Oof! Hope they figure it out and get you feeling better again soon! I'm glad the baby (I must have missed where LavaGirl came in) is ok.
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12/12/06 at 8:28pm
Sorry to hear you were in hospital
Have they ruled out diverticulitis? That's incredibly painful? What about Gastroparesis? That too is incredibly painful.
It's possible that it could have been a bad case of gas that you experienced. Some pockets of gas, depending on where they are, can incapacitate someone with pain. I remember my Mom waking up screaming one night and she couldn't tell me what was wrong except 'stomach'. I called an ambulance and she was taken to the hospital and checked out. Apparently it was a pocket of gas.
Have you been tested for Lupus or Celiac Disease?
It functions to slow the whole GI system down). Gary's been diagnosed with everything from IBS to UBS (uncontrollable bowel syndrome) to "spastic" bowl. He has INTENSE pain, lots of blood - out either end - and throws up a lot. He often spends the evening writhing on the bathroom floor.
The Doc explained that the GI system is "one smooth muscle," so dependent upon where the spasm is, he either has diarrhea or throws up. The problem is that he's also got ulcers and internal hemerrhoids - thus the blood.
Gary's big problem is that he also has cluster headaches (also known as suicide headaches - according to cleveland clinics, they're 100x more painful than migraines). There is no effective treatment for clusters. What works best for Gary to help abort the attacks is caffeine - which is horrible for his GI problems. It's just horrible all the way around.
Do make sure you get tested. But it is possible to experience seriously intense pain with throwing up and it is simply a spasm that is related to what you think of as IBS.
Found a great site for IBS, BTW: http://www.helpforibs.com/footer/treatments.asp
I sure hope you figure out what the problem is - and that it is something you can do something about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you can read about gall bladder attacks here. i'm thinking they may not be considering that as a possibility because of your age.
It sounds like she didn't realise you "named" her Lava Girl
I'm sorry to hear you were in so much pain and had to go back to hospital!! You and John have spent enough time there this year! I hope they can find out what's wrong, and it gets better.
I feel horrible for John as well!!! It must have been horrible for him to hear you screaming in pain and not be able to do anything