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I dont know what this is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 2 Replies
  • Posted By: starlight
  • January 7, 2007
  • 06:51 AM


I'm totally new here, but here goes................

Back in May I had a UTI, which took a few days and cleared up..but immediatley follwing that, I had this awful pain in my left waist area, and around to the lower and middle back . well I thought it was my kidneys, but it wasn't.

Now, about a week and a half ago, one morning, i woke up with something very similar. I woke up feeling queasy, weak, nauseas, "strange", and the ache in my left waist was back,going around my rib cage and around to the lower and middle back (like the last time), plus,
this time it was also extending into the left abdomen area,....towards the
belly button area, and also extending down wards, towards the lower left side of the abdomen, by the left ovary.

Well, the first few days of this, I felt really sick, chills (no fever), just BAD , and spent those two first days laying in bed. Then, it got slightly better as the next few days progressed. Fine. Now, as of yesterday again, here we go again. The "thick" feeling in my left abdominal area is
really something, plus the nausea, the queasy sick feeling, and that awful
ache/pain in my left waist area, extending around to my lower and middle back muscles, and also around to the abdomen again, THIS MAKES ME FEEL SO SICK! I can't eat, because i feel nausea, so I drink an occassional SLIMFAST, and a little water and herbal tea. It also burns in there as well. I have tried ROLAIDS to little avail, as well as MYLANTA.
I feel like i have to keep walkng to make this feel better. I can lay with a heating pad on my side and back (and abdomen) and that does help, sometimes. NOT TODAY! I thought maybe an ulcer? (we have been under and terriffic amt. of stress in our home these last two months, just insane!) ... but I don't know. Right now, we don't have any ins. or money for a dr., so I'm stuck. If anyone can help me, I sure could use it!

thank you so much.........Starlight
(P.S-I am 49 yrs. old, not to much overweight, don't smoke, or drink)

even as I am writing this, it feels as tho it's burning in there, around where the waist is, and a little in towards the abdomen on the left side....I don't know what to do..........

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  • I'm not sure what it is, but if it continues, go to the emergency room. Let them know you don't have insurance, they should treat you. Good luck! Don't wait too long.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2007
    • 01:49 AM
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  • How did your UTI clear up - did you take meds or did it just "go away"? Also, how do you know it wasn't kidneys - did you get an ultrasound or MRI? Who said it wasn't kidney related? Could be a number of very serious things and I agree you should get it checked out. How are your periods? Regular? Are you perimenopausal? You need tests done to rule out pancreatitis, kidney infection, or other. I am sorry you have no insurance but there are options out there if you look into it I am sure you can get some help. Wishing you the best of luck.Doctor of Oriental Medicine
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 04:16 AM
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