Josh-Daniel S. Davis (joshdavis) wrote,
Josh-Daniel S. Davis

That sucked...

Just got home.
This one was way worse than last time.

Got to the ambulance and pain was down to around a 6 or 7 (from an 8 or 9). By the time I got settled into the ER, I was around a 5 or 6.

I got Malox with lidocaine. That was wierd - I don't like numb-throat, but it was supposed to numb everything else. That didn't help any and just made my stomach feel wierd.

I got an IV (re-sited because couldn't get the vein) and blood drawn (yet another site because the IV ended up against a valve). They were trying to get me to pee, but I'd peed recently. I still don't REALLY have to pee, so maybe I'm dehydrated too (I tend to not drink enough water).

Also in the IV, they gave me non-narcotic pain relivers - one was a smooth muscle relaxer and one was an anti-inflammatory. It didn't have any immediate effect either, but my pain had been slowly dropping. I'm about a 1-2 on the pain scale right now.

The ER doctor said it sounds like gallstones since it's happened at night both times, and it comes and goes. Even though I'm pretty young to have them, it's possible. Bloodwork didn't indicate the enzymes/breakdown byproducts of gallbladder problems; however, Dr. Duncan said I should follow up with a gall bladder ultrasound in the next couple of days.

Since they're not sure, it's simply acute abdominal pain and in case it's something other than gall bladder, he gave me a script for pepcid twice daily for 2 weeks to see if that prevents the next onset. I also got a script for vicodin 5 so if I can manage it at home, that's best.
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