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Jo

Maybe if you stopped eating razor blades!

Dixie

Not that I'm wishing a bad gallbladder on you but I will tell you this little story. I have a 25 year old friend in San Francisco who went around with the exact same symptoms you describe. She was in horrible, constant pain and her doctor told her she didn't have gallbladder disease - too young, blah, blah, blah. They gave her loads of drugs that gave her little or no relief, she could barely eat anything, the pain was taking over her life. They finally had her convinced that she was allergic to wheat.

Know what it was? Her gallbladder. She finally went to another doctor who diagnosed her with a bad gallbladder, she had it removed and she's been out of pain ever since.

If you're still in pain, keep looking until you finally find out what's really wrong with you and don't rule out your gallbladder too soon.

garnet

But you're still seeing the gastroenterologist tomorrow, right?

I'm feeling particularly unforgiving toward "everything is fine fine fine" medical professionals today, since over the weekend our niece came frighteningly close to a real tragedy after her doctor told her that the pains she was having were nothing to worry about, when in fact they were symptoms of pre-eclampsia. Fortunately she was smart and went to the ER Saturday night when the pain got worse. Now she's recovering from an emergency c-section and has an extremely premature baby in the NICU, but at least they're both alive.

Yes, astonishingly: sometimes when young women are in pain, it's a sign of an actual medical problem! Who'da thunk it?

badgerbag

I'm thinking maybe if I wear a wig and a power suit...

Thanks for your stories. They are comforting. I start to doubt myself about once an hour and think, "Maybe it's all in my head, I feel kind of okay now, maybe I'll just go eat something and it will be fine..." And then it isn't. Again. I'm going a little bit nuts about stuff like, how do I plan things at this point? Am I going to my conference? I'm thinking, too, of going back to my old way of no-breakfast, coffee, work on thesis, damn the consequences, then eat lunch and start the painfulness. At least then I could get some work done.

garnet

It's galling to play dress-up for doctors, but I have done it. Once when I really wanted to make sure my new doctor knew I was a grown-up, I made sure to wear a skirt and hose and dressy shoes, and carry a purse instead of a backpack. And I brought a "literary" book to read while waiting -- I think it was A.S. Byatt's "Matisse Stories." I have no idea how much difference all of this made, but I know he noticed the book because he asked me what it was about and what I thought of it.

lori

Dress-up works for doctors, unfortunately.

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