Hello, I am a 22 year old male. I have been extremely healthy my whole life, no ER visits, no appendicitus, nothing more than strep throat and the stomach flu. On january 22nd, after 5 days of constant pain (felt like there was a golf ball stuck in my intestine) in the lower right hand quadrant of my stomach, I went to the ER in fear of appendicitus. They performed a Lower CT scan. The result was that i had a bacterial infection of my smaller intestine which caused Mesenteric Adenitis. I was perscribed Metronidazole and Ciproflaxin simultaneously. I finished my antibiotics and waited to get better, but as the days passed nothing improved. In fact i had felt worse, so i went to check up with my personal doctor. He concluded that i still had diffusal swelling and perscribed Aciphex and Florastor. He feared i had a duodenal Ulcer which is why im now on Aciphex. The florastor was the biggest sigh of reliefe i have had since i got sick. Within days the pain had subsided and the swelling dissapeared. I continued to have abnormal stool size (its not round, but more flat and oval and a lot smaller in size compared to my normal stool). As soon as my Florastor ran out I decided to wait a few days to see how I felt. Needless to say, 3 days later my symptoms had returned.
Please, someone out there must have an answer to my problem. Im not lactose intollerant from what i can think of (i love milk and have been drinking/eating dairy daily in heavy amounts my whole life without any problems). I was smoking marijuana earlier when this problem started and have since then quit for good in fear that it is the main reason for my disease. I am back on florastor now and im feeling somewhat better, but I am seeking a long term solution. My mom said it might be Gastritis? but then again my mom is definately NOT a doctor.
If any1 can shed some insight on this problem, or possibly provide some working treatments, I would be more than grateful. I am simply tired of being confined to my house because of a stomach problem. I haven't gone to my GI because I've been reading online that there is nothing the GI can do to help me.
Please please please help! :(