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Q: acking all, over hard to sleep, pains in lowerleft stomack hard, rapid heart, pale skin

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Paul, Community Member
2/26/11 9:02pm

Your question has come to the Skin Care site on Health Central and I don't think anyone could answer you about your symptoms and what might be happening. They can't diagnose you over the internet, yet.

 

If you feel you need to, you should call your doctor, call 911 for immediate assistance, or or go to your local emergency room. Good luck.

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AMANDA, Community Member
6/28/11 1:25pm

yea thats what all doctors  says to everyone...  i have pain on my right side where my pendix is.. and they still have find anything they actually said at the hospitle its from my past when my boyfriend used to beat the crap out of me.. yeah... see thats my i hate doctors anymore. because this lebanon hospitle in oregon . SUCKS

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Chris, Community Member
8/11/11 9:35pm

I believe you need to talk to your doctor about diverticulitis. They will tell you it is an old persons diease, nope I started when I was only 16.

I was sore all over my heart would race and sometimes when I went to a doctor they told me I had a chronic Appendix problem.

This is very painful, makes you feel like crap and is really an infection in your colon or intestines.

Many people die each year when the infection causes a colon to burst or spreads to far to stp.

This all can be treated with a diet of NO seeds, like jams, sesame, grapes, watermelon NO peanut butter, no rye bread.

You need a good run of antibiotics and you will feel alot better. Promise

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sydman, Community Member
11/13/11 9:25pm

This seems to be correct to me. I am no doctor but I had diverticulitis. Your colon has little side pockets (like an appendix) and sometimes something (food) gets stuck there and the pocket (diverticulite) gets inflamed. This hurts a lot and can be very serious if not treated promptly with antibiotics. Usually this means a few days in a hospital on an antibiotic drip. If the inflammation erups and you are not exactly in the emergency ward of the hospital at the time you have a very good chance of dying.

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trainerkaren, Community Member
2/23/12 11:57am

that was a really sweet message. i know diaverticulitis can be very painful. my mom and a friend had it. thanks for your input. karen

 

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sabella05, Community Member
9/ 5/11 6:15pm

you might as holly need your gall balder token out i had the same thing and went to the er like once a month for about 6 months strait and finely the did a total exam and found out i had a gall stone the size of a golf ball i agree Oregon docs suck ass i could have died if i didnt pass out the morning they found out i had a gall stone they all though i was faking it what the tf crazzy peps!!!

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Carpi, Community Member
1/ 7/12 12:45am

You hate doctors because they say what?? Go SEE a doctor or go to the ER?? What do you want the doctor to do? Give you Xanax from a telephone call because your "pendix" hurts?? Maybe you should ask about liver enlargement or failure if you have serious pain on right side? and engage in drug-seeking behavior. You probably could do that over the phone.

Good luck.

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Laurie Hayes, Community Member
1/27/12 8:11am

I'm very sad for how you view people who are at there end of the wrope. Dr. after Dr. to do nothing but trat us like drug abusers. It is very costly, they have way to many patients, and just do not care. we are nothing but numbers, and money to them in this industry of Drs. who deal with pain you are very misinformed about people like us. i wish no bad ill on anyone, it is pure hell to go through this, but if you did have an issue arise, then and only then will you understand. I don't think for one minute he is a drug seeker, but it's people like you that make me sad ignorince is Bliss. Don't comment if all you do is judge, hes seeking help, not critazim. my finel word to you is i feel sorry for you. You are narrow minded and stupid....

PS They said left side, at least get the story correct....

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Laurie Hayes, Community Member
1/27/12 8:16am

that message was for Carpi. sorry for the mis-spelled words. I just can not believe your message. It's so easy to say go to the ER its, crazy they wont do anything and cost you an arm & leg and your first born.... Shame on you Carpi. You have no Heart!!!!!

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Mattie, Community Member
2/ 8/12 8:00pm
Not if u have insurance u twat Reply
OfficialPyress, Community Member
11/ 7/12 10:52pm
Not everyone can afford insurance in this economy and I have upmost respect to those who rely on themselves and don't run to government aid Reply
dominosmom, Community Member
7/12/13 6:52am

What are you talking about?  You're not making any sense.... govt aid?

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melanie12, Community Member
12/ 3/13 6:07pm

you are so right.  i have had all of this pain for years.  was in so much pain that would go.to er and they send.me home with no diagnosis and have the police at my door to get me pack to hospital because of pancriatitis.  or another time bowel blockage.  they do believe that everyone is drug seeking.  it was over a year before i was given anything to help with a little relief.  pain meds do not get rid of all pain it is given to manage it.  i was diagnososed with crohns disease.  i do believe that you should have to atch a dvd to tell you what to expect with the medications they put you on and also let you know that you take medications not only pain meds that your body gets dependant on meds and will experience withdrawal when you stop.  people are way to ready to judge others.  i myself judge me enough.  i dont need anyone else to.

