I wonder if anyone can offer any advice at all? I am reluctant to go to my GP, as I am currently being treated and investigated for so many other issues (diabetes, Cushing's disease to name just two!) and I'm sure he's going to think I'm a moaning hypochondriac!
I had my gallbladder removed 18 months ago, following NO symptoms of gallstones (despite being full of them), BUT following an attack of acute pancreatitis. I wasn't really given much say in the matter, as the pancreatitis was a nasty attack and I was strongly advised to get my gallbladder out asap after it. It was a straightforward procedure, with no after effects. I can't really say I felt better, because apart from the pancreatitis incident, I never had any problems beforehand! I do sometimes suffer with the "dumping syndrome" which, whilst unpleasant, doesn't worry me too much as I believe it's normal.
However, over the last couple of weeks, I have been suffering recurring pain which is reminiscent of the pain I suffered with the pancreatitis - although a lot milder in its form. It's a sort of crampy, central pain which feels like it's more in my chest than anywhere (sort of around and behind my boobs is the best explanation!). This is exactly where the pain of the pancreatitis was. It does seem to be slightly worse after eating, but the type of food I've eaten doesn't seem to matter. It comes and goes, but the last week I seem to have had it on and off most days. It can also be worse when I'm lying down, if I lie on my left hand side. Each time I get it, I get paranoid I'm going to get an attack of pancreatitis again, which I know is irrational! I don't get any acid indigestion type symptoms with this pain.
Does anyone have any idea what this might be at all? I can live with it, but I'd love to know what it is.....
Many, many thanks.