How can someone be "unexplained" in yet another damn medical category?
Yesterday morning I woke up at 2am with a terrible, localized pain in my abdomen. It felt better when I sat up, but I couldn't lie down at all, which also meant I couldn't sleep. I spent a couple hours tossing and turning, while intermittently getting up to google my symptoms to figure out what was wrong. Finally, I called the advice nurse, who decided it was best to go to the hospital.
One urine sample, several blood tests, an IV bag, several medications, and one CT scan later ... nothing. They can't find anything wrong except some constipation, for which they gave me medication. But as far as the localized pain - no idea.
Now it is a little over 24 hours later, and while the medication did its thing, I still have that small localized pain (to a lesser degree) and a woefully upset stomach due to the meds. The only good that will come out of this is that I'll finally be forced to get myself a doctor and have a check-up, and maybe I can address a few things that have been bothering me (my on-again, off-again stomach issues, insomnia, and a shoulder that occasionally aches to distraction).
On the bright side - having a day off yesterday was great, even if I was exhausted.
On the down side - I'm going to have to go back to being much more careful about what I eat, including fried food, coffee (including decaf - I don't usually drink anything caffeinated), alcohol, desserts, and junk food in general. Sigh.