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Comment from: bloodblonde94, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 05

I was diagnosed with gallstones in April of 2015 via ultrasound because of horrible upper stomach pain after eating fatty meals. I was sent to a surgeon who just suggested I remove the gallbladder. I have yet to do so, but my symptoms are worsening. I have had at least 2 major attacks where the upper stomach pain won't ease up for at least 30 minutes or longer, and I start sweating. These attacks happen mostly in the morning. Before I had any attacks, I would just get upper stomach and back pain (rib/shoulder blade area) after I ate or sometimes without eating at all, but it was relieved by sitting down and would go away. For my newer, severe attacks, I am currently trying apple cider vinegar (ACV). One tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water or whatever you prefer (I use Gatorade), seems to help a little bit. I am very much against surgery, especially since I have an enlarged liver for no apparent reason.

Comment from: Marc, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 13

To get rid of gallstones I decided to try the liver and gallbladder cleansing.

Comment from: kenny/t, 65-74 Male Published: October 09

I had open stomach operation for removal of gallbladder in 2011. The reason for open stomach operation was because I had adhesions from previous surgeries. Afterward, I was sent back to the ward. My blood pressure was dangerously low at 60/30. I was rushed back to theatre and opened up found to have internal bleeding. Packing was put in to stop bleeding, and I was sent back to ICU. The next day, I went back to theatre and opened up again to take packing out. I was opened up three times in two days and spent 10 days in hospital.

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