Possible RA, costochondritis, thyroid issues
A few things that may help.
Never underestimate your doctors' ability to mess-up
It is possible you have a magnesium deficiency, food allergies and low thyroid function, all underlying causes
of gallbladder pain and gall stone formation.
2.5% Magnesium Chloride hexahydrate (MgCl2-6H2O) solution, 125 ml taken twice daily and sipped very slowly
( mix 25 gr of magnesium chloride in 1 liter of water)
not indicated in severe kidney insufficiency, tastes awful
and might cause a little diarrhea initially.
But it will help with depression and anxiety issues,
regulating heart rhythm, boosting cardiovascular energy,
aid thyroid function which by the way could be low, but the
standard tests only show serum levels and not thyroid function!!! The positive antibodies indicate hashimoto's
(autoimmune hypothyroidism) and some of the symptoms
overlap magnesium deficiency symptoms.
Ask for Free T3, Free T4 and Reverse T3
I would not be surprised if your Reverse T3 is elevated-
due to prolonged stress levels which cause high cortisol
at first, but eventually becoming low, as the adrenals cannot sustain the high levels indefinitely.
Reverse T3 lowers T3, which does not show in the standard tests. if this is the case you need to treat the thyroid with the smallest starting doses of natural desiccated thyroid and cytomel which is only T3.
This has to be monitored closely and adjust the dosing as needed.
When you have low thyroid function, nothing seems to work in the body well, nothing heals properly either.
Food allergies and sensitivities have to verified by doing an elimination diet, because they could have been the reason for your gallbladder issues all along, with magnesium and low thyroid function as co-factors.
Allergy/sensitivity-caused obstruction because of duct tissue swelling is a very valid and common presentation,
yet stones get the blame-exclusively!
You also need to rule out low gastric acid .
This alone would lead to a great number of issues.
Easiest way to find out is by doing the Betaine HCL
challenge. Follow the label instructions and if you feel better consistently after a few days, you know you have indeed low gastric acid.
This is another causative factor in gallstone formation.
Unfortunately you had your gallbladder removed, however
my opinion is that once this happens, then essential oils and vitamins A,D,E and K are not absorbed properly
and over time resulting in many health issues, associated with their deficiencies.
One thing that you could do is look into supplementing with bile salts.
The RA markers are likely a consequence of the above.
If some of the above sound a bit complicated, let me know and I can offer you simpler explanations and further details.
Please note that my comments are not intended to replace medical advice.
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