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 Post subject: Re: Gallbladder Diet
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:14 pm 
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Ugh, I have gallstones and have no idea what to eat. I know I already eat a generally low-fat diet, and I'm gluten- and soy-free, and I don't drink (let me tell you how fun this year has been healthwise!). I had an attack 8 days ago right after having coffee and a ALT Lara bar and I've had varying levels of pain since, even though I'm pretty much eating vegetables and rice. And stopped drinking coffee.

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 Post subject: Re: Gallbladder Diet
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:01 am 
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Kiddo, when I had gallstones, sugary stuff used to set me off, so it could be that. Actually by the time I had my gallbladder out, pretty much everything set me off. I was also living on rice, mashed potato and vegetables.

Is gallbladder removal an option or can they maybe do anything to break up the stones? For me removal was the only option as it took them so long to diagnose me.

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 Post subject: Re: Gallbladder Diet
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:32 am 
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Yeah if you are having symptoms on a low fat diet, then I'd speak with your doctor about removal. Also, did your doctor give you a muscle relaxer? My doctor did at the time (also, I was going on a 2 week trip to China and didn't want an attack to ruin my vacation). I long threw away the muscle relaxer pills because I haven't had a major attack since but they might help in the mean time.

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 Post subject: Re: Gallbladder Diet
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:55 am 
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Thanks linanil and baps. The doctor said removal was up to me, so it sounds like it's not too late; it was the first attack I'd had (after a few weeks of stomach discomfort) and got the diagnosis right away. I am meeting with a nutritionist to talk about some things to try for breaking up the stones.
I haven't heard of muscle relaxers helping; if I get desperate I'll call my doctor again!

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 Post subject: Re: Gallbladder Diet
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:49 am 
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Well the muscle relaxer helps the stone pass with less pain so if you feel an attack, you can take it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gallbladder Diet
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:57 am 
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Larabars reliably set off my gallbladder--I think it was the nuts in them. Nuts were a huge no for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Gallbladder Diet
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:28 am 
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Larabars are pretty fatty, as far as their nutritional balance goes. I had less trouble with nuts and more with oil and fried things, but coffee could be causing some inflammation that helped it along.


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 Post subject: Re: Gallbladder Diet
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Yeah, I'm avoiding coffee definitely, and as far as nuts go, I've only had a few tastes of pb over the past few days when making sandwiches or smoothies for my kids.
I am getting a referral from my doctor for a surgeon, just in case it is more serious then I thought. My doctor didn't go over the results of the ultrasound with me, just had the nurse tell me on the phone that it was a gallstone. Then I saw my rheumatologist today and she acted like I was nuts to not just get it taken out (she actually seemed mad!) so I need to find out for sure how bad it is/isn't.

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