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lpkayak
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is it liver? i have been getting pains there that are increasing every day...esp at night

i haven't been eating right...no money right now...and idon't have a gall bladdr

and i think my lymph nodes are in trouble cuz it feels like i am lying on golf balls

but the sharp pains like stabbing under my left ribs is getting worse

i'm sort of thinking about heart too

that has been tested a lot with no problems showing up

never had bad liver test either...but this pain is new and getting worse

thanks

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oh shoot-i just googled it. its the pancreas...right?

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I think the spleen, kidney, urether, bowel.

Are you on abx - if you have a lot of die-off it can be too much for the spleen, a spleen can rupture. Drink a lot of good water in case it is pain from the kidney.

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I would have thought the spleen..

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quote:
Originally posted by lpkayak:

Left side under ribs...i have been getting pains there that are increasing every day...esp at night

...it feels like i am lying on golf balls
...sharp pains like stabbing under my left ribs is getting worse
...but this pain is new and getting worse


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I think you should see a physician and get evaluated.

Carol

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ok-thanks. i need to take the advice i give out all the time about not blaming pain on lyme and trying to ignor it

thank you

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Ipkayak - it's the Spleen. I had looked it up because I've had mild pain there off and on for the last month or so. Nothing as bad as you seem to have. I have read that swelling of the spleen is not always a serious problem, but if it is painful it could be so it's important to get it checked out for sure.

Beagle

PS i just pm'ed you with a question on plaquenil?

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i've been txing babs for awhile too

that fits right?

i'm so weary of going to er etc and them not having clue

i do't like r trust my llmd right now

i do have a new primary and i am close to hosp

maybe it is a wakeup call to eat right even if i have to borrow to do it

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Spleen pain from my experience. My spleen on left, my liver and gall bladder on right side years ago especially during abx years screamed daily at me to help them.

Ultra sounds said all was well. Yeah sure!

Pam

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The pancreas sits between the backbone and the stomach under the ribs. When it is inflamed there can be sharp pains shooting into your rib area. The liver and gallbladder on on the right.

Do not drink alcohol (which you shouldn't be doing anyway). You are right about diet. Not good to eat fat either. Eat chicken without skin and more plant based protein. Lots of vegetables are cleansing.

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quote:
Originally posted by lpkayak:
i've been txing babs for awhile too

that fits right?

i'm so weary of going to er etc and them not having clue

i do't like r trust my llmd right now

i do have a new primary and i am close to hosp

maybe it is a wakeup call to eat right even if i have to borrow to do it

Yes, when my daughter was treating babs, her spleen became very tender and sore.. It eventually resolved.

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If your spleen is not able to process so many dead blood cells you might consider a break and go off meds till the pain is better.

A spleen can rupture, so be careful with a overload of die-off.

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karen, I thought I remembered the spleen does alot of detoxong for the body also. Helps immune system, is that correct?

Pam

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My spleen pain went away with Pekana homeopathics. It was severe.

They recommend three different products for spleen detox (I believe one is for the liver, one for the kidneys, and the other for spleen, but I'm not positive). It worked GREAT for me. Amazingly great!!

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Hi lpkayak

Here's one site that will show you everything!

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thanks all. i am behaving my self and there is a definite lessening of pain

this time it kinda snuck up on me. in the past when i had bad gi pain i would switch over to brown rice veggies and boiled chic for all meals and get straightened out righ away. i haven't gone that far yet but already see improvement

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I had an ultra sounds because of all the pain there and it was impacted bowel. How are you doing on probiotics? It disappeared after I had a couple of colonics and a colonoscopy prep. ; P
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thanks peace. i'm pretty regular and doin g a lot of probiotics...

but i will keep it in mnd

i think i am getting better bt then not sure

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does it get worse when you lie down?
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Spleen

from either babs or bart

I treated Bart and this got better

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that doesn't necessrily get worse lyig down or ny other way. i mean-i never know when it will be bad or not so bad

when i lie own i still feel golfball size lumps bumping up against my ribs from the inside

i guess they are lymph gland but not sure

1st catscan showed problem and ordered another one in 6 weeks

i started buhner herbs and the lumps went away for 3 yrs. now they are back. 2nd catscan just showed notheing. but i sure fel them. someime i even feel them when i am standing

they

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lpk,

You took red root?
Do you still take it/

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the red root seemed to help get rid of the lumps for 3 yrs

the it didn't help anymore

i have thought of starting it up again-just the red root--not the rs of the buhner herbs-but i haven't yet

my life has been really crazy cuz cognitive down

it would be prett y east tho...do you think i should? when the herbs work they work so fast and it is so clear that is what is helppiing me

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Enlarged lymph nodes can lead to an enlarged spleen from lymph not draining right. Please see a doctor. Your spleen should feel like a thumb sized lump if you feel under left ribs. Any bigger means its inflamed. Could also be stomach or colon because your eating habits have changed.

Hope this helps,
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I used to have this very bad especially at night and in early morning. I have been doing my Infared sauna and lemon water and seems better.

I still get it on occasion usually when I am not feeling well

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i've seen so many docs for so many yrs for this and thye just cme up with nothing even afr bloodwork and catscans

it does get some better when i eat better and detox more

i think i need to put energ y into getting my life more organizeds i can do these things right

i am near hosp and docs etc if ER is needed

i've had similarin past bt it never lasted so long

i'm alos out of sm major supps i take so i am getting them

thanks for your answers

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