The Pulsing Stomach.
Right where my stomach is. There is, what seems to be, a second heartbeat. It often goes in time with my heart. I feel it more when I lie down, I can feel it without placing my hands upong my stomach.
But I guess I should start with a bit of a history lesson on myself. I am 18 going on 19. Last summer, I was pretty much fine until one night. When I just got sick, I never vomitted, but ever since then, the nausea won't go away. My doctor tried hearburn medications, all of which failed, medication to subside gas. No. But, During that summer, anytime I ate I became overwhelmed with nausea. So much often I could not stand. I was bed ridden eventually. Laying in my bed, most of what I ate was crackers and water, as that was all I could possibly handle. When I saw my family doctor, he scheduled for me to see a specialist, and to get an Upper GI. However, this was scheduled for late November. and of course, by then things had changed slightly.
Eventually out of Malnutrition, or perhaps just fear of getting so ill so thin that I would die. I forced myself to eat, no matter how often I found myself sitting in the bathroom waiting for it to subside. So I got over that, but not in a very literal sense. The pulse is always there, no matter how much, nor how little I may eat. Although I must say regardless of forcing myself to eat, I have not been able to eat freely without worry, without feeling it go through me.
Once the upper GI came around, I was told to drink the Barium, of which, I could not keep down (especially since they had to make me drink that stuff with Gas, as if I could even keep food down). But somehow, after many tries. They managed to get enough pictures for results. The results were. I'm fine.
I'm fine? no... nothing has changed. I am not well. I still feel acid in the back of my throat. My stomach still burns, roils, and complains. And most of all, I can feel the pulse within my stomach, that does not fade. Does not leave.
Burping sometimes relieves the nausea, but not for long. I'll burp seveal times in a minute. Then do it again in 10 minutes.
Is there anything left for me to do, or will I have this forever, considering nobody can find anything wrong within me.
Also before this I was treated for Depression, slowly this turned into Anxiety (which was only worsened with this stomach sickness and leaving the house, it got worse, and I didn't feel "safe"). I have Anxiety attacks now, which until my stomach problem (or a short while before) were pretty much non existant. I've always been a-social, but that was the path I chose. However I have never had social anxiety, or general anxiety. And now I have both.
If anybody has anything to say, I would be grateful. I know I have heard of others with the pulsing stomach, but mainly inconclusive. I am partly grateful to know, that I am not alone. Although I do not like the thought of anybody else going through what I have, and still am.
Last edited by MuneTeika; 03-26-2004 at 02:40 PM.