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Jayne, Community Member
3/26/12 4:05pm

WHOA!  some pple who have hard to diagnose diseases and syndromes are thought of as "Drug-seekers" such as __  It is a sad thing to go to a health care facility and be treated like they just don't care if you live or die!!!!!  What about some celeb's whose diseases took years and many dr's to correctly diagnosis, they too were fed up with the "system"  btw- Love my dr!!!Wink

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AubieGurl82, Community Member
1/19/14 12:55am

Just wondering where do you live? It's very hard to find a doctor these days that really does care about and listen to their patients with both ears. Every now and then; very seldom these days, you will happen across a doctor that really loves his/her job of being a doctor and will go to all lengths to find out a correct diagnosis and correct treatment for the diagnosis. It's very sad these days that most doctors "GOOGLE" their patients symptoms and make a diagnosis from GOOGLING symptoms. This is a fact as a survey of doctors admitted to googling symptoms for a diagnosis.  Then the pharmaceutical companies are allowing drugs to get into pharmacy's for doctors to prescribe to their patients,  before their company has completed enough trials on these drugs nor do the pharmaceutical company's really know what long term effects these synthetic  substances with have on their patients, nor do they care. As long as no cures are found for certain illnesses and diseases then doctors and pharmaceutical companies have nothing to worry about. ..they will continue making loads of money as long as they can treat symptoms without an accurate diagnosis. 

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judy, Community Member
2/11/14 3:22pm

You are absoloutly right,i cant believe how in humane these doctors and drug companys are,there are several cures for some of the worse diseases out there,but do you think there going to give up a multi billion dollar industry,providing these cures,heck no they wont ,there going to continue treating the symotoms with medications that have tons of horrible side effects,so the drug companys and the doctors that get a kick back from the drug companys,continue fattening there wallets.

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melrosebelleacre, Community Member
8/17/12 4:44pm

I wonder if Carpi is an ER nurse or something.  I can spot em  because I was an ER nurse.  I fell into the same dark cynical behavior.  We used to have a "drug seeker box" in our ER that we kept a card index of people who were thought to be drug seekers.  The card was complete, with a description of the person and their drugs of choice.  When my life was turned upside down by rheumatoid arthritis, I realized that karma had caught up with me.  I have moderate to severe RA, continue to try to work.  I dont dare ask for analgesics because of the stigma.  I am subject to random drug testing, so I cannot self medicate either.  I am in my own hell.  I have gone to the ER with severe flares from my RA ranging from severe vertigo caused by Sjogren's disease to no blood flow in limbs because of vasculitis.  I have lost and will never regain parts of my vision in one eye because the ER patted me on the head when I presented to the ER with my symptoms.  As it turned out, what they considered an anxiety attack was actually optic neuritis and vasculitis.  I have decided that no matter what, unless I am bleeding to death, I will NEVER go to the ER again.  Carpi, I never saw where the poster said anything about Xanax.  I really hope you are not in the medical field.  You need an education and a heart.  Karma catches up with all of us eventually.

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dominosmom, Community Member
7/12/13 6:47am

Yes.  I can relate.  I work in the mental health field.  We see so many peeps coming in drug seeking.  And the docs & nurses think anyone who complains of pain is drug seeking.  True some are, but what happens when somebody has real pain.  Unless you're bleeding or you have a limb that is in an unnatural position, they're going to send you home and talk about you like you're a leper.  I have arthritis and I get the "look" every time I have to change physicians or see another specialist. 

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Suzanne, Community Member
12/ 4/12 1:46pm

I didn't read anything about her seeking drugs over the phone.  Takes one to know one.  Apparently, you must be so fixated on drugs and drug-seeking behavior that you think everyone is like you?  What comes around goes around, and you'll get yours for your horrible judgemental attitude. 

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Kaye, Community Member
2/ 9/13 7:19pm

I know this is old post, but I just read it.  Carpi, there is no reason to be so rude! By the way,  Xanax isn't a pain pill.

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glenda, Community Member
7/15/12 1:25pm

You can be diagnosed by cam.

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dominosmom, Community Member
7/12/13 6:57am

So they say.  Tell me how is a health care professional going to check your pulse by camera?  How are they going to feel the lump in your breast? 

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Barb D, Community Member
7/13/11 2:59pm

I cannot answer for what ails you, however, I was told that the pain in my lowerleft abdominal area is from scar tissue from surgery. I had difficulty preparing for a colonoscopy, which took 3 attempts. When all was done, I was told that my bowels have scar tissue. For your rapid heart, pale skin, difficulty in sleeping, etc, you need to see your doctor! There can be many reasons for those symptoms either related, or not. Best of luck to you.

