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I abused my gallbladder and it needs time to recover.

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About 8 years, ago I had some constipation issues, so I became a vegetarian and started doing some alternative cleansing treatments. I messed up my system, but over time, I recovered. Just recently, I started taking some oral medication, and after a week, I started to develop pain just below my right rib cage. I stopped my medication, and the pain diminished, but I still notice this kind of burning sensation, also bloating. I suspect that I abused my gallbladder and it needs time to recover. I drink an herbal tea, that flushes the liver and gallbladder ducts, and I notice the burning more, after drinking the tea. I don't have any pain when I eat, regardless what I eat. The pain is more pronounced when I don't eat, or when I drink the tea. I'm not sure what my problem is. I know I had this same pain years ago, when I started doing these cleansing treatments. I was flushing my bile duct a whole lot, back then.


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replied November 24th, 2011
Gallbladder Disease Answer A28835
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that you describe (pain below rib cage, aggravation of pian with drinking tea, pain better with eating, burning sensation, improvement of symptoms when medications are stopped) suggest possibility of gastritis. You can try having over-the-counter antacids to see if these relieve the symptoms. Avoid tea or caffeinated beverages, avoid citrus fruits & juices as these can exaggerate acidity. Do not leave stomach empty for more than 3 hours, keep having light and healthy snack every 2-3 hours (except when you sleep). If you are taking any medications, make sure that an antacid is prescribed along with iot to control the gastric symptoms.
If the above measures fail to give you relief, go ahead with further evaluation to rule out gall bladder inflammation and/or infection. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest.
Take care.



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