Hi there, you are all so knowledgable! I have enjoyed reading this forum for the past month or so, and am psyched to start flushing.
I am a 35 yr old female, 2 children who are 12.5 months apart. So basically I was pregnant for almost 2 years straight! Several months after my son was born (he is 3 now) I found that when I went to lay on my stomach, propped up, to read, I could feel something around the size of a small lime under my right ribcage. I hadn't been able to lay on my stomach for so long and I was just realizing this feeling.
I had an u/s which showed nothing but two small calcified stones in my GB, but the doc, who did feel SOMETHING just by palpatating, said "They're calcified, so they aren't going anywhere. And they're so small they wouldn't be able to be felt by palpitation, so I don't know what we're feeling." Great, thanks!
So I went to an internist. He ran many blood tests which were all normal (expect my cholesterol was a bit high, which I'm working on); my liver function numbers were normal. He could definitely feel "Something." So I had a CATscan, which showed....nothing. He has no clue what it is.
Then I came across THIS FORUM! and site, and started reading elsewhere on the net...I hate to self-diagnose, but how can it be anything other than GB stuff? So for the past month or so I have been taking 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar before each meal for softening purposes and just general health, and trying to gear up to flush.
I did see this post here //www.curezone.org/forums/m.asp?f=73&i=964
which contains this line: "For Gallstones
expulsion, take 2 tbs [olive oil] before sleeping, 3 - 4 days in a row." With no further prep I tried taking the 2 tbs last night right before laying down. NO LIE this morning I can no longer feel this lump! (right now, anyway) I haven't noticed passing anything, but I just wonder why I can't feel it.
I know, I know; I need to do a "real" flush; but does anyone have any other shortcuts? Thank you and I know I will be posting lots in the future; you are all great! (Thanks esp. to Telman for your detailed and knowledgable posts)