Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mystery Diagnosis.

So, last Saturday I woke up with a bad stomach ache. It felt like my stomach was really sour and rotten inside. I figured it was something I ate the night before so I took some Ibprofen and ate some crackers to try and feel better.
Well, that night by the time I got home I was still feeling sick and threw up. I stayed in bed the rest of that night, all day Sunday and all day Monday. Tuesday I went to the doctor and he gave me some OTC medicine. He was so vague when he was talking to me and just expected me to understand- he wrote me out a prescription type paper and yet, it was an OTC medicine so it was pointless. He also was wrong about the mg that were available at the pharmacy and I ended up taking too little of the medicine (which would explain why it didn't work!)
Anyways that was a little frustrating. Still sick on Wednesday but I had to go to class that night. Still sick on Thursday but I went to class and work. Friday I was done with it all. 6 days of throwing up EVERY DAY. So I went back to campus health and got checked out again.
After some invasive exams (you don't wanna know) the new doctor concluded that I have an ulcer in my stomach that is in the early stages but not yet bleeding. I am on three meds and a diet restricting spicy foods, caffeine, and any other foods that wouldn't go over well (fried food)
It is nice to finally know what is going on and to finally get something to help me feel better! I haven't thrown up in two days and even though my stomach is still upset, it is getting better! Now I just have to reduce the stress and keep eating healthy foods.

6 comments:

Libby said...

That doesn't sound fun : ( But glad you know what it is now!

The Dixons said...

Yeowch! I'm glad you're feeling better lady!

Sarah said...

I'm really glad you're feeling better! And also, selfishly, that you aren't/weren't contagious!

the tim gailey home said...

glad you are on the mend and could go saturday. let us know if we can help you.

J&&K said...

owie hope it heals fast! im glad you caught it in its earliest stages!

Reflections of Heart said...

Becca,
I'm so glad you were able to get to a Dr. that could help you. Tummy pains are never fun. I'm glad you're feeling better and let's get that ulcer healed! Thank you for your kindness. Next time you are at Sarah's call me and I would love to listen to some beautiful piano talent...you are always so amazing!
Jennifer P.