I have just been told I might have gallstones, I'm waiting to get an ultrasound test, I have been given some pain killers, but these seem not to work, the pain is not that bad but comes on at nigh so I can't sleep, it lasts around 6 hours, it's a dull pain at the base of my right ribs, I have had the pain in the same place but on my back, last time I had the pain was 2 days ago but this time was a feeling of blocked wind in the same place instead of the bull ache, I only seem to get the pain once every 2 weeks, I have been given Buscopan hyoscine butylbromide 10mg, told to take 1-2 when needed, only got them this week but they didn't do anything for the blocked air feeling, not tried them on the dull ache pain yet.
I guess what I'm asking is do I need different meds or is what I'm on OK,or would some kind of meds to remove blocked air be best for the blocked air type feeling? I could live with the pain if it was in the daytime but nightime it really is a pain so to speak LOL.
Improved diet (Avoidance of high fatty foods and grease), Physical exercise, weight loss provide the best results âin âââindividuals with low functioning gall bladder. Medicines to improve digestion and cleanse the gall bladder âcan also âââbe prescribed to help in improvement of symptoms. â
Here are some diet measures, that a individual with gall bladder related symptoms can follow to reduce as well as prevent future symptoms.
Your diet should include: Lean meat, skinned fish and chicken ; Eggs ; Skimmed milk ; Low fat cheese, ââyogurts and âspreads ; Soups ; Salads ; Grilled fish and chicken; Legumes
A high fibre diet is also recommended. Include at least 3-4 servings of vegetables a day and 2-4 âservings of fruit âeach day. Fruits like - Dried fruits (dates, apricots, prunes, raisins); raspberries, âblackberries, âstrawberries, blueberries, âand oranges can help reduce the symptoms.â
Foods that need to be avoided: include Fried foods ; Spicy food ; Whole grain breads ; Cereals, seeds ââand nuts ; âBaked beans ; Broccoli ; Cabbage ; Brussel sprouts; Cauliflower ; Peanuts ; and Pastries.
You may consult your doctor or a dietician, who can help to provide additional information regarding diet, specifically to your requirements, and also prescribe more helpful medications.
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