So I went back to the doctor again yesterday and I had a feeling they were leaning towards telling me I'm crazy. After running every test out there and not finding anything, what else is there to tell a patient who says a body part hurts?
The doctor said he gave me the medicine to calm the nerves in my stomach, but the pharmacist said the medicine is used to treat anxiety and depression. He asked, what is the doctor giving it to you for? I said IBS. He said, oh, yeah, they use it for that too. (Sure they do!)
So, I came home with my 'happy pills' and took one last night. Knocked me out in about an hour and my stomach still hurt enough to wake me up during the night. The pharmacist said it would take about a week for it to start working. But at least I only have to take the meds once a day.
So, the doctor got rid of me for another week. I'm praying that this will work and that I will finally get some relief and who knows, maybe I do have anxiety? The doctor said some people don't know when they are stressed. I said that I figured when I had my hands around a student's throat I figured that was a pretty good sign. (I don't really strangle students, but some days I wish I could!)