I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me. The past few weeks I have been experiencing sudden acute pain on my right side under my ribcage, and radiating around to my back. The attacks of pain have mainly been happening in the evening, and last anything from an hour, to last nights 11 hour marathon. I am talking about a pain that feels like I am being stabbed, and that I am at times rolling on the floor with the agony.
Obviously initially I visited the Dr and he suggested Gallbladder issues, and referred me for a scan, which I am now waiting to hear about. The night before last I went to A&E - I thought I was going to pass out with the pain while I was waiting, but eventually after a few hours of waiting it subsided and I was discharged. They did some blood tests while I was there, which apparently indicated my liver wasn't completely as it should be, but they didn't say more than to take pain killers and wait for the scan. Last night saw me in agony for a good 11 hours. The severity did vary a bit, but at the worst I was struggling to breathe with the pain. I would've gone back to A&E but for my wife to drive me we would have had to wake 2 small children, and it hadn't helped the previous evening anyway.
So my problem now is that although it's been ok all day (aside from a bit tender from the pain of last night), it's now starting to cramp again, and I'm feeling the panic build at the thought of another night of it. Is there anyone who has had anything similar who can offer some advice?
I completely cut out MILK! Its weird the doctors all said it had nothing to do with it- but I have noticed if I drink milk I will have my attacks! I switched to Lactose milk and its helping my gall attacks.
Another thing is I take 3-4 ibprofin RIGHT when I feel that pain coming and lay in the bath for a while.. It typically helps.
Another for me is carbonated soda seems to help. I am heading into urgent care tomorrow- Ive had a dull pain since Saturday (eik..)
I wish you the best.. Ive been having my attacks for nearly 2 years!
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