Posted 11/20/2018 12:50 AM (GMT -7)
So today on “Should I Go to the ER or am I Just Having A Panic Attack?” we have stomach cramps, weird stool and gas and visions of sepsis dancing in our brain.
A few days ago, I started passing white blobs and a little bit of fresh blood (hemorrhoids). I’d had hemorrhoids last month that cleaned up nicely with some
Preparation H. A week after treating (should no longer be remnants of cream in the rectum, right?) I started having rather explosive wet gas and passing some liquid and white tissue-looking blobs, but it was accompanied by normal-formed stool (I.e, it wasn’t diarrhea).
I would have a sudden urge and go to the bathroom, usually in the evening, have some stomach cramps and a rather forceful evacuation with a few of these blobs and go to bed worried bc it was the weekend and I couldn’t reach a doctor. By morning I was tolerable.
(Note, I at first suspected hemorrhoids again but knew that if I used cream, it would come out blobby and be confused with whatever was happening in my stool; so I haven’t used hemorrhoid cream in a week).
So Monday I was going to call the doc, but by Sunday everything cleared up, Monday I had a nice normal BM and I figured it was just something I ate, adjustment from traveling or maybe yeast.
Woke up at 2 am with extreme urge and had another explosive gas with a few white blobs, followed by extreme movement/cramps as if I was doing a big job, but only some small stool came out. The urges and cramps intensified but nothing really happened. They came in about 3 waves, with only minimal stool, then subsided.
Meanwhile, I started imagining what this could be, in an attempt to determine whether I should wait til
morning, go to urgent care, a GP, or the emergency room... and induced a panic attack.
Now I don’t know what’s my body being sick, or just panicking. I’m bloated, having some cramps, and feeling like there might be another urge but I’m scared to death of going to the toilet. Chills, flushing, difficulty breathing, dizziness, in waves= panic.
No fever (usual low temp of 96.5-97),
Stomach ache is right in the middle of the belly, bloating, cramping, and sick feeling.
I’m not on antibiotics and haven’t changed my herbs recently.
I would wait til morning but I guess my biggest concern is a perforated bowel or something that is leaking into my body and will cause sceptic shock...
I expect “it couldn’t hurt to go to the ER” but I’m sick of waking my spouse and causing misery in our lives and part of me would rather die and get it over with than drag him out of bed yet again for nothing.
Just looking for ideas, has this happened to you, what would be the warning signs of a serious problem (and how to distinguish from panic symptoms)? Anyone awake at this ungodly hour?
Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella. Started abx treatment 9/2016, anywhere from 6 months to 5 years after infection. 1.5 years of antibiotics with naturopathic support. Developed MCAS and became too sensitive to pharmaceuticals. Started acupuncture 4/2018 and Chinese medicine 6/2018.
I hate what this disease took from me, but am grateful for the lessons I've learned.