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Help diagnose me? :(

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 17, 2014
  • 09:23 PM

Hello. I've had this "severe abdominal pain episode" around 6 times in the past 8 months. What happens first is I will feel an uncomfortable, small pain arising from my abdominal area from my belly button and below. The pain gets gradually worse...within 2 hours, the pain will be extremely severe. I cannot touch my abdomen. I have to lie down, and I toss and turn in extreme discomfort. If I went to the doctors, I'd say this pain was an 8/10. I will get extremely hot temperature-wise, and I become nauseous (I've threw up a couple times from the experience.) It is extremely difficult to breathe during this period. Ibuprofen does not help with the pain. This severe pain will last 4-9 hours!!! It is difficult to breathe, and I cannot put pressure in this area. I cannot poop at all during this time. It feels like a major cramp, and feels like daggers are constantly being stabbed in my lower abdominal area. After the severe pain dies down a little bit, I will be a bit gassy. After this period, it will take 2-3 days to heal while still in moderate pain. It takes a day or so before I am able to poop again. I lose all appetite, and its difficult to walk due to the pain.

A little bit about me--I am 21, 5'5" and 108 lbs. These episodes only started happening to me when I moved out from my parents. There is a mold problem here...I suspected that was the reason. There is a ton of mold in the bathroom upstairs that I shower on the ceiling (that has been cleaned after I complained), shower curtains, and place where they set their dishes out to dry. One time, water leaked from the ceiling in my bedroom (I am directly underneath the upstairs bathroom). This isn't the first time it happened; there are water stains all over my ceiling. I am positive there is a ton of mold in my upper ceiling due to all the water that must be stuck up there...not sure if this is a problem? Every time I visit back home, I never have these episodes. I'm not sure whether to blame the mold, or if it might be another health condition. The Filipino family I live with also leaves out raw meat for hours and hours to thaw, and leaves out leftover food overnight...I thought maybe that might be an issue, but I haven't touched their food for a while and still this problem persists.

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