANSITIONAL diet- you know from whatever you eating now - ease you body into the raw diet. if you are really want to do this then do it safely - i just checked online - i studied with a lovely woman named "ANN WIGMORE", before i answered your question i went online-she's still in business! GREAT for you guys- go a head and put her name in your search bar and go! TONS of info. if you're serious her program IS the best i have ever come across. and yes i was a raw food freak for about 5 yrs or more-i had asthma- i have it NO MORE-that was about 25 years ago- i'm still asthma free. when i started to have children my husband and i thought it would be best to ease back into a cooked veggie diet( we've been veggies for over 30 yrs & yes raised a family as veggies too. boys are over 6' and daughter is beautiful and almost 6' tall). the lady ANN WIGMORE is a wonderful person i'm very fortunate to have had her association. and would recommend her program to anyone trying to become a raw food type-be it for permanent or temporary she would be the best - Good luck hope this helps


Pain Support Forum

Written By: admin - Feb• 10•12

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What you want to do if you're diagnosed with Fibromyalgia is to gather as much information as you can so that you will be an informed person. When you are informed about a disease then you will know how to go about beating it so that it doesn't beat you first.