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21 y.o. Daughter with Abdominal pain,vomiting, nausea

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  • Posted By: tjlane1025
  • March 14, 2008
  • 07:34 PM

Help! 21 y.o. daughter has had ongoing gastrointestinal distress off and on for the last 6 months which have gotten progressively worse. She got lost in the transistion from peds to internal medicine. Her Internal medicine doctor has not run any diagnostic tests or blood work. The endoscopy was ordered after another extended bout of vomiting a week ago and when they admitted they "had no idea what could be wrong with her." Her symptoms have ranged from orangish rough/loose to dark, but no tarry, BMs; projectile and regular vomiting consisting of bright yellow/orange fluids, rigid stomach which bloats, then subsides, diminished bowel sounds, aching pain in stomach, more high than low, general malaise. No fevers of note. Had to put her on Imetrol for vomiting and an acid reducer (150 mg.) prior to each meal and restrict her diet. She is scheduled for an endoscopy on 3/19. PMX: ETOH 2 or more times per week (although nothing in past 3 days), has used marijuana/cigarettes - no other street drugs that I know of. She takes ADD med as needed. She is one of those "nervous stomach" types, is training for new job, and is in school full time. I am worried about bile duct, peptic ulcers, etc. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Hello there,Sorry to hear about your daughter. I read your post and was kind off happy to have heard your situation due to it being a similar sickness that my husband suffers from. My husband's age is 32 years old has been going through this for almost 4 years and 6 months. He starts throwing up and sweats alot all of a sudden.Later,he gets admitted to the ER and stays over there for almost 2-3days with non-stop nasuea and vomiting.He saw the best doctors/ professors and he has done alot of tests such as endoscopy,colonoscopy,CT scan,barium,blood/urine tests and he has also seen a neurologist for head examination.Also,he has seen a shrink. He was taking alot of medicines such as Dogmatil,Navidoxine,Pantizol,Lexotonil,Librax,Triptizol and some others that i cant remember.Unfortunatly,those medicines havent done any prevention to his attack. The last doctor that he saw asked him to stop taking any medicines, and he has stopped them all since November 2007.He gets his attacks sometimes every month and a half,every 2 months and sometimes every 3 months.When he gets the attack he hates smelling food,it makes him naseaue. He has lost alot of weight and none of the doctors that he have seen know why this is happeneing!! All his tests are negative and they are not able to know anything.So, my husband and your daughter seem to be suffering from the same sickness as i can see with your daughter being the ONLY similar case to his.I have done a reseach about this sickness and found out that it could be FMF "Familial Mediteranean Fever" are you living anywhere close to the mediteranean sea? Does your daughter get a fever when she gets the attack?We are not sure if it is FMF, though I will be informing the Doc about FMF hoping it could be a lead for answers.
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