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So I ended up in hospital with a bad condition and got good news... :)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by something_totally_different, 19 Sep 2009.

  1. something_totally_different

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Oct 2007

    Posts: 1,165

    Location: in the arse of england.

    Hi there, dont worry this doesnt break the rules, not asking for medical advice :)

    Recently I was in hospital for a stomach problem, basically my stomach was producing 60 times the ammount of hydrochloric acid and it had burned through the lining and was busy giving me severe chemical burns on the inside of my stomach... they did a series of tests, two being liver function and blood pressure. The nurse put the strap on my arm, took my blood pressure and the following came forth from her lips...

    "my word!" :eek:

    to which my reaction was :confused:

    she then asked me if i had any of the following symptoms and rattled off a list of things from fainting to low energy. The only one i do suffer from is slight dizzyness occasionally when my heart skips a beat, and extreme lethargy at times but i had always presumed I was lazy... :rolleyes: My blood pressure is 80 over 55 which apparently is quite low (to give you an idea, according to my research the average olympians bp is 90 over 60) but extrordinarilly useful as the doctor informed me that since I have no symptoms of low blood pressure, provided there is no significant change throughout my life that I am at a much reduced risk of heart attacks and strokes. :):):) yey me.

    Next up were the liver tests... Given the amount of alchohol I used to drink, plus the once weekly binge I still have money permitting, plus a rather stupid incident some fifteen years ago involving a depressed young lad that was me and a bottle of paracetamol :rolleyes: (i know, i know, sad, but i was a troubled teen, lol) I wasnt expecting the doc to be grinning... He came in and basically said that my liver certainly wasnt causing the issue as it was working far above the expected average.

    In the end it turned out to be nicotene patches that were causing my gastritus of the stomach! very odd... and excrutiatingly painful given i was practically unconcious for the best part of five days. Still, all on the mend now, and Im armed with some nice info too. Always nice to find out your bodys working right rather than whats gone wrong. Thanks NHS peoples, where would I be without you...

    In agony on my living room floor wimpering to God above, only with no ambulance to come get me...
  2. Le_Petit_Lapin


    Joined: 5 Sep 2005

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    Location: Northern Ireland

    Would you like some cake?
  3. ShaolinDreams


    Joined: 19 Dec 2008

    Posts: 3,500

    Location: London, UK

    and a nice cup of tea :)
  4. ste2005


    Joined: 19 Dec 2008

    Posts: 718

    Hope u feel better soon dood
  5. Azagoth


    Joined: 24 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,698

    Location: R'lyeh

    Glad you're OK, but I've always said that nicotine patches are nothing but a waste of money and a possible health risk.

    When I quit, after a 20 a day for 20+ years, I did just that! I quit, no patches, no gum, no stupid plastic mini-***** to suck on, I just quit! The only thing I used was those strawberry lollipops that gave my fag hand something to do!
  6. ash_scotland88


    Joined: 1 Jul 2007

    Posts: 5,296

    Glad to hera your ok!

    My stomach acid was too strong, everytime I ate after a couple of mouthfuls i felt ill due to the irritation and my docdescribed me as "having a stomach of a 50y/o ceo of a multinational company" in reference to how its usually older poeple under a lot of stress that had my condition.
  7. ash_scotland88


    Joined: 1 Jul 2007

    Posts: 5,296

    sure, "strawberry lollipop" Ive heard that been called that before!
  8. purexxevil


    Joined: 24 Nov 2008

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    Location: North West UK

    Really pleased to hear you're alright!!
    Hope you start to feel better soon :)
  9. mac1st3


    Joined: 14 Jun 2009

    Posts: 4,170

    Location: Southampton

    I was putting my money on Lupus :(

    glad you're ok though :)
  10. Clown


    Joined: 13 Apr 2004

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    Location: London

    But Doctor House is in a Mental Institute! :(
  11. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

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    Here's hoping for a swift recovery :)
  12. something_totally_different

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Oct 2007

    Posts: 1,165

    Location: in the arse of england.

    Thanks all, so kind :) am on the mend now thanks to lots of omeprazole tablets, still get abit nauseous now and again though and my sleeping patterns whacked as im waking up every couple of hours in pools of sweat :( (side effect im presuming) but am allot better than i was, :)

    no thanks, but as i have low blood pressure and good liver i will have a ginsters pastie and a beer... :rolleyes:
  13. Sonea Fifer


    Joined: 13 Dec 2006

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    Location: On the forest moon Endor

    It's not Lupus - but do a LP just to be sure ;)

    He's back on Fox tomorrow night ;)

    Back on topic - glad you're okay now OP. :)
  14. sbi5ar


    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

    Posts: 3,698

    Location: Nottingham

    A build up of stomach acid leading to gastric ulcers and decomposition of the stomach lining is commonly due to an excess of Helicobacter pylori which produce excess stomach acid. Most people have this bacterium however in low numbers, however when their numbers increase they become a problem... one which is very hard to treat (requires triple treatment which is lots of drugs taken every day, or such was the case 5 years ago)

    Having the above isnt nice, and its good your on the mend :D