Patient :Hello I'm trying to determine if I need to go to the hospital or not. I had the roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery back in 2009. I have not had many complications from the surgery since recently. I haven't been holding down food lately but the past three days have gotten worse. I'm barely holding water down. I tried to eat some soup last night and automatically after I ate I got excruciating stomach pains and had to throw it up. That is how it has been anytime I eat anything other than a drink of water. I hurt so bad right under my rib cage on my right and left side and even directly in the middle above my belly button where my pouch is I assume. It's radiating through to my back side as well. I've taken gasx and pepcid and I can't get the pain to go away or anything to really stay down. I was finally able to have 2 bowel movents yesterday so normally that helps if I get gassy and stopped up. I'm contemplating getting a fleet and trying to clean out my system that way but I can't drink enough water at once to get it to work. I'm supposed to start a new job on Monday and I'm trying to determine if I need to go to the hospital or if it's like a bad kidney infection or something. I can't even stay standing up straight for very long because the pain causes me to double over. I can't sleep and my heating pad is the only thing keeping me semi comfortable. From what I'm telling you and from any of your experience what do you think I should do? I haven't even gone to have a check up since 6 months post op. I've also been on Norco 7.5's for the past 6 months due to a neck injury and I'm trying to get off of all controlled substances. So I don't know if my system is trying to wake itself up or if something is stuck or what. I just don't know what else to do. I don't want to have to pay to go to the ER but I know my primary care Dr won't be able to do any type of a scope or anything to see if something is stuck. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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