Re: Help! Stomach trouble/extreme fatigue
Since I've posted, I had an endoscopy done - which showed mild gastritis, and they took a biopsy, which came back negative.
I've thought a lot about my symptoms and when/how they act up since then, and I've come to the conclusion that it's mostly anxiety/stress-related. I was starting to feel a bit better until I got the results of the biopsy - I was pretty disappointed to find that the doctor had no advice to give me except to continue taking acid reducers and avoid foods that seems to make symptoms worse - i got a bit upset about it, and my stomach immediately started to feel worse. after a day or two if completely taking it easy, i feel a lot better.
Also realized that in the past - it's usually the fatigue/general flu-like feeling that I feel for a week or so, then after a week I really get the burning feeling in my gut. Seems possible that the first week of fatigue is simply caused by stress/anxiety and when it lasts for some time , it begins to effect my stomach as well. I also remembered that I felt this way a lot last winter...except my stomach never really bothered me - just the fatigue/loss of energy - it was a bad period of time for me, with a couple friends passing away and a hectic work schedule so it made sense to me then - and it dawned on me one day recently that the way i've been feeling now is the same way i felt back then.
I've always suffered from social anxiety to a degree, and just started taking an antidepressant that i got prescribed today...i've taken a couple different ones in the past with no positive results, but i'm hoping this helps with my social anxiety a bit...and also hoping that at least my stomach problems at least subside for a while!
Not sure if that will help you at all....it'd be really uncanny if this post applied to you as well!