The pain in my stomach suddenly got much worse last night. I have been keeping up with the new tablet regime but to no avail yet. I rang the GP in the afternoon but he was out on visits and was told to call this morning instead. When I lay down to go to sleep though, I was crippled with pain and was very close to going to the A&E department. In the end, things seemed to settle about 2.00am, so I figured I’d try and wait until morning and eventually managed to sleep. Staying completely still obviously helped.
As soon as I sat up again this morning it was back with a vengence. I rang the GP again, this time to be told that all appointments had been taken but that they’d have a quick work with the doctor; thankfully, he was able to prescribe me a stronger Proton Pump Inhibitor (which protects your stomach), and Gaviscon, plus told me to give my stomach a break from eating meals and to see him asap or go to A&E if those things don’t help.
The pain is in the upper right / central part of my abdomen – so the stomach area. The last time I had pain like this was ten years ago, when I was in hospital during a major flare. Amongst other things, I couldn’t eat or drink, was suffering from malabsorption and vomiting blood so I was sent for an endoscopy straight away. Frustratingly, so much was going on at that time that I cannot remember what was said about this – it quickly became less significant as my liver and kidneys started to fail and I became even more seriously ill. Maybe it is worth emailing my Rheumy to tell him what is going on and ask if it could be connected. I have my infusion on Thursday too, so might get to see him.
The other similarity to that time is that my hair is falling out a lot. If I even touch it, wisps fall out and if I run my hand through it a whole clump comes away. Last time this happened I had to have it all cut off into a Halle Berry crop, which did not look good. I like my long hair 😦
As a good friend recently said, ‘it never rains but it pours’ and I concur!