Feeling Suicidal. Not Sure If I Have Any Options Left.
Posted 18 July 2020 - 05:54 PM
Hmmm - well her symptoms are;
• Feeling generally bloated
• Burning just below left rib - bang on the middle of stomach
• Constant burping - and by that I mean repeatedly after food, but a good few times an hour at all other times
• Passing of stools range widely between loose and opposite (sorry if TMI - but this may be prudent)
The PPI (Omeprazole 20mg) has made this much better - still a few moments, but she can feel more normal. She has just done her first pack of 28 today.
She called the doctor while I was out as she didn't want to run out and he just prescribed more - no mention of tests, but this will change when I speak to him next week.
Sertraline has arrived and it is still sat in packet.
Posted 19 July 2020 - 06:55 AM
Posted 19 July 2020 - 07:48 AM
Thanks guys - stuff to go back to the doctor with, but in the UK funding for tests is very low unless life threatening... You can walk into the ER and hope for the best, but doesn't always get you where you want unless you are in severe pain.
Lyla - both sorry and glad to hear of your issues last night, but clear indication that the intervals are getting further apart. Hopefully the wave doesn't last and you get another good week, or more.
Posted 19 July 2020 - 04:12 PM
Posted 19 July 2020 - 07:50 PM
I also remembered today that she also suffers from frequent infections "downstairs". Clear up with a usual 7-10 day dose of antibiotics. No knowledge of how and why as she is ridiculously hygienic courtesy of her OCD. Pieces starting to come together...
Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:34 AM
What a day! I woke up and felt pretty good overall. Can't feel the heart pounding at all, my brain fog has mostly lifted and my anxiety is about half of what it was... but something strange happened. I notice I feel faint when I feel pressure in my forehead and breathing through my nose feels completely blocked up. My 1 year old is crazy for bubbles so I broke out the bubble wand and was blowing bubbles for her this morning. After about a minute or so, I completely blacked out and felt drunk for a couple minutes after blowing the bubbles. This led me to believe that the fainting and lightheadedness is due to not getting enough oxygen. I'm wondering if the decongestant nasal spray I used or even just withdrawal could have blocked my sinuses completely and is causing me to have these episodes. That's assuming that my sinuses are being affected. What do you guys think?
Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:56 AM
No Link between low oxygen levels and Cymbalta withdrawal that I know of. Many antihistamines can cause that but it is usually an allergic reaction and is rapid in onset. It would not take this long to show. Fainting is such a common symptom of so many conditions it is really hard to guess what caused it.
Posted 21 July 2020 - 06:40 PM
That will certainly be a lack of oxygen - are you also factoring in humidity and if you were shifting position from sitting to standing etc? But the lack of oxygen might be a lack of blood flow, which in turn is the lack of oxygen... just trying to think off the top of my head.
I spoke to doctor today about tests for the wife and he said that if she isn't vomiting blood, passing blood in stools or has a persistent cough, there is no need for a test and she will just have to take the Omeprazole for the rest of her life...!
Only options from here is to go private which is a fortune. The NHS is screwed - as the world can now clearly see courtesy of COVID.
Posted 22 July 2020 - 02:10 PM
Posted 22 July 2020 - 05:34 PM
Iun are you in the UK? Sibo breath tests arent that expensive. You're looking at about $200 or so and you can order them yourself actually. The only reliable test is a lactulose one.
Yes, my dear - am in the UK. Hence the slating of the NHS - or rather the governments organisation and maintenance thereof.
Glad you mentioned the reliable test as I was already looking at other such tests - breaths tests came up quite a lot... I need to make sure this is done correctly.
Posted 22 July 2020 - 05:36 PM
My afternoon and night were great yesterday. I'd say I felt about 90% normal. Today not so much. I have crazy head pressure and dizziness. I think it's the acid going up into my sinuses. Apart from using decongestant nasal sprays, do you guys know of a way to unblock sinuses? What about steroidal sprays?
I use medical grade salt, mixed with boiled water - cool to body temperature - and then flushed using those things that you use to give water to hamsters. Too late, I forget the name. But up one nostril until it comes out the other end.
Bloody horrible the first time you do it, but works very well and you get used to the process.
Posted 23 July 2020 - 09:02 AM
Are you guys referring to using a neti pot?
Thats the one, but with the bottle, you can squeeze it rather than letting the water alone do its thing.
Hat - yes, I've never understood that! Some people it just goes down the throat whilst others it cycles thru to the other nostril.
Posted 23 July 2020 - 02:18 PM
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