Hi everyone. I've been experiencing some things since early this morning, and since it's Sunday, I can't get to the doctor right now. I'd really like to avoid the ER unless I absolutely have to go, so I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out, provide me with some answers, or give me some reassurance.
First of all, I'm very scared of any type of surgery, which makes me worry every time my stomach hurts because of the possibility of appendicitis. Totally crazy, I know.
This morning around 5:30 am or so, my stomach started feeling weird. It wasn't necessarily painful, but it was very uncomfortable. Around 6 am, I started to get very hot and sweaty, and then the nausea kicked in. I immediately was paranoid about appendicitis, but I thought if I laid down, it might go away. I got up around 7 am to pee and threw up. The nausea went away after I threw up, and has not come back since (it's now 6:30 pm). However, my stomach has remained fairly uncomfortable. I can't really explain it, either, which I guess is why I'm here looking for answers. The pain/discomfort is usually in the middle of my stomach, but sometimes it travels. It's traveled to the right side a few times, which is making me scared. But to my knowledge, in a case of appendicitis, once it gets to the right side, it stays, correct? I don't have a fever, either. I think it's the pain/discomfort that's making me the most nervous, on top of the nausea/vomiting I had early this morning.
I am not pregnant, so anything related is out. I haven't had a bowel movement since late Monday night, but that is actually normal for me, especially since I'm on my period, which tends to make me a bit constipated. I have been able to pass gas, however, and I feel like I need to go to the bathroom, but when I try, my stomach hurts from trying and I can't.
Really, I just need some reassurance that this isn't anything urgent and that I'll be okay. If it were appendicitis, would I be worse off right now? It's been about 13 hours since I first started feeling bad. When do I need to start worrying that it's something serious? What should I be looking for?
I would really appreciate any answers. Thanks.