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marge, Community Member
9/25/11 8:42pm

have been going through this for a week; 'THEY' had no answers for me..got mrsa two years ago from the hospt...went in this past week...they twice ran cipro, but TOLD me I had NO INFECTION or inflamation...so why the cipro???  elevated white count, but had 2 xrays, ct scan and an MRI, but no answers..they said they saw NOTHING....after 4 days in the hosp., they had no answers...going to hosp up north HOPEFULLY this week? and IF THAT doesn't work? making an appt at mayo clinic-maybe THEY can give me some answers-anybody out there have an answer for me????????????????????

 

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Beana, Community Member
10/10/11 6:42pm

I was just diagnosed with Graves Disease recently. Everything hurt,terrible insomnia,shakey,stomach problems, heart rate off the charts and couldn't handle heat. I also had terrible panic attacks and was kinda mean :-) I went to the ER cause I thought I was having a heart attack or a breakdown. They knew right away it was my thyroid.

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Nancy, Community Member
11/27/11 8:38am

Your story sounds familiar to me. I had so much hope in getting answers at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale AZ. It was a big disappointment. One neuro a lady with a hypenated name which I wont tell you. Told me I was a nut job. That made me cry. So she then assumes I am crying because I did not have a terrible disease. Then I get a copy of all my tests and her test that were done said they could not get a read on my neuro tests because I was to fat. It can not pick up the signal if you have a layer of fat on you.  So now I ask myself when you see an obese patient you know what that test can detect so why put them through it knowing this info?  Insurance money maybe? But how then can you rule stuff out with those results?  The other neuro guy then gave me my results of my MRI and I have a Dawsons Finger lesion in my brain between the two sides of my brain in the nerve bundle. So do not tell me I am not having issues with that going on. I was and still am very upset with her treatment of me. So good luck wiht Mayo hopefully you will go to another location.

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dhnc806, Community Member
12/23/11 8:10pm

I don't have an answer for you or anyone else on this site and I am sorry for that. But I am more sorry of how unfair you were treated at mayo clinic just because your heavy. I am very highly upset at the so called doctor that treated you that way. I would love to know who it was, because i know what to do to make sure this women never works at another hospital as long as she lives. I don't mean doing anything illegal or going to jail, what i would like to do will not hurt anyone in anyway. I just have friends in high places and i guarentee she will be unemployed for the rest of her life. Please I wish you would tell me who she is cause she should be punished for treating that way.  If you want me to help and I hope you do my email is dhnc806@aol.com. Again I am so very sorry about what happened to you. Good Luck with you health problems and i wish you well.

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Concerned sis, Community Member
4/10/12 9:31pm

Sadly, there are people in the medical profession who feel they are entitled to abuse obese patients. I am an RN and I have seen it first hand. It's dispicable. You should have filed a grievance with the hospital administrator. Many people don't realize that you can do this. I'm sad for your experience. 

 

 

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melanie12, Community Member
12/ 3/13 7:43pm

i had a hystorectomy seversl years ago.  the dr ended up leaving an ovary along with nicking my bladder and intestines.  I was black from belly button all Round to the back.  hospital sent me home with over 101 temp.  nurse redused to give me pain meds tbough i was in extreme pain or would say i have one pill available and tbe next nurse would say no you have orders for two.  few days later they put me back in hospital because i was dying, that is when they found ovary and e erything else.  dr refused to.admit.the problems tried to blame it on some other dr.  then had same nurse and when i asked for meds she told me i had none on order.  then when i told her to contact the dr.  she said that is right he ordered you demirol.  do you want a.small  medium or large dose.  i said how about what he ordered.  come to find out the nurse was taking my meds.  had to go to dallas and have another dr fix what this dr did.  the report confirmed the ovary along with large forien materials.  dr said he thought was gause.  hspitals and some.drs are grwat fun.  but there are skme great drs out there  you just have to find them.

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Concerned sis, Community Member
4/10/12 9:31pm

Sadly, there are people in the medical profession who feel they are entitled to abuse obese patients. I am an RN and I have seen it first hand. It's dispicable. You should have filed a grievance with the hospital administrator. Many people don't realize that you can do this. I'm sad for your experience. 

 

 

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Concerned sis, Community Member
4/10/12 9:31pm

Sadly, there are people in the medical profession who feel they are entitled to abuse obese patients. I am an RN and I have seen it first hand. It's dispicable. You should have filed a grievance with the hospital administrator. Many people don't realize that you can do this. I'm sad for your experience. 

