I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I went to see a different one of my drs today about my problem which I've had since I was 12 years old. I've now had it for 6 years and thankfully it has eased off lots, but I fear it may come out on an important date (e.g on an exam day).
I've written a lot to get as much details across as possible, but the title basically sums it up. I'd be so greatful for any help as no professionals are helping me!
It usually starts with me developing an incredibly bad pain in my stomach (which is not like the normal tummy ache pain and is far worse than really bad period pain) which wakes me up and then I begin vomiting (which shamefully usually has to be in a bowl as I'm often in too much pain to make it to the toilet).
After one episode of being sick (usually lasts 5 mins or so of constant vomiting) my pain goes. Shortly after (within 5 mins) it's back and I'm being sick all over again. This repeats itself gradually spacing out with bigger intervals until it gets to about a 2 hour gap between vomiting. This usually lasts all day, so just aunder 12 hours. Sometimes it's only 5, if I'm lucky.
This used to happen about 3 times a month. My dr, who I must say isn't the nicest of people, seemed to think I was doing it to myself by just thinking about it. She tried blaming it on anxiety too. Finally I got sent for an ultrasound in which my 'soft organs' apparently looked ok. To begin with I got put on strong gaviscon, which we soon found wasn't helping. Now I take Omezaprozole everyday. She put me on a diet of no wheat for some time, which didn't make a difference and I still got a bloated tummy. I used to look about 7 months pregnant lol! This happens rarely now. Oh and she gave me anxiety pills, I don't take these anymore as they don't have very nice side effects. She tried concluding that it's down to IBS (I have no problem with my bowels, I've only had an upset tummy when I've had a bug).
Anyway the sickness has eased off a lot. The last time was about 6 weeks ago. The sick used to smell rather eggy or maybe acidic :S. This dr I saw today has sent me for a blood test for it, I've already had one and it showed nothing. He's given me some pills to take when the episode starts, but nothing to prevent the episode in the first place. He says this medication has bad side effects on females of my age... so I think I'll skip taking them unless it's on an exam day or something important!
(I do have food allergies but have not found any food or anything that have triggered this off (trust me I've been monitoring it and trying to find a pattern for the past 6 years) nor is it related to my periods. I can't find it to relate to stress, anxiety or upset either. Until lately I've not had any big issues with headaches or migraines either and I've never had any kind of eating disorders. As a teen I've always eaten relatively healthy. The only thing I can think of that happened around 6 years ago was the witnessing of my fathers death, I don't know if this could play a part, but I personally doubt this.)
Thank you so much, in advance, for any help!