Just had emergency surgery to remove a gallbladder. The surgeon said it was 4 times normal size and hadn't functioned in some time. I was lucky it did not rupture, could have been fatal.
What does this have to do with migraines? For years I've been having terrible pain in my right shoulder, under the shoulder blade in back. According to GallbladderAttack.com, this is one of the most common but least recognized symptoms. I've had physical therapy, botox injections and had my shoulder scoped but no ever mentioned gallbladder! In my case, the reffered shoulder pain was causing reffered pain on the right side of my head in all the trigger points and at its worst it also triggered a migraine!
According to my doc, meds and especailly pain meds can trigger gallbladder attacks. So all the symptoms I thought were side effects to the drugs were actually a gallbladder attack. I can't believe 6 different docs, including the gastro one, didn't know this. So, please be advised.....
Published On: January 02, 2009