 

 

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Bobby's girl, Community Member
8/16/12 1:31pm

I went to the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fl. in 1992...I was impressed at how they did things there. They scheduled me for tests about every hour for 2 full days. Then 5 rheumatoligists went over the results, and diagnosed me with fibromyalgia..And their fee was not even half as much, as for some of the lab work I had previously had done with my family doctor! I am sorry you were treated badly...But I would definitely go back to the one in Jacksonville. My fibromyalgia has progressively gotten worse and my regular dr cannot prescribe my narcotic pain meds, so I have to see a pain specialist, and he doesn't want to prescribe them anymore, because of the tylenol in them. He told me at the rate I was going, I would DEFINITELY have liver failure in the near future! My family dr. told me that as long as I took them as prescribed, and not abuse them, that my liver would be fine!!!! WHO do you believe???????

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Gail, Community Member
9/ 6/12 9:50am

Hi B'S Girl! I have had fibromyalgia for at least 10 years and osteoarth. My Rheumotologist after trying me on quite a few medication ,because of severe side effects has put me on a pain med. I know about liver damage from the tylenol in them but I was just at my Dr's and they did blood work to check my liver functions and did a urine test. I think that what is sad is that there are a lot of abusers of pain meds. out there! It makes it difficult sometime for honest people to get pain meds.

I do not abuse them and my Dr. was so surprised at how long they lasted me. Sometime a pain med. is what helps above all the other things we try. When the pain gets so bad then you take it.We learn to grade the pain so as not to become abusive.As for the tylenol,that stuff is dangerous in any circumstance and I wish they could replace it with something else.It never helped me to take tylenol for migraines. I have also heard good things about the Mayo Clinic in Fl. In Jax. I can see a new type of Doctor emerging in the near future,Those who deal only with post cancer patients. We are not nuts or hypochondriacs .we are sick and in pain!!!! I like to tell people when they say well....where do you hurt? I hurt from head to toe and inside out! I am no longer able to do my job and that makes me sad. I wish you the best and do hope that you get some very good help. We are smart happy and good people from all walks of life and cancer treatment is part of that life. I truly do wish that people would get educated on the after affects of cancer treatment!

                                 God bless you,

                                             Gail

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Gail, Community Member
9/ 6/12 9:50am

Hi B'S Girl! I have had fibromyalgia for at least 10 years and osteoarth. My Rheumotologist after trying me on quite a few medication ,because of severe side effects has put me on a pain med. I know about liver damage from the tylenol in them but I was just at my Dr's and they did blood work to check my liver functions and did a urine test. I think that what is sad is that there are a lot of abusers of pain meds. out there! It makes it difficult sometime for honest people to get pain meds.

I do not abuse them and my Dr. was so surprised at how long they lasted me. Sometime a pain med. is what helps above all the other things we try. When the pain gets so bad then you take it.We learn to grade the pain so as not to become abusive.As for the tylenol,that stuff is dangerous in any circumstance and I wish they could replace it with something else.It never helped me to take tylenol for migraines. I have also heard good things about the Mayo Clinic in Fl. In Jax. I can see a new type of Doctor emerging in the near future,Those who deal only with post cancer patients. We are not nuts or hypochondriacs .we are sick and in pain!!!! I like to tell people when they say well....where do you hurt? I hurt from head to toe and inside out! I am no longer able to do my job and that makes me sad. I wish you the best and do hope that you get some very good help. We are smart happy and good people from all walks of life and cancer treatment is part of that life. I truly do wish that people would get educated on the after affects of cancer treatment!

                                 God bless you,

                                             Gail

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dominosmom, Community Member
7/12/13 7:16am

Hi Gail.  Sorry you have fibro.  I have it too.  I have a terrible time trying to find OTC meds (decongestants/sinus/allergy medications) as I have serious allergies and without the antihistamines and decongestants I can't function.  Since I take the pain meds with tylenol in them I try not to use any other medications with tylenol.

 

When I started suffering with the sinus headaches I had a lot of doctors looking at me like I was crazy when I'd tell them how bad it hurt.  Then, I got a new doctor due to insurance change/HMO situation.  The new doc actually had me tilt my head back and he looked up my nose with this little light he shined up there.... Well, he said something like, "My goodness, your nasal passages are inflammed and they're nearly swollen shut."  You know he would have never known that my head hurt so bad if he hadn't taken the time, made the effort to look.  I think of that, and I recall how frustrated I used to get when I'd talk about my headaches and I'd see a doctor's eyes glaze over, like he was thinking another neurotic woman... or another drug seeking patient.  Sorry I just have a lot to say about how physicians and nurses become so insensitive to patients with pain. 

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Suzy, Community Member
11/ 1/12 9:39pm

I feel your pain, I also have the same condition and only the people that has this condition knows how bad the pain can get. My GP writes all my scripts even the narcotic ones.  Also use pain patches, not the OTC ones.  Maybe your doctor will write a script for you.  Hope the best for you.

