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Discussion in 'Wellness' started by calicat, Jul 26, 2016.

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  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    So did I. This is still an indication of a panic attack for me. I’d tell you to try doing what I do, but stripping to your skivvies and lying in bed under a weighted blanket is not conducive to life with a toddler.
     
  2. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    My grandmother used to have a type vertigo caused by the calcium crystals in her ears. They used to put her on this machine to hold her in a certain position to reset the crystals. It sounded so kooky, but it's a thing. You can google and try the home version of the maneuver to see if it helps.
     
  3. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I had mine out back in 2013 @Tumnus via laparoscopy. It took less than an hour!
     
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  4. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @Tumnus not right away, and not everyone may be able to. Weirdly, the thing I can't eat is prunes. It's like taking bowel prep to eat just a couple.
     
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  5. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm distracted right now, apologies. Yes, mean voice in brain, shut it. Risk factors include being a woman and being/having been pregnant.

    You'll be forced to eat healthier after surgery anyway as you give your body time to heal and figure out what you can keep eating and at what amounts.
     
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  6. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Sorry friend :sad:
     
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  7. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I don’t know if this is helpful, but I’ve found when I go on healthier eating kicks though I may be eating similar volumes of food, I’m likely to be operating at a caloric deficit. My body then wants to make up the difference and that’s when I start desperately craving high fat and sugar foods. The cravings happen less if I add snacks that are high in protein and fiber.

    I’m sorry you’re having this issue!
     
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  8. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Sorry you're going to have to go through this @Tumnus! Fingers crossed you are lucky and able to keep eating cheese. I sympathize with that so hard.
     
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  9. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    D had to eat really clean before having his removed. Anything rich just hurt too much. His surgeon was like, you’re gonna love being able to eat shrimp and steak again! It’s true; he can in moderation. Cheese and yogurt are fine too, but milk and some other dairy still bother him at times.
     
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  10. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I can't remember if my mom had stones or her whole gallbladder removed, but she eats cheese. I think my aunt does as well now and I know she had hers removed.

    I'm sorry you're dealing with this @Tumnus . I remember when my mom was dealing with gallstones and it was awful for her.
     
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  11. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I’m not so sure about that. D’s shoulders hurt whenever he was upright for too long; the gas just put so much pressure on his upper body whenever he wasn’t lying down. He tried to walk around the block one day and only made it about three houses down before he had to turn around.
     
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  12. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    My first gallstone attack ever happened the Fri after Thanksgiving. I had been suffering from weird right shoulder pain all day that neither massaging nor medication could touch. I woke up in the middle of the night in so much pain I thought I had been shot. I had 3 more attacks over the next two years that were just as miserable.

    Recovery from surgery was hard but nowhere near the same pain. Yes walk early and often but not for longer distances than you can handle. (Poor D @Honey ) I tell my csection moms now that even just getting on your feet and kind of shuffling side to side next to your bed/chair is great, especially on the first day.
     
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  13. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    @Tumnus I asked my mom yesterday and she had hers out 12 or so years ago. She eats whatever she wants now that it's out, including cheese.
     
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  14. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    This is based on zero science, but anecdotally and n=1, I do not think ovulating multiple eggs would cause what you're describing. Through IUI and IVF, I've ovulated multiple eggs quite a few times and never experienced anything like what you do on your bad months.
     
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  15. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    That makes sense! Thank you
     
  16. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    @yesmaster What you are describing sounds VERY much like the symptoms of my endometriosis, except that it happens with every period (although some are worse than others, and some days/episodes are worse than others). But yes to the blinding pain, lightheaded spells, feeling like the pain is so intense you can’t think about anything else or really talk, inability to sit still, sweating like crazy, hot flashes, camping out in the bathroom for an hour, missing work and social activities. Honestly the pain is so bad it’s almost like I go somewhere else mentally when it’s at its peak. I also can tell when it’s coming on, with varying amounts of notice. I have no idea if some people with endo have episodes only once or twice a year - I’m stage IV, so maybe a more mild case could be more intermittent? But regardless I’m sorry you experience this!
     
  17. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    ^Piggybacking on this, endometriosis was my first thought, too.