My doctor today was my next door neighbor's brother.
Was he cute?
I woke up this morning very pukey. This is the second time this has happened after eating teriyaki chicken. No one else is sick so I don't think it's due to undercooked chicken or anything bad in the meal itself. I am wondering if I am allergic to something in the teriyaki sauce. Do food allergies cause nausea? I assumed it was more the tongue/throat swelling and stuff. I probably won't eat teriyaki chicken ever again, but I am wondering if I should get an allergy test so I can figure out what is causing this so I don't accidently eat it again in something else.
Did you drink?
There could be something in it upsetting your digestive system, similar to the type of allergy that lactose intolerance is.
You could have a food intolerance, though? I don't know what TO, since I assume you eat sugar and chicken at other times.
P.S. Did your teriyaki come with a salad? Food poisoning is extremely possible from improperly washed vegetables, and people have varying sensitivities to the bacteria.
I used frozen Birdseye vegetables and store bought teriyaki sauce. The vegis are the steam in the bag type so I didn't rinse them. If it were bacteria I would assume everyone else that ate would get sick, but I do have a weaker stomach than most people. Hopefully it will pass soon, I haven't been able to hold down water yet today. I really don't want to go to the doctor. Bleh.
How soon after you ate did the puking start? Food poisoning usually seems to kick in within a couple of hours. Might just be a tummy bug.
Yeah, in that case it seems probably unrelated to the food unless you have a non-allergic sensitivity to something. Have you been on antibiotics for anything lately? Those can have long lasting effects on your gut fauna.
What color is the puke?
Haha, nope, as a woman I am fully aware of what happens when taking antibiotics and take preventative measures to avoid the itch.
I went to the doctor, I couldn't handle it anymore. He diagnosed it as severe acid reflux. 4 prescriptions later I am already feeling better. But I will never eat teriyaki chicken again.
Nothing in teriyaki chicken should be a strong acid reflux trigger...much more likely that alcohol was the culprit.
And I stand by the antibiotics theory, maybe in tandem with acid reflux.
I know it wasn't the culprit, but once you get sick after eating something it makes it hard to ever want to eat it again. I still can't stand the smell of ceaser salad.
I haven't had any drinks since Saturday, so I don't know if that was the issue, but I will definitely be keeping an eye on what foods/drinks cause issues. With the new meds though I shouldn't have to worry so much about what I can eat, he said I can even eat spicy food and occasionally eat after 5pm if I want. WHOOT!!!!
There's something really wrong with my right upper arm and it's kinda freaking me out, probably mostly because any kind of arm pain is scary for me since I had a blood clot in my other arm almost kill me.
Anyway, this is not that arm so hopefully it's not that. But here's the basic scenario--been having a lot of dental work done recently so I was on pain meds for a while. When I ran out, I noticed that my upper right arm--specifically right around/through my deltoid muscle--was sort of seizing up in pain randomly. Certain positions hurt a lot and it's hard to lift my arm. When it's just resting it feels fine. If it's above my head it feels more or less fine. But the second I try to lift my arm and it's at a 10-40 degree angle in the course of being raised, it hurts like a motherfucker.
It's started to really affect my ability to sleep and it's making me a little nutty. Today I finally got a nap in after three nearly sleepless days and I kept waking up every 20 minutes in literally BLINDING pain. It was really disorienting. There was some mariachi band playing at a loud ass party in the apartment complex across the street from me and I kept waking up over and over unable to see or feel anything except the excruciating contraction/burning sensation in my arm and hearing blaring annoying Mexican bullshit and I had no clue what the fuck was going on. After about a minute or so the pain would finally start to fade a bit and my eyes would work again and I'd realize where I was, but nonetheless it was freaky. After a couple minutes the pain would fade away enough to get back to sleep and it would just happen all over again.
If anyone has any ideas I'm interested to hear them but obviously I've realized I probably need to see a doctor. Frankly though, I'm not entirely sure what kind of specialist one goes to see for this kind of problem and I don't want to bother wasting a co-pay on a GP just to have them refer me. What kind of doctor do I need?
Also, I am now pretty sure that Hell consists of nothing but pain and mariachi music.
Have you done anything strenuous? Could you have torn a tendon?
I've been trying to think of something that might account for it but no, not really. I mean I used to lug pretty decently heavy IT equipment around one-armed using this arm day-in day-out and never had much of a problem. My current job I don't have to do any of that shit anymore as I've gone up the ladder, so things are pretty chill in that regard.
Until these really brutally painful muscle seizures earlier today where I could really feel it specifically going through my delt I was actually really worried it might have been my rotator cuff because my mom had to have numerous surgeries on hers and the earlier pain seemed to be more related to which way my arm was turned. Like right here as I lie in bed typing, it's just kind of a dull pain. If a try to turn my palm to face upward though, it hurts like a motherfucker halfway through--like, so right now I'm palm-down. As I turn to go palm-up, the pain peaks sharply when my thumb is pointing straight up, then it stops hurting so much as I get to being palm-up. So I'd thought it might be the cuff but now that I can feel it really sharply in the muscle I'm at least not so worried that I'm going to need work on my joints which terrifies me. But I don't get what could have happened to my beautiful deltoid and even what could be done about it.
Oh also--the delt I'm having issues with is distinctly more swollen than the one on the other arm. Or at least, having my gf touch both of them she definitely noticed that the one I'm having issues with seems kinda poofy and filled with tension, if that makes sense. Almost like it's being flexed when it's not.
Randy, your description has at least ruled out it being a neurological or vascular issue. Highest likely hood is musculoskeletal, so on the severity scale we're not talking about anything life threatening or for that matter long term. I'm assuming you're 30ish and based on your complaints, if you passed through one of our ERs you'd get told to take ibuprofen 400-600mg every 6 hours for the next 3 days, use alternating ice and heat packs on the affected arm from the arm pit down to the forearm, have someone massage the arm, shoulder, and back twice a day, and stretch every 2-3 hours while awake. If it persists after 3 days of this, your follow up would be with either a orthopedic or if you can see a physical therapist directly follow up with one for two weeks of treatment.
Also, we'd make fun of you at the desk and ignore your requests for pain meds.
Yeah, that's why I wouldn't go to an ER. I'm a white man with a good job and health insurance--I go to doctors and they prescribe me what I fucking want or else I don't pay them.
I've been taking 800 mg of Ibuprofen roughly every 4-6 hours for a week now and I always stretch in the morning and before bed at least. I get your point and all, but the fact that the condition is worsening and becoming more localized and more painful is not particularly encouraging.
We need more good men like you son, more good men.