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    Default Pregnancy and Gallstones

    Hi all, I am currently 32 weeks pregnant and have been suffering from excruciating gallbladder attacks since 20 weeks! It has now gotten to the point where avoiding fatty foods isn't preventing them!

    I am wondering whether anyone else has suffered from this and what measures they took to REDUCE PAIN DURING A GALLBLADDER ATTACK? I am well aware of taking precautions to avoid one in the first place but am seeking information on how to cope during an attack, things I can take eat or drink to reduce severity or stop it in it's tracks when you can feel one coming on?

    The attacks are absolutely excruciating, the pain is intense to the point where I can not breathe properly!

    Also, as this is my first I am interested to hear how you would compare this pain to labour as my doctor says it will prepare me for labour and my Nan says times an attack by 30 and it might start to compare to labour - if that's the case I think I may actually pass out :'(

    Thanking you all kindly in advance!

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    I was prescribed by my Gp with panadine forte I haven't had to use it yet do I hope it will help when I do.

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    You poor thing! Gallbladder pain is horrendous! I had gallbladder issues from 23 weeks and was hospitalised four times during my pregnancy with it. Things that helped me - hot shower, being on all fours and rocking, lay on your right hand side to try to help the stone move along, and have a good vomit.

    For me, the gallbladder pains were worse than labour pains. At least with labour they come in waves and you can have a breather. With a gallbladder attack you get no break until that stone passes or you have morphine at the hospital. Make sure you get it out as soon as you can post baby. I waited too long, developed obstructive pancreatitis and ended up in ICU for 5 days.

    Good luck!

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    Just an update, I had my baby girl and when she was 10 weeks old my family noticed I was turning yellow! I was jaundice, I was hospitalised, my liver was severely infected and was heading for failure and a week later after once my liver was stable enough my gallbladder was removed thank lord!!!

    Peppermint tea, heat packs and vomiting got me through my pregnancy with them!

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    Oh and I'd take childbirth over gallstones again any day!!!

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    Wow. Firstly congratulations on the birth of your daughter (just a little late!). Glad you're ok now.

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