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Can't tell whether abdominal pain is enough to go hospital

Discussion in 'Life Changing or Long Term Physical Illness' started by Angie, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Angie

    Angie SF Cat Lady Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I've had what the pain doc calls "reflection" from my back injury into my abdomen and hip but I also have a history of diverticular pain, so I don't know which is which.

    I made an appointment for tomorrow with GP, but I really don't know if I should wait.

    I am very tired of physical issues.
  2. MarvelFan

    MarvelFan Well-Known Member

    My gf and my grandma has diverticulitis so they cant eat anything with seeds or even corn otherwise they have bad stomach pains. As far as the back injury goes my grandpa had screws put into his his back and had alot of gas pain around the other side from the back pain so I feel you there too. I hope you get this straightened out and feel better.

    What I did for them was get them Gas-X and Pepto bismal pills. As far as my grandpa went they had to pump his stomach of all the gas.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2018
  3. Walker

    Walker Everything Zen Staff Member Safety & Support SF Social Media SF Supporter

    I hope you feel better soon. Let us know how it goes, ok? Take good care of yourself.
  4. Angie

    Angie SF Cat Lady Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Thanks folks, made the night and have an appointment at 11:30 with my gp.
  5. Kiwi2016

    Kiwi2016 Forum Pro

    Sending healing thoughts and hugs to you....
  6. betteroffunknown

    betteroffunknown Well-Known Member

    I hope your appt goes ok, and that you can get a better idea what’s going on, Ang!

    I’ve never had back issues, but I do have diverticulosis. I get the most ridiculously extreme gas pains sometimes. It’s the only pain I’ve ever experienced that leaves me severely sweating, and leaves me feeling like I’m gonna pass out. So these are well beyond regular, severe pains.

    I found a way to resolve the pain when it strikes. The ONLY way I can resolve it is to lay totally flat on my back (can’t cross my legs or it makes it worse).

    As I lay totally flat I “have” to practice some mindfulness, and I focus on relaxing my stomach area and take long, slow deep breaths. I do this for about a half hour. By then the pain has mostly subsided if it hasn’t completely subsided. This has worked 100% of the time, and I’ve never had to pop a gas med to “help”. I don’t even have to become gassy for it to help. In fact, I rarely do.

    I would strongly recommend this for anyone who gets the extreme pain from diverticulosis.

  7. Angie

    Angie SF Cat Lady Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Sorry I forgot to follow this up. It seems I have a urinary tract infection with acidic urine. Doc prescribed xithromax (sp?) and cranberry pills. That seems to have started working already. Thanks everyone for your help!
  8. Walker

    Walker Everything Zen Staff Member Safety & Support SF Social Media SF Supporter

    Glad you're feeling better :)
  9. SillyOldBear

    SillyOldBear Teddy Bear Fanatic Staff Alumni

    I hope nothing else goes wrong Texas, and that you have a speedy recovery.
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