Posted by Mark
on July 11, 2000 at 21:34:21:
I am having a lot of weird symptoms and doctors aren't helping. For the past four years I have had trouble with digestion and constipation, but symptoms don't stop there. My stomach and sinuses seem to be connected. It all seems to start with my stomach or bowels. I have a feeling of pressure or sqeezing in my entire abdominal area radiating to middle of chest.(doctor says it is spasms). These spasms seem to get worse with exertion. Some days I can't walk 30 feet without feeling tired and that severe sqeezing in my chest and lower abdominal area, but the next day I can run 2 miles without problems. This feeling causes a slight headache and a constant urge to sneeze,but I'm not able to. When I do sneeze it relieves the symptoms. I also feel like I have the flu when this is going on. Most of the symptoms seem to be in my middle and upper chest, but colon is involved and I think it may originate there. I have had endoscopy,echocardiogram, extensive blood work, abdominal CT scan, gallbladder tests--all normal. There are more symptoms, but I know this is getting too long. I hope somebody can give some answers. Maybe I can give the rest in another message.