Morning gallstone attacks ~12 hours after last meal?
I was awakened this morning around 8 with what I'm pretty positive was a gallstone attack. It was different in many ways from what I'm used to with the attacks, but still had the right-upper-quadrant pain that I usually get, can't get the pain to relieve in any position, and suddenly disappearing after a few hours for no apparent reason. I ate food that could possibly cause an attack last night around 8pm (not fatty foods, but I overate a little bit). I hadn't eaten anything for 12 hours when this attack woke me up in the morning.
Has this happened to any of you gallstone veterans? Have you heard of this as a time an attack can happen?
Also, bonus question. Doctors have confirmed gallstones with an ultrasound and an 18% EF for my gallbladder with a HIDA scan. The doctor said my symptoms and tests pretty much point to surgical removal of the gallbladder, but she said she could refer me to a gastroenterologist for an upper endoscopy. I dunno if this is necessary and I'm really tired of the hours of doctor appointments and fasting and then going straight to work after... I don't know if I want to do it, or just hope it's truly just my gallbladder and get the surgery. Thoughts?
Last edited by patty779; 09-18-2012 at 09:43 AM.