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Re: gall bladder--NO SURGERY PLEASE!!! My symptoms

Re: gall bladder--NO SURGERY PLEASE!!! My symptoms

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Posted by Andrea on November 12, 2000 at 13:24:47:

In Reply to: Re: gall bladder--NO SURGERY PLEASE!!! My symptoms posted by Rick H on October 11, 2000 at 16:03:37:

: : My Symptoms: I have had maybe three classic attacks (fatty meal,severe pain on right side,vomiting). I have some minor discomfort on my right side after a meal quite often as well as a little nausea and gas. Much of the time I feel like I have a brick in my stomach all night. Also, I have had some constipation. I am overweight and have had a few children, which can be a factor in gall bladder disease. I have heard that whole grains and high fiber can make symptoms worse.Back when my Dr. 1st said he thought I had gall stones I tried drinking apple juice in LARGE amounts for about a week. When they did an ultrasound they said the gall bladder was normal.
: : I have heard of a cleanse where you drink olive oil and lemon juice after drinking the apple juice. I didn't finish it because they said the gall bladder was normal. Now, I'm afraid to do it because I don't want the stones to get caught on the way out like I've heard can happen.
: : I am very interested to hear about any other things that might work. I am breastfeeding so I have to be careful what I take. Do you know about milk thistle? Sorry this post is so long!Thanks for your help!!

: You seem right on target with your natural cleanse. I can't remember the exact ingredients, but I seem to remember something about the combination of lemon juice and apple juice. I think changing to a healthy diet is the way to go. Do a lot of reading on the subject and stay away from the sugary and fatty foods. Best of luck to changing your lifestyle to a healthy one.

: Milk thistle has been reported to be good for liver functions. I don't know a lot of details about it. You might try searching the internet for more information.

I take dandeline and milk thistle that comes in a small bottle with an eyedropper. I take 20 drops in a little water. It is available in health food stores. Since I have been taking this every day, I no longer have symptoms and I have had a few very bad attacks before this. My daughter had her gall bladder out after a bad attack right after she delived her baby. They say pregnancy aggrivates the gall bladder -- I guess the baby pushes against it. I do not think the dandeline and milk thistle could hurt while you are nursing as they are natural things. Ask someone who knows about these things, not necessarily a pediatrition or ob/gyn. Good luck to you.

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