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Went to emergency room last night, there from around 10pm last night till about 5 am, felt really bad all day yesterday, left and right side of the abdomen area and up into middle chest (not heart related).

Gave me something for pain, and other meds to help, they took blood, ran cat scan, ekg, ultrasound. They found gall stones with the ultrasound, but that was not causing pain/discomfort, and doctors were not really concerned about the gall stones, at the time.

Feel much better now, still have some pain/discomfort, but not any where near yesterday's ordeal.

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Do not know what they tested for, more then likely get something in the mail with information.

Blood pressure was really high (approx 220/130), may have been result what I was going through. In a nutshell, could not lay down, sit, walk and eat anything with the pain.

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5 hours ago, wimc said:

Do not know what they tested for, more then likely get something in the mail with information.

Blood pressure was really high (approx 220/130), may have been result what I was going through. In a nutshell, could not lay down, sit, walk and eat anything with the pain.

Were you coughing? Bad head and neck pain? The only way they can say that you had viral meningitis for sure is by doing a lumbar puncture, but since the symptoms are pretty standard they can usually say with confidence what it is without the lumbar.

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16 minutes ago, CindyN11 said:

Were you coughing? Bad head and neck pain? The only way they can say that you had viral meningitis for sure is by doing a lumbar puncture, but since the symptoms are pretty standard they can usually say with confidence what it is without the lumbar.

No coughing, no bad/neck pain. Moslty abdomen area. Things were going way too fast for me to remember what was ruled out, loved how fast they wanted me to feel better.

Thanks Bob and Cindy.

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Holy shit, was out on the porch petting one of our dogs, felt light-headed upon getting up, next thing I remember my dad asking me if I was alright and he gabbed me pretty damn fast, I was shaking and my knees were bent (roughly 90 degrees). After the inintal light-headed feeling, do not recall anything.

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May be from a reaction to one of meds they prescribed.
Carafate (sucralfate), 1g/10ml - does have aluminum in it, and what happened may be a major side-effect, seizure (what I do recall, it resembled this).

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2 hours ago, wimc said:

Holy shit, was out on the porch petting one of our dogs, felt light-headed upon getting up, next thing I remember my dad asking me if I was alright and he gabbed me pretty damn fast, I was shaking and my knees were bent (roughly 90 degrees). After the inintal light-headed feeling, do not recall anything.

Edit:

May be from a reaction to one of meds they prescribed.
Carafate (sucralfate), 1g/10ml - does have aluminum in it, and what happened may be a major side-effect, seizure (what I do recall, it resembled this).

You need to get back to the hospital.

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Again, the sad/funny thing that we put men on the moon over 40 years ago, but when it comes to health, it's almost like automotive repair ....."Let's try this..." hope they get a finger on the situation and you get back to normal...

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3 hours ago, Harley Kuehl said:

Again, the sad/funny thing that we put men on the moon over 40 years ago, but when it comes to health, it's almost like automotive repair ....."Let's try this..." hope they get a finger on the situation and you get back to normal...

That sure seems to be the case, they make up things to cover what they can't figure out.. so they can pretend to provide a diagnosis.  Throw drugs at it until it's under control and call it a day.  I suppose that's why they call it 'practicing'...

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As I was laying on the ER bed, didn't care how or what what was used, all I cared about them adding pain meds in the IV, had them add 3 more times, nothing was narcotic.

Was tossing and turning in pain, then felt relaxed.

Did not go to ER, have to admit, probably should have.

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2 hours ago, wimc said:

As I was laying on the ER bed, didn't care how or what what was used, all I cared about them adding pain meds in the IV, had them add 3 more times, nothing was narcotic.

Was tossing and turning in pain, then felt relaxed.

Did not go to ER, have to admit, probably should have.

This is where I always give them problems. I want to know EVERYTHING they THINK they are going to give me. I am even wary of taking pain meds unless I am in such extreme pain that I can't bear it. I don't even let them IV me unless it is a major emergency.

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12 hours ago, Harley Kuehl said:

Again, the sad/funny thing that we put men on the moon over 40 years ago, but when it comes to health, it's almost like automotive repair ....."Let's try this..." hope they get a finger on the situation and you get back to normal...

Out of all the developed countries the US is the worst in tems of healthcare.  However, overall, the patients and our bipartisan government are just as much to blame as the medical personal.  It really bothers me that so many people are not active participants in their health care team.  

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3 hours ago, CindyN11 said:

This is where I always give them problems. I want to know EVERYTHING they THINK they are going to give me. I am even wary of taking pain meds unless I am in such extreme pain that I can't bear it. I don't even let them IV me unless it is a major emergency.

For me, the problem is that while they are extremely confused about my normal behavior.  Often, they consider not putting me under in minor procedures such as bone setting.

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Hope your health is improving. Last time I went to the ER, they put in the needle in my hand for an IV, never hooked up a bottle, left me sitting there for three hour, the nurse came back in and said there was nothing they could do, then sent me home. A week later I got a threat to my credit for non payment of my ER bill. Another week later I got the bill for the ER - $3,000 because I came in for non-emergency care. That about caused me to blow a gasket and put me into the ER again. 

Ten years ago, at work, I had a sudden, sharp pain after a mid-morning snack of a piece of beef jerkey. It went away slowly. At lunch, I met my wife at the local Sizzler. I started eating a side salad and the pain returned. I called my Dr., whose office was around the corner. He said to come right in. He did some prelinary manual tests, then sent me across the hall to a specialist. He did more tests, then put me in the hospital for further testing. After, due to the late hour, he scheduled me for surgery early the following morning. My gall bladder was full of stones, but I had no symptoms until the previous morning. I was in the hospital overnight, released late afternoon. Back at work four days later.

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Thanks David, it is. Except feel tired* all the time, but will take this over the excruciating pain.

* due to taking meds 4 times a day.

My doctor (telling him what I recall) thinks I was on the verge of passing out only, no seizure.

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Monday (Feb 12th) left house at 2:30 am went back to the hospital ER once again in excruciating pain, same location in the abdomen area.

Unlike before, they didn't give me enough pain medicine to combat the pain, they wrote a prescription for oxycodone, take one table every four hours, had two of them, not at the same time, spread it over five hours when I got home, this took care of what they didn't do.

Feb 28th to see a GI doctor.

Haven't felt so good weeks before and feeling not so great continues this evening.

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Did the GI doctor appt and March 20 had a endoscopy done, they found a healed ulcer. March 22nd get an ultrasound done, doctor was concerned about kidney murmur.

They also put in for a referral for a surgeon, no idea when this will happen, its about my gallstones and possibly removing gallbladder.

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Ouch! I hope this stuff gets ironed out for you! The gallbladder... man, when it turns on you, it goes full dark side. Good luck and good karma your way.

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I had my gallbladder removed in 2006. Sudden onset of pain one day, gallbladder out the next. For me it was a very easy surgery to recover from, done ortoscopically. Off pain med by day after, back to work in four days.

You may or may not have a particular side effect. I did and it has stayed with me. I was not told about it by the doctor, but a friend, an RN, did. Nothing serious, but can be inconvienient. If you want, PM me and I can give you particulars.

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