I have had three upper GI scope procedures and two sphincterotomies since January 2008, the most recent was last Friday. I have never had the bad pain associated with S.O.D. but, instead, feel a pressure similar to late-term pregnancy--a baby's foot right under my right rib cage. I have been under a lot of stress in my life the past 4-5 years. I have noticed that any situation that I perceive as stressful causes the pressure feeling. I hope that the last sphincterotomy--10mm--following pressure readings will be successful. I am encouraged to read that many have tried acupuncture which I will also try.
My questions are: Has anyone noticed a correlation between symptoms and stress? I was also in a head-on auto accident in which I was trapped in my car. Is there any correlation between injury and S.O.D.?
I notice that there is a correlation between stress and SOD symptoms, and there have been clinical findings to show that this is true as well. Acupuncture helped me with both of these problems, though my problem is more anxiety than stress.
Easch time we undergo ERCP with Shincterotomy we run the risk of developing complications and creating scar tissue which warrants the need for further surgery. The acupuncture may really help you. Good luck