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#1 Beanpole

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:47 AM

I was at choir rehearsal last night. After we were dismissed from rehearsal I walked fast to the restroom because I knew what was about to happen. I just hoped that I would get there in time. I did, barely. Anyway, I started vomiting and it seemed like it wasn't going to stop. I had a bad feeling about what was brought up and after looking in the toilet, I was scared immediately; I wasn't quite sure what to do about it. Not only did I bring up everything I ate that day, but I also started vomiting blood. That was what I was always afraid of. I knew when this started, that I would have to go to the doctor and do something about it. Unfortunately, I'm in the process of finding new doctors. My former rheumatologist is 2 1/2 hours away. I can never make the drive by myself therefore many times I don't make it to see him. If I had my way, I'd fly to another location but not financial stable to do so at the moment. Anyway, since the episode, I having been feeling quite myself. I'm concerned about what's happening next and I don't know where to go from here. I thought about going to the ER but for some reason I'm not able to push myself to go. When I arrived to work this morning, I started researching the possibilities of the cause. My stomach feel queasy and hollow. Has anyone experienced this and if so, what was the cause and how was it treated?

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#2 janey

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:56 AM

Michelle,
Do you have an urgent care center near by? I would HIGHLY recommend going there ASAP. My mother vomited blood recently and they did an endoscopy and found a bleeding ulcer. They were able to repair it during the procedure and after a couple of days she was doing great and has been doing quite well since then.
The reason why I recommend an urgent care is because they usually respond to walk ins faster than the ER. I wouldn't worry about not having a primary care at the moment. Right now, you need to see a doctor!

Please go now and then let us know what you find out. I'll be thinking of you Darling.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:41 AM

Hi I agree that you should go and get this sorted out as you may have a ulcer that is bleeding please go I will be thinking of you Lynn

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:56 AM

Oh Hun I agree with Janey! You really need to be seen. Please let us know how you are.
Sending healing thoughts and warm wishes.
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 09:31 AM

Hello Michelle,

Ditto with everyone else. Go and have this attended to. I know that you would like to have a primary care doctor but don't wait.

My thoughts are with you.

Blessings,

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 09:33 AM

Hi Michelle,

I agree, you need to go to Urgent Care or ER immediately. We simply cannot replace the expertise they provide. Whenever any of us experience a new or worsening symptom, we should be calling or going to a medical provider immediately. Sometimes even the slightest delay can be dangerous.

It could be something minor, like a little blood vessel rupturing due to the vomiting. Or it could be something more serious. Since none of us are doctors, you must consult one right away...and then let us know how it all turned out, okay?
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 10:27 AM

Well Michele, by now I hope that you have gone to the ER. This is imperative if you have not yet done so.

Please let us know what you find out.

Much love and gentle hugs,

Sweet

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 06:06 PM

Michelle,
Checking to see how you are doing. Were you able to see a doctor ? Have they determined what's going on? Please let us know how you are doing.
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