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Here it goes..I'm 23 years old and this is a first for me..I have spent days worth of sitting on my couch reading all the wonderful information you all have been posting! Today is Wednesday, and I first noticed this on Thursday. No big deal, I was a little irritated, completely normal thing for me..I have had multiple UTI's, which one even turned into a Kidney infection. Wasn't even a lump yet just red. So went on with my business went to work and so fourth. Next thing I know It's becoming somewhat painful to walk. I get home and notice a bump very far under my skin, but not where all the pictures show it should be located..just a bit lower. I start my research for self diagnosis ha ha. Bartholin cyst was the only thing that made any sense to me. So there I began the process of Sitz baths, warm compress, sitting and laying with heating pad only to have it get worse and far more swollen. So a few days pass can't get a solid sleep up every few hours even with sleeping pills! Finally Sunday at 5:00 A.M. I had ENOUGH! I woke my fiance crying in a towel shaking, I don't think I have ever experienced a pain so bad in my life. We drive to the ER for the doctor to see me a whole 5 minutes, but didn't get discharged for three hours!! She told me people were coming in with gun shot wounds, so yes it is more of an emergency, but I got completely pushed to the side. She explained she couldn't do anything because it did not come to a head yet. That is when I was diagnosed with a bartholin cyst abscess. She gave me a shot of antibiotic and prescribed me 100 mg of doxycycline! Nothing for the pain ...These pills make it impossible for me to eat anything, which is weird considering I could eat all day everyday! I keep doing the same process til Tuesday. Well I am suppose to have a visit thursday to the local family planning to switch my birth control, so I decide to call and talk to the nurse.. this is were I go crazy! I normally poop about twice a day! since Friday it has only been once and I'm so nauseous from being constipated at this point the nurse recommends I go back to the doctors pronto. Im currently uninsured due to my father switching jobs, and my enrollment at my job isnt til February! I call cleveland clinic and they squeeze me in twenty minutes later! The doctor is baffled and decides She needs to send me to a gyno! They make an appointment immediately at another hospital, and I have to drive twenty minutes away! I am in complete pain, and have no idea what to expect I have read all of these horror stories nonstop and all I can think about is this horrible cyst coming back one day We get to the gyno an I'm shaking as he is checking out my abscess. He tells me it is so deep that it would be inhumane for him to lance it there. That I would have such pain I would never go to another gyno again! This is when he prescribes me the strongest percorcet available! It is no joke, but that with my antibiotics will I ever poop again he informas me if it does not improve in two days I am to call him and he will do the procedure in the hospital and put me under so I do not have to deal with anymore pain. I was very pleased with this doctor. Tomorrow, I call, and tomorrow I will have to go in because this bartholin cyst abscess is not going anywhere except making my life miserable. I am depressed, I have been missing work, and I can not afford seeing as how my fiance is currently unemployed! God bless him he has been completely understanding and taken care of me so well! I work at Target and they are not to keen on people missing work so I had a breakdown talking to my bosses about how much time I'll need off seeing as how I can't walk, sit, barely lay down!! I am currently off til next Tuesday, and If i need more I was advised I'l need to fill out FMLA...I don't even know what to do anymore! This has made my life come to a complete halt and Im terrified of this reoccurring! Please tell me there is someone out there who is also experiencing this terrible pooping epidemic! and thank you all for your stories they have helped me get through this more than anything!
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