My gallbladder was removed in 1994 because of a small stone in the common bile duct. It was at the point in the duct after the pancreas duct joins the common bile duct, therefore also causing panreatitis. Since then I have had gall stones removed by ERCP on two occasions. Both times I became quite ill before the diagnosis warranted ERCP. On the last occasion I had cholangitis. I have been taking urso 300mg twice a day for one month.
Has urso been successful in preventing gallstone formation?
Added 30 May 2010:
I started the URSO about three months after the ERCP in late January where they removed three stones. In general I'm somewhat better than before starting the medication. I can refill the prescription for two more months, I'm not sure what to do after that. My interest is in preventing further stone formation by taking URSO.
30 May 2010
Yes it can be successful in most situations. It doesn't sound like you are having much luck with it though but sometimes it can take a little while. You should of got some relief by now though if you have been on it for a month. I am having an ERCP with Manometry as well as another procedure for a cancer issue on June 11. The specialist has already warned me there is a possibility that I may get Pancreatitis from this but I have no choice but to take the risk, I have been so sick for so long that Pancreatitis is the least of my worries, I have put in a request in a post on this site for some prayers. Sorry got on the wrong track I'm just scared about my situation too, sorry. Like I said the Urso should of been working after a months time. I would suggest maybe getting a second opinion before you have anymore issues with this. Someone is not getting something done right for you.
I would not want to see you in my shoes, they waited and waited, told me it was all in my head (because of some mental illness issues) and POW I got hit like a ton of bricks with the cancer diagnoses. I am not trying to say that is what your problem is but I would definately get a second opinion soon if you can. Good luck to you and I will be thinking of you. Hope you fel better soon and hope this helps some even though I got off track a little, sorry.
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