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Is this a gallbladder attack?

(8 Posts)
Supermagicsmile Fri 24-Mar-17 19:49:10

Today 19:42 Supermagicsmile

Wondered if there are any doctors around and can advise?
Brief background: am on sukkarto for recently diagnosed T2 diabetes. Haven't taken this week as had bad stomach problems but have been taking 2 buscopan everyday since Sunday which has helped as I also have IBS:

Wednesday afternoon I developed an ache on what I would say was over my liver. It went off within an hour and was quite mild. Then today the ache came on this morning around 9am and was more noticeable when taking a deep breath. I would say the ache is now a sharper pain when taking a deep breath and is more noticeable and is a little in my back too (not constant though). (Never had gallbladder problems before but am wondering if this could be linked to my gallbladder). Could buscopan or sukkato have contributed to this? Should I start the sukkato again or not?

I will get a GP appointment next week but Dp is making me nervous with his googling (I refuse to google but he keeps reading things out that are scaring me! hmmblush) just wondered at what point I would need to seek medical help before monday?

How much pain is it okay to be in? Anything I can do to get rid of it? I read on MN a buscopan can help so just took another one ( had teothis morning for IBS).

trinity0097 Fri 24-Mar-17 20:01:43

You need to get a doctor or someone to do a Murphys test on you to see if you are having gallbladder problems.

Supermagicsmile Fri 24-Mar-17 21:20:34

I'd probably need to lose weight before that test would be effective! blush

PenelopeFlintstone Fri 24-Mar-17 21:39:32

I'm not a doctor and can't answer your question, but I was given Buscopan to relieve gallbladder pain until my operation. And it worked amazingly well.

Supermagicsmile Sat 25-Mar-17 21:59:57

Which one did you use and how quickly did it help?

PenelopeFlintstone Sun 26-Mar-17 04:38:25

Was that to me?

Supermagicsmile Sun 26-Mar-17 07:26:21

Yep smile

PenelopeFlintstone Wed 29-Mar-17 12:19:08

My instructions were to take one Buscopan. If I was still in pain an hour later, to take another one. I only had to do that once. Usually, the first one taken at the first twinge was enough.
After those two Buscopan tablets I had to do what the packet said, i.e. I couldn't take another one after another hour, for example.
The first time I went to hospital with it I had intravenous Buscopan. My doctor believed that morphine and codeine makes it worse.

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