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blondie15
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   Posted 12/26/2005 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh man. So last night was Christmas Dinner blah blah I hogged out and ate like 5 pounds of food you know the drill. So its like midnight, and I get these really sharp pains all over the area under my bellybutton and a dull pain in my stomach.  Plus I got that burning feeling all over my face and arms.  Then, I started shaking. Uncontrollably. So I got up, thinking that maybe I was going to be sick, but then the stomachache and intestinal pain just went away completely, but I was still shaking immensly. Like my calves seized up and it was hard to walk!! It stopped after a while but it was scary because I didnt know what was happening..was that like a seizure or something???

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   Posted 12/26/2005 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow blondie, that must have been scary. Here are some questions that can help you decide whether you think you had a seizure or not: Did you black out, were you confused, did you go deaf, did you have an out of body experience, did your vision go? Did your heart race, did you stiffen, did you drool, did you sweat, did you make sounds? There are MANY more questions but those are the basics. Most people say they feel "strange" right before they have a seizure... did you?
Gosh I really hope you didn't have a seizure. Does anyone in your family have Epilepsy? If you are genuinely concerned about this you should see a doc.

I know that when I don't feel good, durning a bad IBS attack or when I get sick (puking), I shake. Anytime I don't feel good I shake. I don't know why but it happens. I used to scare the crap out of my man; he felt so helpless. After a little while it would just go away. Never by just standing up though.


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blondie15
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   Posted 12/26/2005 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Umm, my calves and arms stiffened a little but other than that no. I was panicking a little bit. The shaking might have also been caused by anxiety because my stomach hurt and i felt sick...(i have an immense fear of vomiting..its gotten alot better through therapy and stuff but it used to be awful..so bad i developed a little ocd with it and had to do therapy and ugh it was bad but its better. im still scared of throwing uo tho :/) Idk it was just weird..mostly because I couldnt stop shaking and my hands tingled and kinda went numb and my calves and arms locked and seized up...ughhh and I kinda feel weird today (kinda crampy, stomach feels weird) but that could be because i started my birth control a day ago..HEY lol your on the Pill do you get a little morning sickness on your first week? (you know, that kinda hungry but kinda nauseated feeling in your stomach?)

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   Posted 12/26/2005 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds as though you could have had a minor anxiety attack. Although if you are worried about it you should really check with a doc. If it was a seizure they can be life threatening; I would have it looked into.
I was nauseous the first week I started the pill (for the 1st time ever taking it). After that my body got used to it and I never had it again. However, I'm still toying with the idea of the pill causing my IBS. I guess it is just a matter of time...
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blondie15
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   Posted 12/26/2005 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah...ive had anxiety attacks before, they usually leave me unable to breathe and shaking..but usually not like this..maybe it was different because ive havnt had one in a while? I was researching seizure symptoms and if I did have one it was probably a very minor temporal lobe one..cuz I had a few of the symptoms of a temporal lobe one. those arent as dangerous...If it happens again i'll def have it go checked out. What Pill are you on? Im on Yasmin which is supposed to be the lowest dose and popular for teens like me...but i usually end up getting nauseaous every first week :(

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   Posted 12/26/2005 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on Necon, which is not a low hormone dose. I will discuss with my doctor trying another, lower dose, birth control pill.

Good luck! I really hope you don't have another of those episodes. If you do, please check it out.
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   Posted 12/27/2005 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I have never heard of people who have seizures being able to remember having them. Everyone I've heard about blacks out when they have them. But there may be less serious ones that you can remember.

I did get sick to my stomach a week or two after starting my Depo Provera. Just takes your body a little bit to get used to the new hormones, I guess.

You may have been experiencing an allergic reaction to something you ate. The fact that you felt burning on your face and arms would seem more like an allergy than an IBS symptom. It may have been caused by something you normally eat, but given that it was the holidays, you may have eaten enough of it to have a noticable reaction (whereas you may not notice a reaction to it otherwise, or it may blend into your "normal" IBS symptoms--or even be the cause of your IBS). If you haven't had an allergy test for foods, you may want to see if you can get one done.

