Hello. I am scheduled for gb surgery. It just seems that ever since I have had these gb symptoms and things going wrong, I am soooo tired. Has anyone ever heard of fatigue being a part of gallstones? Thanks
Yes, fatique is part of the gallbladder problem. I have been virually iped out since my episodes beagn earlier this year. However, I did find something that helps w/ this and it is food enzymes. Apparently when your gallbladder goes bad, the food you eat does not get what it needs for a good breakdown causing all kinds of problems from acid to gas to diarea (sp) anyway, if you have stones, then you may be wiped out by the pain of it all. I do not have stones, all I have is a low ejection fraction, but I still have stomach pains and an acid problem! Good luck to you..Let us know how you feel after the gb is taken out.:)
That's good to know. I had surgery last week and there were some saturdays in the last few months where I could barely keep my head up and had to go have a nap. And i've just lost 70 pounds and exercise a fair amount so I knew it wasn't that.
Hopefully, getting it removed will help - eventually. Right now, my system is outta whack at day 6 post-surgery and I have insomnia a lot. I'm sure a lot because i'm a side sleeper and everytime I roll over to try it a bit on my left, I can't do it.
Good luck with your surgery. I didn't find it too bad.
Hi, I am so sorry you can't get good sleep. Let me recommend an all natural product that works like magic. It is called natural calm by peter gillham, and you can buy it off vitacost.Com or your local health food store. All it is , is magnesium and it is a powder that you can put in a hot beverage it is 100% natural and highly absorbable. Just try and you will find that you can sleep like a baby. The sheer stress of having gallbladder problems can wipe a person out..I know :) at least the source of your agony is gone, let me know how this works. My friend recommended it for me and it has worked wonders. Good luck!
Yes, food enzymes come from various sources (natural) sources that is. They assist in helping the bopdy break down carbohydrates, protiens, and fats. When the gb is not working properly, then the body can't break the food down like it would if the gb was working 100%, so the food is not broke down properly, leading to poor digestion and this may cause a lack of vitamins and minerals. The body will respond better and not be as weak if it has the enzymes to break the food down properly. When the body is not getting what it needs it will cause other problems. You can get the food enzymes at any health food store. You can even take them if your gb has been removed. It has helped me. Good luck
I'm experiencing all the symptoms of gallbladder pain - constant nausea, fatigue, rib pain, low grade fever, but has anyone ever felt pain on their left side too? I can't seem to lie on my left side either.
I am about to have my gb removed and my worst pain occurs on my left side. I also have moments of extreme fatigue. At times even when I am driving. I also have put on 40 pounds without changing my diet over the last year and no matter what I try the weight only fluctuates by 5 lbs. I'm really hoping that after my surgery I can get back to life. I've been having problems for over 2 years and they are getting worse. How did your surgery go? Are you living a better life now?
I was reading about castor oil packs helping with the pain and even healing, amazing reading, anyone else hear of this? or even try it? I did a search on GOOGLE and found all kinds of info.. I dont want surgery!
I have been doing research on gallbladder pain and stones, has anyone heard of the castor oil packs? Its really good, and been around for many years, I think I will give it a try I DONT WANT to get surgery!!
Do a cleanse! 5 days of drinking just about as much apple juice as you can stand while eating your regular diet. then the sixth day is the flush, with epsom salts as a mild laxative and olive oil to engage the gall bladder to work overtime for a short time and flush the stones out.
I did this after having excruciating pain for an hour every morning and evening for 9 months and couldn't take it any longer. I was so tired i was fired from my job for falling asleep in an important meeting. Now i have all the energy in the world, i feel five years younger, and no pain!!!
I did this because surgery was my last resort, as i'm even afraid of needles so going under the knife was terrifying.
Most of my symptoms were atypical. I only had the pain a couple of times after diagnosis, but I felt bloated and had indgestion, and I also had swelling and fatigue and other symptoms. I had my gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago, and although my system is still adjusting, the swelling is gone, and I am no longer bone tired. I feel so much better. I hear from my doctors that there are alot of people, especially women, who never have these classic symptoms that the Websites list. I wish there was better information about these odd symptom that are probably not that odd.
It's interesting to hear of the fatigue. I'm do to have mine removed for about a year now. Had to postpone do to cancer on my left kidney. Also interesting to those having some discomfort on the left side. I also have discomfort and much fatigue. Will talk with my surgeon in two weeks. Thanks for all the quality information.
I am having the left side pain as well. I have all the other symptoms and go for a ct scan and hida scan this week. Im sick to my stomach feel like a foot under my rib cage on both left and right sides, low back pain and I can not lay on my left side, as it feels like a large bruise there. Im hoping to get this taken care of soon.
I also have left and right pain. Also very very tired.
No energy at all. This has been going on for about two years! Dr doesnt want to take out gb as there are no
stones visible. Specialist says must take it out. Hate
the different opinions - but cant go on like this. Will
definately have it out in Jan.
I had my gallbladder removed a little over a week ago. I can't believe how much better I feel (physically/mentally). I had no idea my gallbladder issues were the cause of me feeling so drained. I'm still a little sore from the surgery, but I have so much energy! I'm really surprised since I was reading so many negative posts about gallbladder removal.
I've gone out drinking on thanksgiving eve and had a total of maybe 6 drinks over the course of 8 hours. The next day i was wiped out and I've been suffering from severe fatigue since with only mild and occassional burning/shooting pain on both the left and right sides. My appetite has also been nonexistent for the most part and I've lost 10 lbs in the past 3 weeks.
An ultrasound found 3 or 4 small 'traveling stones' in my gb. One may have lodged in a bile duct. Im going for a consultation with a surgeon later today but I'm also going to request a liver function test to see that its nothing concerning my liver causing this severe exhaustion (ie: hepatitis etc.) Has anyone else had a similar experience and as someone above already asked, did the fatigue go away after your gb was removed ? I'll come back and post more info as my condition becomes clearer.
My gallbladder issues went on so long and the healing took so long that I went into adrenal fatigue. Just wanted to note anyone that is feeling run down or very high strung through out the day and at various times, may want to have a saliva cortisol test done. The stress from GI issues and surgery can really tax the brain and body. It was also discovered that after surgery I was deficient in Zinc (also another problem resulting from GI issues and surgery). I have been on an all natural course for a couple of months and in that aspect feeling much better. Cortisol Manager is a good one for getting sleep and helping to regulate the production of adrenaline and cortisol.
I just came back from my GI doctor, I just found out that my gallbladder is functioning only 16% after 3 months of feeling really tired, pain in the front left side and back, headaches, burps, acid reflux , indigestion . He recomended me to go a surgeon and have it removed , but he said that tbe fatigue has nothing to do with the gallbladder. After reading all this post I'm pretty sure that there is a connection and my GI is not right. Thank you for all the info!!!
Just had my GB removed 2 weeks ago; also had this Fatigue syndrome(tired to the bones)about 6 months ago and got worse last Dec2011..that's when my doctor advised me for a surgical removal and Fatigue is a minimal side effect of GB infection. All headaches,stomach pains under rib cage,Burps and GERD subsided..all that's left is i'm still feeling tired. Was it on my diet?..really afraid of having large meals.
This is very reassuring for me. I am scheduled to have my Gall Bladder out in 2 weeks. For the last few years I have been so tired I have been diagnosed with 1) depression and 2) chronic fatigue syndrome.
If it could all be down to my Gallbladder then there is a light at the end of the tunnel!