 

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Lovin Life, Community Member
9/10/13 3:16am

Oh Suzi. I am a cancer survivor. I am 33 and have been cancer free since 2009. My last chemo was administered May 2009 & my last radiation data of June 2009. I was hospitalized immediately upon finding my tumor. The night I was admitted they started a morphine drip. Once I was strong and stable enough to leave the hospital they had me on 13 different scripts, 2 of which we're morphine (one liquid the other a pill). When chemo was finished my pain was still constant. I live in Montana and our area didn't/doesn't have a pain management doc, so I was referred to a geriatrics doc (to whom was the most knowledgeable about pain meds here). My pain was not under control with the morphine & I came across a gal that previously had extreme pain. She said she was on a pain patch, that it was a miracle drug. So, after hearing that I asked my "pain" doc about this "miracle" drug. She switched me straight from Morphine to the fentanyl patch. I felt like my pain was getting worse, so she'd raise the dosage. Shortly it was raised again several times. My kids were 5 & 10, I fought cancer because of them & now this medicine was causing me to miss out on them growing up. It came to a point when I wondered what life would be like without this "medicine". I asked my "pain"doc to wean me off. She said she didn't advise it, so I went to my internal med doc. He took the time to help me. Out was THE HARDEST thing I've ever done. Even with his help in lowering the dosages I still had horrible withdraws. I never knew a prescription prescribed to you could do this to you. Now, before I start any meds I want to know side effects & how you get off of it. I don't think fentanyl should legally be prescribed to anyone for long term care, other than hospice. I hope this will help you, Suzi, to get on a medThat will not take over your life like fentanyl will. I have always been cautious about how much medicine I took, but never really knew your body can be dependent even when you don't want to be. I have never tried any illegal drugs & always thought that addicts just didn't want to give up their druggie life style. I feel guilty for thinking that now. Anyway, I continue to have pain. I am currently on nerve medicine along with a narcotic. I am at a point where my current dosage isn't working any longer, but I DO NOT want to up it. I have been told to try medical marijuana, but because the stigma that comes with using it, I have chose to stick with the pharmaceuticals that will with time damage my body. I would love to prevent even one person from having to go thru an addiction that was unnecessary. Suzi, I wish you the best! Please excuse any grammar or spelling errors, I typed this from my phone.

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Lovin Life, Community Member
9/10/13 3:43am

Back to Flomax... I was proscribed Flomax during chemo due to not being able to urinate. That was in 2009 & as far as I know I didn't have any side effects. I am currently on Flomax again & I feel like my heart races like crazy. I take it before bed & as I lay in bed my heart rate is 92! I did see this as a side effect somewhere, but didn't have it the first time. Has anyone else experienced this? 

As far as woman on Flomax, I was told there hasn't been a controlled study done on women; this it isn't intended for women. Good luck! I know it has made my life much more comfortable! 

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Pmarieb, Community Member
3/ 9/13 7:49pm
I take hydro condone immediate release which does not have any Tylenol in it, I have been on pain meds for years and have NEVER HAD TO INCREASE MY DOSE as I don't want to be considered an addict and they consider me to,be compliant. I have ms, fibromyalgia, diverticulitis, and most recently degenerative disk disease and I just turn 48, I am always tired and always in pain. Every once in awhile I have pain so bad that I have to go to the ER. Now even though they know I am truly sick, if i am not admitted, they try to offer me codeine or OxyContin even though its on my list of medications that I take. I know they are trying to trick me and see if I will take it so they can label me a drug seeker but I always decline saying I have this at home and don't need more of it..thank you. It is only at that point that they start to believe me and 9 times out of 10, I get admitted for a few days for pain relief. This shouldn't happen to anyone...ever. There are clear signs of a true drug seeker and because of those few, people like us have to endure the same treatment time and time Again. Drs, nurses, emergency rooms etc need classes on compassion and need to be reminded of their Hippocratic Oath......first do no harm. I am so sorry anyone has to go through any of this. If you are in he medical profession and reading this, let me make a suggestion, next time you treat someone where you even suspect they are a drug seeker, a) put yourself in their shoes b) treat them as if they were your mother or father or one of your children. Give them the benefit of doubt and treat them for what they are there for at that time and not judge them off of previous visits. I will tell you why, because people like myself and others on this site will one day have a very serious medical problem and they won't go to e ER in fear of being treated as they have always been treated and they will die! Ask yourself can I live with that and could I have prevented that by treating each and every person with respect no matter what. Reply
miss mari, Community Member
3/13/13 9:49pm

Pm...

