December 21, 2010 2:24 PM Subscribe
I have many of the symptoms of appendicitis, but the doctors say that nothing is wrong with me. I'd like to see a GI doctor, but I'm going out of town for Christmas on Thursday. What's the best way to manage these symptoms so that I can enjoy my holiday?
posted by chara to health & fitness (20 answers total)
I'm a petite female in my mid-twenties. I've been dealing with severe abdominal cramps, nausea, and lack of appetite since Sunday evening. Went to urgent care on Monday evening, they gave me a pain shot and sent me to the ER. At the ER, they did CT scans, drew blood and tested my urine (3 times), yet they found nothing wrong with me.
Now that the pain shot has worn off, the nausea and lack of appetite have returned, along with some slight cramping (feels a bit like gas, but all throughout my upper and lower abdomen). I haven't had a bowel movement since early Monday morning (probably because I haven't really eaten anything substantial, a few kid-sized portions of food). No vomiting, no more diarrhea.
I know you're not my doctor, but maybe you can recommend some over-the-counter remedies to handle the symptoms until I can get some professional advice.