Hi everyone. Last week I had an appointment with my gi and he wanted me to not change anything as of yet. Well, it's not going to work. I was at the ER last night after a few days of unbearable pain and nausea. I'm having pain right after I eat, in the upper left quadrant. The doc decided I might have an ulcer and put me on carafate and sent me home. I had a huge meltdown. I've been so nauseated I gag after everything I eat, the pain is a 9-10, and even when I don't eat the pain is still there.
They said my xray didn't show any opbstruction and my labs were all "perfect". This morning I woke up at 4am with really smelly stool. It wasn't true diarrhea but I can tell it's not normal, and yesterday like an idiot I said my stool was normal. I want to be in the hospital. I'm so miserable, I can't do anything, my parernts are taking care of my daughter. I just cannot believe he sent me home and told me to call my gi on monday.
I don't recall ever having pain and nausea this bad, but my whole left side is just aching with pain all the time. I tend to get constipated sometimes as well so I am going to do some miralax even though it is going to hurt. I figure then if it gives me diarrhea, which I'm not too far away from, then I can say it and not be lying.
I usually have blood, but I'm thinking now that it could have been because my stools were so hard. There's plenty of mucus in it. I'm lightheaded, weak, and my entire gut is tender. The last time I had nausea like this I had a severe flare up. Am I having a flare? Because it sure as hell feels like it. And I told the doctor my theory was it was the sharp turn the colon makes by the left ribs that is causing the pain. My stomach hurts, but I can feel when my bowels start moving because it's aching and crampy.
Bottom line, I don't know what to do. I cannot go on like this. I'm not eating, not drinking enough, and told him that I wouldn't be eating or drinking all weekend. Apparently it's ok to send someone home doubled over in pain knowing they're going to be dehydrated. I know he didn't know what to do with me so he just cut me loose. He didn't even bring the on call gi to talk to me or examine me or get his opinion. I was so upset I didn't think to ask why.
Even my stronger pain meds for my back, 10/325 percocet is not covering it. I took 2 and my pain is about
an 8. Zofran is doing ok but I'm still gagging. And miserable.