Michie

Ouch! Feels like a rock in my "stomach"

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Today I ate a veggie sausage patty and 2 tricuits. About a half hour or later I had a Pure Protein bar (I usually don't eat the whole thing at once, but for some reason I did.) I had an uncomfortable tight feeling in my pouch. Here's where I got REALLY stupid... About an hour or so later we were at a birthday party and I munched on a 1/2 piece of pizza, tortilla chips, and carrots even though I wasn't really hungry (I KNOW I KNOW, I don't usually do this). Ever since then I feel like there's a big rock in my pouch. It's been about 7 hours since and I still feel the pain/discomfort. Haven't eaten since, but I've been sipping on water and protein drink (Nectar Roadside Lemonade) and even that hurts. Hurts when I take a deep breath, or bend over too.

Do you think I did some real damage??? :confused:

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That sounds ouchy.

Thought maybe someone else would see this if it was bumped up. If it was me I'd want some advise.

Best of luck. I hope you feel better today!!!!

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I don't think you did any damage Michelle. Your pouch is just reacting to a lot of dense food over a relatively short period.

Your pouch is really good at having a hissy-fit if it feels it's being abused.

Just chalk this one up to experience and back off the food until your tummy feels better.

Stick with the light stuff and have a couple of extra protein drinks until things feel back to normal. And make sure you drink plenty too.

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I don't think you did any damage Michelle. Your pouch is just reacting to a lot of dense food over a relatively short period.

Your pouch is really good at having a hissy-fit if it feels it's being abused.

Just chalk this one up to experience and back off the food until your tummy feels better.

Stick with the light stuff and have a couple of extra protein drinks until things feel back to normal. And make sure you drink plenty too.

Good to know. And great advise as always Ms. Corrine.

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Good to know. And great advise as always Ms. Corrine.

mmmm! Just wish that I always listened to my own advice! I still push the envelope on occasions. :o

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Well, it's the next day and I still don't feel better... I actually feel worse. This tightness is right below my ribs and sometimes I feel it in my back. Hurts to walk around, lay on my side, eat, drink, take a deep breath. I'm really worrying. If this continues I'm calling the dr. tomorrow.

Should I see my primary dr. or surgeon??

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Do you still have your gallbladder? The location of the pain sounds exactly where mine was when I had an attack. Can you get to a doctor today? Urgent care clinic?

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Do you still have your gallbladder? The location of the pain sounds exactly where mine was when I had an attack. Can you get to a doctor today? Urgent care clinic?

I do still have it. I'm beginning to think its the gallbladder now. Will call the doc tomorrow. Just not sure which doc to call...

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If the pain does not subside, I'd go to the ER. If it's inflamed, they would rather do surgery sooner than later. If your pain dissapates, stick to a low/almost NO fat diet. Other troublesome foods are things like lettuce/salads. Eat as bland as you can. If the pain goes away, then go to your GP tomorrow if you can. He/she will likely order an ultrasound and then refer to a surgeon if deemed necessary.

The pain is unlike anything I've ever had. I'm so sorry you are miserable. Take care and keep us posted on how you are doing tonight.

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Hope you get to feeling better. Please keep us updated. If it is indeed gallbladder issues, that pain is no joke. Been there, done that, and prayed for a quick death.

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I wouldn't wait too long either.

Pain that radiates to the back doesn't sound like a case of eating too much.

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How are you feeling tonight? I agree, its time to see someone.

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Thanks for all the advice and concerns. It's still hurting, but I wouldn't call it severe pain... more like a constant discomfort/mild pain with moderate pangs every minute. Its tolerable for now. I promise to see the doc tomorrow.

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Yep, sounds more like a gall-bladder attack I had after eating and itty bitty piece of pizza once. Though I have to admit...if I were to eat those Triscuit...I'd be dying immediately! Those things SWELL up in my pouch something fierce..argh!

Hope you're feeling better now. Just know that if you have only had one attack you may not need the gall-bladder removed. Luckily, I only had that one attack and the gall-bladder has since not acted up.

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Hope you're feeling better now. Just know that if you have only had one attack you may not need the gall-bladder removed. Luckily, I only had that one attack and the gall-bladder has since not acted up.

Well, I hear gallbladder attacks can last minutes or hours... this has been hurting for a day and a half now, and has gradually gotten worse. I'm calling first thing in the morning. I'm hoping it's something that can be treated WITHOUT surgery. Fingers crossed!!!

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Well, I hear gallbladder attacks can last minutes or hours... this has been hurting for a day and a half now, and has gradually gotten worse. I'm calling first thing in the morning. I'm hoping it's something that can be treated WITHOUT surgery. Fingers crossed!!!

Mine last hours and at the end when the problem was finally diagnosed, it went more than a day. Could be a stone stuck in the duct, definitely go to the doctor!

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I agree that you need to see a doctor about the pain since its been going on too long now. Let us know - we are all very interested.

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It sounds like it could be your Gall bladder, or possibly appendix. I had a similar experience, kept thinking it was just "stuck protein" or something along those lines. The night I finally went to the ER they tested first for Gall bladder, since that is somewhat common for post-op patients. It ended up being my appendix, which was close to bursting by that point. It cannot hurt to go get checked out. Hope all is well.

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Hopefully you have seen the doctor already today. It definitely sounds more like a gallbladder attack. When I used to get them they sometimes lasted only a couple hours but got to the point where they could last a couple days. That's when I decided not to play around and have it removed. Best of luck to you!

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Well, I saw my primary dr. today. She ordered bloodwork and an ultrasound. I did the bloodwork this afternoon, but the ultrasound isn't until tomorrow morning. I then called my surgeon's office and talked to the nurse to let them know what was going on and to see if I needed to do anything else. She wants me to call her with the ultrasound results and we'll go from there.

So, no diagnosis yet, and I'm still really uncomfortable. I'm also wondering if something's stuck in my pouch because even sipping water causes so much pain. About 1-2 seconds after I swallow a sip it feels like I'm getting pounded.

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I'm glad you were able to see someone so quickly. I hope the time passes quickly. I'm praying for you.

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I'm very curious to hear what the ultra sound says - hope they can give you an idea today what's going on. You've had a nasty few days of pain. Thinking of you!

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I'm thinking about you sweetheart. Fingers crossed that the ultrasound shows something and they can help you with the problem.

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Well, I saw my primary dr. today. She ordered bloodwork and an ultrasound. I did the bloodwork this afternoon, but the ultrasound isn't until tomorrow morning. I then called my surgeon's office and talked to the nurse to let them know what was going on and to see if I needed to do anything else. She wants me to call her with the ultrasound results and we'll go from there.

So, no diagnosis yet, and I'm still really uncomfortable. I'm also wondering if something's stuck in my pouch because even sipping water causes so much pain. About 1-2 seconds after I swallow a sip it feels like I'm getting pounded.

It sounds exactly how my gall bladder was sevral years ago. But it may act differently after WLS. Will certainly keep you in my prayers. Sometimes High fat food will bring on an attack and that is what is sounds like it did. hate to see you in so much pain.

Hoping the utra sound shows something.

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