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Nervous Nellie here...

Postby akemt » Tue May 11, 2004 05:03 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Tue May 11, 2004 05:03 pm

Okay, so I already know I'm paranoid. Here's more proof:

Yesterday I got a headache that came on somewhere around 1pm and lasted till about 2-3pm today. Tylenol didn't help yesterday and today it helped a little. Like, when I started to think it was working, it would wear off. My swelling was worse on Saturday and Sunday morning then went away mid-day. Happened again this morning. I think my finger swelling is much affected by gravity. LOL

Anyway, I debated calling the OB about the headache since my BP's haven't been any worse and I'd get the normal reaction from them. Well, about 10 minutes ago I started feeling like my back seriously needed to be popped -it was sore. So I tried by twisting like usual and it didn't work. It is common for me to have a sore back, but usually in my lower back, not upper. Now the back pain is more of a chest pain...central and right near my zyphoid. It hasn't been going on for long and I'll feel like a total idiot if I call in and it goes away. I should also mention I have a high pain tolerance (example: my appendix ruptured on a Friday evening and I didn't go to the hospital till Sunday afternoon...and that is when I was 8) I don't get indigestion that causes pain. Gas sure, but it feels like gas pain and isn't near my chest.

Just took bp, 158/100...not my norm for today (124/80 and 128/84) so I don't know if this is from the pain or visa versa. Ugh. I guess I've just talked myself into calling.

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby akemt » Tue May 11, 2004 05:12 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Tue May 11, 2004 05:12 pm

Well, dr's office shut off it's phones at 4pm...called L&D and am headed in per their request. Assuming all goes well I will let you know this evening (late) because I have something fun planned tonight. So don't worry too much!

Ouch

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby 5thtymachrm » Tue May 11, 2004 09:07 pm

by 5thtymachrm (909 Posts), Tue May 11, 2004 09:07 pm

Catherine,
I hope you are okay, let us know when you can. I'll be thinking about you :o) glad you called, I would have told you to do the same.

I'll be praying for you :o)

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby akemt » Tue May 11, 2004 09:09 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Tue May 11, 2004 09:09 pm

They think it is my gallbladder. The doctor (one I don't like)did an ultrasound and my gallbladder was full but he didn't see any kidney stones so they are sending me in for the serious U/S tomorrow morning. I'm on vicodin for the pain; works wonders. Of course they took my BP lying down (though they did take both arms because I was insistant that my right arm is a good 10 pts lower than my left. And guess what? LOL It was EXACTLY 10 pts lower. 120/69 right 130/69 left. I do feel a bit of a headache now though. Can vicodin cause that?

After losing my lunch from the pain I am starved so I'm going to go eat some dinner. Hope I didn't worry you all too much. I know it freaked me out! I don't normally get pain so I worry when I do. I'll let you know what I find out tomorrow.

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby sweetiesuzy » Wed May 12, 2004 05:33 am

by sweetiesuzy (2404 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 05:33 am

Dearest Catherine!

So sorry to hear about your day. Please let us know how the u/s goes today.

I have to tell you that you sound like me though. Since I have recently been getting high bp readings, I am paranoid. I have been playing out scenarios in my head because if my bp gets too high I have to travel 45 mins away to a high risk hospital. How can I do that with two children?! UGH!!

Anyways... enough of my rant. I hope you are feeling better.

Hugs,
Suzanna

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby pugmommy7 » Wed May 12, 2004 06:06 am

by pugmommy7 (311 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 06:06 am

Ya' know, I had some scary chest pain early preg. off and on during the holidays.
They didn't seem too concerned and said it might be a pulled muscle. I also get the upper back pain from time to time. I attribute that to poor sleeping postitioning etc. I know the weight redistribution has something to do with it.
I get that between the shoulder baldes.

I hope they get to the bottom of it, and that they don't have to mess w/ your gall bladder any time soon.

Feel Better!
Love, J
I hope it all gets figured out.

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby meljoi » Wed May 12, 2004 06:10 am

by meljoi (510 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 06:10 am

Hang in there.....
I think it would be odd if we weren't paranoid!
Let us know how the u/s goes.
((hug))

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby mada » Wed May 12, 2004 06:48 am

by mada (4081 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 06:48 am

Catherine darling, I just so your post!! Ughh, I am so sorry this is going on!! How scary for you!! Oh, I am praying the u/s goes well!! Let us know sweetie!!!

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby angelkat » Wed May 12, 2004 06:49 am

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 06:49 am

Catherine....

Sorry about the pain. I had one G attack in my life and had to have emergency surg (right after my shift ended) I thought I just had eaten bad take out food.

I do know what you mean about being Nellie, as last night I couldn't sleep at all and here I keep checking my BP to see if that was the reason. Still can't sleep but have an appt in a few hours and hopefully they will give me something to put me out to nighty nighty land....

Hope your ultrasound goes smooth and they find at least the problem for the pain.Let us know!

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Re : Nervous Nellie here...

Postby mada » Wed May 12, 2004 07:12 am

by mada (4081 Posts), Wed May 12, 2004 07:12 am

T..No sleep?! I hope the appt. puts you at ease and you are able to catch some zzzzz's!! I can't deal with my kids when I have no sleep...Those are the days when they watch waayyyy to much TV!!!

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