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Old 08-29-2007, 07:15 AM   #1
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Angry Mystery disease

Hello my name is Judi and I am 54 years old. For the last 18 years I have been in and out of the ER and hospital to mant times to count. I get the "attacks" , almost always at night between 10pm-5am, that give me severe abdominal pains along with very serious cold sweats and somtimes urinating and vomiting. I have been to my local hospital and also two very large hospitals with no answers. The most they do for me now is pain managment which is not working.

Please anyone who can help me I would greatly appreciate it! I know there are other people in this world with my illness and I hope you are reading this right now!!!

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Old 08-29-2007, 12:33 PM   #2
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Re: Mystery disease

The most obvious thing you need to do is look very carefully at what you eat and drink on those nights you have these attacks.

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Old 08-29-2007, 01:50 PM   #3
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Re: Mystery disease

Yes, John is right. It would be useful if you kept a log of what you ate and drank prior to these attacks.

Have you been tested for Celiac disease?

Have you had any surgery? Are you on any medications?

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Old 08-29-2007, 10:54 PM   #4
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Re: Mystery disease

This sounds like it could be a gallbladder attack. Have they checked for
stones, however my attacks started as an "inactive" gallbladder and I later
developed stones. My attacks would always be about that time of night.
I would have to go to ER. They would give me a demerol shot or pill (100 mg). That would stop the pain in just a few minutes. The next day I would
feel ok but would be sore inside. A spastic colon can also hurt like that.

Old 08-30-2007, 08:46 AM   #5
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Re: Mystery disease

The er often does not look for cause they just treat for the pain and release you. You need to go to your doctor and find the cause.

Old 09-06-2007, 03:13 AM   #6
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Re: Mystery disease

I would highly recommend you see a doctor when you are ok, during the day perhaps. Do you get sharp/dull/achy pains on you back or on your sides? If this is accompanied with the vomiting and etc, then It indeed sounds like Gallbladder Stones. Please consult your doctor, if this is what it is, you need to get it removed ASAP. It's an easy surgery and you will be totally relieved from this. My mom had this problem. Take care and hang in there

Old 09-06-2007, 04:53 AM   #7
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Re: Mystery disease

Have you had a colonoscopy or an endoscopy done to check your digestive tract by and Gastroenterologist?

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