Craziest reason I went to the hospital Thursday night

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  1. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

    Dec 29, 2017
    Battle Ground, WA
    I'm doing fine now but I feel really bad that my parents had to pay $100 for something crazy like this.

    On Thursday between 4pm-5pm, I was feeling a bit of pain but I had brushed it off as being bloated as it felt that way so I took a nap to sleep it off like I always do. Woke up around 10pm feeling worse than before and took a shower to see if the warm water would help to soothe it. Shower helped a little but didn't help it completely. Besides the pain, I was starting to feel a bit weak to stand and my hands were a bit shaky as well.

    A little after 11pm, we drove to the hospital and had to wait a while before I could be called back. I ended up taking a small nap while we waited.
    A few minutes after 1am, I was finally called back and they put an IV into me, which was my first one, then they also did an ultrasound so they could see if there was anything they could see.
    I also got my very first CT scan done.

    Around 4am, they finally told me that I simply had constipation.
    This was very different from the previous times I had constipation.

    I slept most of Friday and even when I did wake up a few times, I only drank water. The first time I woke up, I ate a yogurt before heading back to sleep.

    It's 2am now and I just finished eating some oatmeal with flax seeds.
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  2. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

    Jan 21, 2018
    North Notts, UK
    My Coop
    Glad your OK. I think eating prunes helps relieve constipation!
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  3. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

    Dec 29, 2017
    Battle Ground, WA
    I hate prunes so I won't be eating those
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  4. Mezleona

    Mezleona Chirping

    May 3, 2014
    Our american diet lacks enough fiber, try eating yams,
    orange, apples, cucumber etc on a daily basis, you need the fiber to move out what you eat.
    I cook yams in a micro for 2 min wrap in a wet paper towel
    and then another 2 min, a bit of butter, cinammon and yogurt! Delicious and wow it moves stuff!
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  5. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

    Dec 29, 2017
    Battle Ground, WA
    I do eat apples a few times each week. And I love eating cucumbers in my salads.
    I don't eat a lot of junk food or anything that would cause constipation, which is why I found it odd when that was what was wrong with me.
  6. Drink warm prune juice, about 8 oz with a dose or 2 tablespoons milk of magnesia and two tablespoon butter. Have it warm enough to melt the butter. Yes put together in a glass. It sounds gross but it works. I’m a nurse and i have had drs call me at home for this concoction.
  7. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

    Dec 29, 2017
    Battle Ground, WA
    Just letting everyone know. I HATE prunes. I will NOT eat or drink anything prune related!
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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Do you eat plums? Prunes are just dried plums.
  9. Warwickchickenhill

    Warwickchickenhill Chirping

    Jul 30, 2017
    Try sauerkraut it's a fermented food
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  10. KiwiSue49

    KiwiSue49 Chirping

    Oct 28, 2018
    Hi there, hope you are feeling better.
    Not sure if you have heard about tummy massage.
    Did a quick look on you tube Actual massage starts at 2.21
    When I studied bowen back in 2000, I remember our tutor
    saying that the slower you go the deeper you go.
    If you are constipated, take it gently.
    I do personal cares and client was getting alot of constipation
    so one thing I recommended was first thing in morning have
    a chopped up kiwifruit and his hot drink (he happens to have
    coffee), then wait say half an hour before eating anything else.
    My mum would have sworn by this. After years of constipation
    dr prescribing pills, etc, she started having kiwifruit and cup of
    tea first thing in the morning then waiting say half an hour before
    eating. She would go off and have shower. Worked a treat.
    Having enough water during the day, especially if food
    consumption is lacking water content.
    Maybe watch a few tummy massage clips before attempting.
    Can be done without oil. Not straight after eating.
    The accupressure points on hands and feet relating to the
    stomach can help also.
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  11. KiwiSue49

    KiwiSue49 Chirping

    Oct 28, 2018
    Memory about something that can help with the bloating (which in many cases is trapped wind), it's not exactly pleasant tasting, but say half a teaspoon of baking soda into half to cup of warm water. Try sipping to begin with. To me it can taste a bit soapie. Not sure if you have any issues like this if you get monthly periods, but I learnt (not soon enough for me) at about age 30, to cut out a couple of days before it started, all dairy, protein, fats. I basically ate boiled potato with a small amount of margarine and finely chopped chilli pickle (to give it taste). Then was really careful what I ate for another few days. By doing this was able to come off all painkillers. Foods that normally cause flatulence as well, like cucumber seeds, cabbage, peas. Am sure there would be others, probably pulses, beans. The information I received were from a Bach Flower professional, a herbologist, and someone who did colonics. Am now 54 so going back a bit in time :)
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