Originally Posted by BellinghamCrunchie
My surgeon told me that the pain and the dizziness were caused by something else, and only the nausea was caused by the gallbladder. Go figure. I'm not going to listen much to the surgeon; he really has little contact with patients before and after the surgery, so how would he really know. I trust my GI doc more, who thinks all the symptoms are gb.
I'm glad its only going to be a month for your surgery. Hang in there. Eat bland and non-fat - it really is better to feel starving than it is to feel nauseous and have pain. I've lost 40 pounds and weigh less now than I did in high school. My surgery is tomorrow.
Hope your surgery went well today!
Just wanted to say thank you for this thread. I came here to look for some info, and my symptoms seem so similar to yours (OP) but not nearly so bad. I went to the ER about 3 months ago and they did an EKG thinking it might be my heart, but everything was fine. I got the GERD diagnosis of course and even tried the meds, but it didn't help at all. Next they said it was just anxiety, but too be honest, I'm much less anxious now than I have been for years, so I don't really buy that either. I never would have thought gallbladder, but a lot of what you guys have said here is hitting home, so it's certainly worth me talking to my dr about it.
OP, good luck with your surgery next month. I hope the low fat diet helps you to feel better until then!