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Old 09-23-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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19 yr old, random pain & diarrhea + other odd symptoms all my life

Most of my life I had to deal with diarrhea on & off, but it started to really impact my life when I entered High school. It caused me to miss alot of school, and I had to go almost 3 years unemployed because I just felt sick all the time. ( I have had other symptoms all my life, such as severe neck pains, and random other pain in all my joints...) Last year they did some different tests... the one that really showed something was the barium & swallow test (swallow thick white stuff & they take x-rays..) It showed a blockage, so they did an endoscope. They diagnosed me with SMA syndrome. (Superior mesenteric Artery syndrome) About a month later I had a bypass surgery. A bout a month or so later, I felt ill, and started vomiting after eating for a few days before I was re-admitted to the hospital. They did a few more x-rays and things and decided they needed to send me to a bigger hospital where I could see a specialist for bowl problems... It took them a few weeks to figure out The first surgery was apparently a mistake & it had caused another blockage. So then I had another surgery, same spot. Since then I have still felt ill quite often and am still struggling with diarrhea and feeling nautious all the time. It feel like once again it is taking over my life. In the last few days I have had a sharp pain in my lower back, left side, random pain spasms all over my body, extreamly back neck/shoulder pain, constant headache, Hot & cold spells, and nausia. Im not sure whether these may just be symptoms of a bug or flu or something, or whether it may be related to my general health? I have been eating super healthy for a while now, hopeing that would help, and seeing a natropath to help guide me... it just feels like I have been through so much, and it hasnt helped at all. Im just not entirely sure what to do anymore...

 
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Re: 19 yr old, random pain & diarrhea + other odd symptoms all my life

Hi Holly. I don't know what your chronic symptoms could be and I don't know what your current symptoms could be either. However, the current symptoms sound like symptoms of some sort of infection. I would strongly recommend that you get in to see your regular doctor as soon as possible. If the symptoms become too unbearable before then, go into the emergency room. In fact, it might be a good idea to do that now. I do not know for sure. However, I can say this, I definitely think you need some medical attention soon.

 
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Re: 19 yr old, random pain & diarrhea + other odd symptoms all my life

Hi are there any medicines?
What foods are eaten and are any avoided?

 
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Re: 19 yr old, random pain & diarrhea + other odd symptoms all my life

This doesn't sound good and like WGirl stated, seems like an infection. Go to the doctor.
Don't mess with this.

 
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Re: 19 yr old, random pain & diarrhea + other odd symptoms all my life

You might ask to be tested for Celiac Disease. It can cause those symptoms and doctors are learning that many more people have this than previously thought. They should run a complete celiac blood panel including Ttg, antigliadin antibodies, and total IGM IGG I don't remember which. The last one is because a higher than average number of celiacs are also deficcient in either IGM or IGG and that causes false negative Ttg blood tests. Good luck and I hope you feel much better soon. If it is celiac a strict gluten free diet will give you relief from your digestive problems.

 
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Re: 19 yr old, random pain & diarrhea + other odd symptoms all my life

Hi since there is the SMA as a diagnosis from the doctor I wonder if avoiding tight belts, tight underwear, and tight jeans or tight skirts might help using a long dress to the top of the shoe for better circulation throughout the body. Also I wonder if a daily very brisk walk might improve the circulation in that area.

 
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