let me start out by saying that i'm a 20 year old female. august 2007 i was diagnosed with mono, which lasted until november 2007. during that time, i had basically no appetite and ate very little .. whatever i did eat, i felt extremely nauseous after. when i finally recovered from mono in november, i STILL felt very nauseous after i ate .. all day every day. this was usually accompanied by gas, bloating, etc. i rarely threw up. from then until now, i've felt nauseous basically all day, every day. i've gotten an EGD, sonogram, upper GI series .. both of which came back normal. i had a HIDA scan for my gallbladder in february and got an ejection fraction of 25% - in the abnormal range. my GI doctor suggested i get my gallbladder removed, and attributed my constant nausea to the gallbladder. although i had no stones, he believed i had chronic cholecystitis - gallbladder disease.
i went for 2 other opinions as far as getting my gallbladder removed went. the other GI doctor i went to was not too keen on getting surgery. he believed i may have gastroparesis and suggested to NOT get my gallbladder removed. he told me to go get an upper GI series done. the surgeon i went to for an opinion said to get the upper GI done and see what happened. the upper GI series took about 7 hours. apparently, i have a very slow digestive system. besides that, everything else came back normal.
after a few more months of still not feeling well, my primary GI dr and the surgeon recommended i get my gallbladder removed. i got it removed on may 22 2008. i felt queasy for about a week after, which i attributed to just having surgery. i began feeling better about a week after. not 100%, but yet not anywhere near as bad as it was pre-surgery (still bloat a little, but no gas .. a little nauseous SOMETIMES, not everytime) .. but now since monday, i have been feeling the same way i did before i got my surgery - nauseous everytime after i eat. i felt good for about a week, but the fact that i have felt like crap nonstop for the past 3 days is very discouraging and making me feel like this is how i'm going to have to live - no end in sight. it's been this way for the past three days, and i'm very depressed about it. i can't stop crying .. i'm only 20 years old, i don't want to live like this. i want to get out there and enjoy life and especially summer, but lately i'd rather just lay in bed and not move.
i'm following up with my GI doctor within the next 2 weeks .. i'm going to bring up the possibility of gastroparesis .. i know it could be worse, but i hate my life