Gallbladder issues - Page 2

Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Start Here > Diabetes Forum Lounge

Diabetes Forum Lounge The Diabetes Forum lounge is the more social area of the community. Please feel free to drop in, and discuss anything that’s on your mind. Use this area for off topic discussions, making friends and being social.


Like Tree29Likes

Gallbladder issues - Page 2


Closed Thread
 
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2012, 03:47   #11
Senior Member
 
jormantha's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 835

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2012

1019 likes received
6 likes given
Default

Yellow stools, huh? I think in terms of decreasing fats, eat more low fat protein and keep everything the same otherwise for now

Dodie37737 likes this.
jormantha is offline  
Old 08-09-2012, 04:31   #12
Senior Member
 
Humhum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Alabama USA
Posts: 360

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

151 likes received
73 likes given
Default

I had the same bathroom issues you are talking about. I had to have my gall bladder removed and also had pancreatitis. Got pancreatitis again and had the yellow stools again. The pancreatitis gave me the diabetes. Such fun..lol

Dodie37737 likes this.
__________________
Type 1.2
DX Oct 2010
60 yrs of
140 lbs
Lantus 32 units
Crestor
Singular
Creon 2 three times a day
Low carb and walking
Humhum is offline  
Old 08-09-2012, 05:54   #13
Senior Member
 
SuzyQ52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Windsor Mill, Maryland, USA
Posts: 105

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

175 likes received
111 likes given
Default

Yep - that old gallbladder would send out bile at the first hint of food and the bile would go roaring through the intestines with nothing to work on (as it was released before the food had gotten there). Well, that just causes all kinda intestinal fun - gas, diarrhea and general misery.

During an attack I'd feel like I had a very tight belt on, ached across my back and right below my ribs on the right side I'd feel the swelling and it would be very tender for days after the main attack had passed. There was no place that was comfortable - couldn't stand, sit or lay down. Transition labor is the closest thing that I ever went through that was comparable.

Now I wonder if all these attacks were mucking up my pancreas all that time - it was pretty beat up when I hit the ER and wasn't back to sorta-kinda right for close to a week. I was incarcerated in the hospital for 8 days the first time, and then 3 days for the actual gallbladder surgery itself two weeks later.

Dodie37737 likes this.
SuzyQ52 is offline  
 
Old 08-09-2012, 06:07   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South Africa
Posts: 87

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2003

22 likes received
Default

Also battle with gallbladder issues, especially after losing weight on a low fat, low carb diet. When switching to lchf diet my symptoms were severe...nausea, burping, pain in the middle of my chest and to right radiating to my back and then also the yellow bathroom issues. Also got a heavyness in my chest when eat too much fat. I then started using herbal tinctures chanca piedra and boldocynara as well as milkthistle. My symptoms have improved dramatically. I still get flare-ups but it is manageable. I also use Bilron from time to time - an OTC product that promotes bile flow. And the yellow issues have almost disappeared.

Sent from my iPad using Diabetes

Dodie37737 likes this.
Francois is offline  
Old 08-09-2012, 17:16   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Phoenix AZ, US
Posts: 267

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

312 likes received
225 likes given
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuzyQ52 View Post
During an attack I'd feel like I had a very tight belt on, ached across my back and right below my ribs on the right side I'd feel the swelling and it would be very tender for days after the main attack had passed. There was no place that was comfortable - couldn't stand, sit or lay down. Transition labor is the closest thing that I ever went through that was comparable.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Francois View Post
Also got a heavyness in my chest when eat too much fat.
Great, these are the same symptoms I am having. Mine are pretty much constant though. I feel it all the time just in different levels.

Dodie37737 likes this.
__________________
“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.”
― Jeremy Clarkson

It's better to go into a corner slow and come out fast than it is to go into a corner fast and come out dead. - Sir Sterling Moss
rudeboysti is offline  
Old 08-09-2012, 18:09   #16
Senior Member
 
silvertiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 3,861

Member Type
Type Pre
Diagnosed in 2011

4282 likes received
5061 likes given
Default

Gallbladder issues are very often caused by quick weight loss. That was the case with my mother in law and sister in law. It is very often the case in people who undergo weight loss surgery as well. I'm tempted to say that low-fat diets cause it more often, doesn't it make sense that if your gallbladder sits mostly idle for a while because you aren't eating much fat, it might develop stones? That's totally my pulled out of butt theory.

Dodie37737 likes this.
__________________

View silvertiger's full Diabetes Forum profile here.
silvertiger is offline  
Old 08-09-2012, 18:12   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Phoenix AZ, US
Posts: 267

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

312 likes received
225 likes given
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by silvertiger
Gallbladder issues are very often caused by quick weight loss. That was the case with my mother in law and sister in law. It is very often the case in people who undergo weight loss surgery as well. I'm tempted to say that low-fat diets cause it more often, doesn't it make sense that if your gallbladder sits mostly idle for a while because you aren't eating much fat, it might develop stones? That's totally my pulled out of butt theory.
I did lose over 35lbs in the course of a month. I don't know what else may have caused it. I guess my body is just giving up on me.

