6 days ago, Tues, I was constipated first thing in the morning, but after the movement I felt better just bloated for the rest of the day. I was still able to eat, just did not eat as much. The following morning, Wed., I awoke at 1:00 with the most awful pain - I spent HOURS thinking I was going to pass out from the pain, nausea, dizziness, cold swetting, etc. The symptoms did not let up so I went to my doctor after his office opened. He noticed my white blood count was really high and put me on Cipro, Leprax, and Zofran. My abdomen was very tender in numerous spots, especially lower left quadrant. He diagnosed me with probably having diverticulitis. He also advised me to return to him or go to ER if my symptoms progressed, which they did. Thursday morning I was in the ER, the completed an ultrasound on upper right to rule out gall bladdar, and a CT scan on lower abdomen for rule out appendicitis. They released me after IV fluids, diagnosing me with gastreolitis (diverticulosis was seen on CT but not inflamed). They told me to stop taking Cipro but to continue taking Leprax and Zofran. I went home and suffered some more, became weaker and weaker, trouble forcing liquids because so nauseated, no food, no bowel movements, and no vomiting, just pain. Friday my doctor told me to begin taking Align each day for the next week, since I was still not improving. Saturday afternoon, I ended up back in the ER - badly dehydrated. I was extremely weak and lethargic, still nauseated, headache, stomach cramping, and now starting to show blood on tissue after urinating. Thought I might be getting and UTI and new I needed fluids since I had not eaten since Tues and only successfully getting about half a bottle of water in each day (if that). They found my blood pressure to be down and definite dehydration. They gave me fluids and told me to be on my way. Nothing showed up in urine even though I am still having blood on tissue after urinating. (NOT menstrual time - that ended 10 days ago) and darker. Forced a popsicle on me this morning, which has made me feel much worse, but don't want to get dehydrated. Still no fever, no bowel movements, less urination, just strong discomfort in abdomen and nauseated with NO appetite at all. Any ideas on why it's taking me so long to recuperate? Is this normal? Any help would greatly be appreciated as I am ready to get back to my life as a devoted mother and teacher!