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11 February 2007 @ 03:32 pm
OMG, I must be dying.  
Something's wrong with me. I threw up again Friday night. This makes three times in two weeks. The episodes are happening approximately once a week.

Friday was the worst. I threw up so hard that blood vessels burst in my face, and now my face and neck are covered with little red-purple freckles. I threw up so hard MY EYEBALLS BLED. I have bloody eyeballs now. It's horrible.

I can't find a common denominator for what's causing this. First time: Saturday night, can't remember what I ate, took nighttime meds, went to bed. Sudden nausea, vomiting. No fever. Second time: Thursday morning, ate nothing, took morning meds (completely different from nighttime meds), got to work. Sudden nausea, vomiting, no fever. Third time: Friday night, ate junk food, took nighttime meds, went to bed. Sudden nausea, vomiting, no fever.

I talked to my dad, who has no idea what it might be, though he's been out of clinical medicine for many years and isn't familiar anymore with anything that's not basic. He said GI maladies are hard to diagnose (see the case of cheekymice), and require many expensive tests. Well, that's out. I could afford one doctor visit, maybe, but certainly no tests.

It's probably not a huge deal. I don't really think I'm dying. But I would like this to stop.
 
 
I feel: sicksick
 
 
 
Mary Lewys: Lornemlewys on February 11th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Um, is it time to go to the doctor yet?
Elle: I wanna be sedatedtheletterelle on February 11th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
I doubt this is something easy that could be knocked out in one doctor visit. And I don't have the money for tests. So... probably not.
Katie: omg: hugktnb on February 11th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that vomiting so hard your eyes bleed is a pretty big deal. You should talk to your doctor. *hug*
Elle: Non-Buffy Slayertheletterelle on February 11th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
I don't have a regular doctor. No insurance. I have the psychiatrist, but this isn't really his area. And like I said above, it's likely this will require tests and such, and I just don't have the money.
High-velocity pie of death: bogus by sarah daisynixieq on February 11th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
i third the "talk to a doctor" advice. it seems unlikely that anything causing that much damage (burst blood vessels) is simply anxiety, although it could be. and you're already on meds for anxiety. i know it's expensive, but maybe check around and see if there are any low-cost clinics in your area?

Elle: Monsterstheletterelle on February 11th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
No, I'm pretty sure this is GI, not anxiety. I've thrown up this hard before, and been okay afterwards. I'm just planning to see what happens in the next few weeks. I've only just recognized the pattern; now I want to see if it's really a pattern or just coincidence.
Lori: Vintage Melancholycocoajava on February 12th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
Please take as good of care of yourself as you can - frustrating not to be able to glibly say "go to the doctor" cause I understand your situation. Any chance of getting creative? Possibly offering yourself and your symptoms to the medical college at a nearby university? I'd really love to see you get some affordable (or free) help!
(Anonymous) on February 12th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure it's that serious yet, so I'm going to hold off and see what happens. I mean, just throwing up once a week isn't going to kill me. If it gets worse, though, and I can't keep anything down, that's when I'll go to the doctor.
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Elletheletterelle on February 12th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Exactly my plan. *crosses fingers that things stay okay*
The_Mad_Poetdreamwarden on February 13th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Being poor is better than being dead. Get to a clinic or emergency room, NOW. Sounds like you might have an intestinal blockage which can be fatal.
Elletheletterelle on February 13th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
But if I had an intestinal blockage, I wouldn't have stuff coming out the other end, right? And I'm all right in that way.