Posted 4/20/2012 6:25 PM (GMT -6)
I always post here when im out of sorts! sometimes you guys answer me better than the medics!
I went to A&E a week a go because i had been suffering SEVERE pain under my left rib, it radiated up my back into my shoulder, took my breath away. It never really went away just dulled if i took paracetamol all day every day. And then itd still come on like an attack.
So i went and spent 5 hours in a walk in clinic (im on holiday) to see a doctor, who to be fair was great, he had no idea what was wrong, he listened to my chest and my history my own concerns, had a small feel but stopped as soon as i (yelped) asked him to be more gentle. he also checked my legs for swelling and tenderness. right away he referred me to A&E as he had no idea and i was in agony. He wanted them to check my bloods my chest and do an xray.
The A&E dept were horrendous, hence why i havent gone back there, yet! They left me sitting around until 2 am, they did an ECG (normal) bloods (ever so slightly raised) chest xray again normal. (i never saw any of the results mind you) well the doctors packed me off in the morning saying i must be at the end of an infection, and after theyd dosed me up on a bunch of tramadol and paracetamol i was too tired and pain free to want to argue and be there any longer.
Well luckily for me the pain went away for about a week, last couple of days its started surfacing though...
its agony when it comes on like an attack, the dull pain i can bare, but its hurting my chest and sometimes my lower abdo is a dull pain too.. it concerns me cos i cant breathe and its spreads to the shoulder area...
My crohns is being very well behaved on the bm toilet front. no real problems no joint pain, only tiredness from the early waking due to the pain... cant really tell if its because ive just spent 6 months in sunny america but i am constantly freezing, sometimes my face will flush hot but the rest of me is cold. not had any fevers or night sweats, i do get severe nausea with the pain onset
i have had (but i often get it, ususally caused by stress) half a red eye, also on the left side.
Does this sound familiar to anyone? serious enough to endure another possible over night stay in a disgusting hospital. (i mean if this pain doesnt clear up with something i am going to have to go back...)
any advice im so grateful, just fed up of the pain.