Wed 19 Apr, 2017 04:20 pm
Where do I even begin.
I've been ill for about 4 years now and I was wondering if anyone had a similar experiance and what the outcome was?
I started experiencing sickness, chest pains and breathlessness about 4 years ago, after several trips to the doctors I was sent for tests and the results showed I had gallstones. I had my gallbladder bladder removed in September 2015 but that when more systems started.
I continued getting chest tightening before my chest bone, similar to contractions. I also still had the sickness and breathlessness.
I've recently been diagnosed with a hitus hernia but that doesn't solve all the symptoms I'm still having.
I waiting for the surgery for my hernia and I've already had the operation to remove my gall bladder but the doctors can't work out what's wrong with me, I'm hoping someone here will be able to help.
They symptoms I get regularly are; acid reflux, regurgitation, sickness, excess wind, horrific chest cramps / tightening, aching mussels and dizziness.
I also only pass a stool around once a week, I have piles and I have a weak bowel according to my last colonoscopy.
I can only lay on my right side, it is lay on my left side or back the chest pains and tightening comes on strait away.
Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong with me? I'm desperate for answers!
I had what I thought was hiatus hernia when I was in my 30's. I would have dry heaves of throwing up every so often. There were foods that would set it off just by thinking of them. I couldn't eat anything with mayonaise, pickles, even rice.
The problem went away by itself, and I could go back to eating anything. Your problems seems to be worse. I hope it is a passing thing for you too.
When you had your gall bladder removed did they tell you to avoid foods that are high in fat, greasy, fried, heavily processed, etc? I'd also avoid dairy and beef as both are hard to digest.
Ideally you need to really limit your diet to things that are nutritious and easy to digest for a month or so and then SLOWLY add things back in, one at a time, and note anything that reacts poorly.
Oh, and cut the sugar and caffeine too...And absolutely no soft drinks.
I follow the gord diet which consists of no soft drinks, no fatty or fried foods, nothing spicy, no sauces, nothing tomato based, no onion or garlic, no choclate, crisps, any acidic fruit ect and it hasn't helped. I have a door of only pasta, rice and patatos plain with grilled chicken or fish
After my surgery I wasn't told anything about changing my diet 😑.
Thanks for your reply
Maybe you are allergic to one of the foods you are allowed to eat on that diet. For instance, wheat. Have you tried giving up wheat for awhile and seeing if things improve?
Also, if you have acid reflux, you can frequently have fruit if you take Beano, which is the enzyme which digests the substance in fruit and beans which causes gas and bad reactions. Maybe a little bit of fruit daily with a couple of Beano pills will help with the evacuation problem.