Quick background on my situation - 3+ months ago i had a minor allergic reaction, was given prednisone and thats when my former healthy self more or less died, apparently I am severly allergic to corticosteroids and threw me into a steroid induced psychosis (was given a very high dosage that benedryl actually fixed.) Basically i was in a week long panic attack and super high anxiety and panic for the next couple of months.
During this time my stomach was a wreck, doctor figured that when the anxiety and panic finally subsided so would all of my stomach issues, which made sense. Was against starting a ssri (viibryd) because ive never had these issues before but i was reluctant but needed to get some relief. Now that the anxiety and panic is gone, my symptoms have actually worsened.
The belching and bloating is constant regardless of what i eat but extremely worse after fatty/fried food.
Nausea after eating and sometimes on an empty stomach
Dull aching pain in upper right quadrant (pushing on gallbladder is painful)
burning gnawing pain just under sternum
haven't had a good bowel movement in weeks (always very loose and yellow)
pain in back can go from left to righ and wrap around
at bad times feels like a vice is being put around my entire mid section
lower abdomen is tender to touch at all times
constantly clearly my throat
overall feeling sick
Haven't had any real "attacks" but have had 2 days of extremely bad pains in the center and right of abdomen
glands under jaw are always swollen
a few weeks of chest pains which he thought was anxiety attacks
Coughing like i have mucus in my chest
Feeling like my throat is closing at times
Shortness of breath is probably the worst symptom
This is the results of my ultrasound:
ULTRASOUND, LIMITED ABDOMEN
CLINICAL HISTORY Pain in upper abdomen with nausea.
FINDINGS Biplanar images were obtained. The gallbladder is
physiologically distended. The gallbladder wall is not thickened.
There is no sign of cholelithiasis or sludge within the gallbladder.
Along the gallbladder wall there is a 2.6- millimeter echogenic focus
which does not shadow or move, probable small polyp. The common bile
duct measures 4 mm in diameter. No intrahepatic bile duct dilatation
is seen. No focal liver lesions are noted. Portions of the pancreas
visualized have a normal appearance. No free fluid is seen within
NO SIGN OF CHOLELITHIASIS OR BILE DUCT DILATATION.
SUSPECT SMALL POLYP GALLBLADDER.
Even while doing the ultrasound, the slight pressure of the device on the gallbladder was extremely tender. For a 33 yr old male with no history and in perfect health prior to the pred, frustration is an understatement.
According to the email I received from the doctor after several calls to get the results over the course of a week, everything was "normal". Therefore, no follow up was requested by the office. Its extremely frustrating seeing as I have these symptoms on a daily basis but because the ultrasound was "normal" all is well? Uggghhhh...thanks for reading my rant as i look for answers