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overactive gallbladder. Anybody else familiar with this?

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Hi. In a 32 year old female who was diagnosed with an overactive gallbladder. I had suffered with terrible nausea and diarrhea for about a year. I went to a GI specialist and had an endoscopy done, which showed I had gastritis. I take previcid for this once a day. I had a HIDA scan and scored a 77, which the doctor said shows my gallbladder is overactive. I've cut out all fried food from my diet, as well as all soda and fatty foods so my nausea has been better but I still have bouts of diarrhea about 3 times a week. I have terrible pains from my gallbladder and now I'm developing terrible back pain. My doctor is trying to act conservatively and avoid surgery but I feel that this is affecting my quality of life. I have 2 small children and I'm always worried of having a gallbladder attack when I'm out with them.

Has anyone else been through a similar situation? Did you wind up having the surgery? Any information would help. I cant find much information on overactive gallbladder.

Thanks in adavnce.
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replied April 1st, 2012
Dietary Fiber + a little fat
I have the same thing. Apples and other foods with dietary fiber help absorb bile. I also intentionally try to eat a little fat with every meal so that my gallbladder doesn't fill up and then "let loose".
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replied April 26th, 2012
Hi...sorry to hear that you are going through this but comforting to know I am not the only one. Have been having same issues for over six years and getting worse as time goes by. The gallbladder attacks are happening more frequently in the last several months. The one current has lasted two weeks and I have been so sick with the pain in my right side and back, constant nausea, vomiting on a couple of occasions and alternating between constipation and diarreah. Had HIDA scan a few day ago and mine came back 92% however my GI doc said it was normal however he referred me to a surgeon that I am seeing tomorrow and praying I can convince him to take this diseased gallbladder out! I want so bad to feel like a whole person once again. It has not only drained me physically but mentally. I also have a gluten intolerance and there are now findings that folks with Celiacs disease and or gluten intolerance tend to have what they call"supranormal" ejection fractions over 75%...I would be interested to know if you ended up having your gallbladder out in the last few months...I will keep you posted on my situation....thanks!
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