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Stomach causing it all?

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  • Posted By: Ellio1985
  • July 13, 2012
  • 11:15 PM

Hello thankyou for reading this, for the past couple of years I have experienced a multitude of symptoms but I have not been able to figure out what is wrong with myself. Since I was about 11 I had occasional episodes of what I remember as a lethargy/fatigue with derealisation, from what I remember these usually happened in the afternoons. As the years went on I remember it becoming a lot more difficult to do well at school and by the time I was in high school I was struggling to pay attention in class struggling to understand things and couldn't remember what I had done that day, or remember my term timetable I had to check it everyday to know what lessons I had.

When I was 16 years old I started to have problems with diarrhea (not watery but viscous) in the morning before school every day, and was still having these same symptoms untill 6 months ago when I tried cutting dairy products out of my diet which brought a partial relief to my symptoms. At this time I also developed eye floaters which I was told by an optician were due to getting older, I was advised by my doctor to take a calcium supplement (as I was now on a dairy free diet) and when I started taking 1000mg of calcium my energy levels seemed to increase significantly and I could run 1.5 miles, whereas before when I was eating dairy I could run about 100 yards before my lower back and right buttock began to ache and my legs felt heavy and tired; which would stop after I rested for a minute, my eye floaters also seemed to diminish in number (I checked by looking up at the sky) and I was able to remember telephone numbers and do math in my head again, and the discomfort and crepitus I had in my joints diminished.

The problems I have are:

constant belching no matter what I eat but I get especially nauseas and belchy when consuming dairy, I have established that it is related to food that is in my gastrointestinal tract by chewing gum to attempt to stimulate the belching; but that has no effect which suggests that what I eat is condusive to my belching, i.e. it's what I'm eating or a fault with my stomach

I suffer literally from a constant feeling of heavy limbs, the severity varies but it is always there, I believe that it is caused by something going on with my stomach because the feeling usually coincides with minor nausea, what I have noticed is that coffee seems to affect my guts temporarily to the extent that it almost relieves me of the heavy limbs feeling but I don't think I should be feeling it this often in the first place.

I used to be abled to drink beer but now get bad stomach pains after just 1 or 2 pints, I very rarely drank heavily and am not a smoker or a drug user.

Recently two lumps have appeard under my chin one is about 1.5 cm, the other is about 3cm and oval shaped both are hard.
I am currently seeing a doctor who has arranged for me to have an ultrasound scan of my neck and abdomen but I believe that the lumps are benign and will go down and are a symptom of something else.

I have been checked by blood test for: diabetes, thyroid disorder, magnesium imbalance, kidney function, celiac disease
and everything comes back normal though I will requisition a copy of the labs as soon as possible.

Honestly I don't believe the doctors I've seen know whats wrong with me and im hoping that somebody on this board will recognise my symptoms and may know why I am sick.


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