Weird Day

So the past couple days, I have been having some really bad pain behind my belly button. I had a lot of trouble sleeping last night because of the pain, and I was worried about appendicitis, so I called the doctor early this morning, and after seeing him, he sent me to the hospital for a CT scan of my abdomen (I was feeling so weak by this point, I hadnt eaten since dinner the night before, and to top it off I had to drink a huge barium smoothie before the test, yum).

After the test, I went home and had to wait several hours for the phone call. Thank goodness, all my tests looked good, but I’m still dealing with this pain (I guess I just have to wait it out, or go in again if it gets worse). At least now I know that there are no problems with my organs in my abdomen!

It just seems like, though, that I have had so many things like this come up since I got MAV. Before my first vertigo attack 3 years ago, I was totally healthy and happy, not even a broken bone ever. Now I have thyroid disease, tendonitis in my foot, a trip to the ER from waking up with panic attacks, an unexplained pain in my left arm (tests were normal, but the pain has been there a long time), and other unexplained pains like this one today. It just seems like it never ends, and I’m only 24! Sometimes I just wonder what the heck else I am going to have to deal with in my life. My husband tries to be understanding (he came with to the hospital today), but he constantly comments that he thinks I should be studied, with all these weird things going on with me!

My vertigo has been better these past few weeks than it has been all summer (I had a horrible June and July), and I just hate that the pain I’m feeling now has to ruin that. It’s like I can never have just a week, or even a day, when I feel totally normal. Why do I have to experience all these symptoms, while my husband and friends are always healthy?

Anyone else ever feel that way?

I can so relate to what you are talking about as far as unexplained symptoms.

I think one of the things I have learned it that it seems that everything is heighten as far as the awarness of anything new that may crop up. I know I have had aches and pains before but they did not effect me either physically or mentally like they do now.

I think the anxiety plays a very important role in the way anything effects us with this disease. Things that i would have just brushed off as something mild in the past, now it may totally freak me out for lack of a better phrase.

I have had very bad stomach issues the last month or so and I go back to the GI doctor next week to try and figure out what is causing all the pain and it wakes me up with a vibration type feeling and pain at night. I have been unable to eat much of anything the last few weeks for fear it will make it worse.

I have had all types of weird symptoms since all of this started and it seems like something new crops up every week. What are we supposed to do about all of this…I do not know but if it would all calm down for a bit would be a pleasant change.

Hope you find out what is causing the pain, the not knowing what is causing it is the worst part for me.

Timeless, I totally get the thing about heightened awareness of everything going on with my body. I got my first major vertigo attack right after I was feeling just a little off one day, and then boom, the entire room was spinning so fast. So sometimes, I tend to freak out again when I feel just a little funny, thinking that something horrible like that is going to happen again. I knew that this pain today had the potential to be very serious, and I didnt want to risk it by not going to the doctor. On the one hand I was relieved that the tests came back clear, but on the other hand I’d really just like a diagnosis of my pain for once!

I hope your stomach issues get better, and they can figure out what is going on!

I know how you both feel. Backin 2005, at the ripe old age of 22 I was healthy and never ill. Within 1 month that year I developed Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder), Chronic Dizziness & IBS. IBS is currently the only one I have under control!

Its a complete joke. But look at it this way…surely if the body can get so sick it can get equally better? Our day will come…