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Old 09-28-2011, 02:54 AM   #1
sarahp1975 sarahp1975 is offline
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Desperate for some help and really poorly.

Hi all
Im very poorly and worried, about a year ago I stated having gastric acid in my stomach, and started sleeping longer, not getting up until 2pm on my days off, and ive had bouts of vomitting on an off,and had a swollen tummy alot,with and without abdominal pain, I was then diagnosed with hypothyroidism and pernicious anaemia and started on vitamin b12 injections, we needed very frequent injections as I was still really tired and having stomach issues and the levels were staying low. 2 weeks ago I was found to have folate deficiency as im now not breaking down folic acid in my stomach. In the past 2 weeks ive barely eaten anything and ive lost 12lb in weight, ive had constant diarrhoea and im still soooooo very tired, ive now got a cold too as my immunity is rubbish.
On my last blood test my white count and cells were slightly elevated, but all ok, apart from an mcv of 100 which is always so. Ive also been tested for coeliacs, but the result was negative, im so very frightened that ive got stomach cancer, and the Drs have booked me for an endoscopy, im so frightened all of the time that something is really wrong, I feel so tired and terrible, its as though my stomach is just not interested in anything at all, Ive had a good few health problems including 2 huge spinal surgeries following an accident, but ive never been worried like this, the drs arent helping anymore ive just got to wait for the endoscopy which is taking forever, I know that im more frightened because 2 years ago 2 young women I knew who were in their late 20s both died from stomach cancer after a long battle, and im terrified about being unwell for so long, I just want to be normal again.
Thank you for listening, and in advance for any advice xx