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Re: Appendicitis?!
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2014, 09:33:26 PM »
YES. Probably at least once a week.  :rotfl: Stupid little muscle spasms. I just remember that they happen everywhere. Lately it's on my chest. Most of the time it's on my abdomen or thighs. Anxiety is the worst.

Also, if you change your diet, it will help with your worries a lot. At least in that department.   :bouncy:
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Re: Appendicitis?!
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2014, 09:38:36 PM »
I've started putting more veggies & fruit in already.  I find the texture of most of that stuff just gross.  :laugh3:  But after reading risk factors of things, they seem absolutely delicious.  But I'm 25 and most of the sites out there from my googling days would tell you symptoms and never mention the age group they were likely to attack.  Something that small reassures me, so I wish such things were easier to find without wading through horrible pictures and symptom lists.

Most of mine are my abdomen but last night I had a persistent one in my arm that I had to just stop and watch.  Thank goodness I don't worry about MS!
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Re: Appendicitis?!
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2014, 09:53:18 PM »
I'm 25 too. Well, in like 18 days. But I understand. My grandfather had Alzheimers and I have terrible memory so I was convinced I was starting to lose my mind...until I saw the average age associated with it. It makes me feel dumb. Intestinal blockages are usually associated with older folk or people who abuse narcotics/laxatives. So unless you have any of those risk factors, you are more than likely fine. Appendicitis is a different can of worms BUT I think it usually strikes when you're young. If you get it when you're older, it's a lot more rare. AND YOU'D KNOW it was a big deal. That's the most important thing. If you have a real emergency situation, you'll know.
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Re: Appendicitis?!
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2014, 09:54:36 PM »
omg, i have had appendicitis fear since about 4 years ago!
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Re: Appendicitis?!
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2014, 10:04:34 PM »
funnybunny - My grandpa had Alzheimers too.  I'm not really worried about that as much.  I'm more worried about my family members getting it than me.  I figure, and I know this will sound terrible, but I figure if I get it, I won't really be aware of it anyway.  Good to know other blockages are in older people as well. (:  My next worries on the list were kidney/gallstones, but I saw those are usually in older people as well, and other risks that weren't really me.  Also, Happy early Birthday! :D

Wait, it usually strikes younger than us?

terriberry; What triggered yours?  An episode of Roseanne started it all for me, of all things!
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Re: Appendicitis?!
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2014, 10:11:55 PM »
Yeah, most of the people I knew who got appendicitis were between 10 - 18. Doctor said it was more common in kids, too but had seen cases up to age 30. Adults (30+) can get it but it's not as common. Plus, adults are more vocal/aware of symptoms so usually they end up in the hospital well before it ruptures.

As for gallstones, I haz them. I have a family history of the suckers. I am not dead and I modified my diet and started running and eating a bit better so now they don't bother me - I actually don't even know if they're still there. I fully expect to have to have my gallbladder out eventually (probably if I ever have kids) but I'm not worried about it currently. Again, if you have an issue, you'll know it. My mother had gallstones and she turned yellow and started crying and screaming from pain (and this woman gave birth to three kids naturally). She got it out in a very simple surgery and is still alive today.  :happy0151: So even if you had gallstones, most of the time they won't bug you, and they can be dealt with, and if they can't, the surgery is easy. 
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Re: Appendicitis?!
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2014, 10:17:38 PM »
That's actually a big relief, even though it's not like concrete evidence I won't get it.  Weird how that stuff works.

I have no family history of that, that I know of.  My general family health is actually pretty great, especially on my mother's side, if you don't count a heart attack.  Basically anything that involves a surgery freaks me out.  I think it's the IV thing I can't stand the thought of, or loss of control, I don't know the roof of it.  I'm glad to hear the stones don't bother you!  Do you happen to know what caused them?
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Re: Appendicitis?!
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2014, 08:03:26 AM »
Yes! I have a familial history of EVERYONE on my mother's side who is a female having gallbladder issues, and for a long time when anxious I would eat tons of bad carbs and processed fats. I think I broke my gallbladder, haha. Anyway, now I try to eat better and it doesn't bother me at all anymore.
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Re: Appendicitis?!
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2014, 01:36:16 PM »
Ah, I figured it might be that.  Yea, when I'm down, it seems the only thing my jaw will unclench for is fast food, which is terrible.  I've been forcing myself to turn to fish this time around so at least that has good things in it and isn't smothered in grease.
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