The other possible thing it could be is gall bladder. If I remember correctly, you have been presenting with gall bladder problems lately anyways. When I used to have bad attacks, I would get real bad chills right after I had my major diarrhea episode and I would shiver. I don't think I ever seized up, but then I was a pacer; I would pace the floor back and forth for a half hour or more until I had my diarrhea episode and the attack started to lift. I may have prevented my muscles from seizing up by walking a lot. I know I certainly hurt enough that it was hard--if not impossible--to stand up straight.

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   Posted 12/27/2005 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Whoa..I never even thought about gallbladder. I considered an allergy (I drank some sparkling grape juice, and if it had any preservatives, particualrly any sulfites or sulfates, that could have caused the allergy. My dad and I are both horrible allergic to preservatives.) and thats probably what it was..where is your gallbladder, btw? I get alot of pain right under my ribs, particularly my right one. Is that where your gallbladder is? I think I need to get it checked out. More doctors. Ugh.

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   Posted 12/27/2005 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, your gall bladder is under your right rib cage. When it's acting up, the pain can stay there (some people complain of feeling a lump, pressure or "golf ball" there) and/or it can radiate out from there. Until a month before I had my gall bladder taken out (at which point I got the "golf ball" feeling), I hurt exclusively across my diarphram and sometimes up into my right shoulder, arm and down into the elbow. Some people may hurt in their back.

Gall bladder problems are accompanied by diarrhea and it is almost universally yellow (although I think bile can be greenish in color too). For me, the more I pooped, the more yellow it became until it was bright yellow. I mean like daffodil yellow. And burn... man, the burning. It will feel like you're burning a new one. I would sometimes wipe with toilet paper and then with a wet wash cloth to try and get rid of the bile that was burning me so badly. Unfortunately that really doesn't help since it's burning on the inside of the rectum, not the outside.

Some people are more prone to vomiting than diarrhea (I was diarrhea-prone, though, and only vomited once). They too tend to expel yellow bile and the acid reflux caused by that is worse than normal vomiting. There's no amount of milk that will quench the burning in your throat or esophagus afterwards. You just have to wait a day or two for it to heal.

Bad gall bladders will frequently make you nauseous, even when you're not eating. Someitmes I could just think about food and it made my stomach queasy. Sometimes I could be in the middle of eating and suddenly be really turned off my food. The sight and smell of it would suddenly repel me. I found that if I ever thought about the fact that I was eating (rather than just doing it automatically without much consciousness), that was the end of my meal. The other thing bad gall bladders mess up is your hunger/fullness level. You may have just tucked into your meal or may be only halfway through it and suddenly, bam!, you are full to the point of being nauseous. I always described it as feeling like I had eaten about 3 bites past my "full" mark. It feels like your stomach is so full it's backed up into your esophagus and is just sitting there. At other times, I would get this certain nauseous feeling and I eventually learned that it meant "I am hungry." I didn't get a rumbling in my stomach like normal people; I just felt sick. So sometimes it was a real guessing game as to whether I was sick because I was hungry and should eat something or whether I was sick and should not eat anything. I eventually learned the difference in the "sick" feelings, but just to be safe, I would munch on a small amount of something and see if that made me better before eating a whole meal.

When you are having a gall bladder attack, there is only one position you can be in: upright. Standing and or walking is best, but sitting down will suffice. The one thing no person with a bad gall bladder can do when it's acting up is to lay down flat on their back. That will make you sicker than all get out. It's up, up, up! Over the course of five years I learned to sleep sitting up fairly frequently. My gall bladder attacks went like this: Wake up between 1:00 and 3:00 in the morning in terrible pain and feeling very nauseous. Get up and pace the floor while bent double from the pain. After 30-45 minutes, go to the bathroom (sometimes holding the garbage can as a precaution), get really intense pain and nausea and then have a loose bowel movement that was full of bile. I might have to stay there until I had a second movement, which would be even looser. After getting the bile out, the pain and sickness would ease up a few minutes later until I could stand up again. Get chills to the point of shivering and be suddenly overcome with sleepiness. Get back in bed and sleep propped up on pillows. Whole episode took about an hour from out of bed to back in bed. I could generally go back to sleeping normally (i.e. lay down) a hour or two after getting back in bed.
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