Update on my condition . . . please read and help if u can

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cjr2003, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. cjr2003

    cjr2003 New Member

    Hello friends. I am truly distraught. 15 days ago was

    when this whole nightmare started, and yesterday was the

    first day that I felt "significantly better". I did not

    wake up with the migraine and the pelvic/abdominal/side

    pain really seemed much less. Well, today was my follow up

    appt. - it was a 45 minute drive away. The trip there was

    not much fun, the vehicle motion/jarring seems to activate

    the pain and quickly, it also activates severe nausea along

    with this pain. By the time I got there, I was hurting,

    but after sitting in the waiting room for an hour and a

    half, the pain had subsided alot and I was better overall

    still. So, I told my gynecologist that overall I really

    was better - I hadn't had to take the Lortab since Monday,

    and even though I was still sore and in some pain

    especially when I have a b.m., overall I WAS better. He

    said he wanted to go ahead and refer me to a

    gastroenterologist ( I think that it is the correct

    pronuncation/spelling) . He said that when he had talked

    to the head surgeon at the hospital after I had talked to

    the head surgeon, the surgeon had commented that in his

    best opinion he felt that I had symptoms/signs of

    gastrointestinal problems along with the gynecological

    cysts. So, I have to wait until March 13th to talk with the

    gastro specialist. On the way home from the dr. today (

    another 45 min. ride home) I got even sicker from the ride

    and cramped up horrifically and got even more nautious.

    Went straight to the couch w/ the heating pad as I got in

    the door. Well, actually, I had to make a painful trip to

    the bathroom before that happenned - another very

    painful/uncomfortable b.m. :>( I have never had this

    much pain before w/b.m.'s - if this is my IBS acting up,

    this is just so much pain for IBS. WHAT IS WRONG WITH

    ME?????????????????????????????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And why is it that when I get in a vehicle it brings on

    these horrific symptoms???? Is this still cyst pain/pain

    from a burst cyst from 2 weeks ago?! I went ahead and made

    an appt. w/ my family physician for this Friday to get a

    second opinion since I cannot get into the gastrospecialist

    for a month. I hurt so badly, and just want to know what

    is going on for sure. Do I need to be worried about colon

    cancer? My abdominal scan came out clear, but they haven't

    done a colonoscopy yet. If you have any knowledge on this

    pain, please post! I thought for sure it could be my

    gallbladder , but then looked that up and the gallbladder

    is on the other side of the body. Trying to calm down;

    need a serious nerve pill/sedative/s-thing. My hubby just

    bought me some Hyland's Nerve Tonic pills at WM yesterday -

    maybe I need to try those. LOL Carla
  2. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    I am so sad to see you still suffering.

    Try not to panic ...if possible... because it will only make you worse.

    Maybe when you go to the family doc on Friday.... he can RUSH the gastro tests!!

    This can be done......DON'T let them make you think otherwise!!!!!!

    It sound like to me... they are just doing what is convenient for the gastro doc.

    You are the one greatly suffering here sweetie.

    Try to push your family doc to rush this with the gastro tests.

    That is too long to wait....because if you are not in constant pain...you will be tensing because of the wondering about it.

    You don't need the added stress of the wait.

    I sure hope that the nerve tonic helps.....

    if not maybe your hubby could go to health food store for some advice on something better.

    Praying for you dear......Mari (MamaR)
  3. cjr2003

    cjr2003 New Member

    Had never heard of Gastroparesis. Did a quick search on it and read a little. It is certainly a possibility! I normally take Zelnorm 6mg but haven't been able to take it since all this started. When I take it, it makes me cramp very badly/causes added pain in the abdomen since I had the cyst to bust. It usually works pretty good for me, though. I printed out your post to put in my save file for my dr. visits. Thankyou! Carla
  4. cjr2003

    cjr2003 New Member

    Hi Mari :>) . . . I think I am having a panic attack, you know it. The pain coming on so quick has "stressed" me again, and I have got to calm down, and quick. My Melatonin seems to calm/relax me fairly quickly; I think I might take a few mg's of it. I don't normally "take a pill" to calm down, but my breathing is all out of wack and everything from the pain and me feeling . . . I don't know. . . really freeked out right now.
    I really do hope that my family dr. will get some gastro tests quicker. A month could truly be torture if these symptoms persist. I cannot even go anywhere because of the vehicle motion problem. It literally hurts for the vehicle to move because it makes my abdomen move with it. I ordered something new from online yesterday.:>) It is an anti-itch lotion called Presley's Itch Remedy. I also ordered some Presley's Pure Shampoo that is detergent free. I am hoping between these two products and the Nerve Tonic that it will tone down the itching/burning sensation. I really appreciate the tip on the Nerve Tonic. I might just try some here in a minute instead of the Melatonin. I am going to turn on my Enya cd and try to relax too. Thankyou so much for the prayers. The power of prayer is amazing, isn't it? :>) Much love, Carla
  5. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    try to get some rest....the best thing right now!!


    Mari
  6. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    You need to rest! I can't imagine your pain, and I would also urge you to ask your family doc to expedite the tests. You need some help and answers now.

    In the mean time, take good care of yourself. Do what you can to relax and ease your pain while you wait. Don't try to be a hero.

    Praying for you,

    Sue