gallbladder attack / gallstones..
here I am up late at night again after having a complete day from hell. I have royally messed up my employment situation which I will have to deal with tomorrow. I basically am taking a medical leave for a few months which I really really really need to get myself on track and healthy so that I can function. I am a nurse and I don't feel it is fair to my patients if I am not healthy myself. I know I am not at my full potential and I want to be healthy so that I can take care of others the way I am supposed to. anyways....
I sometimes get severe attacks of diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain. This past week I have noticed my stools are more paler yellowy in color. yes I am a nurse but I don't have all these answers....!!! I know these can be symptoms of gallbladder issues and I never had it checked. I am going back to the doctor yet again tomorrow to discuss this and demand more testing. I was at work and had diarrhea all day and had to suffer through it. Called in sick for next 2 days and now I am off.
I just want this all to end as I am sure we all do !!! It is embarassing and I am just so stressed out. I am beginning to be more forgetful these days and just in a mental fog. I dont' think I am getting enough nutrients and I know not enough calcium. I am probably dehydrated too.
I don't have the typical upper right abdominal pain but I do have upper abdominal pain, mostly in the middle right under the breast bone which is constant. when I have my attacks I get alot of pain in this area as well that burns and gurgles and feels twisted and full of pressure, these attacks make me feel like vomiting they are so bad.
anyone here ever had gallbladder issues and how would you describe your pain...did you have it like mine more in the upper middle???