I truly want to thank you for the last part of your post... I have had FM for going on 20 years. Last October, I experienced another one of my pain episodes as I call them, Mind you, I have been medication free for 6 years because the side effects were making things worse for me, because I dont metabolize several kinds of meds, my body stores them until they become toxic to me. But when I go the ER there is a certain doctor there that treats me horribly, and says that I am a drug seeker, even tho I never get any scripts, I will do a shot or Iv for pain relief if I am in the ER but I never take a script from them for pain meds. anyway back to my pain in October, I was in extreme pain in the whole upper half of my body, and I walked into and right out of a holloween party I was attending, and told my husband to just take me home. By the time I hit the end of the driveway I couldnt breathe, and all I could do was couph, My whole upper body was on fire, I told my husband to head to the ER, I was determined to get some relief from the pain, even if I had to fight with the evil doctor... I wasnt in the ER 30 minutes before I was in surgery, I had a massive heart attack, with 3 stents put into right coronary artery. 4 days later I had to have 2 more stents put into the left side of my heart. I now have heart failure as my heart is over 50% damaged. Had I just gone home, because of my fear of going to the ER and being treated by the evil doctor... I would not be here today.

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dominosmom, Community Member
7/12/13 7:19am

Bless you.

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Bobby's girl, Community Member
8/16/12 1:31pm

I went to the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fl. in 1992...I was impressed at how they did things there. They scheduled me for tests about every hour for 2 full days. Then 5 rheumatoligists went over the results, and diagnosed me with fibromyalgia..And their fee was not even half as much, as for some of the lab work I had previously had done with my family doctor! I am sorry you were treated badly...But I would definitely go back to the one in Jacksonville. My fibromyalgia has progressively gotten worse and my regular dr cannot prescribe my narcotic pain meds, so I have to see a pain specialist, and he doesn't want to prescribe them anymore, because of the tylenol in them. He told me at the rate I was going, I would DEFINITELY have liver failure in the near future! My family dr. told me that as long as I took them as prescribed, and not abuse them, that my liver would be fine!!!! WHO do you believe???????

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Connie, Community Member
8/28/12 6:03pm

I too have fibromyalgia AND Hep-C.  I was on oxycodone (15 mg x4--but usually took less than that).  Straight oxy doesn't eat up your liver or cause gastric upset/bleeding because it has no acetomenophen.  When the inhumane pain pill laws came into effect I could not find a PCP to write for oxy & I can't afford the $40 copay  & extra tests for a pain specialist.  so, the doc put me on tramadol which then interacted with the trazadone I take for the fibromyalgia sleep disruptions and this caused "seratonin syndrome" (a potentially fatal build up of seratonin).  stopped both tramadol & trazadone causing SEVERE withdrawal for over a week--the first 3-4 days were like what you've seen about heroine withdrawal!.  I'm still dealing with wildly high BP & rapid heart rates   anad have successfully weaned myself off 3 different BP meds (and my #'s aren't any worse than when I was taking them & at least I actually have some energy & brain function to research all this myself instead of continually going to the doc & getting handed my Rx's & more expensive tests that come back negative.  I'm up for the next test of 24 hr. urine to check for a tumor on my adrenal gland (or elsewhere).  See if palin old oxycodone (with out NSAID's) will work for you.

Good luck.

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Connie, Community Member
8/28/12 6:04pm

I too have fibromyalgia AND Hep-C.  I was on oxycodone (15 mg x4--but usually took less than that).  Straight oxy doesn't eat up your liver or cause gastric upset/bleeding because it has no acetomenophen.  When the inhumane pain pill laws came into effect I could not find a PCP to write for oxy & I can't afford the $40 copay  & extra tests for a pain specialist.  so, the doc put me on tramadol which then interacted with the trazadone I take for the fibromyalgia sleep disruptions and this caused "seratonin syndrome" (a potentially fatal build up of seratonin).  stopped both tramadol & trazadone causing SEVERE withdrawal for over a week--the first 3-4 days were like what you've seen about heroine withdrawal!.  I'm still dealing with wildly high BP & rapid heart rates   anad have successfully weaned myself off 3 different BP meds (and my #'s aren't any worse than when I was taking them & at least I actually have some energy & brain function to research all this myself instead of continually going to the doc & getting handed my Rx's & more expensive tests that come back negative.  I'm up for the next test of 24 hr. urine to check for a tumor on my adrenal gland (or elsewhere).  See if palin old oxycodone (with out NSAID's) will work for you.

Good luck.

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colleen, Community Member
7/24/11 8:52pm

go to the emergency room now!

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rana, Community Member
8/16/11 3:57am

yes

 

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ScoreCard, Community Member
8/30/11 11:59am

Hello

I am 57, 53 when I first went to the hospital because it was hard to breathe.

Also I have had a murmied heart, (nosiey heart), since birth.

I have PH, PPH, and CHF.

Do to my "off the scale" Pulmonary Hypertension, it has put me into congressive heart failure, CHF.

