Spleen Infarction and Extreme Stomach Labor Like Pains
Wow. This sounds like me. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I started Lisinopril Sep 6 and by Sept 8 3am I had to go to the ER with horrible abdominal pain, unable to eat, unable to lie down on either side, a horrible pain across my upper abdomen and ... more »
Wow. This sounds like me. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I started Lisinopril Sep 6 and by Sept 8 3am I had to go to the ER with horrible abdominal pain, unable to eat, unable to lie down on either side, a horrible pain across my upper abdomen and extreme diarrhea. After several tests they noticed fluid around my spleen. I told them about the lisinopril being new when I first came in but they said it wasn't that. After 3 days of being in the hospital and not seeing any more fluid around my spleen (which I wasn't allowed to take any meds in there so I was no longer getting the lisinopril poisoing) I felt great and they let me go home 3 days later. They told me to resume taking it though and by that following Sunday night I was back in the ER after a full day of extreme pain and unable to eat assuming my spleen had started "bleeding" again. Same thing, sevearl docs came in, said I had inflammation in small bowel after CT scans but couldn't figure out why. Sent me home as I felt good after a few days. I then resumed it a few days later and within a week had my 3rd attack but stopped going to the ER since they didn't nothing for me. I called my doc and they had me do stool samples that came back negative. They sent me to a GI doc who ordered an MRI and they found nothing. Had my 4th attack earlier this week, unable to eat, digestive trouble, a feeling of seizing up with my stomach, diarrhea, belching, etc. Called the docs again and they didn't do anything for me and then I started to worry that I might have ovarian cancer with a family history so I went to my GYN. I told him about the symptoms and they are doing the tests to be sure, but he thought it probably wasn't my ovaries. I told him that I felt like I was in labor. At the end of the visit I told him about the lisinopril being started only 2 days before the first attack he immediately said that would be his number one suspicion of my problem. I went off of it 2 days ago and feel good and eating again. Small meals though since my stomach has shrank and I lost 10 lbs since this started 7 weeks ago. Although I am a little anxious that it will start again since my symptoms have been about once a week, and then feeling good for 3 or 4 days and then it comes back, I am hoping that it is the lisinopril and after hearing all of your helpful stories I am very hopeful that this is the answer to all of my pain and that I won't have to continue to undergo these painful attacks. Thank you so much for your input. Symptoms: bloating, gas, extreme pain across upper abdomen, tightness, feeling like I was kicked, feeling like I was in labor, no appetite, extreme diarrhea, indigestion. By the way, another search found something that linked lisinopril with spleen infarction, which seems to coincide with the spleen finding on the first CT scan. All of the docs also new I just started on lisinopril but didn't think it was related to that. They should all be aware if someone just starts a new med you start looking there! It would have been much easier to ask me to hold off on it for a few weeks to see if the symptoms resolved instead of spending thousands of dollars and hours on expensive scans and tests that went no where. Off lisinopril now for 8 days and feel great, but still have a swollen scalloped tongue which indicates spleen deficiency. I was healthy prior to starting this poison and now my spleen is damaged and possibly my liver. I also read that a woman who was healthy was on it for 6 weeks when she needed a liver transplant as a result of this medication! It should be removed from the market and more awareness of these symptoms needs to be emphasized!