I was prompted to do this update by a nice lady named Kelley in my Keto Facebook group:
I had a gallbladder ultrasound yesterday, and a gut bacteria test (the one that causes ulcers. Not the test, the bacteria lol).
I will have a nuclear scan (Hida Scan) on Friday of the gallbladder function and Chest CT to check my lungs. I thinks the lung scan is mostly because I am a former smoker. Also seeing a cardiologist on Monday for an ekg and whatever he dreams up.
We are not yet convinced it’s my gut, so trying to rule everything out. The chest pain has been going on long before I started keto. I had an ultrasound 2 years ago on the gallbladder. At the time, the PA told me the results were fine. The Doctor looking at those 2 year old tests yesterday said that there actually was a problem with my gallbladder 2 years ago..it was spongy (google won’t explain that to me).
All of my symptoms, GERD, chest pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and pain under the right rib cage have been going on long before keto.
I made yesterday’s appointment 9 months ago. Took this long to see my gastroenterologist. My fibro doctor saw me last week, said it wasn’t costochondritis, suggested to see a cardiologist and gastro (I had already had the gastro appointment set)
Hopefully by this time next week I will know what’s going on. Knowing me, it will be one giant gas bubble and I will feel better when I burp! (with a fibro history, I’m used to doctors shrugging their shoulders and going, “Hmm, must be fibro”)