(Closed) Stomach Problems PLZ help

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would be majorly worried. You need to at least go to an urgent care. I know it sucks to have to spend that much money (and it sucks even more not having it and trying to figure out how to come up with it) but its better than dying. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

do you have insurance? an urgent care wouldn’t cost that much, maybe $50 for a visit. And some tests.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had debiliting stomach pains/gas pains coupled with diarehhea, and found out it was food related.  It came on slowly with just a little stomach ache here and there, and then it just started getting really bad, so I went to the doctor and found out I had developed a lactose allergy.  I stopped eating/drinking dairy products for 2 weeks and had zero issues.  It’s possible you’ve been eating stuff your body doesn’t want you to eat and it’s really common to develop food allergies in your early/mid 20s if that’s how old you are.

But if the cramping doesn’t stop and you haven’t eaten anything, you should probably at least got to an urgent care place, cheaper than the hospital and they can treat you without insurance (I think).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Can you get on your FI’s insurance for the future?  You may want to go ahead and get the legal part out of the way so you can have coverage with his plan.  Not having insurance is obviously a bad thing, this incidident should make you consider going ahead and getting on your FI’s policy.  Even if you don’t want to get legally married yet, you can sign a domestic partnership in most states that most insurance companies accept and allow coverage for the partner under (a la Miss. Stripes).

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I’ve had a numerous stomach issues, including a suspect bout of appendicitis — appendix pain will be on the lower right side of your abdomen. It’s so close to your ovaries that they will do a differential diagnosis. So if the pain is in your upper abdomen, that doesn’t sound like it.. However, upper abdomen could be gall bladder, which I’ve also had removed.

Since it is blinding pain and you’ve lost your appetite, I would go to urgent care. They’ll first do a blood test to even see if there’s a sign of infection — if there is they’ll do a CAT scan which unfortunately will be really freaking expensive. But if you suspect appendicitis, you do need to go to the doctor pronto. If it ruptures, you can go septic which is WAY WAY worse.

Are you vomiting? That’s another sign, but one I did not get.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My mom had her appendix burst and it sounds very similar to what your experiencing. She was like that for a few days until it finally burst and caused her to become delirious and pass out. She should have gone to the doc sooner. But also its possbile that you have food poisening? Have you eaten anything that could have caused that?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Do you know of any programs that would help you out with a medical bill in your state? In MI there is a hospital that will give you a break on your bill if you are low-income, don’t have insurance, etc. Also, you could pay it off over time. Medical bills do not go on your credit report.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I want to mention too that at first my pain wasn’t localized, it was a dull acheyness in my back and abdomen. As the day progressed, it localized. But really, a simple blood test will clue them in and that won’t be expensive!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would go to the hospital or urgent care as the ladies above recommended.  But  maybe it is acid reflux or gastritis or something. You could try going on a BRAT diet and avoiding gassy foods ESPECIALLY SODA! And taking Prevacid or something daily and see if that helps.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I’m with ribbons! I’m thinking that it’s your gallbladder. My brother had his gallbladder removed and had a lot of the same issues your having. When he ate or drank certain things, he would have those sharp pains…also known as either gallstones or a gallbladder attack.

Go to an urgent care to see if there’s anything they can do that won’t be as expensive. Is there any way you can increase your hours at work to be eligible for benefits? Not sure if you have a waiting period once you become eligible. Definitely get this checked out though!!

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