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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/21/2006 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday I went for my CT Scan for the infection in my face. I came home to take a nap before work and my husband said he couldn't wake me up. The next thing i remember is being in the hospital once again with severe neck and head pain. They gave me 2 different antibiotics because they thought that I had menengitis. Turns out that I didn't but since I got home i was vomiting till about 5 am this morning and feeling like I got some kind of stomach thing going on. How is this possible?? I am so frustrated. I can't take much more. I just want to feel better.

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 6/21/2006 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Andrea, hope you're hanging in there okay. Why on earth would they let you out of the hospital without finding out what was wrong with you? That's absolutely ABSURD. Vomiting can be caused by literally anything. But I can't believe they said "maybe menengitis, well not really, catch you later." I'm usually pretty agreeable with doctors, but I really think you need to get back there and have your husband explain to them that there is something seriously wrong with you and they need to find out what. Not being able to be woken up and not remembering stuff before the hospital is not something they should be taking lightly. Keep us posted on how you're making out. Take care.
-SLE, Psoriatic Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis

-Current meds: Plaquenil (200mg, twice per day), Sulfasalazine (500mg 3 times daily) NSAID du jour (twice daily)

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   Posted 6/21/2006 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   

I agree with Dave.

Being disoriented, vomiting, dizzy and as sick as the already existing infection is SERIOUS! Anything that is infected that is in a parameter of a triangle covering your eyes, nose and cheeks & mouth area can go straight to the head, brain, and spine and ....that = meningitis!

Be very VERY VERY careful. I would go back & be admitted for antibiotics IV and IV fluids Andrea.  If you're not waking on demand...don't eat anything! If you're vommiting and having consciousness problems you don't want to vomit when your passed out.

Be careful. Go back to the ER @ first feeling of anything that doesn't feel right.

Take care.

Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.

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   Posted 6/22/2006 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree as well they should have never let you go home with out finding out what was causing you to vomiting like you are doing.I have to say that Erin is right about going back to the hospital and get IV antibotics and IV fluid's.Please let un know how you are doing.

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   Posted 6/22/2006 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   

ditto here... please let us know how you are doing.



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   Posted 6/23/2006 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
praying for you andrea. update us please.
take care
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RA 2003

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/25/2006 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope you are feeling better now.
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