Once again Tumblr did NOT notify me that someone replied to me. I only saw this because I remembered I needed to follow you. God damn.
I don’t have a bed, I have a matress on a bare cement floor. I’m poor, remember?
I don’t know what is causing my involuntary jerking. I just know it happens when I lay down. Smoothies and most drinks which are not tea or soda make me violently ill. Esp if it has any sort of milk/icecream/yogurt/dairy anything in it.
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You could still try putting something under the mattress, or getting some extra pillows, maybe… I don’t know if it would help at all, but on the chance, that it would, it might be worth a try? imo nothing is worse than being sick and miserable and not even being able to get some sleep.
Sounds like you’re lactose-intolerant… man, that is going to make everything harder, since milk products are usually all over an ulcer diet (because they have anti-acidic properties). :/ But I know there are dairy-free liquid nutrition drinks - I think there’s a no-dairy version of Resource that comes in orange and cranberry flavors? Which would probably taste okay mixed with orange soda, if the soda doesn’t aggravate your acid issues.
I know you don’t have the money, but, you really need to see a doctor, even if it means having some unpaid bills and creditors calling. All I can suggest is, the next time your symptoms gets really bad, go to the ER - call an ambulance if you have to - and get as many tests done as you can. The hospital HAS to give you treatment regardless of whether or not you can pay or prove low-income status, they cannot turn you away because you are poor. They will work with you to pay what you can, even if it’s $10/month or something like that. (Trust me on this, I don’t have insurance and a lot of the time I can just barely pay my bills every month, and I have an outstanding hospital bill of $30k because I had to have my gallbladder removed several years ago. That wasn’t even “necessary” surgery, since you can live with gallstones, but they did it anyway, even knowing I could not pay for it.)
I wish there was something more that I could do to help you. It really makes me sad knowing that I can’t do anything except talk at you, and, my suggestions may not even help. :/
I really don’t want to go back to the ER.
The first and last time I went due to this shit they just popped me with a shot, patted me on the butt, and sent me home.
Also elevating the head of my mattress will hurt my back. I have to lay completely flat. orz
Sounds like you got one of the shitty doctors, or, you got them on a really busy day.
I wouldn’t usually reccommend lying to a doctor, but, in your situation, you may have to exaggerate your symptoms to make them see that it is a serious issue. When I found out that I had gallstones, at first they blew me off, and, it wasn’t until I got a migraine (from sitting in the waiting room for 5+ hours) and started vomitting, and then started to hyperventilate from the pain of passing another stone, that they realized something was actually wrong. Then they did bloodwork and an ultrasound and found out it was gallstones (and also told me I have iron deficiency anemia lol).
But yeah, if you tell them that you feel better and don’t keep insisting they do more, they will send you home or tell you to follow up with your regular doctor. If you’re going to use the ER to get a diagnosis, you really need to be stubborn and make them understand that you are in pain and it cannot wait. (Best way to do this is to go in when you’re in the middle of an attack, when the symptoms are at their worst and they can SEE that you are really sick.)