The symptoms you are having is many of which is connected to Pulmonary Hypertension. PH slowly robs your body tissue of oxygen making is hard to breathe, sleep, rapid heart beating, lower stomage and back pains, and always ending your life early. There is no cure.

I truely hope you do not have this! I've been given two to five years, over three years ago.

Leaving behind my wife of nearly forty years, and five children.

PEACE

As for the pale skin; you need sun.

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jimmyburchsr, Community Member
11/14/11 7:42pm

Wouldn't give it another thought, I was told the same thing with lung surgery and that was over 25 years ago.Wish I hadn't had the surgery as well.With all the problems I recomment a regement of meds for shingles which causes nerve reactions thruout the body,left over chicken pox shot at young age I'm told ,but those meds are a good try from relief,21 day regiment ever 2 months to see how it works.Valtrex or simular does well.

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How did I get here, Community Member
3/ 3/14 7:52am
Omg I am in bed trying to sleep and decided to look up tramflap trouble to see if maybe there is someone else feeling like me. I had breast cancer in 2002 and had chemo and radiation and have never been the same. I have had all of the symptoms and been told all of the same diseases with all of the trips to the hospitals as many of you on this site. I am so......tired of being sick and in pain and can't stop crying. I can't breath and my last hospital visit will be my last. I told my oncologist that intervienous antibiotics this last time seemed to really help me! I felt like a real person again for a few days, and now I am back to the pain again. This heart rate of 130 stopped my colonospy this time because I was in CHFailure. I have a room of boxes with my medical records, that I promised myself I would write up in a book some day so that when I die and they do an atopsie someone can do the research and finally say, oh, that is what was wrong with her and this info would at least help others in the future. I have lately been thinking of taking a knife and putting a long cut down my stomach to force the doctors to find out what is wrong. I can not believe all that I am reading here. This is even more depressing knowing that all of you have been diagnosed with all of the same things as I and no result has come to light. This breathing or lack of breathing thing has me really scared. I will look up pulmonary hypertension to see why I have not been given this diagnosis yet! They have just given me more, different kinds of meds again. I can' t help but think they might be making me worse. I am 64 and have ten years of horrible stories of medical abuse, lying by doctors and administrators. God bless you all, if there really is a God! My memory is also going with my balance. I already forgot my password and hope I can remember the name of this website while I look for pen and paper! Reply
oughtaknow, Community Member
9/14/11 3:14pm

If you mean to be on the medication site, then you are asking about withdrawals, which is what you are going through.  I know this is very late in responding and I pray for God Speed for you; however, if anyone else out there is having this problem - it is withdrawals, and you need to have medical intervention during them.  This is how Amy Whinehouse and many others die:  they try to go through withdrawals on their own and they end up dying from seizures or the like.  Hope I helped - again - since this question came to the medication Q&A.

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Denise, Community Member
10/ 6/11 2:21pm

I would say you are anemic , you have all the symptoms and you have anxiety from being anemic thats why you cant sleep and your heart races , I live on iron pills , i get sick when I dont keep up on them... just another suggestion if you still cant find out whats wrong with you , good luck , keep us posted ....and dont mind that last persons rude stupid comment and the person accusing you of having withdrawals ,those people are just negative and unhappy with their lives!

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Pattisun, Community Member
11/ 3/11 10:32am

I agree the pale skin, heart racing, hard to sleep .... all signs I get when my anemia gets really bad. Pain isn't part of that equation.

 

My husband says I need a "Dr. House" to diagnose all my health conditions. Wish he was real.

 

Good luck

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Nancy, Community Member
11/27/11 8:42am

YOUR HUSBAND IS RIGHT I THINK WE ALL WISH WE REALLY HAD A DR HOUSE. SOMEONE WHO CAN THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. DOCTORS JUST DONT SEEM TO GET THAT WE ARE NOT ALL ALIKE.

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weather or not, Community Member
10/27/11 10:51pm

Not sure about the stomach pains (previous suggestions look useful).

Racing heart and pale skin can be a sign of low blood pressure. I have been trying to find the cause of this for about a year and finally a friend said to eat a hunk of cheese and see if it goes away. Something to do with fats and protein. Can be a sign of Type 2 diabetes but it seems you have to be chronic to get anything solved. Try a naturopath if you can afford it and go to the doc in case it is gall bladder or diverticulitis. Interesting! Would love to hear when you get an answer. 

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aryafj, Community Member
10/28/11 3:51pm

Check for diverticulitis. It affects most people on the left side that you mentioned, and untreated can cause fever and other problems. Also, the hardness in your abdomen points to possible constipation, another symptom, along with the pain, of diverticular problems. Good luck.

 

Should you be unable to afford a doctor, which I hope you can, and suspect diverticulosis or diverticulitis, drink plenty of tepid water, get rest, do NOT eat anything seeded -- such as nuts, popcorn, or even tomatoes -- and take an anti-inflammatory. I have also found that eating soft foods and liquids only for a day or two will help to de-stress bowels, intestines and stomach.

