Okay... I'm kinda freaking out as I type this. Lately I've been consuming a lot of coconut products,e specially coconut oil. I've also been doing a vlc, High-fat diet (although I threw in 100gs of carbs today)
I started getting bloating symptoms around my gallstone 72 hours ago that haven't really stopped. I'm going to remove coconut oil starting tomorrow. My question is, how long does it take Galstones to form? Could I possibly have one from overdoing it on the coconut oil. I actually threw up the other night and it was very acidic. After I throw up, I always feel fine. Lots of burping and belching right now along with upper quadrant abdominal discomfort. I don't have a fever and I'm watching my fat intake for the rest of the day, but should I be freaking out or anything!?
A few months ago I was given an ultrasound for high liver enzymes and was told I had no gallstones. Could I have formed them in say the last.... few weeks to a month?
I actually worked out today, high intensity so I'm not in excruciating pain. Just discomfort and bloating.
asked byRob_52 (53)
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on July 20, 2013
at 01:56 AM
Wife had her gallbladder removed. Her attack was accompanied by a pain in the upper shoulder/neck area as there is a nerve that wraps around the organ and leads up through that area. The ER doctors assessed this even before the ultrasound proved it needed to come out.
on July 20, 2013
at 01:39 AM
Coconut oil, being mostly medium chain fatty acids does not require bile acids to break down, and should not be the cause of your ailments. The other fats you are eating, although generally healthy, could cause the gallbladder to be more active.
on July 06, 2013
at 12:36 AM
If you've had the CT scan and know that you don't have gallbladder infection or inflammation (i.e. need surgery immediately), I can recommend a "cure" for the tightness the gallbladder is producing. I have it myself, and have used this successfully: 8 ounces of apple juice, mixed with 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar. Yes it tastes horrible - this amount takes 20 sips to comsume it all.
BUT - it works within 15 minutes - 14 minutes the first time I used it, and 11 minutes the second time. I watch my fat and am still figuring out what triggers my attacks so on occasion I screw up. This concoction fixes it. Also, vinegar is very good for you, helps to clean out the liver as well, so nothing toxic in here.