on the contrary there are a few others things to check and try. For example, she may suggest you try a course of medication to reduce the acid in your stomach while you are waiting for your cardiology appointment, or she might want to check for a bacteria in your stomach that can make ulcers etc more likely..... The advantage of your GP is you can tell her the full story and she can examine you if neccesary while keeping the full picture in mind. Specialists are great but you need a GP to narrow things down to the right area first - the human body doesn't like to make things too easy for us
gallstones can cause all the symptoms you described apart from lump in throat, the lump in throat is VERY common sign of anxiety. I know these things, ive had both . Gallstone pain is often mistaken for heart attack, in fact i was rushed to hospital with chest pains and inability to catch my breath - seint home with a prescription for gaviscon . The lump in throat might also be due to acid reflux.
Indegestion Lump in throat feeling head aches tingling and numbness sweating palpitations joint pains urinary and bowel problems nausea chest pains low immunity High BP Can't think of anything else off the top of my head but there are loads - i too was stunned.
If you had said to me a year ago that all these things could be caused by anxiety i would have laughed - but now i know, because i have every t shirt. The more symptoms i got, the more i convinced myself i was dying. The more anxious i got etc
Ive been reffered to breast clinic, had ultrasound scans, 24 heart traces all based on anxiety based problems. It aint funny, but once you realise it does make it easier.
FWIW,my doctor has suggested 3 possible causes for my symptoms- hernia,stomach ulcers and gallstones. I am currently taking Lanzaprozole and Buscopan for the acid aswell as Codiene for the chest pain.I have to wait a month to see how I go on these,then doc will refer me for abdo scan and/or endoscopy
well cheery, i did have gallstones, they were easy to fix just whipped the bugger out. but i do suffer from severe health and general anxiety. I am on medication for this and it does help. Maybe go back to your doctors and tell him you are worried.
try to cut fat out of your diet as much as you possibly can, this helped to calm down my gallstones alot.
I would honestly go back, it really does sound like anxiety on re reading your OP. Indegestion can be bloody painful too and can cause that lump in throat feeling.
Did they not do an ecg in the health centre and suggest a 24hr ecg, all of this can be done before the cardiologist see's you. I had this when i was having palpitations, mine was actually down to some steroidal hayfever medication i was taking (found that out later). Palpitations are such a common thing, they feel horrible don't they.
I only get them now following a panic attack, or if i take night nurse
Hi cheery,are you any better today? I went to doctors yesterday in agony too,he has reffered me for an urgent scan(4-6 weeks wait in our area!!)and said that he'd have thought the pills i've been taking would've made a difference by now if it were ulcers so he is now fairly sure its gallstones.I lost a lot of weight lately doing the Cambridge diet which can be a trigger for gallstones.
cheery? How are you today? honestly, what you describe really sounds like it could be gallstones as it was horrid for me after a meal. Apparently drinking lots of water helps, also during an attack walking around - i used to find my DP had to massage my back - it is AGONY - far worse than chilbirth. Paracetemol and codeine you can take, as well as ibruprofen. I used to live on this cocktail and i was devestated becasue i felt i could no longer breast feed whilst swallowing so many pills, but i literally used to collapse in pain. Glad i got rid of that useless little organ
You sound like my mother cheeryface, particularly the lump in the throat and the pain after eating and she was eventually diagnosed with a hernia. Can't remember what type now unfortunately but it is apparently uncommon to have surgery and they try to manage it by antacids and diet. Hers is mostly under control now but she doesn't eat spicy foods, drink orange juice or much tea and a few other things. It can be quite restrictive.
However, the lump in the throat really worried her and she thought she had throat cancer or something so she was actually quite relieved when she found out what it was. She was diagnosed via an endoscopy.
Drinking lots of water helps and on bad nights sleeping propped up also helped.
Isn't gallstone pain usually on the right hand side rather than the left?
sorry, cheery i have only just seen this. I take it you have been to the doctors by now? I'm not a doctor so i think you did the right thing by going. I do know that the lump in throat thing can be caused by anxiety and you HAVE been very anxious about this so maybe thats it. Hope all is well and you can get sorted soon.