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steph, Community Member
12/12/11 3:55am

After years of many doctors, medicines and tests, I'm in my 1st major flare-up of "Fibromyalgia", including all the above listed symptoms. As patients, we seem to notice our aches and pains, but disregard them when relaying symptoms to doctors. We forget or don't mention minor or "unaffiliated" problems. I have several Medical Specialists that were treating me for the individual "complaints" of Fibromyaligia, but the complaints were never grouped before, for a diagnosis! Sometimes we have to be pro-active, to facilitate the process. (I often use Web M.D. Symptom Checker, as a kick-off point.) "Lower left stomach hard" could be constipation.

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tab, Community Member
3/ 3/12 5:57am

steph - i'm wondering if you still have the stomach/intestinal issues with your diagnosis of fibromyalgia.  my symptoms w/fibro have run the entire list.  my problem now is after lying down for a few hours (like trying to go to sleep at night) i get up with my stomach distended like i'm 9 months pregnant, heart racing, tingly all over.  when i get up and (pace around) it gets better after about an hour or so.  can anyone relate?  if so, have you gotten any help?

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Betty Wells, Community Member
3/ 8/12 6:09pm

My stomach is like that..also my feet and legs hurt all the time ..numb and feels wierd...I am allergic metals and  to soy..shellfish..and tree nuts..stay on benedryl 2 or three times a day..heart races after eating sugar..any help on this?  Any one have celiac disease? 

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steph, Community Member
12/12/11 3:57am

After years of many doctors, medicines and tests, I'm in my 1st major flare-up of "Fibromyalgia", including all the above listed symptoms. As patients, we seem to notice our aches and pains, but disregard them when relaying symptoms to doctors. We forget or don't mention minor or "unaffiliated" problems. I have several Medical Specialists that were treating me for the individual "complaints" of Fibromyaligia, but the complaints were never grouped before, for a diagnosis! Sometimes we have to be pro-active, to facilitate the process. (I often use Web M.D. Symptom Checker, as a kick-off point.) "Lower left stomach hard" could be constipation.

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steph, Community Member
12/12/11 3:58am

After years of many doctors, medicines and tests, I'm in my 1st major flare-up of "Fibromyalgia", including all the above listed symptoms. As patients, we seem to notice our aches and pains, but disregard them when relaying symptoms to doctors. We forget or don't mention minor or "unaffiliated" problems. I have several Medical Specialists that were treating me for the individual "complaints" of Fibromyaligia, but the complaints were never grouped before, for a diagnosis! Sometimes we have to be pro-active, to facilitate the process. (I often use Web M.D. Symptom Checker, as a kick-off point.) "Lower left stomach hard" could be constipation.

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ukliz, Community Member
1/ 1/12 2:20am

Have you heard of Epipoic Appendagitis, I had symptoms of lower left pain it was really bad. After spending time in the hospital on IV antibiotics and the pain wasn't getting any better, to cut a long story short they took me to surgery and this is what they found Epipoic Appendagitis. It is where the intestine has these fatty pockets on the outside of it, and some of mind got twisted and this is why I was in so much pain. Normally these twisted pockets fall of on there own, but because I was in so much pain they did the surgery. Which I was told rarely gets done, the sugeon who done mine he said I was the first person he had preformed this surgery on in the 23 years as a surgeon. I thought I would share this with anyone suffering with left sided pain which will not go away, even after all the tests come back not showing this. Good luck, Liz.

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glenda, Community Member
7/15/12 1:24pm

The lower left side of your body has your left ovary so you could have ovarian cysts, your colon and there is already a good answer for that, and check out the lung thing posted in answers. Go to a good doctor who listens. If your doctor does not give you good answers SHOP. Find someone who works with you to make you well.

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tg48317, Community Member
12/13/12 11:07am

If it is appendicitis attack, please go to the emergency room or see your doctor right away.  My aunt died from a burst appendix, and she was only 11 years old!  You need to get what you have diagnosed by a medical professional!

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spursgal, Community Member
2/11/13 4:20pm

Any fever or nausea? If so Gallbladder. I can almost guarantee it.

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DUKE IN DFW, Community Member
11/12/13 11:31am

Sounds like constipation from muscle spasms of your meds, try lots of veggies an fruit in your diet, and deep slow breathing that's what works for me, and a little exersize and some stretching with your arms over your head it seems to help move things through for me.

And if your brave try some trigger point accupresure at the base of the spasm next to the spin this helps to deminish the spasm then things calm down, it hurt a lot when your doing it though.

That's what I found works for me over the last 20 years!

Hang in there ! You will have good days !  Weeks ! Etc...  as time passes it does get easier !

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