Hi all! I have read many of your posts, and I hope that I will find some help here too. I'm posting this here, and on the Bowel Disorders board. I will try to keep this as short and 'to the point' as possible, but I have a lot to share. PLEASE hang in there, and let me know what you think this is:
I had no history of bowel problems before June 21st. It was that night that I got a horrible pain in my upper abdomen. (Epigastric Region) It last for 3 hours, and then left as quickly as it came. I had several of these over the next few weeks. On July 5th, I had one so bad that I vomited. Since the 5th, I have been severely nauseated. I had more pains until July 21st, and then they stopped. I did not have any bad BMs, but did have occasional vomiting. I have such bad nausea (morning, noon, and night) that I can not function anymore. Any activity (like taking a shower)brings on hot flashes and sweats. It doesn't seem to matter what I eat. Beer and pizza sit just as well as a nice salad. For about a week, I lived on yogurt smoothies, and they didn't even sooth it. I have not worked in almost 2 months, and I miss my life. I have seen specialists, and I will list what I've had done:
Gall Bladder Ultrasound- Normal
Small Bowel Follow Thru- A little slow, but normal
Endoscopy-Inflammation in the stomach, but no H.Pylori.
Extensive Blood Work- All normal
CT Scan- Normal
I have been on: Nexium, Reglan, Phenergan, Compazine, and Zelnorm. Nothing put a dent in the nausea. The Nexium, Reglan, and Phenergan were supposed to help with the nausea and fix the inflammation, but they didn't. I'm not sure where to turn next. My current doctor (this is the 3rd referral) just looked me straight in the eye today, and told me that he had no idea. He has me on an antibiotic now because he wants to rule out Lyme disease.
I am so frustrated right now, and it doesn't seem like my medical community is commited to helping me fix this. I sure would appreciate any help or suggestions that you could offer. I am so tired of this http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/yawn.gif
, and would appreciate ANY suggestions that you could offer.
Thanks in advace~Mary