Dodie37737 likes this.
__________________
“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.”
― Jeremy Clarkson

It's better to go into a corner slow and come out fast than it is to go into a corner fast and come out dead. - Sir Sterling Moss
rudeboysti is offline  
Old 08-09-2012, 20:55   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South Africa
Posts: 87

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2003

22 likes received
Default

I agree, my gallbladder problems really started soon after losing 22kg in 4 months on a low fat, low carb diet. It makes sense to me that when you do not eat fat, the bile doesn't flow that much and then hardens in the gallbladder. Strangely enough after using the herbal tinctures at triple dosages for about 6 months I have very little symptoms for the last 8 months or so. I don't use the herbals anymore because I'm lazy. I'm just using malic acid at present for what it is worth. Apparently that also softens the stones. But yes, my gallbladder symptoms is much much better. I will never do a low fat diet again.

Sent from my iPad using Diabetes

Dodie37737 likes this.
Francois is offline  
Old 08-14-2012, 00:49   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Phoenix AZ, US
Posts: 267

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

312 likes received
225 likes given
Default

So I have made a mistake and searched google today to see if I should just go to the ER because my attacks are getting pretty bad. During my search I found out that pancreatic cancer has all the same symptoms as Gallbladder. Now my messed up head has me convinced that my diabetes was caused by pancreatic cancer and that is why it seems so weird. I never presented as a diabetic. I show no insulin resistance. My numbers get worse and worse. I have added 2 units to each of my 3 daily injections. Lately they have been great but they go haywire every once in a while, especially when I get these attacks. I am freaking out. I hate google. It said that diabetes can show up months to years before pancreatic cancer symptoms start and by then, it is usually too late. "Ninety-five percent of the people diagnosed with this cancer will not be alive 5 years later."

All I can think about is my kids right now. Please tell me that the gallons of blood that I have given for testing would have shown something. I am scared s***less and afraid to go to the doctor now. Every time I go to the doctor I get bad news. I go and they tell me I have D. Then I go and they tell me I have a tumor. Then I go and they tell me I have glaucoma, depression, periodontal disease... I mean really, come on! I am only 37 years old. I can't take another heavy blow. I guess it is time for more therapy. I hate the internet.

Dodie37737 likes this.
__________________
“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.”
― Jeremy Clarkson

It's better to go into a corner slow and come out fast than it is to go into a corner fast and come out dead. - Sir Sterling Moss
rudeboysti is offline  
Old 08-14-2012, 02:02   #20
Moderator
 
moon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,116

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

5795 likes received
3415 likes given
Default

You need to go to the doctor.

I'm going to tell you a story that is so embarrassing in the extreme that honestly, there are few wild horses that would drag this out of me. Consider yourself a rare wild horse.

When I started my business in the mid-80's, my parents begged me to get health insurance, saying if something serious happened to me and I wasn't insured it could bankrupt them, as they would pour everything they had into my health. I was so healthy, and poor starting on a shoestring, that health insurance was the last thing I was thinking about. 'Okay, okay' I said and then dilly-dallied and did nothing.

At the time, there was a lot of press about Pres Reagan's colon cancer, symptoms, what to look for, etc and right about that time I started getting blood in my stools. Uh oh. The blood continued, got worse, and I convinced myself I had cancer. It was too late to get health insurance - pre-existing conditions - and I would not go to a doctor from fear.

I was in high-octane panic. No way did I want to bankrupt my parents, and what was the point anyway if I was only going to die of cancer? So, I started thinking how I could end my life and make it look like an accident. But I'm not into pain, and a car-off-cliff seemed too risky. So then I figured I needed to arrange a murder. I was out of control. I told my partner nothing, but he could tell something was terribly wrong. I withdrew, didn't sleep, panic attacks, and the only option seemed to be hiring a hit man to kill me, but then how do we arrange transfer of funds and I not just lose all my money and still end up not dead? I laid awake at night coming up with the most insane strategies, finding loopholes, going back to the drawing board. How could I trust a hit man? And how the hell would I find one? They aren't my typical dinner guests.

Finally, I was in such a state that I decided I needed to find out how bad my cancer was, how advanced, how long I might live with no treatment. And I thought, maybe if I have a lot of time, I could then get health insurance and 'discover' the cancer under my own name a year later. So I went directly to an oncologist in another city under an assumed name. Seriously. I made myself mentally ill.

So, I tell the doc I'm concerned about all this blood in my stool. He does a physical and cheerfully declares, "you're fine, you just have hemorrhoids."

I purchased insurance the very next day.

Please go to the doc. Don't make yourself as insane as I did.

Shanny, silvertiger and Dodie37737 like this.
__________________
Dx'ed Feb 2011 w/ BS > 600
A1C: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other Stuff
2/13/11 .. 14.7 . . . . . . Trig/HDL ratio .. 5.5 to 2.2 in 6 mo
5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
9/8/11 .... 5.6 . . . . . . . No meds, No statin
2/24/16 .... basal/bolus insulin 2-3 days/wk due to steroids


Last edited by moon; 08-14-2012 at 02:07.
moon is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caffeine issues jakebabe Diabetes Complications 4 09-02-2012 13:34
Support issues? wrecklessly48 Diabetes 10 06-27-2012 17:26
High blood sugar levels after gallbladder removed kdthelin New Member Introductions 10 03-05-2012 13:28
Gallbladder removal dxbudgie Diabetes Complications 4 01-11-2012 09:22
Gallbladder problems Francois Diabetes Symptoms 3 11-05-2011 05:07

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:07.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.