Appendix PAIN and Lupus...

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Kookla
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   Posted 4/10/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I really dont know at all what is going on with this pain I am having. I was in a major car accident on March 15th... I really have not been the same since. I have 4 cracked ribs from the air bag and possibly my seatbelt. I remember NOTHING! I completely blacked out. I was just sitting in an intersection... getting ready to make a left hand turn.. sitting there.. driving alone.. blinker and belt on.. the last thing I remember is just white... both air bags in my Xterra went off and just hit my hardcore... Black eyes... My knees were unreal looking from hitting the dashbord... But I am dealing with the rib pain and it has improved some since the accident. But I have NOT been physically the same since... My protime is so off. Its crazy. I cannot get my blood under control. Its super thin and I dont know why.. But today... today oh my heck... I went to work this morning not feeling well and felt I should stay home but I went anyway... I have a super super super sharp pain right above my right hip bone sorda next to my belly button.. If I sneeze or laugh or do anything strenuous... I get a sharp burning shooting awfull pain that seriously makes me cry.. It is so painfull I cant even explain it... I just hold my stomach and wait for it to go away... Its been this way all day and I came home early from work it got so unbearable... I just dont know what it is... If its related to having kidney disease. I know thats not where my kidneys are.. but I really know nothing about Appendix... Just worried.. Also the strangest thing happened a week ago.. I had examined my whole body after the accident.. I was taken to the hospital in an ambulance obviously and they did an MRI and Cat scan I believe.. I dont remember all the tests... They just said the only injury was my ribs.. But I have been bloated and just had major stomach issues since. Can hardly wear my work clothes. SOOOO uncomfortable. I havent gained any weight but its just like I feel like pregent. AND THAT IS NOT POSSiBLE... Just weird. Worried about Appendix.. I could be so far off,,, I have a doctors appt on next Thursday.. But if its worse tommorow I will just go to the ER... Its that bad...

Steph

redrose77
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   Posted 4/10/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I suggest the ER right away. If it is the appendix then it could burst and kill you before you make it to the ER. There is also the possibility of an ovary issue- if one flips or a large cyst bursts you can die- not sure the mechanism with flipping but with bursting you can hemorrage internally. You need your belly looked into anyway, especially if it is bloated with no good reason after such a traumatic accident. Some injuries take a while to show up but are extremely serious.
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Kookla
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   Posted 4/10/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG seriously? Thats so scary.. I cannot even believe how many ER visits I have already had this year. I was forced to switch from a HMO at work to the only avail insurance. A high deductible. I hit out of pocket 4400.00 last month. I am not worried about the money or that. Just worried and so stressed to have ANOTHER health issue. Its completely overwhelming. thanks for the info

Steph

mom46
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   Posted 4/11/2008 3:04 AM (GMT 0)   
Steph,
   Bless your heart! I'm sorry you were in such an awful accident. I agree you should get this checked out since you have been having stomach problems since the wreck.
   If its your appendix you should be running a fever, but thats not always the case. I hope you see someone soon and get some relief. Please keep us updated and take care. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
                                                               Babs
 
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Kookla
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Babs.. I will keep u all posted...

Mariepoms
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   Posted 4/11/2008 3:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Steph,

I'm and R.N. and worked in the Emergency room.I would strongly suggest you NOT wait and have that checked out ASAP.The E.R. should send you for an abdominal Cat scan.They may even want to do one of the chest.I dont want to frighten you but you sound like your experiencing symptoms of peritonitis.Get to an E.R. soon.

Good luck and i hope you get to the bottom of what is going on.Feel better and keep us posted.

Fran

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   Posted 4/11/2008 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Doesn't sound good - I won't venture a guess, but I agree with a trip straight to the ER, do not pass go, do not collect $200, go to the ER Now! (Hopefully you have already!)

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Ginny
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   Posted 4/11/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Steph,
 
(((((hugs))))))). I'm so sorry you had that horrible accident.  Events like that truly change us in so many ways.  I agree 100% with the others.  Get to the ER now.  Don't wait. 
 
Regarding your Pro time.  I had the same problem, and still do, after my major trauma last June.  (that medication allergy).  I was told that a severe enough trauma to the body will alter our blood coagulation.  I'm still, after 10 months, dealing with a PT that is all over the map.  I"m getting my blood tested EVERY DAY.  That's how out of wack I am.  We don't know when everything will sort itself out, but it is due to a trauma.  That could be your case as well.  Keep testing yourself as often as needed. Is it staying high all the time, no matter what dose of blood thinner your're on?  Do you ever see it drop too low?   
 
Please let us know how you are okay?  We are concerned!
 
Lots of love
Ginny
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okie
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   Posted 4/11/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi steph, wow thank God you were wearing your seat belt! I've had broken ribs before. I have never been in so much pain in my life. Everything you do effects your ribs. As I am sure you know. I hope you took the others advice and went to the ER. This really sounds like something that needs to be checked out. Hopfully it is just residual pain from your accident but at any rate it is better to be safe than sorry.
let us know
hugs
carol
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cured4real?
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   Posted 4/12/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Steph-- a bad protime and low platelets is also a strong sign of liver problems and the pain you describe may also be around that area. I agree that you should get to ER and definitely follow up with a hepatologist or GI guy. You may have some internal injuries.
Love, Marji
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Ginny
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   Posted 4/12/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Marji, excellent observation.  That's right Steph.  That drug rash I got inside my body attacked my liver.  My poor old liver was in really bad shape.  I hope you've seen someone.  Please let us know how you're doing.
 
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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