Advice on gallstone pain relief?
I just had one of my daily gallstone attacks and my painkillers no longer work 🙁 I’m still in pain but it dies down a tiny bit more every half hour. I’m 25 weeks pregnant so my pain relief is limited and I don’t eat fatty foods anymore, I follow a diet sheet the doctor made with me and the pains r still sever, anyone got advice on pain relief? I already been told my pancreas is really swollen with these attacks so doesn’t help matters but haven’t been told much on pain relief 🙁
Answer by Debbie
Your gallstone is triggering a pancreatitis attack. I know that you are pregnant and you can’t avoid foods for long periods of time, but you need to do your best to limit food intake until the pain subsides. The pain won’t stop until the pancreas calms down. Believe me when I say that it is imperative for your pancreas to calm down or there could be some permanent damage as a result. You need to follow a fat free diet. Avoid stimulants like sugar, caffeine, chocolate. Avoid gassy foods like beans and high fiber pastas or breads. Eat cooked veggies, but avoid salad. Bananas are really hard on the digestive tract for several reasons, so avoid those. Avoid really acidic food such as oranges, lemons, limes, tomatoes, etc. Acid, fiber, stimulants, fat, and protein, all stimulate the pancreas and make it worse. Start off by drinking fat free broth, water, sugar free popsicles, sugar free jello. even though you can tolerate more than that eat low fiber lowfat bread, ripe blueberries, melons, cooked veggies, fat free cereals like rice krispies, and fat free milk. Generally increase as tolerated. I hope you feel better soon!
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