(Closed) My health is ruining my bachelorette party that is this weekend.

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

It’s all going to be alright, I promise.  It’s scary now, I know, but your at the beginning of solving this mystery, and beginnings are always scary.  Being brave isn’t about not being scared, it’s being scared and carrying on anyway.  You can do this!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have a close friend that had similar pain to you. She was misdiagnosed with IBS for years and whatever she was taking/doing for it seemed to help ever so slightly. A few weeks ago she had severe enough pain that she ended up in hospital. Once there they were able to tell her that she does not have IBS but a fibroid in her uterus. She had surgery and now she is pain free!

Keep imagining yourself as pain free and healthy. Visualisations help the body to heal. Positivity can work wonders. Sometimes it can be incredibly hard to get started but once you do thing just get better. (speaking from experience)

Blessings

Post # 5
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Busy bee

@Lepidoptera:  First thing I would advise you to do is not to panic. Your doctor said you may have pancreatitis. Until he clearly is able to diagnose you with it, don’t stress out about it at the moment.

Your bachelorette party can always be postponed if you aren’t feeling well. You will be able to get through this. Even if you are diagnosed with pancreatitis (which you are not 100% sure you have yet!) this is something that can be managed. There are many options and treatments to help lessen the effects of it. The doctor can do an ERCP (using a tube with a camera) to see what may be causing it which can allow them to remove/repair any damage by the pancreas/bile duct. They can give you enzyme supplements to help digest food, pain medication, and more.

Try and stay as relaxed as possible. You had the right idea with the relaxing bath. I beleive everything will work out for you and you will be okay. Don’t worry.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

One of the causes can be alcohol, but a brief overview of the wikipedia page says it can also be genetic, caused by stones, and there’s a whole list of viruses that can cause it too. It sounds pretty easy to diagnose, all they need it some bloodwork and an ultrasound or cat scan. So at least you should be able to get a pretty quick yes or no on the diagnosis. It sounds like your doctor is on top of things and doing to best he can to figure out what’s going on. Hopefully he figures it out soon and gets you on a treatment that makes you feel better. (hugs)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I had acute pancreatitis and it can be caused from an infection too.  I was hospitalized to rest my pancreas and was given Cipro to fight the infection.  They found mine in a blood test.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My Fiance has chronic pancreatitis, when hes feeling an attack coming on he starts liquid fasting on ensure/meal replacement drinks and it usually makes him feel 90% better

He had surgery exactly a year ago to remove his gall bladder (because if i recall correctly stones moved from his pancreas to his gall bladder) and we are still dealing  with it, but it is very manageable with correct diet.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Lepidoptera:  after about 48 hours thou he is back to normal. (I didnt mean to make it seem like hes never 100% sorry if thats the way it came across)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m leaning towards what @smileyme:  said.  I was told for years that I had IBS issues, and I KNEW it wasn’t.  Turns out I have endometriosis.  I would ask them to check that, I believe you can see signs in an ultrasound, but they found out for sure when they did a laporoscopy.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

Racing heart beat can also be caused by stress which worrying about your health can cause. Until a medical professional gives you a clear diagonsis you just have symptoms. Gallstones can also produce the symptoms you described.

Try not to worry as hard as that sounds and at the end of the day you can only let it ruin your Bridal Party if you let it. Talk to your friends and maybe get them to change the direction of the party (as in not a drunken night out) or cancel it altogether.

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

@Lepidoptera:  A year before the huge attack that sent me to the ER.  I had gall bladder tests, gluten tests, all kinds of things done.  A simple blood test at the ER finally diagnosed it.  And yes, it was the week I was on vacation so I was drinking.  The alcohol threw it over the edge.  Be prepared. all the doctors will talk to you like you are a raging alcoholic…

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