Can't get past a past surgury

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   Posted 11/14/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. Five years ago I had my tubes tied and in May of this year I got pregnant. The doctors told me it would probaly be an etopic pregnancy and they had me go daily to give blood to check my hormone levels. The levels kept rising like they were suppose to and I started to get very excited. Then on June 5th I was getting ready for work and I felt crampy and had pressure in my butt area. I went into the ER and the doctor kind of yelled at me saying "I don't know why your doctor has you so worried about a tubal pregnancy. I will do the tests but you got pregnant and that doesn't mean it's a tubal." I had an ultrasound and my tube had ruptured and I was bleeding internally. I was in surgury about an hour later.
The problem I am having now is I haven't been happy ever since. I have been to the ER numerous times and to alot of different doctors at clinics because I have been burping alot and have alot of gas and I still feel pressure by my butt. I have had x-rays, an MRI of my head, lots of blood tests and they don't find anything wrong. I was recently diagnosed with depression and have started to see a counselor.
Could excess worry cause the gas problems?
Please help I am so tired of feeling down in the dumps because of the constant worry that something is wrong. mad

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   Posted 11/14/2007 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   


I am so sorry you were yelled at in the ER as that is uncalled for and I apologize for the insenitive person that added to the pain you were already in.  Tubal  pregnancies are not something to let go.

Re your question about sx of depression, research shows that pain and depression share common pathways in the emotional  region of the brain — which may, in part, explain their association.

Depression may increase your response to pain, or at least increase the suffering associated with pain. Conversely, chronic pain is stressful and depressing in itself. Sometimes the two create a vicious cycle.

Certain antidepressants may relieve pain in some people by reducing their pain perception, and improving their sleep and overall quality of life. A discussion with your doctor can help you sort out whether this option might be right for you.

I am glad to hear you are going to be seeing a therapist.

Please know we are here and stay with us.


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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I am having alittle better day today. I see my counselor tomorrow and I usually feel better for alittle while. I just want to forget the whole thing and be happy like I used to be.
The symptoms seem so real and I keep thinking I should go to the doctor, maybe a new one, but they always say everything is fine. It is so hard to believe your brain can cause you to think your in pain. I think the pressure I feel is just me thinking of how it felt when I had the surgury but that to feels so real. I have become obsessed with thinking something is wrong.
My counselor is doing EMDR therapy. Have you heard of this? I have read stuff on the internet about this and there is alot of positive outlooks on it. Hopefully it works.
Thanks for your comments.
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